Top 6 Performance-Enhancing Foods for Men

Pharmaceutical companies and supplement manufacturers love to sell us guys on promises of helping to ramp up our manliness, especially in the bedroom. Is the ability to buy some extra potency and stamina in a tidy little pill really the answer? Is it not possible to get things going just by eating … [Read more...]

6 Guilt-free Sugar Substitutes

Some people assume making a shift to a healthier lifestyle means giving up sugar. It's true that the average North American eats way more sugar than ever before. In the past 300 years, we've increased our average sugar consumption from 4 pounds per year to about 3 pounds per week! And no wonder - … [Read more...]

Resveratrol: How Grapes Help Fight Aging, Sunburn, and More!

It's a great time of year to be get out and enjoy those long summer days. Whether you're at the beach, out for a run, doing a bit of climbing or cycling, chances are you're going to catch some sun. We need that Vitamin D we get from soaking up those rays. But UV exposure also increases the risk of … [Read more...]

Natural Flavour: What IS That?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about aspartame to kick off a series of articles taking a closer look at the most common food additives. This week's "What IS That" investigates "natural" flavours. So what does "natural" really mean? Where do they come from? To be labelled "natural", a flavouring only … [Read more...]

Feeling Sluggish? Maybe it’s Something You Ate!

Do you ever wake up with a head that feels like it's full of cotton? What about a mid-day crash where you find yourself nodding off at work? I know I have spent many a night flopped on my couch "to digest" immediately after supper. Before I started learning about the Power of Food, I too felt … [Read more...]

Eat Nuts to Live Longer!

Eating nuts has some impressive health benefits, according to a recent study led by Jordi Salas-Salvadó from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain. The trial looked at 7000 people between the ages of 55 and 90 to determine the effectiveness of nuts in preventing cardiovascular disease. People … [Read more...]

Gut Bacteria is Good For You! How to Keep it Happy

If you've ever taken antibiotics, you've probably heard your doctor suggest that you should eat some yogurt to replenish your "good" gut bacteria. Sounds simple, right? It turns out there's much more to the story. Nutrition researchers have recently been discovering that the balance of gut … [Read more...]

Aspartame: What Is That?

If you're an ingredient reader on food packaging, like I am, you probably come across all kinds of items that are a mystery. Some you might see all the time and never get around to finding out what they are and where they come from. I'm going to tackle a few of the most common additives over the … [Read more...]

5 Foods Every Runner Should Eat

For me, there’s nothing like running outside! It’s hard to beat the feeling of being one with nature—the sun on my skin, the wind at my back, and the mountain air in my lungs (yup, I live in the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada!). Not only do I enjoy running outdoors, but I’m also passionate … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Turmeric

Turmeric: one of my favourite spices and all-around health-promoters! For those of you unfamiliar with turmeric, it's an antioxidant-rich staple that not only has awesome anti-inflammatory benefits, but a ton of other uses as well. A member of the ginger family, we know it as the culinary spice … [Read more...]