Category: Nutrition

5 Nutrition No Nos for Teens to Avoid

When I was a teenager, I know I did not have the best diet.  I drank tons of Mt. Dew, ate fast food, and was a bit of a junk food vegetarian. These are habits that make me cringe as a registered dietitian and as a mom of future teenagers.  But now I have the ….

The Benefits of Gelatin + Homemade Grape Jello

Hey, come in close. I’ve got a secret to tell you. Do you want rock hard nails and beautiful hair? Do you want to increase the elasticity in your skin? Do you want strong bones and joints? Do you want a natural digestive aid? Well, I’ve got something that will give you all that and ….

4 Reasons to Buy Quality Food

Do you make sure the food you are eating is good quality? There are many reasons why it is important to make sure your food is organic, fresh, and local. Here are 4 reasons to make the extra effort. 1. Flavour Regardless if food is healthy or unhealthy; the most important thing is flavor. If food ….

15 Amazing Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

If you would delve deep into the Japanese culture, you will see that they love Matcha Green Tea. This is the highest grade of powdered green tea and it is made out of the young leaves of Camellia sinensis. Matcha Green Tea goes through a process before it is ready. It is steamed then after ….

8 Effective Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

Fruits are naturally sweet. Hence, when only fruits are used to make juices, they are quite tasty and drinkable. However, due to their high fructose content, they are not always healthy. Hence, many people resort to making juices out of vegetables only. While highly nutritious, these juices don’t taste good by themselves. Hence, many adults and children alike don’t enjoy ….

Beyond Green Juices

The popularity of green juices and smoothies over the past decade has been rapidly growing in mainstream culture.  These days it is very much in fashion for celebrities to be seen with their bright green concoctions from the many juice bars popping up around the world.  Health books lining popular bookstore shelves are dedicated to ….

7 Tips for Losing Weight with Green Smoothies

Green smoothies are a perfect food for fat burning. They are packed with fiber, low in fat and very nutrient rich. Before you go and start making your miracle green smoothie, peruse over these tips first. Tip 1 – Just a small amount of healthy fat is great. A tablespoon of flaxseed, chia seeds, some ….

Soaked, Sprouted, Soured, Heirloom: A Guide to Healthier Grains

If you take a look at the USDA’s food pyramid you’ll find that we are told that grains should be the largest portion of our diet. Many disagree with this, as , because it eliminates more calorie and nutrient-dense foods like healthy fats and proteins. But grains certainly can be a part of a healthier ….