Get Yourself Ready to Start Running!

Running is one of the most popular ways to exercise. It doesn’t cost a lot to start, and you can run anywhere at any time that suits you. Running can help you burn calories, lose weight, strengthen muscles, and improve your cardiovascular health. Despite this, many people find it difficult to start and stay motivated […]

The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is often touted to be the “most important meal of the day”—and for good reason! Eating a healthy breakfast can have many positive health effects and can help you feel energized throughout your day. Below we go over some tips and tricks to help you start your day off right. Why Breakfast is Important […]

Is Canada’s Food Guide Rainbow Still Relevant?

In 2019, the Government of Canada released a food guide to help Canadians choose foods. It aims to improve individuals’ health by meeting nutritional needs and reducing the risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. In addition, the guide takes a less prescriptive approach by foregoing the number of recommended servings for each food group. Instead, […]

The Keys to Packing Healthy Lunches

Packing snacks and lunches for work can be a daunting task but learning the right way to pack can be a healthy and budget-friendly habit. Below we go through some helpful tips and tricks to help you fuel your workday and have more control on what you are eating for lunch. How to Pack a […]

What’s the Difference Between Vegan, Vegetarian, and Plant-Based Diets?

Vegan, vegetarian and plant-based are three different types of diets that put a focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. By doing so, individuals reduce animal products, and consume foods that are locally sourced, or made with sustainable ingredients. While all three are similar, there are differences between each diet, which we will go over […]

Nutrition Label Spotlight: Sugar

Today, the average Canadian adult consumes 110 grams of sugar per day, equivalent to approximately 26 tablespoons. As much as 35% of this daily intake comes from foods containing large amounts of added sugar such as, soft drinks, breakfast cereals, and packaged cookies, cakes, and desserts. For many people, determining the amount of sugar in […]

Nutrition Label Spotlight: Fat

For years fat has been blamed for causing weight gain and increasing rates of obesity and cardiovascular disease across the globe. However, certain types of fat have been found to increase weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, and act as an important nutrient in a well-rounded diet. These ‘healthy fats’ – also known as unsaturated fats […]

Nutrition Label Spotlight: Protein

Protein is an essential macronutrient that is used by the body as a source of energy. It also helps to build and restore muscles and body tissues. Protein is found in an abundance of different foods, and as such, the majority of Canadians consume enough protein per day to avoid any major health concerns. It […]

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body cannot produce, or effectively use insulin, a hormone created by the pancreas. Insulin controls the amount of glucose (or sugar) in our blood by telling certain body cells to take in glucose from the blood and use it as a source of energy. That is, when […]