Welcome to our blog, where we offer our insight and advice on common areas of challenge, frequently asked questions, and other health related hot topics. We hope you learn a few key things while you’re here that spark your motivation to lead a healthy and full life. Happy reading!
In times like this - with the holiday season approaching, our to-do list mounting, and the constantly changing state of the world impacting our day-to-day routine - when something needs to be cut from the list, we tend to sacrifice time for cooking & eating well… and instead reach for more convenient pre-made processed/ fast food to “save time”. We’ve all been there, and generally it leaves us feeling guilty and/or unhealthy after the festivities are all said and done. This year - already different in so many ways - we suggest taking a different approach...
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and as this holiday approaches this year, it is important to appreciate all we have more than ever. Yes, this Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the physical and mental wellness we have today.Family gatherings may be minimal and limited to your immediate family this year - however this shouldn’t prevent us from enjoying the moment and appreciate the delicious and comforting familiar meals. What does enjoying food with your loved ones mean to you? Food is much more than supplying the essential nutrients to your body.
We all know drinking water throughout the day is essential and is the best way to hydrate, but did you know that food we choose to consume also can help us stay hydrated while keeping us cool? Today we’ll be discussing the specific foods (and meals!) that will help you stay hydrated, as well as how you can incorporate them into our daily diet as the warm weather continues. We’ll also go over some tips to get your meals all ready to eat by doing some strategic prep ahead of time.
As many provinces expand their encouraged activity list, you may be planning to go on small trips and engage in new activities this season. A few of the more popular summer activities are going camping, swimming in lakes, or taking part in any kind of water activity - presenting imminent opportunities to don a swimsuit. For many, something that is ingrained in the back of our mind is the dreaded “bloating”! We feel you. Today, we’d like to focus on the topic of bloating - to explore what it is and why this happens, as well as how to prevent it from happening on a special day.
Introducing more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet will help support a strong immune system and your physical health overall. In comes turnips, the star of this blog. Turnips come in both purple and pale white varieties, are easy to find at most grocery stores at a reasonable price, and store well in cool and dry areas. To add to these great features, turnips are wonderfully versatile to use at home and have many nutrition benefits. Because of these highlights, we chose to focus on this praise worthy food in this blog.