Apple Cider Vinegar has been making headlines all over lately…so what’s all the hype about? I’m writing this post to give you a short and sweet description of what Apple Cider Vinegar is and what it may be beneficial for. What is Apple Cider Vinegar? Apples are crushed and their juice is added to barrels orContinue reading “Apple Cider Vinegar: What’s the hype?”
Category Archives: Food Fact of the Day
Orange you glad to hear from me?
Today I thought I would do a spotlight on the benefits of oranges. Oranges are a great source of natural sugars (carbohydrates) to provide your body with energy. Oranges are PACKED with Vitamin C. Vitamin C plays a role in the healthy growth of bones, teeth, skin and other body tissues. Vitamin C alsoContinue reading “Orange you glad to hear from me?”
The Juice Bust! Why you should cut back on juice in your diet.
Many of us believe that consuming loads of orange juice will fuel us with Vitamin C and many other fruity benefits. But… is it really all that good for us? Juice is often misconceived as a healthy beverage to quench your thirst and fuel your mornings. Why am I personally against drinking juice (specifically pasteurizedContinue reading “The Juice Bust! Why you should cut back on juice in your diet.”
Why you might want to add Turmeric to your diet…
Turmeric, as most of us know, is a spice most commonly found in Asian and Indian dishes. However, it is much more than just a spice! It has many health benefits. Turmeric contains an active ingredient, known as Curcumin. Curcumin is what gives this spice its bright yellow color and boosts the health benefits. WhyContinue reading “Why you might want to add Turmeric to your diet…”
It’s cold and flu season! How can you build up your immune system to help fight the common cold?
As we know, cold and flu season is upon us! First and foremost it is always important to maintain a healthy diet, always stay hydrated, and staying physically active. However, sometimes the season starts to take us down even if we are following all the basic measures. So what else could help boost your immune systemContinue reading “It’s cold and flu season! How can you build up your immune system to help fight the common cold?”
Remembrance Day #LestWeForget
I write this post in freedom.. freedom that I have due to our soldiers making the ultimate sacrifice many years ago. Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States. Striving to be your best self, accomplishing your own goals, finishing your degree, volunteering in the community, paying it forward, helping aContinue reading “Remembrance Day #LestWeForget”
Why should fibre be a priority in your diet?
Today’s food fact of the day’s spotlight is on fibre. I recently did a presentation in the community and was asked a lot of questions about fibre.. what is soluble fibre? what is the difference between soluble and insoluble fibre? How do I know what foods to eat? Well here is my short summary toContinue reading “Why should fibre be a priority in your diet?”
Trouble sleeping? Waking up in the middle of the night?
Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night? Are you following a certain diet? Trying to lose weight? You may be restricting your carbohydrates too much! Let’s begin with glycogen… what is glycogen? “Carbohydrate stores” in the body Stores are very limited Reserves are smaller than protein and fat stores StoresContinue reading “Trouble sleeping? Waking up in the middle of the night?”
Grocery List Breakdown: Shop for healthy carbs, fats, and proteins.
Happy Wednesday! See below a small list of items I tend to always buy at the grocery store. These are all foods that are healthy choices of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that will provide you with high nutritional content and satiety value. These products are quality sources of nutrition. Remember quality > quantity. The higher theContinue reading “Grocery List Breakdown: Shop for healthy carbs, fats, and proteins.”
What the heck is Matcha?
Hi guys! I thought I would share a tid bit about Matcha powder as it is becoming very popular in our culture today for its great health benefits. Today I made myself a matcha latte at home to combat the cold I am currently fighting and I realized I haven’t written about it before. WhatContinue reading “What the heck is Matcha?”