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The Scoop on Protein
9 Oct 17

The Scoop on Protein


One of the first things you’ll notice when you set foot in a gym is that many people are toting around bottles filled with protein shakes. Should you be drinking protein? This post will give you the skinny on all things protein! Why Protein? Your muscles are made up of protein. When we exercise, the…

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Top 5 Most Nutrient Dense Foods
25 Sep 17

Top 5 Most Nutrient Dense Foods


When reading about nutrition, it isn’t uncommon to hear the phrase “superfood” which raises a lot of eyebrows. What is a superfood?  Most people discredit a lot of these claims saying there is no such thing as a superfood, and a calorie is a calorie. While it may be difficult to determine if a food…

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The Importance of Fiber
14 Aug 17

The Importance of Fiber


Fiber is one of the most under-consumed nutrients in the diet. In fact, the average Canadian only consumes roughly 15 grams of fiber a day when the current dietary recommendations state that we should be consuming between 25-40 grams of fiber a day. Fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate source that can be divided into two…

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Choosing the Right Low-Carbohydrate Diet
24 Apr 17

Choosing the Right Low-Carbohydrate Diet


Low-carbohydrate dieting is becoming more and more popular in the fitness and health industry. There are many indicators of health that suggest low-carb dieting as being advantageous. There are also many different types of low-carb diets, and choosing which one is best for you may seem difficult. When deciding which low-carb diet is best for…

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Do I Need to Eat Six Times a Day to Keep My Metabolism High?
2 Jan 17

Do I Need to Eat Six Times a Day to Keep My Metabolism High?


When it comes to weight loss, the hot topic is always metabolism. You have to ramp up your metabolism to burn more fat and reach your weight loss goal. One of the commonly used methods for improving metabolic rate is through increased meal frequency, but does this work? The Research While it may seem plausible,…

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