Getting your kids to eat healthy can either be really easy, nearly impossible, or the result of good, old-fashioned trickery. Here are some sneaky snack swaps that are healthier dupes of high-sugar, high-sodium, ‘kid kryptonite’ favourites. Serve them at the next birthday party to avoid the sugar high and subsequent crash, or pack them in a lunchbox and rest easy that they won’t immediately get traded for junk food.
You’ve worked hard all year to show off your fit, active summer body, but now the real struggle is maintaining that physique throughout the season and beyond! While we wish summer was 100% care-free, some of the activities you likely partake in can take a toll on your body and potentially throw you off the wagon. Here are some ways to enjoy all that summer has to offer, while avoiding the health-sabotaging common side effects:
We’ve talked about probiotics for grown-ups and the helping hand they can provide for everything from better digestion to brighter moods to a healthy immune system. But, is what’s good for the goose good for the gosling? Yes! Probiotics can absolutely give your little ones a helping hand, especially in some specific instances. Let’s take a look at probiotics for children, and when probiotics might help your little ones stay healthy and happy.
We love smoothies. But we also have a controversial opinion: a watery smoothie is not a smoothie. It's just juice, and while there is a time and a place for juice, it's not going to hit that post-workout 'treat yourself' spot quite like a creamy, milkshakey, so-thick-you-consider-a-spoon smoothie will. But, the best way to make the thickest smoothie is to add more nut butter or yogurt or fruit, right? Also adding extra calories and fats, right? Well, we’re happy to say that it’s wrong! Get ready to learn how to make the perfect smoothie and have your mind blown by a little thing called Xanthan Gum.
Whey protein has been popping up in a variety of nutritional supplements of late - and no wonder. It’s a complete protein that’s low in lactose content, contains all 9 essential amino acids, and can help you grow lean muscle mass by improving muscle protein synthesis. Whether you’re a powerlifter going for gains or just a casual gym-goer looking for a little more protein in your diet, it's the way to go. But, not all whey proteins are the same - we’ll take a look at three different types, each with different attributes. Let’s weigh them up and get you on your way to your best way to whey.
Mr. Simpson, you are incorrect good sir: you can definitely make friends with anyone who will bring a salad. Have you ever been to a potluck or barbeque without some quality vegetable representation? It’s a colourless array of beige foods. Potlucks are the best when the foods are as colourful as the guests. Filled with colour and healthy benefits, these eight vegetables alone are reason enough to love a loud and proud vegetarian potluck guest:
Oh Canada, how we love every 150 years of you. You provide one of the world’s best (bias) living spaces from east to west, and from north to...slightly less north.