8 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Breakfast

I have recently started writing for a health blog “Young and Raw”, and I am very excited to share my first article! :) Check it out, and browse their site for some really… Continue reading

The Irony: Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain?

Artificial sweeteners are often consumed by those trying to lose weight. These would include things such as Splenda, NutraSweet, and Sweet N’ Low. Multiple studies have shown weight loss with the use of… Continue reading

Relationship between government and the food industry- new film “Fed Up”

A new documentary is coming out May 9th on pediatric obesity and how it is interrelated with sugar consumption, the food industry, and the government. Here is a sneak peak: https://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/fed-film-examines-food-industry-childhood-obesity-120006221–abc-news-movies.html Quite a… Continue reading

Should fruit be avoided when avoiding sugar?

Fruit has tremendous benefits. Not only do they taste delicious, they benefit your health as they are fibre-rich, filled with antioxidants, and are known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and even… Continue reading

Smart Marketing and Our Food Choices

Not only is watching television time spent sitting and being inactive, this is also a time we are exposed to extremely smart marketing strategies by fast food companies. Let’s explore a few I’ve found… Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Just a reminder that we can all be healthy over holidays, all while being festive! :) My way of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day: delicious, nutritious, leafy green veggies! – Stay festive

How Much Exercise You Should Be Getting, and How to Get it!

In this post, I would like to focus on the importance of physical activity. Healthy living cannot be accomplished without exercise, no matter how healthy your diet is. It reduces your risk of… Continue reading

The Importance of Critical Thinking

I want to dedicate this post to critical thinking! Critical appraisal of research is something all science students learn during our undergraduate years. We are taught how to analyze research papers, and based… Continue reading

Do Probiotics Play a Role in Cold Prevention

As I previously discussed in one of my earlier posts, vitamin C had no effect on colds. Continuing in the same manner, this post is regarding probiotic use and the common cold. Will… Continue reading

The not so sweet truth about sugar sweetened beverages

Sugar sweetened beverages taste sweet, and their consumption has drastically risen, but there is a dark and not so sweet side to them. Numerous studies have shown associations between sugar sweetened beverages and… Continue reading