Posts in Nutrition
Shedding Light on Electrolytes

Many of us spend more time being active outdoors as the weather heats up, which means that we tend to sweat more during the hot months. When we sweat, we lose more than just water, we also lose electrolytes...So what exactly are electrolytes, and why are they important?

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Healthy Eating Hacks for the Holidays

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. Luckily, those pounds can be avoided through mindful eating in moderation and a few simple strategies. 

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Eating for a Healthy Gut

Now that autumn is officially here, it is important to think about how our diet and exercise play a role in keeping us healthy during the cold and flu seasons. As the old adage goes, prevention is the best cure, so this month I want to write about the importance of eating for a healthy gut in order to boost the immune system. 

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Why (and How!) to Eat Enough Veggies

Vegetables and fruits should make up the base of everyone's nutritional pyramid. They are the foundation of a high-quality, healthy diet. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and phytonutrients , they also contain lots of water to help you stay hydrated. They are alkaline producing , which can help to preserve bone mass and muscle tissue.

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Mastering Meal Prep

Most of us live busy, over-scheduled lives. We are running from one activity to another and don't have much time left for things like healthy eating. So how do you keep your nutrition goals on track without time each day to construct the perfect meals and snacks? With a little planning, meal prep can take out the guesswork and help you stay consistent.

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Overcoming Food Guilt

Our relationship with food is complex. We can eat for hunger, pleasure or out of emotion. Unfortunately, guilt and shame can become associated with food, or our behaviors around food. Feeling guilt and/or shame around food can lead to negative eating habits - and who wants that?! Food should nourish our mind and body!

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