Stress and Your Diet

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Stress and diet have always been linked. It is possible that someone eating a healthy, balanced diet is going to be far less stressed than someone eating a poor diet. If you are feeling stressed, your digestive system is probably under a great deal of strain, so making changes to your diet could be key to feeling better physically and … Read More

What is High Cholesterol Telling Me?

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Believe it or not cholesterol is a gift. It is naturally made by the body in order to protect your arteries, among many other things. Dietary cholesterol, on the other hand, has very little to do with actual cholesterol in the body. When you have high cholesterol it is an indication of excess damage to the arteries. Main contributors of … Read More

Recipe: Protein Balls

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If you tend to get very hungry between meals, eating more frequently may be a good solution for you. Nutrient-rich snacks keep your energy level up, satisfy your hunger, balance blood sugar levels and prevent overeating. This recipe for Protein Balls features chia and hemp seeds for protein, fibre and healthy fats. Chia Seeds: Chia is very high in omega … Read More

What Are Branch Chain Amino Acids?

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You may have heard of these guys called BCAAs, but might not be aware of what they are, and if they can benefit you with your workouts. What Are Branch Chain Amino Acids? BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids) are actually essential amino acids part of every food that is considered a complete protein. In particular, they are leucine, isoleucine, and … Read More

Recipe: Crispy Chicken Nuggets

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Fast-food nuggets have nothing on these delicious bites. The crispy almond coating will make this quick dish a favourite in no time. If you have kids who love fast food, surprise them with this healthy baked chicken nuggets recipe. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, homemade chicken nuggets are healthier and tastier at home! Crispy Chicken Nuggets Ingredients: 3 x … Read More

Stop Looking for a Quick Fix

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Getting “healthy” can seem like a daunting task. What does that even encompass? You may need to turn your eating habits around or get your fitness back on track. You set out with good intentions and buy only vibrant vegetables and fruit, lean proteins and healthy fats at the grocery store. The voice in the back of your head says, … Read More

The 5 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes Beginners Make

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Nutrition is full of misinformation, and when you’re just starting out it can become a very confusing thing to navigate. How do you decipher between what you’ve read, heard on TV, and have been told by friends? Put the effort into knowing what you’re putting into your body and learn the steps to stay consistent. Here are the 5 biggest … Read More

Recipe: Turkey Omelette Muffins

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Consuming a high protein breakfast has been shown to have a positive effect on regulation of blood sugar throughout the day. It’s not necessary to consume breakfast as soon as you awake, but when you do having upwards of 20-30 grams of protein in combination with carbohydrates, fat, and fibre you can help increase your chances of weight loss on … Read More

5 Ways To Lose Body Fat

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When you lose body fat, the benefit goes far beyond the physical. It’s one of the most valuable things you can do to improve the way you feel, the way you move, and to keep you pain-free. A big part of your fat-loss program has to do with strength training and cardio workouts, but we’re stepping out of the gym and into the … Read More

Balance Your Meals to Prevent Creeping Obesity

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You’re busy, so much so you often don’t have much time to yourself. Family, deadlines and social events leave you running from one commitment to the next. You want to eat healthily and always have that idea of proper nutrition in the back of your mind; however, time demands and priorities leave you lacking the application to follow through. Not … Read More