Nutrition Tips to Combat Stress

Eat regularly (every 3-4 hours) & plan for meals Choose foods high in B vitamins, vitamin C, and Calcium: Vitamin C: Fruits and vegetables (e.g. citrus fruits, yellow peppers, brussel sprouts, broccoli) B Vitamins: lean red meats, liver, fortified products, milk products Calcium:Milk products, fish/seafood, vegetables (e.g. collards & spinach) Avoid refined foods: fast foods, candy bars,Continue reading “Nutrition Tips to Combat Stress”

Protein Powders

Protein powders are becoming increasingly popular in the fitness sector. Protein powders do not have any benefit over whole foods or a naturally protein rich, well-balanced diet. Protein is extremely important post-exercise for muscle synthesis and development…especially if you are doing resistance training. What type of protein you choose (whole food or a protein supplement)Continue reading “Protein Powders”

Go Green! The famous King Kale Juice

  I got my hands on a delicious King Kale today from Juice Matters. Kale is becoming such a famous green and for all the right reasons! It is high in vitamins A, C, K and contains Calcium. Functions of these nutrients: Vitamin A: maintains healthy eye sight and a healthy immune system Vitamin C:Continue reading “Go Green! The famous King Kale Juice”

Juice Matters

Hey Followers! I have teamed up with a new company known as Juice Matters located in Toronto. They launched about a month ago and are already in almost 30 different store locations! Check out their website at: They are a cold-pressed juice company who do not add any added sugars or preservatives to their juices.Continue reading “Juice Matters”

How should you keep hydrated during exercise?

When should you hydrate with a sports drink versus water? A common misconception is that consuming a sports drink will always improve your performance. This is not always the case. A sports drink may actually impact your performance negatively if you are consuming them unnecessarily. For the general, moderately-active population, water will do just fine.Continue reading “How should you keep hydrated during exercise?”

Pre-Exercise Foods to Avoid

Ensuring that you are well-nourished before exercising is extremely important for optimal exercise performance. BUT eating the wrong foods before your workout can negatively impact your exercise. So what foods should you avoid before your workout? High fat foods: Fat is digested slowly in the body therefore, when it is consumed close to your timeContinue reading “Pre-Exercise Foods to Avoid”