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!
While you may have heard that consuming enough dietary fibre each day is important for healthy digestion, consuming sufficient fibre alone isn’t enough. To perform it's expected duties, fibre must absorb water and be encouraged to move through your system. It is the combination of adequate fibre, ample fluids, and regular movement, that work together to keep your digestion functioning optimally.
While many people turn to meat for their protein fix, most don't realize that beans are stocked with the macro too, plus a handful of other beneficial nutrients. Namely, beans and their relatives are high in antioxidants, vitamins (especially B vitamins), minerals (chiefly potassium, magnesium, and iron), and fibre. Beans also do not contain the saturated fat and cholesterol found in most animal proteins.
Sleep is up there with the most potent lifestyle habits when it comes to improving your health, performance, and body composition. You may find that sleep is the missing element in your healthy lifestyle — it quite possibly could bring back the energy and vibrancy in your step. Make good sleep a priority. Your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing will thank you.
I developed a passion for food, fitness, and living a health promoting lifestyle early in life – pretty well as soon as I began to buy groceries for myself. I quickly became aware of the overwhelming variety of products available at supermarkets today. But having little knowledge in the way of food or nutrition at that time, I, like so many out there today, was a confused consumer.
Excess weight has been traditionally viewed as a mismatch in the calories in/calories out equation. While this may be true, it is important to note that body-weight regulation is dynamically impacted by variables such as genes, the environment and social and cultural factors. Each person has unique energy requirements, arising from the contribution of basal metabolic rate, the thermic effect of food, and physical movement.