Can a Vegetarian Diet Improve Blood Sugar Management?

Nowadays, diets and eating patterns are a popular topic of discussion amongst many people. There are many different diets to explore—each with its own benefits and successes. In particular, the vegetarian diet has become very popular in the past few years. Many individuals ranging from celebrities to fitness fanatics as well as just ordinary people, […]

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, […]

5 Foods That Will Boost Your Immune System

A healthy outside starts from the inside. Robert Urch True health starts from within. When we are healthy, we feel strong and capable. One way we can keep ourselves healthy is by taking a preventative approach to our health. This means doing certain things to reduce the chance or frequency that we get sick in […]

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 […]

6 Pieces of Advice for Eating Out with Diabetes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean that eating out is impossible! However, a little bit of planning can help alleviate some of the stress that may accompany eating out at restaurants. It’s understandably harder to stick to a diet or meal plan when all your senses are engulfed with delicious temptations. Unfortunately, restaurants aren’t usually catered towards […]

Portion Control – The Hand Jive Method

Do you feel like your weight management is getting out of hand? The hand jive method will show you how you can get a better grip on your portions! Achieving a healthy weight is an important step in managing your diabetes, but who wants to carry around a set of measuring cups to know just […]

Diabetes and South Asian Cuisine: How to Balance It

South Asia is a broad term to describe a subregion of Asia, consisting of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and the Maldives. This region is incredibly diverse in landscape and culture and has a population of 1.94 billion people as of 2020. Of this vast population, preliminary studies indicate that approximately 1.4% of people […]