How a Cup of Tea Benefits Your Health

Like many British-Canadians, the idea that a nice cup of tea solves everything is not a new concept for me. While this isn’t entirely true, a hot cuppa tea can offer a lot for both body and mind. Where Tea Comes From Camellia sinensis, the plant from which we get black, white, and green tea, has more…

Vitamin D: How Much Do You Need?

There is a lot of debate about the optimal dose of vitamin D and it is one of the most common questions people ask me. Current Recommendations The current recommended daily allowance for vitamin D is a mere 600 IU (15 mcg) daily. Prominent experts in this area claim that dose is based on erroneous more…

3 Powerful Nutrients for Brain Health

Do you eat certain foods to fuel your brain health? Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water to function normally. So if you’re looking to support brain function, fuel it up with “brain foods” – the ones that help promote healthy mood balance. When it comes more…

Why Cranberries Are More Than Just a Juicy Treat

Pucker up – it’s the perfect time of the year to eat cranberries! These red glossy berries add a tangy punch to fall and winter recipes while providing much-needed vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Cranberries are an ideal ingredient for increasing the flavour and nutritional value of snacks and meals while keeping the calorie content under more…

Coconut Oil: Uses, Benefits, and What to Look For

It seems like everyone is talking about coconut oil. In only a few short years, this versatile oil has taken the culinary, health, and beauty worlds by storm. Why? Because it’s natural, easy to cook with, and offers distinct health benefits. Cooking Uses and Advantages Coconut oil is a beneficial alternative to butter, margarine, and more…

How to Get Started with Vegetarian BBQ

People love to gather around the BBQ, but what do you throw on the grill if you are trying to cut down on meat consumption? Don’t worry! There are plenty of fantastic vegetarian BBQ dishes available to please everyone, be they an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian! Classic Vegetarian BBQ Portobello Mushrooms The grilled Portobello more…