Caffeine – Friend or Foe?

Most people (myself included) have a caffeinated beverage to “start the day” – and we tell everyone we just can’t function before we’ve had it. Of course caffeine helps to wake us up in the morning, but just how much should we be having every day? The Food and Drug Association (FDA) says that we…

Breakfast to Break the Fast

You’ve all heard it before – breakfast is the most important meal of the day… But why? Eating breakfast is a way to start your day on the right foot. While sleeping, your body is in a fasting state. When you wake up in the morning, a healthy breakfast “breaks the fast” and starts up…

Sugar, Sugar

It’s our favourite thing to eat, and it’s in pretty much everything… But we know it’s bad for us! Sugar, like anything, is fine in moderation. Added sugar is hiding in 74% of all packaged foods! How can we tell? Sugar is listed on nutrition labels under many different names. I’ve listed sugars below so…

Taste the Rainbow!

I got the idea for this post because its Pride Month! I’ve been seeing rainbows everywhere and it got me thinking about how I could use Pride Month to inspire my blog post. Surprisingly, the colour of your fruits and veggies matters! The brighter – the better! Instead of a boring list, I found this…

What am I bringing to Easter Dinner?

With Easter coming up with weekend, it had me thinking “I’m going to be eating so terribly all weekend… I’m not going to feel well after.” Why do we eat food (or rather amounts of food) that we know are going to make us feel sick? When food is in front of us, how can…

Food for Thought

In one of my recent YouTube-watching-sprees, I stumbled across a TEDx Talk given by a Dr. Ruairi Robertson. Dr. Robertson has spent the last 10 years studying how the gut is our second brain. In this fascinating TEDx Talk, you’ll learn all the ways that our gut can affect our overall health, including our feelings…

Clean Fifteen

If you haven’t already read about the “Dirty Dozen” from my last post, I encourage you to do so before continuing. The “Clean Fifteen” is the annual list of the fruits and vegetables found to have the lowest levels of pesticides on them. These are the items we should be adding more of to our…

The Dirty Dozen

Maybe you’ve heard about this list before, and maybe you haven’t… The “Dirty Dozen” is a yearly list outlining the 12 “dirtiest” produce items. The produce on this list has been found to contain the highest levels of pesticides out of all the produce. It’s a good list to keep in the back of your…

Probiotics – Part II

You’ve learned a little about the importance of probiotics from my last post “Probiotics – what’s the hype?“, but if that left you wanting more, I would suggest a longer read from WebMD’s website here. For our Part II of Probiotics, I wanted to outline the different types of probiotics and what they are thought…

Probiotics – what’s the hype?

Probiotics are good bacteria that your body needs. Our bodies are full of good and bad bacteria. We lose good bacteria when we take antibiotics and we need to always make sure our good and bad bacteria are balanced. Good bacteria is essential for proper gut health. Probiotics help send food through your gut by…