Why Should You Make Your Fruit and Vegetable Selection Colourful?

Many people often say that you eat first with your eyes. Selecting a menu full of colour not only makes your meal more appealing to the visual senses, it will benefit your health too. Different colours of foods generally mean that it contains different vitamins and minerals. When you think about it, no one single food can contain all the nutrients that an individual needs, so eating different...Read more

Should Athletes try the Paleo Diet?

The Paleolithic Diet is hugely popular right now with its proponents touting its benefits through books, websites, personal blogs and health and fitness magazines. Athletes are always striving to gain an edge so it's not surprising that many are turning to this diet in the hopes that they will improve their race performance. What's the appeal? Many people are attracted to the diet because on the...Read more

Do you really need to take a multivitamin?

Vitamins and supplements are big business, with billions of dollars spent each year. North Americans are firm in the belief that they need to boost their intake of multivitamins for better health – but do they really work? Researchers generally believe that, with a few exceptions, most people that adhere to a healthy diet don’t need them. Who should take multivitamins? Women who are pregnant or...Read more

Vitamin B12: The Basics

An important key to maintaining a healthy mind and body is ensuring we’re fulfilling our daily nutritional needs. This means getting the appropriate amounts of vitamins and minerals from our food and understanding what role they play in our health. Getting to know a little more about vitamin B12, particularly for athletes, and how it aids in cell production and repair is a little thing that can...Read more


If you have ever looked at the Canadian Food Guide you will notice that fruits , vegetables , and grains products are highly recommended. A diet high in fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes may help reduce the risk of some cancers and the risk of heart disease. A plant-based diet is also high in minerals and vitamins, is low in calories, and is cholesterol free. Another benefit of emphasizing...Read more