Category: Balanced Nutrition

healthiest oils

The Healthiest Cooking Oils to Add To Your Pantry in 2017

When looking for a healthy oil to cook with, it’s good to do some research because there are so many to choose from. This post will help you know more about the healthiest oils you should add in your pantry this year. It’s important to remember that every oil has a different set of qualities that …

food diary

4 Compelling Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Food Diary

When it comes to weight loss and healthy eating, one of the main factors for success is accountability. Without being accountable for your dietary choices, it’s impossible to change your diet for the better. There are many ways of keeping track of the foods you consume, but the most efficient way is maintaining a food diary. …

cooking for two

A Simple Guide to Cooking Healthy Meals for Two

Cooking healthy meals isn’t as easy as healthy eating Instagram accounts lead you to believe. It requires a great deal of planning, preparation and creativity. Cooking for two can be tricky—especially if your culinary skills are rusty. Leftovers sound practical, but there’s only so much mac and cheese you can eat in a week. Eating out …

too many carbs

6 Surprising Signs Your Carb Consumption Is Through the Roof

If you live for carbs and can’t get enough of them, you’re not alone. Carbs are everywhere, and unless you possess exceptional willpower you’ll fall prey to them at every meal. We’re sure you don’t need to be told—eating too many carbs can pose many risks to your health, and restricting your carb consumption can …

cut 500 calories from your diet

10 Simple Ways to Cut 500 Calories from Your Diet Every Day

Anyone who has tried to shed pounds knows that unless you’re blessed with fast metabolism, losing weight is far from easy. Miracle diets and weight loss pills won’t make it easier because, really, there’s only one way you can you can lose weight—by creating a caloric deficit. You need to burn more calories than you …

winter foods

The Best Fruits and Veggies to Get You Through the Winter

There’s a lot to look forward to in winter, but fresh produce doesn’t make the list. With fewer fruits and vegetables in season than there are in summer, you may be relying on foods with an inferior nutritional profile to get you through the cold months. During the chilly weather, your body goes through changes …

health benefits of a vegan diet

Exploring the Health Benefits and Shortfalls of a Vegan Diet

In recent years, vegan diets are gaining popularity all around the world, and it comes as no surprise. A growing number of people are waking up to the devastating effects meat and dairy consumption has, not just on the environment, but on health too. The reason to go vegan differs vastly from person to person. …

healthy foods that aren't healthy

12 “Healthy” Foods That Are Actually Bad For You

You’re on a mission to be healthier, so you’ve decided to make better choices when it comes to your diet. You choose popcorn over chips, settle for yogurt instead of ice-cream, and replace your fizzy sodas with energy drinks. Unfortunately, many of these “healthy” foods are loaded with undesirable ingredients such as artificial flavourings, added …

Healthiest spices

The World’s Healthiest Spices and What They’re Good For

Spices aren’t really considered big players when it comes to healthy eating, but they deserve to be recognized for their nutritional value. In fact, many spices are packed with more disease-fighting antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables. Spices, although used sparingly while cooking, contain a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that offer a range of …

avoid holiday weight gain

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain without Giving Up Your Favourite Treats

The holiday season is a time for joy, cheer, and food—a great deal of food. It’s incredibly challenging to avoid holiday weight gain when you’re constantly tempted by roast turkey, Christmas cake, gingerbread cookies, eggnog and other foods synonymous with the holidays. It’s the most common time of the year for people to abandon their …