As summer heats up, so do recreational and competitive sports such as running, triathlon, and cycling. What are the top challenges facing athletes during endurance training and competition?
1. Are carbs bad? No! Your brain runs exclusively on carbs (you can think of all carbs as single, double and longer chains of sugar). The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in partnership with Health Canada suggests the average minimum amount of carbohydrate needed for the brain of children and adults is 130 […]
May is Celiac Awareness Month! The May long weekend marks the beginning of summer and some of our favourite foods, like juicy barbecued burgers and picnics with fresh pasta salad and sandwiches. May is also Celiac Awareness Month and if you are hosting a BBQ for a friend or family member that requires a gluten-free […]
Many Canadians fall short on their fruit and vegetable consumption for a variety of reasons. I am on an ongoing mission to improve the access, enjoyment and regular consumption of fresh veggies and fruit. Please help me spread the word!
How many people fall short on their fruit and vegetable consumption?
According to the latest Canadian Community Health Survey in 2013 for all ages, 66% of males and close to 53% of females in Canada do not consume fruits and vegetables five times or more per day. While the survey doesn’t track the quantity of fruits and veggies consumed, it would be no surprise that it would be hard to consume enough produce if you are not grazing on them frequently throughout the day. …READ MORE
With so many foods in the produce aisle to choose from, you might be wondering which are best. If you are a nutrition geek or foodie who enjoys comparing the differences between popular produce, here is the rundown: