On the Importance of Protein

How protein can help power your healthy lifestyle

5 Reasons You Need California Prunes In Your Daily Diet

We’re big fans of California Prunes, and you should be, too! Here’s why.


What Is Protein Coffee—and Should You Try It?

Protein coffee—basically protein powder in coffee—is touted for potential weight loss benefits, but is it healthy? Here's what dietitians want...


Raw vs. Cooked: How to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables

Heat, oil, and cook time can all impact a vegetable's nutritional value. Here, a registered dietician shares how to maximize...


These Are the 9 Essential Amino Acids Your Body Needs

Amino acids are important for the body. These are the nine essential amino acids, what they do, why you need...

Are Pine Nuts Good For You? Here’s What Nutrition Experts Say

Pine nuts are packed with nutrients and healthy fats. Learn more about the nutrition and benefits of these seeds harvested...


Is Hemp Milk Good for You? 10 Nutrition Facts to Know

Hemp milk is a nondairy alternative to cow's milk. Learn all about its nutrition, benefits, and what to look for...

Avocado Oil Mayo vs. Regular Mayo: Is One Healthier Than the Other?

Here are the nutrition and benefits of avocado oil mayonnaise, how it stacks up against regular mayo, and a few...


The Health Benefits of Pineapples—What RDs Want You to Know

Pineapple is a sweet, low-fat fruit that can be a part of a healthy diet. Learn about the calories in...


How Healthy Are Lentils? What Nutritionists Need You to Know

Lentils are popping up everywhere, including as pasta. But how healthy are they? Learn about their nutrients, benefits, and how...


3 Under-the-Radar Superfoods, Plus an Easy Way to Add Micro-Nutrients to Your Diet

If you aim to pack the highest nutritional punch possible into your diet, try adding these lesser-known foods to your...

6 Reasons Nutrition Experts Love Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit—aka pitaya—is packed with healthy nutrients. Learn exactly what this exotic fruit is, how to prepare it, and check...


What You Need to Know About the Mind-Gut Connection

Could improving your gut health with probiotics and a balanced diet really boost your mental wellbeing?


The Best Nutritionist-Approved Electrolyte Drinks in Canada

Sometimes spring water isn't enough: Try one of these thirst-quenching electrolyte drinks for maximum hydration.


Stay Hot & Sweet This Summer with Burn-Free Vitamin D

Summer’s coming and whether you live in the brightest city or the rainiest suburb in Canada, you can’t wait for...


15 Supplements Nutritionists Don’t Take—So You Shouldn’t Either

Whether the pills interact with medications or the health claims don't hold up, these vitamins and other supplements are the ones...

Chlorella vs. Spirulina: Which One Is Right for You?

Chlorella and spirulina are algae with miraculous-sounding health claims. But these supplements have some fundamental differences—here's what nutrition experts need...


Is Matcha Better for You Than Coffee? What Nutritionists Want You to Know

Coffee and matcha both offer quick energy with caffeine and antioxidants, but each boosts the body and brain in different...


20 Produce Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Here's how to store fruits and veggies so they don't spoil too fast, and use stems, leaves, and other "scraps"...


Is Spelt Good for You? What to Know About This Ancient Whole Grain

Spelt is an ancient grain that is similar in nutrition to wheat with plenty of carbs, protein, and fibre. Learn...


11 Fruits and Veggies to Buy Frozen

Fresh fruits and veggies are tasty, but are they healthier than the frozen kind? Here's the produce you're actually better...


Does Vegan Collagen Powder Really Work?

Collagen isn't typically vegan, but genetically modified yeast and bacteria can help create plant-based collagen. Here's how it works and...


Do Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies Have Any Benefits?

Apple cider vinegar comes in many forms, including liquid vs. gummy, but do they deliver similar health benefits? Here's...


What You Should Know About Spirulina Benefits, Nutrition, and More

Spirulina is a blue-green algae often touted for its health benefits and used in smoothies. Here's what to know about...

5 Reasons Turmeric Coffee Might Be Good for You—and How to Make It

Turmeric, known as the golden spice, can enhance the flavour of your coffee, but can it help your health? Here...


Should You Try Seed Cycling to Improve Your Menstrual Cycle?

Here’s what a registered dietitian and a holistic nutritionist have to say about whether it can alleviate your PMS symptoms...


What Are the Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea?

Is there a wellness benefit to sipping a cup or two of spearmint tea a day?


37 Secrets Nutritionists Won’t Tell You for Free

Nutrition experts are just like the rest of us—they try to make healthy food choices regularly. But healthy eating doesn't...


A New Canadian Company Wants to Help You Take Your Vitamins

A new subscription vitamin company takes the guesswork out of finding the best supplements for you—and delivers them in personalized...


What Are the Health Benefits of Mushrooms?

Functional mushrooms are popping up in teas, tinctures and even skin care. A registered dietitian explains the trend.