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Will a vegan diet make me healthy?

Will a vegan diet make me healthy?

It wasn't too long ago that the eating a vegan diet was motivated primarily by animal rights and environmental movements. Today, in addition to these things, vegan eating has been catapulted into the healthy eating spotlight and dubbed by many to be a one way ticket...

Should you be buying organic?

Should you be buying organic?

Consumers (us!) are starting to demand more information about how their food is being produced and are more concerned with things like pesticides used in the production of many of our foods – this is a great thing. The organic food market is exploding in Canada with...

My top tips to get kids to eat more plants (and love it)…

My top tips to get kids to eat more plants (and love it)…

We all want our kids to eat more fruit and vegetables! For some parents it's a daily struggle to get there kids to eat ANYTHING they cook, let alone their greens.  No, I don't have kids myself (yet ...), but I have heard colleagues and friends talk about their...

Protein: Can you get enough from plants?

Protein: Can you get enough from plants?

Undoubtedly, the most common thing those who follow a plant based diet get asked is, "Where do you get your protein?". This question most often comes from those who eat meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy -- and fair enough! If you take a look at our food environment...

Getting enough calcium on a plant-based diet

Getting enough calcium on a plant-based diet

If you grew up like me, you probably religiously drank a glass of milk with dinner to make sure you had healthy bones and teeth! A lot of people still believe this to be true and bone health is one of the biggest concerns people have when cutting out or reducing dairy...

The importance of the sunshine vitamin (Vitamin D)

The importance of the sunshine vitamin (Vitamin D)

It's a vitamin ... it's a ... hormone?! Vitamin D is one of the fat soluble vitamins (the others being vitamins A, E and K). This means that our body can actually store it. It also acts like a hormone (a special chemical messenger) in the body! Why is vitamin D...

Plant-Based Iron

Plant-Based Iron

Iron is important in the making of your DNA, energy production and oxygen transport throughout the body. This is why having low iron stores can leave you feeling tired, irritable and pale-looking. Iron is plentiful in plants, so if you're eating a varied plant-based...

Plant-Based Zinc

Plant-Based Zinc

Although we have a relatively small amount of zinc in our bodies, it plays a mighty role in helping our body function optimally! It is a vital part of over 600 enzyme systems (important for chemical reactions in the body), used in the metabolism of our food, our...

Don’t forget about iodine

Don’t forget about iodine

I call iodine the forgotten nutrient as it doesn't get talked about much! Why is iodine important? Iodine is crucial for the production of thyroid hormones involved in metabolism and proper development, but, it's a fine balance. Too much or too little iodine can...

All about plant-based omega-3’s

All about plant-based omega-3’s

There are two groups of essential fatty acids, meaning our bodies cannot make them, we have to get them from diet. They are linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid or ALA (omega-3). We tend to talk about omega-3 fats the most - why? Because most of us are...