The Battle of the Milks

The interest in non-dairy milks has sky rocketed. This is for a variety of reasons. Choosing the best milk or plant-based milk can be challenging, with the wide variety of options on the market. While all types of milk are equivalent when it comes to calcium and vitamin D, let me help you compare their nutritional content and outline their respective controversies.

How to Expertly Navigate the Yogurt Aisle

The yogurt aisle is the most confusing and overwhelming aisle to navigate at the grocery store! It’s definitely the section I spend the longest time in. The yogurt aisle isn’t what it used to be – greek yogurt has recently taken over a sizeable chuck of the refrigerator case, leaving non-greeks to compete for the remaining real estate. Meanwhile, both greek and non-greek yogurts are branching out with new claims, nutrient content, flavours, ect.

Modern Wheat and Gluten Intolerance

An increasingly larger percentage of the general population are reporting problems caused by gluten ingestion, whether it is due to celiac disease or gluten intolerance. What is the cause of this? Experts believe that human modification to wheat has made it better, more robust crop. However, could this modification to the wheat crop be accountable for the rise in celiac disease and gluten intolerance?

Choosing the Right Fluids Post-Exercise

Hydration is critical to athletic performance – dehydration is one of the most common reasons for early fatigue during exercise. It takes as little as losing 2 % of your body weight for the performance to suffer. Fluids such as coconut water, chocolate milk, sports drinks and plain ol water have been featured for recovery post-exercise. What type of fluid should we be drinking and when?

Four Plant-Based Powerfood Soups

Think raw veggies and salads are the only way to get in your veggies? Think again!

Veggies soups, in my opinion, are the easiest way to get in your veggies. Don’t rely on the canned variety though – the nutrition value can be quite minimal with these. I encourage you to get into the kitchen and get making your own!

Simple Food Swaps for a Better Sleep and Smaller Waistline

Did you know that Canada and the US are tied for the third most sleep-deprived countries in the world?  These counties also struggle with weight issues, along with a number of chronic disease. Sleep status, weight and chronic disease are most defiantly related.

Fighting that Winter Cold – Supplements vs Food

‘Tis the season for feeling sick. Every year, adults suffer from an average of two to three colds per year and an estimated 5-20% of North Americans come down with the flu, typically between the months of October and March.

Creative Minimalist Snacks for a Healthy New Year

We spend so much time and money healthy meals, we often have minimal resources left when it comes to snacks. I’m here to showcase 6 minimalist snacks to get you started on your healthy eating journey this year. These snacks all have 5 ingredients or less and take less than 10 minutes to prepare.

3 Minute Healthy Dips – 3 Ways

Let’s be real: you would eat more vegetables if you had permission to slather every veggie in your favourite, empty-calorie ranch dip. I mean, at least you’re getting your micronutrients from the veggies, so overall, the dip can’t be that bad, right? We can’t expect to have it all…