Have you ever wondered exactly how much sugar you add to your diet each and every day? Well, I counted... and it wasn't pretty. If you add a teaspoon (or two) to your coffee in the morning, a sprinkle on your cereal and another spoon (or two) to your late night cuppa you are already … Continue reading How to Beat Sugar Cravings
Plant-Based Nutrition Made Easy!
We are hearing the words ‘Plant-Based Nutrition’ more and more. With the launch of documentaries like Game Changers, books like Forks over knives and athletes changing their nutrition to be plant-based, you could be forgiven for thinking you have to go vegetarian or even vegan to add plant-based nutrition to your menu. But plant-based nutrition … Continue reading Plant-Based Nutrition Made Easy!
Which is the Best Plant-Based Milk for You?
When you discover that you (or a family member) have to give up dairy it can be overwhelming. (Take it from me, I know. I was raised on a dairy farm!) There are plenty of other options out there and as long as there are no other allergies (soy or nut), it is simply a … Continue reading Which is the Best Plant-Based Milk for You?
The Best Gluten-Free Whole Grains
Quinoa Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium quinoa plant and is pronounced Keen-wah. The United Nations named 2013 as ‘The International Year of Quinoa’ due to its nutritional value and its potential to fight world hunger. Quinoa was a vital crop for the Inca Empire. In fact, they named it ‘The Mother of … Continue reading The Best Gluten-Free Whole Grains
8 Foods to Help Reduce Stress
When you’re stressed, the foods you turn to are most likely going to be the traditional ‘comfort’ foods – big meals, take-out, fatty foods, sweet foods, and drinks. Let’s face it – we’ve all found some comfort in a tasty meal when we’ve been stressed out or upset about something. However, this isn’t a good … Continue reading 8 Foods to Help Reduce Stress
The Benefits of Detoxing
Turmeric Our body is amazing. It actually has it's own way of removing toxins and keeping us in peak condition. But it only works if we look after it. The Body's Detoxification System The body eliminates waste and toxins through the kidneys, liver, digestive system, lungs and skin. But our diets and lifestyle affect how … Continue reading The Benefits of Detoxing
5 Reasons You Should Eat More Kale
Kale Kale is a cruciferous vegetable and a member of the cabbage family. There are many different varieties of kale but Scots Kale, or curly kale, is the most common. Packed with antioxidants, kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods available. It also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamin), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Eat More Kale
5 Reasons to Eat Your Greens Every Day
We know they're good for us, but we rarely eat enough of these nutrition powerhouses. So, what exactly is so special about leafy greens anyway? 1. Disease Prevention Leafy green vegetables are a nutrient dense food. They contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, and … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Eat Your Greens Every Day
Nutty for Hemp Seeds
Technically a Nut! Hemp seeds are technically a nut. This won't come as a surprise to anyone who has tried them as they do have a mild nutty flavour. And no, you can't get 'high' from eating hemp seeds or taking hemp seed oil as it does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in … Continue reading Nutty for Hemp Seeds
Turkey – Not Just For Christmas (or Thanksgiving)
Most of us only eat turkey once a year. And considering how great it tastes and how versatile it is, that is a real shame. Turkey is available year 'round - just not as the full fresh (or frozen) large bird in the cold section of your local supermarket. Turkey mince, turkey breast, and turkey … Continue reading Turkey – Not Just For Christmas (or Thanksgiving)