Chances are you've heard of mindful eating, but you may not really understand what it means or what it's referring to. The whole idea of "Mindfulness" is such a popular topic these days. Being mindful about something is bringing awareness to it. We tend to be distracted in our day-to-day lives because we're doing too many things at once. We miss things, ignore things, and forget to appreciate things. Yes, this can even include our food. When was the last time you ate at the dinner … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating 101: 8 Tips for Beginners
Gut health and stress? Is there a connection? There absolutely is. This is everything you need to know about stress and gut health. Chronic stress is so common today, that we shouldn’t even call it ‘stress’ anymore. It’s just life. It’s how we live, and we experience it day-in and day-out through work, relationship, health, food and our environment. We know that stress can have a huge affect on mood and general health, but what about how stress affects our gut? Here is everything you need to … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about stress and gut health
If you’re anything like me, you are familiar with feeling bloated. Stomach bloating is extremely common these days for many reasons - from one’s diet, to stressors in our environment, to our mental state while we’re eating. Essentially, bloating is a result of built-up gas in the abdomen/digestive tract that distends your stomach outwards. Some people, myself included, can even look like their pregnant if their very bloated. While it’s a little funny looking, it can be quite painful and … [Read more...] about Beat the bloat: six practices for healthy digestion
I grew up drinking milk every single day, especially with dinner. I loved it and never thought twice. It's got calcium, which is supposed to be super duper good for my bones, right? TV said so, mum said so, the Canadian Food Guide said so. So I believed it. But is milk good for you? Cow's milk is not the necessity that everyone thinks it is. We don't need it. In fact, maybe we shouldn't be drinking it at all? Here are 4 reasons why I stopped drinking milk: Cow's milk … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons to stop drinking milk
Nutrition is such a cool subject because things are always changing. New studies are constantly being performed and conclusions are almost always argued by the industry. Sometimes it's hard though - what do you trust? For years it was generally believed that putting fat in our body, results in fat on our body. People are starting to understand the important role of refined sugars on weight gain, but fat's still seen as the devil. Growing up, I always ate a low-fat diet - … [Read more...] about Why healthy fats are KEY in a healthy diet
Do you really know what antioxidants are? You probably know that they're healthy because they "help us fight off potential cancer", but I bet that you don't know the how, what, and why. With so much talk about superfoods and antioxidants these days, the word is thrown around assuming everyone knows what the heck these babies are. If you don't know, or if you're unsure about antioxidants, I'm here to set the record straight. So...What are Antioxidants? Antioxidants fight against free … [Read more...] about What are antioxidants, anyway?