How to Create a Balanced Meal

How to Create a Balanced Meal

How to Create a Balanced Meal A very common piece of nutrition advice is to ‘eat a balanced diet’. Although that might seem simple in theory, implementing this concept can be difficult especially when you are still in the early stages of your journey. I think it goes without saying that ‘balance’ implies you should eat…

5 Benefits of Fermented Foods

5 Benefits of Fermented Foods

5 Benefits of Fermented Foods In case you haven’t heard, fermented foods are all of the rage right now. Restaurant menus and grocery stores alike are selling and stocking sauerkraut and kimchi, and every food commercial on TV seems to mention probiotics. Although they have become ‘trendy’, fermented foods are deeply rooted in tradition and…

Why Your Gut is a Key to Your Health

Why Your Gut is a Key to Your Health

Why Your Gut is a Key to Your Health Most people have heard the expression “you are what you eat”, but as we continue to learn more and more about the body evidence has become clear that in fact “you are what you absorb”. The gastrointestinal system is not only important for breaking down and digesting…

Guide to Food Label Health Claims

Guide to Food Label Health Claims

Guide to Food Label Health Claims Like it or not, food has become victim to fads and trends with food manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon whenever they see fit. With claims such as “low in calories”, “all natural” and “source of probiotics” plastered on food products at all ends of the spectrum, ranging from water…

5 Food Additives to Avoid

5 Food Additives to Avoid

5 Food Additives to Avoid Ever pick up a product in the grocery store to read the ingredients and encounter words you’ve never even heard of before? You’re likely not alone. With over 850 approved food additives in Canada, it is difficult for even the savviest of consumers to stay on top of things. Health…

56 Code Words for Sugar

56 Code Words for Sugar

56 Code Words for Sugar When you are trying to make healthy diet changes, there are plenty of different ways you can approach it, however I think most experts would agree that removing added sugar is one of the best changes you can make. Although it might seem simple to remove all added sugar, manufacturers have…

Why Cooking is Self-Care

Why Cooking is Self-Care

Why Cooking is Self-Care Self-care has become a very important topic of conversation. Our lives are hectic and busy, people are stressed out and burning out, and mental health issues are on the rise in the form of anxiety and depression. A quick Google online and you will find endless lists with tips, ideas and…