Top Nutrients for Women’s Health

Women, like men, should enjoy a variety of foods, including whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. However, there are specific nutrient needs that are often forgotten:   Calcium Calcium is essential to help repair and build bone. Osteoporosis, a condition of too much bone loss or not enough build up of bone, is four times more likely in …

Building Balanced Meals

With busy days ahead, it can be difficult to prioritize your meals. However, if you can honour the fact that your body needs to be fuelled throughout the day, it will better support you in tackling all the tasks you want accomplished! Protein If you think about a soda cracker compared to a piece of chicken or fish, you know …

Mindful Eating

What does it mean? A basic definition: being attentive and aware of our eating. Diving deeper, mindful eating refers to how we feel currently (hunger/fullness), what our environment is telling us (habit cues, who we are with, etc.), and how we will feel in the future (physically and mentally), all as it relates to the food we eat.   Why Does It …

Meal Planning Basics

Follow these five basic tips to planning out your meals in a way that won’t break the bank: Map out your week Don’t make it complicated. Feel free to get inspiration from the internet or cook books but try not to overcommit; aim to try just one new recipe a week or less. Sometimes it is easier to think of the …

A Quick Guide to Recovery Shakes

Why is recovery nutrition important? The main goal of recovery nutrition is to help top up glycogen stores in the body so it can later can be used as energy. During exercise, our body uses blood sugar and glycogen (a form of stored carbohydrate). Optimal sport performance or activity depends on effective rebuilding of these glycogen stores! It helps enhance muscle protein synthesis. …

When is the Best Time to Eat Breakfast?

You have probably heard that age-old saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But, when is the best time of the day to actually have this meal, and what if you don’t have a typical 9-to-5 routine? Breakfast literally means “breaking the fast” and is traditionally the first meal eaten in the day. Eating breakfast has been associated …