Five healthy, delicious and easy to make at home snacks…

Banana ice cream Cut or break three or four bananas into one inch chunks and freeze them. Once frozen add to food processor or Ninja and blend until smooth. If you like, add strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, chocolate chips as a topping. To make chocolate ice cream simply add one or two teaspoons of cocoa powder. … Continue reading Five healthy, delicious and easy to make at home snacks…

What is cholesterol and tips for lowering your numbers

We all know cholesterol is something we need to pay attention to because it leads to cardiovascular disease but do you know what it is, do you know there are two types, why good cholesterol is important and how to control the bad? What is cholesterol and why is it important for good health? According … Continue reading What is cholesterol and tips for lowering your numbers

Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports

Post-exercise recovery for any sport is important and plays a critical factor in not just recovery but in how well an athlete performs. For aquatic athletes specifically, what is the quality, quantity and timing for intake of fluids and food after workouts or during a competitive event; to take advantage of re-hydration and repair? There … Continue reading Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports

Getting started with a plant-based diet

The following suggestions are courtesy of Harvard Medical School. Eight ways to get started with a plant-based diet Eat lots of vegetables: fill half of your plate with vegetables at lunch and dinner. Make sure you include plenty of colors in choosing your vegetables. Enjoy vegetables as a snack with hummus, salsa or guacamole.Change the … Continue reading Getting started with a plant-based diet

What is a plant-based diet?

Any diet or nutrition plan that focuses on plant-based whole-foods while eliminating processed foods, dairy and meats has been widely proven to improve overall health, especially cardiovascular health. What is a whole-foods plant-based diet? A plant-based diet has many definitions because it varies according to how much dairy or animal products an individual consumes along … Continue reading What is a plant-based diet?

Want to protect your arteries? Eat a better breakfast!

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast gives your body the energy and nutrition it needs to perform through- out the whole day. If that isn't enough reason to eat a healthy breakfast, how about protecting your arteries? According to an article in the Journal of the … Continue reading Want to protect your arteries? Eat a better breakfast!

Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%

As many of you know, there has been more and more research to determine the benefits of reducing or eliminating animal protein and replacing it with plant-based protein; these new studies provided shocking results! How were the studies conducted and what were the results? The first study as conducted by Dr. Shan, at the Harvard … Continue reading Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%

Benefits of flax seeds – they’re a super food!

Did you know that flax seed, best if you use flax seed meal rather than the seeds, are a super food due to their many health benefits? Here are a few reasons you should start adding flax seed meal to your diet everyday. High nutrient content Flax seeds have been around since humans began growing … Continue reading Benefits of flax seeds – they’re a super food!

New plant-based processed meats, are they good for you? Definitely not!

According to the article linked below from wellness.consumerfreedom.com you might have reason to be concerned that the new plant-based meat options, advertised as healthy alternatives, are not so healthy after all. Since these types of foods are new to the market there needs to be more consumer awareness on what's in these foods, what their … Continue reading New plant-based processed meats, are they good for you? Definitely not!

Dietary fiber significantly lowers risk of stroke

According to the American Heart Association, a study was completed in January 2013 that looked at the association of dietary fiber and incident of stroke; specifically, is there a link between eating more fiber and lower risk of stoke? The short answer is yes! Lets look at the supporting evidence from the study. The study … Continue reading Dietary fiber significantly lowers risk of stroke

10 sources of delicious plant-based protein

If you follow a plant-based diet one of the most often asked questions is, what are the best sources of protein? It might surprise you to know there are many sources of delicious, easy to prepare plant-based proteins. Here are 10 sources of plant-based protein: Tempeh: 18 grams of protein per 3oz serving Tempeh is … Continue reading 10 sources of delicious plant-based protein

Can eating plant-based protein help you live longer?

In recent years there has been a lot of debate on which is the best source of protein, animal or plant-based. Since protein is one of the three macronutrients (for more information click here) and it is responsible for creating blood, skin, bones, cartilage and of course building muscle; clearly it is vital that we … Continue reading Can eating plant-based protein help you live longer?