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Oil Pulling 101

If you’ve never heard the term “oil pulling,” then you’re more than likely scratching your head right now and asking how one “pulls” a liquid, and more importantly, why?  To put it simply, oil pulling involves swishing oil around the mouth, using it like a mouthwash. If you’re still confused, we don’t blame you. Oil…

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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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Messing with Salad Dressings

Salad dressings are a fast and easy for adding flavour and flair to an otherwise simple salad, and they can really enhance the flavours you’ve already added, as well. For example, the miso dressing we’ve featured below does an amazing job of bringing together a salad with sliced Asian pears and crispy tofu. When it…

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Valentine’s Day Desserts

You may be thinking it’s a litttle early for planning an at-home Valentine’s day, but I think it’s safe to say that with all the time in the world that many of us have right now, having something to look forward to can’t be a terrible idea. Whether you’re celebrating with your SO, having a…

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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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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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Squashing the Soup Game

Soup is the perfect make-ahead food! Batch cooking a few servings of soup and freezing is a great way to have a healthy and delicious meal or appetizer ready in minutes by just taking the time to thaw and reheat. Some soups freeze better than others; for soup with pasta or dairy, it is best…

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