Nutrition

Honey Instead of Sugar: The Good News & The Bad News

Posted: November 13, 2019

It’s one of those solutions that seems perfect. You try honey in your tea or coffee for the first time and, happy surprise, it tastes great. But can it be true? Can a solution that tastes so good actually be good for you? You’ve been hearing so much about how bad sugar is for your weight and health. Normally that would mean giving up something you love for something that tastes, well, blah. But honey has its own special sweetness read more…

Is Drinking Fruit Juice Bad For You?

Posted: October 26, 2019

  It seems like the perfect answer to getting yourself off of sugary drinks and away from all their bad health effects. If you switch to fruit juices, like orange juice or apple juice, not only will you get something sweet and refreshing to quench your thirst or wash down your meals, you’ll get all the great health benefits of the fruit. Except the fact is that drinking fruit juice can be just as bad for you as sugary soft read more…

Make Halloween the Start of Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

Posted: October 3, 2019

  Whether or not your eating habits are the greatest, you want your children’s habits to be better. But considering that sweets are tied to celebrating almost every holiday throughout the year, from Easter chocolates to Thanksgiving desserts, it can get tough to maintain healthy eating habits for kids. Oh yeah, and then there’s Halloween. That one day a year when we send our children out to get free candy from just about every house in the neighbourhood. There’s probably read more…

How To Lose Weight By Not Focusing On Weight Loss

Posted: September 21, 2019

Do you know how to lose weight?  If you look at the numbers of people who do it, going on a weight-loss diet is the answer. In one online survey conducted in 2017, 42% of Canadian adults said they went on a diet in the past year with the specific intent of losing weight.  But, despite almost half of us going on weight loss diets, Statistics Canada says that over 60% of adult Canadians are overweight or obese. So it looks like the weight-loss diet thing read more…

4 Tasty Foods with Magnesium for Weight Loss

Posted: September 4, 2019

We previously gave you three reasons to try magnesium for weight loss . While we told you about the types of foods that are high in magnesium, like dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, and fish, we didn’t talk about specific foods with magnesium that you could add to your diet.  Of course, another great source of magnesium is through an herbal magnesium supplement, like Herbal One’s Ultra Stabilizer . In addition to helping you lose weight, the benefits of a diet high in magnesium-rich foods read more…

3 Insightful Things You Can Include in a Food Journal

Posted: August 30, 2019

Anyone who has put in any serious effort to manage their weight knows the benefits of keeping a written journal of what they eat every day. You can get a much better idea of your eating habits by seeing them in writing. And, depending on what information you include in a food journal, you can get surprisingly deep insights that can reveal not just what you eat, but why you’re eating and why you may be overeating Try Tracking the read more…

4 Fast Healthy Snack Ideas for Weight Management

Posted: August 25, 2019

Just the words “snack food” sound tempting. Snacks are delicious and fun to eat, and they’re just a snack after all, right? Except poor snack food choices can shipwreck even the most disciplined, healthy, balanced diet.   The following fast, healthy snack food ideas will not only let you avoid the added sugar, salt and unhealthy fats of processed snacks, they’ll help you keep your weight management on track too.   Try These Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Snack Ideas It’s not read more…

This is Exactly How Much Fibre You Need Every Day

Posted: August 15, 2019

A nutritional specialist will tell you how many calories you should eat and even what balance of macronutrients is best for your weight loss goals. A personal trainer will tell you how long you should exercise and what the best exercises are for your body type and goals. But can anyone out there tell you how much fibre you need to eat every day? Fibre’s Health Benefits Dietary fibre is the part of plant foods that your body can’t digest read more…

What’s the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

Posted: August 3, 2019

Before you understand the difference between probiotics and prebiotics, you should know some potentially disturbing facts about what’s going on inside your body. Your body is also home to live bacteria. When harmful bacteria enters your body, your immunity system kicks in to help fight it and avoid the diseases and infections it can cause.    If the bacteria thing by itself isn’t disturbing enough, check these numbers. Including red blood cells, there are over 30 trillion human cells in read more…

How to Choose the Right Menopause Supplements

Posted: July 25, 2019

If you’re a woman and you’re not there yet, you will be. Menopause, and it’s many famous (or infamous!) symptoms, happens to every woman, usually sometime in her 40s or 50s. While it’s a perfectly natural event, it’s not exactly the high point of every woman’s life. Fortunately, from menopause supplements to lifestyle changes, there are many ways to treat the symptoms. Symptoms of Menopause Including perimenopause, or premenopause that includes irregular menstrual periods, through menopause and into post-menopause, symptoms read more…

What Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid?

Posted: July 18, 2019

If you’ve been hoping to find something in your diet that helps reduce body fat, this is it. Conjugated linoleic acid is an isomer (different structure) of linoleic acid, which is the most common type of omega-6 fatty acid. Conjugated Linoleic acid (CLA) gets its name from the arrangement of double bonds in the fatty acid molecule. Sources of CLA in our diets include meat and dairy products from ruminant animals Conjugated Linoleic Acid’s Fat-Burning Health Benefits Positive health effects read more…

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating Sugar?

Posted: June 5, 2019

Before we get into what happens to your body when you stop eating sugar, we need to understand some facts. You can’t cut out sugar from your diet entirely. The natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, grains and other foods give your body energy. So when we say “stop eating sugar”, we’re talking about the refined sugar in the processed foods you eat, or in the soft drinks and juices you drink, or that you put into your tea and coffee.  read more…