The Sunshine Vitamin

The sun is just starting to appear here in Canada, so it seems fitting to take a look at the sunshine vitamin. These past few years, Vitamin D has been receiving more and more attention, and it’s recommended amount has increased. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because our bodies can manufacture Vitamin D3 […]

Coconut Oil: Is it Healthy?

Coconut oil has been recently gaining popularity in the world of health and dieting. There are many health promoting aspects of eating and cooking with coconut oil, but moderation is always key. Coconut oil is a plant-based fat (useful for vegans) derived from the meat of a coconut. Coconut oil is actually 90% saturated fat, […]

The Three Macronutrients

Everything you eat is comprised of the three macronutrients. The three macronutrients are protein, carbohydrates, and fat. The distribution of your daily caloric intake between these three macronutrients can greatly affect your energy levels. All three provide energy, however they do have their differences. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body and metabolized more quickly, […]

Health Benefits of Eating Beans

Beans and legumes are gaining popularity as a great protein substitute for meat. Apart from being a great vegan protein, beans have many incredible health benefits. Beans and legumes are defined as the seeds or fruits of a plant family called Fabaceae. From chickpeas, to lentils, to black beans- lentils are extremely versatile and can […]

Sleep

You have likely been told countless of times of the importance of sleep. As a child, as a teenager, and as an adult – your health at every life stage depends on sleep! Why is sleep important? Sleep plays a huge role in mental health. While you are asleep, your brain is forming new pathways […]