Category: Nutrition

Vegetarian, Vegan or “Flexitarian”?

2014-06-09

As spring melts into summer and a wider variety of fresh produce arrives in grocery stores and farmer’s markets all over Ontario, it’s tempting to add more fruits and vegetables to your regular diet. But have you ever considered going fully vegetarian or vegan? If so, you’re not alone. Interest in vegan diets is on …

How much water do you really need?

2014-03-27

It seems like every day, we hear that consuming eight glasses of water a day is best. But is that really the case? Not necessarily. In a recent study performed in Australia and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, dehydrated athletes who simply think they’re being rehydrated adequately perform no differently in physical …

It’s Snowy: Eat Some Winter Veggies!

2013-12-15

During this time of year, it’s easy to get side-tracked thinking of all the great meats and sweets that are traditionally served at parties and big dinner celebrations, not to mention office gatherings, cookie swaps, and activities for kids. So, how do you eat healthy? For one, eat your vegetables. Winter vegetables get a bad …

Get Some Ginger Into You!

2013-11-20

Chances are you’ve made some dishes with ginger already this fall: from pumpkin pie to saag paneer, ginger is that special ingredient that makes everything taste warm, clean, and inviting. It can dress up pork, enliven fish, and it blends beautifully with tomato and coconut milk. But did you know it can also make you …

It’s Flu Season. Here’s How To Avoid Getting Sick.

2013-11-15

It’s that time of year again: time for a flu shot! Cold and flu season is upon us, and it’s important to protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers from weeks of fever, congestion, coughs, aches, and pains. Don’t worry — it can be done! Here’s how. First, it’s important to understand the differences between …

Get Cooking Healthy This Autumn With Your Slow Cooker!

2013-11-06

Now that Thanksgiving and Halloween are over in Canada, you’re probably thinking of how to get all your other holiday tasks done while staying healthy and keeping active. How do you keep up with all your obligations and meet your goals without succumbing to the lure of fast food? Enter the slow cooker. With a …

Guest Post from Promenade Dietitian Carly Hochman: Snacking For Success!

Whether you like to shake it in Zumba (like I do), build muscle in muscle mix, sweat it out in cycle, or hit the machines, a hearty snack is very important after working out to help repair muscle tissues and replenish glycogen stores. A sensible snack should include a source of complex carbohydrates as well …

Thinking of a Post-Thanksgiving Detox? Read This.

2013-10-15

What is de-toxing? And is it actually good for you? After a weekend of turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more than a little wine, you may feel like you’re in need of a commercially-available “cleanse” or “detoxification regime,” or something similar. Before your start mixing apple cider vinegar with honey and cayenne and calling …

Eating Healthy In The Fall

2013-10-08

Between Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the seemingly endless chain of holidays between now and February, eating healthy can be difficult. It’s fall! All you want to do is a roast another chicken and mash more potatoes. But eating healthy doesn’t mean leaving behind all your fall favourites. It just means tweaking some of those favourites to …

Eat Meat? Eat It Better. Here’s How.

2013-09-27

Do you eat meat? Have you considered eating less? More and more people are going “flexitarian,” which is to say that they are avoiding meat and other animal products in their diets, but not entirely. In a recent New York Times column author of How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman explains the charms of flexitarianism: …