Category: Nutrition

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Pack for an Adventure Snack!

The best part about longer days is that there is more time to get out there, enjoy the outdoors and be active! Hiking is not only great for building strength and cardiovascular endurance, it is also a great social activity and a good way to spend time with your friends. However, hiking can be very…

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Get Great Gut Health!

Did you know that human digestive tracts have about 300-500 different species of bacteria inside them? Some microorganisms are bad, but others are healthy and necessary in order to maintain a healthy body. How do we make sure we are getting enough of the “right” type of bacteria? Well first, lets take a look at…

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Meal Prep Kits: Reviewed!

Spending a lot of time food prepping and thinking of what to make for dinner when you get home from work can be time-consuming and stressful. So stressful that you end up getting takeout and making choices that you may end up regretting. Now with the way things are, takeout services are far more readily…

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Make Taco Tuesday Amaiizing!

Who doesn’t love a good taco? With the endless choices of toppings to choose from, each mouthful can be customized to your liking! Tacos are perfect for those who enjoy a variety of tastes and textures in their meals and are suitable for those who are aiming to eat clean. Food tracking your homemade tacos…

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Vitamins for the (Immune System) Win!

Here are some vitamins that work together to keep the immune system healthy and strong, and what their roles are: Vitamin C may help prevent infections or shorten their stay by contributing to immune defence. Vitamin C supports various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. Vitamin E can also be a…

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What’s Up with Sugar Subs?

If your goal is to reduce sugar in your diet, then limiting consumption of regular soda, candy, and other high-sugar foods is always a good idea. However, there are less obvious high sugar culprits that many of us consume without thinking twice about, and cutting down on these can be much more tricky. When faced…

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Mindful Eating

What is mindfulness? We know that the definition of “mindful” is to be aware of something. It could be towards others’ feelings, such as to be mindful not to offend or hurt someone. It could also refer to being mindful of your surroundings if you are in or entering a potentially dangerous situation such as…

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What the F is IF?

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves a shorter eating “window,” during the day, and fasting in the time outside of this window. Some refer to IF as a diet, but this is not exactly accurate. In IF, there are no “good” or “bad” foods; this eating pattern does not…

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Vitamin C is Key

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is an essential vitamin that the body cannot produce itself. Ideally, a diet would contain enough Vitamin C to meet the recommended daily intake, which is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. For those who aren’t confident that the food they eat on a regular…

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Oh Me, Oh Mega

Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy and essential fats that we get through the foods we eat and sometimes through supplements as well. Many people who eat a North American diet do not get enough omega-3’s in their diet, so if you live in Canada like us, you may want to take notes! Sources of Omega-3’s…

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