It’s almost on the daily that we hear someone comment on his or her weight. In our thin-obsessed society, it’s hard not to be sucked into the mentality of “the thinner, the better”. We’ve grown accustom to the idea that fat is fat, and that fat is bad. Super-models prancing the runway conceptualize the unrealistic […]Read More Rad Research: Friend or Foe? Here’s why you should love your (brown) fat
Freddie Mercury belted out this profound question, and now, researchers are wondering the same thing – but maybe more importantly, how do you live forever? How does one prolong lifespan, all the while remaining youthful and able-bodied, with sharp wits and one’s mobility intact? Certain societies in the world have got it down-pat. That is […]Read More Rad Research: Who Wants to Live Forever?
Hey there, I have a cheesy joke for you: Why did the carrot win an award? … Because he was outstanding in his field! (Get it?! Hah!?) Now that I’ve hopefully made you smile a little, here’s something else to be happy about – eating carrot cake for breakfast, whenever you feel like it, and […]Read More Super Sunday Snacks: Carrot- Cake Oatmeal
Hey friends! It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m back with some cool news! I’ve been keeping busy working away on my MSc., and the end is in sight – August is just around the corner, and I’m really excited to see what sort of adventures lie ahead. This past semester, I […]Read More Rad Research: How to Motivate Yourself to Get Moving
Dust off your running shoes, grab some water, and fight your way through the crowds, it’s that time of the year again – the start of the health and fitness new years resolutions. Each year, it seems that more and more people are keen on making this year “their best yet”; weight loss and fit […]Read More Resolutions: One Quick Trick for a Healthier Year
It’s been the month of coffee for me. Maybe it’s because of the festive Tim Hortons cups that look like little knit sweaters, or maybe it’s because of the projects and reviews I’ve been working on while thoughts of Christmas dance through my head. Or maybe it’s grad school, and I’ve finally made the transition […]Read More Could This Drink Be Your Liver’s New Best Friend?
Three cheers for fall! Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray! ‘Tis the season once again for all things pumpkin – the jolly orange fruits are available at farmers markets, fall-favourite “pick-your-own” farms have opened their gates, and Starbucks specialty drink sales are skyrocketing. I’m pretty darn tootin’ excited about this new season. Although I’m a huge fan […]Read More Orange you glad it’s pumpkin season?!
Everyone is going nuts for coconuts! The health benefits of coconut oil and coconut water are a hot topic in the nutrition industry these days. Many people swear that the oil of this fruit has positively impacted their overall well-being, and have resorted to only using this particular “healthy” oil when preparing meals. Refueling after […]Read More Going nuts for coconuts
I love chocolate. That’s a well known fact among my friends. There’s no doubt that if I had no self-control whatsoever, I would be eating chocolate at every meal, every single day . Luckily for cocoa lovers like myself, there are loads of healthy alternatives to a chocolate bar which will still help satisfy that craving. One of my favourite chocolate-inspired recipes […]Read More Cocoa Crazy
As a child, I used to hate tomatoes. Coming from a fruit and veggie lover, that seems absurd, doesn’t it? I wasn’t exactly a picky-eater, but I sure as heck did not want anything to do with tomatoes. They were too squishy, too seedy, too red – basically, anything and everything was wrong with them, […]Read More Terrific Tomatoes
Booya Grandma, I made some bread! I’ve become quite interested in pumpkin seeds because of their impressive health benefits, and I like to throw these little wonders into so many different dishes. This under-rated seed is one which should be gaining as much popularity as chia seeds, hemp seeds, or grape seeds. Did you know […]Read More Power to the Pumpkin
With bikini season dawning upon us, isn’t it hard not to fall into those tempting fad diets? Maybe you’ve heard about entirely eliminating, or greatly reducing, your fat intake and in turn, you will be granted the body of a god(dess)? It’s important not to get too caught up in these trends, although some are […]Read More Your Ideal Beach Body and Fats