Protein

What is protein? Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue.

healthy lifestyle tips

10 healthy lifestyle tips

It’s a difficult balance sometimes trying to juggle health and wellness with a busy life.

To help bring you back to the important areas of focus when it comes to staying healthy, I’ve put together 10 tips for a healthy lifestyle.

Components of Food

Components of Food

It’s really important to understand what makes up the food you eat. You’ve probably heard that your body needs nutrients to survive. Food is a source of nutrients, and different foods have different nutritional content. In this post, I will give you lots of information about the six classes of nutrients, where we find them, and why we need them.

8 tips for healthy eating

8 tips for healthy eating

As a dietitian, I’ve heard it again and again: “Why does healthy eating have to be so hard?” People really struggle with eating the right food for health, and of course also struggle with eating to maintain their weight. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be so complicated, though! To help you with some of the …

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High-Calorie almond Smoothie

High-Calorie Smoothie Recipe

If you are underweight, it’s important to consult with a registered dietitian for a nutritional assessment. One of the ways to gain weight in a healthy way is by providing your body with nutrient-rich foods and healthy calories. A high-calorie smoothie is an easy way to fuel your body and get in some nutrients such as protein. It contains all the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat) and foods from several of the food groups that help us meet our needs.

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and you may find that your willingness to stick to a healthy diet is going to be tested. Fear not, if you have a positive, strong mind set, there is no reason why you cannot still lead a healthy lifestyle, even with a big holiday coming up soon. Here is what you can do to stick to your healthy routine.

Cold lunch ideas

Cold lunch ideas

We often rely on what we can get quickly or can make quickly. This could have a bad effect on our health if we aren’t eating the right foods. Fortunately, there are meal options that are not only quick for you to make but also can help to keep you healthy.

Here, I’ve focused on some that can be eaten cold and can be taken for lunch.

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DASH diet shopping list

The “DASH” diet refers to “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This diet is designed to promote heart health. The general recommendations are to consume fruit, vegetables and whole grains, select low-fat or fat-free dairy and choose lean protein, and limit saturated fat as well as added sugar. Foods selected should be rich in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as high in fiber and protein. They should also be limited in sodium.

vegan brands

Vegan Brands

More and more food companies are coming out with vegan products. But are they healthy? And, more importantly, do they taste good? We’ve looked at dozens of vegan brands on the market for bread, pasta, cereal, cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Read our blog on Vegan Brands to Shop for to see what made this list!

Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

We now know that  plant-based eating can vary a lot, and can be strict or lax. We also know that if you have a meat-heavy diet, there are reasons to change your diet to reduce this. Of course, this choice depends on many factors, including cultural preferences, feasibility, affordability, and access to plant-based foods. Whether you are trying to become a strict vegan or simply reduce your overall consumption of animal products, here is a list of places to start.