Category: Nutrition

You Beta Care-otene

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids provide approximately 50% of the vitamin A we need. Beta-carotene can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You probably associate it with carrots, which is totally fair – I mean, it’s practically in the name. This carotenoid is actually abundant in other vegetables as well. Carotenoids are what gives…

Green to a Tea

Coffee vs. Tea The health benefits of tea – green tea especially – and the absence of negative effects associated with coffee have made many caffeine drinkers make the switch. Coffee has a number of immediate benefits of course, such as improving mood, vigilance, reaction time, and memory. However, some people find that negative effects…

Get Gusty with Fermented Foods

Our bodies, particularly our intestines, contain trillions of gut microbiota that serve a number of vital roles. These include helping maintain the integrity of the mucosal barrier, metabolizing nutrients from food and certain medications, protection against intestinal infections, and so much more! “Bad” bacteria in your intestines can be a factor in disease – the…

A Call to Collagen

Collagen makes up about one-third of the protein content in our bodies and is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as our skin, tendons, ligaments, but is also dispersed throughout the rest of our bodies.  The process of collagen production in our bodies starts with two amino acids: glycine and proline. Vitamin C is a…

Milk Alternatives

Despite the high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals that cow’s milk offers, more and more people are making the switch to non-dairy alternatives. There are a few main reasons for this ditching by the masses – a wider understanding of lactose intolerance, the rise of veganism, and concerns for the environment have created a boom in…

BBQ Week Recipes

The sun is out (most of the time), and barbecues have been out of retirement for a few weeks now. Since Tuesday, we’ve posted one new BBQ recipe each day on the Fettle + Food Instagram page. To make it easy to access all these recipes at once, we’ve made a PDF available to download…

Raw vs. Cooked Veggies

To cook your veggies or not to cook your veggies: that is the question. At some point, many of us have altered our diets in one way or another. With so many plant-based meal plans circulating the web, one would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t dabbled in some sort of vegan or veggie-focused…

Don’t Let Go of the Past(a)

Unfortunately, pasta has gained a bad rep in some groups. Carbs are often accused of causing weight gain, heart disease, and various other problems — just as fat once was. While avoiding carbs can be helpful for some people, this does not mean that all carbs are unhealthy. It’s true that refined carbs have been associated with an increased…

Healthy Baking Ingredient Alternatives

Did having an exorbitant amount of free time at home during quarantine inspire you to start baking for an army? It sure did for me! I started baking bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, brownies, cakes… you name it. One of the biggest moments of panic I had was when all the stores ran out of…

Natural Sugar Substitutes

Sugar is one of the most talked-about topics in the world of nutrition and weight loss. Added sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other serious health issues. What happens when you eat too much sugar? Eating too much sugar has numerous negative effects on your body. It can interfere with…