Coffee is not so bad if drank solo, but it is typically accompanied by a few supporting actors like sugar and dairy. The addition of these ingredients to coffee can quickly transform an average cup of joy into a vehicle for calories and fat, leading to blood sugar spikes and crashes, resulting in more coffee drinking throughout the day.Read More
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In recent years, garlic from China has started to come onto the market, often disguised, but there are simple ways to tell Chinese garlic apart from its Russian or US counterparts. The bulb of the former is even and rounded, without a stalk protruding and often is made up of just one garlic piece instead of many different segments like in the latter. Beyond aesthetics, there are some serious concerns with Chinese garlic.Read More
Exercising in the cold is not always pleasant, especially when the ground turns into a slip-and-slide and running shoes are unsuitable for trekking through the snow or insulating your feet. However, there are many great ways to exercise outside– yes, even in the dead of winter. Weight-gain is typically synonymous with the winter, but it does not have to be. My last article focused on tips for eating healthy during the holidays, but having a consistent workout routine during the year is also key for many reasons other than shedding a few kilos.Read More
It is that time of the year again; everywhere we go sugary treats and bottomless casseroles and leftovers tempt us for days. Passing the plate is easy, but most people want to skip the weight gain that follows. Cue the crash diets and gym membership surge. Eating healthy during the holidays does not have to be a difficult feat. There are several things you can do to make sure you stay on track this holiday season.Read More
High fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, evaporated cane syrup, raw cane sugar, agave, brown sugar, organic cane sugar. Perhaps you have read some of these names on nutrition labels or on the front of the package touting health benefits. What do they have in common?Read More