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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…

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…

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…

Polyphenols Are Friends

What are polyphenols? Polyphenols are natural compounds that can be found in a number of plant foods. They are involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens, and in this way, they act as antioxidants. Types of Polyphenols There are tens of thousands of polyphenols that have been identified so far, but there…

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…

Pre-Packaged Snacks

At Fettle + Food, we will always put emphasis on well balanced, wholesome foods. Some examples of healthy snack options we might suggest would be a slice of toast with avocado, homemade organic popcorn, coconut yoghurt parfait, celery sticks and Fatso peanut butter, veggies and hummus… the list goes on. But you get the gist…

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…

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…

Summer Charcuterie Swaps

Who doesn’t love to sit and watch the sunset while grazing on a meat and cheese board and sipping on a glass of wine? This is a classic summer evening activity that I would hate to skip! However, there are some clever ways to make a few healthier changes to the classic charcuterie board without…

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