(and what we eat) Protein is a necessary nutrient for us to build and maintain muscle, as well as being part of a balanced meal. However, there is a lot of recent controversy surrounding how we grow and produce our protein. The most common sources of protein come from animal products, but plant-based protein has … Continue reading Agriculture and the Environment
There are so many diets around these days – low-carb/high protein, low-carb/high fat, and any other combination of macronutrients you can think of. Many of these diets have perceived benefits, while many others try to make losing weight, or achieving a “gym body”, look effortless. Yes, it would be a dream to be able to … Continue reading Diet-ing Around
As promised, here are some wonderful healthy meal options for you to help you start the year off right. I find one of the best ways to cook some quick and healthy meal options is to find recipes that are customizable. These kinds of recipes allow you to play with the ingredients and flavours that … Continue reading New Year, New Recipes
Happy New Year! And welcome back! Welcome to 2020! It is that time of year again – resolutions, promises, and hopes for a new beginning. Personally, the fall season has always felt more like a new beginning for me, but I can understand how the beginning of the year can also represent a fresh new … Continue reading 2020: New Year, New You
Food and diet trends are becoming more and more popular. Along with new trends, come new products and new packaging. How these new products are labelled can often be confusing and frustrating to try to understand. Here are some food trends and how to figure out how they may be labelled. “Superfoods” This term means … Continue reading Labelling Confusion
What is it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat (also oats, barley, and rye) that gives any baked good (think bread, cakes, cookies, croissants, etc…the list is endless) a structure. The crusty bread or soft interior of your favourite bread is all thanks to gluten. Celiac Disease vs. Gluten-free About 1% of Canada’s population … Continue reading The Mystery of Gluten
There are many buzzwords in the food world – “GMO” or “genetically modified” is one of them. A lot of misinformation exists around this concept, so I want to share with you what I know. Here is a short introduction to GMOs. Hopefully it helps make sense of what they are. What are they? Genetically … Continue reading Genetically Modified What?