Are cheat meals a good idea?

Are cheat meals a good idea?

Are cheat meals a good idea? You’ve committed to eating healthy, and you’ve been good all week, so it’s time for a well-deserved treat, right? Be it pizza, ice cream, cupcakes or a combination of all of the above, over-indulgent meals have become increasingly popular diet tactic for health-conscious individuals, but are cheat meals a…

Summer Produce Guide

Summer Produce Guide

Summer Produce Guide Summer is a great time to get in the kitchen. With such an abundance of fruits and vegetables at their peak of freshness, it’s easy to eat well and shop locally all at the same time. This Summer Produce Guide is filled with simple cooking and storing tips, and easy recipe ideas…

Superfoods

Why There Are No “Superfoods”

Why There Are No “Superfoods” Superfoods are all the rage right now and have been for the past several years; open any health and fitness magazine, or walk around your local grocery store, and you will find the term “superfood” everywhere. Promising to have miraculous powers based on their nutritional components, we are told we need…

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out Whether you are sitting down to a Sunday brunch or a four-course dinner, navigating a restaurant menu can be challenging, especially if you are trying to eat healthily. Fortunately, dining out doesn’t need to sabotage your diet all you need are some simple strategies and tips for healthy eating…

How to Control Your Cravings

How to Control Your Cravings

How to Control Your Cravings We’ve all been there; all of a sudden you feel a strong urge to run to the corner store late at night because you absolutely need that one sweet treat, and just can’t go to bed without it. Although cravings can be incredibly intense, there are some simple strategies to consider…

Food and Exercise are not a Transaction

Food & Exercise are not a Transaction

Food & Exercise are not a Transaction When it comes to improving health, food and exercise go hand in hand, as they both vitally important tools in living well, feeling well and improving longevity. However, it is important to understand that food and exercise are not a transaction, and therefore they should not be treated…

A Guide to Gluten-Free

A Guide to Gluten-Free Grains

A Guide to Gluten-Free Grains The popularity of gluten-free products has grown tremendously over the past few years, and therefore the question of whether or not to go gluten-free is a popular one. An estimated 1 in every 100 – 200 people in North America have Celiac Disease, many of which are undiagnosed, and are unable to digest…

Natural vs Added Sugar: What's the Difference?

Natural vs Added Sugar

Natural vs Added Sugar While most people already know that sugar is not good for them, many people are confused as to the different between natural and added sugar, and if they are in fact created equal. Look at any food label and you might see the word “sugar” but whether that sugar is added or…

Healthy Travel Snack Ideas

18 Healthy Travel Snack Ideas

18 Healthy Travel Snack Ideas When it comes to travelling, healthy eating is often one of the first things that tends to get thrown out the window. Although I am all for indulgence (Hello, wine and chocolate!) I still think it is important, and possible, to eat well while you are on the road. Whether…

Calorie Counting

Is Calorie Counting Necessary?

Is Calorie Counting Necessary? Calorie counting is a hot topic in the world of nutrition, but is calorie counting truly necessary? Although the camp surely divides on this topic I think the answer is quite simple. The funny thing about calorie counting is that most people a) don’t know what calories are, and b) don’t…

All About Probiotics

All About Probiotics

All About Probiotics Turn on the news or open the latest newspaper and you will see the term probiotic popping up everywhere. Until 5 or 10 years ago, you rarely heard the term probiotic, let alone microbiome,  but today it is commonly used in everything from television ads to food packaging. But do you even…

14 Health Foods That Aren't Healthy

14 Health Foods that aren’t Healthy

14 Health Foods that aren’t Healthy Eating well involves one simple thing; eating real food, it’s actually that simple. The issue is that everyone has a different definition of what ‘real food’ is. To me, real food is something with one ingredient, not something made of ingredients, and the more you focus on cooking with one…