Green Tea for Me!

While I love my orange pekoe tea and the occasional double double coffee… I know those aren’t the best choices when you want something to drink later in the day (and have already had a cup or two!). I never used to enjoy green tea, however I’ve learned there are many different variations to choose…

One More Post About Insulin

I know that lately it seems like I’ve gone off on a tangent about insulin and blood sugar – but its something that has fascinated me lately as I keep learning more about it. Today during one of my YouTube watching streaks, I came across an amazing Ted-Ed video that explains carbohydrates and their effect…

Blood Sugar and Sleep

Have you ever wondered why you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason? Your blood sugar levels could be the key! I found a couple of fascinating articles on this topic, and they are linked throughout the post. Sleep can affect your blood sugar levels, and your blood glucose…

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…

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…

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…

Magnesium a must?

I had heard that magnesium was a supplement we should be taking on the regular, but wanted to do my own research about it before adding it to my roster of vitamins. Through some searching, I found an amazing blog post written on the Goodness Me! blog. I have taken some of the important points…

Where can I get more protein?

My last post was all about why you need protein, and how much protein you need. I’m sure it left many of you asking “Well how much am I already getting?” or “Getting that much protein in a day sounds impossible…” I’ve come to realize that many of the foods I eat on a regular basis…