Maca is a true nutritional powerhouse. Dried maca roots nutritional content consists of 13-16% protein, 8.5% fiber, 19 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D, minerals iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, several glucosinolates, 20 free fatty acids, and unique compounds called macaenes and macamides. Beyond that, Maca is one of only a handful of foods considered to be an “adaptogen,” or food that raises overall life force energy. Maca is considered to be very beneficial for hormone balancing, endocrine and thyroid function enhancement and even immune system enhancement. Try out this Energy Smoothie and find out where I get my organic, GMO-Free, Fair Trade Maca from. ENJOY!!!
Summer will be coming to an end soon. But it's not all bad as September brings some big changes to my family and with back-to-school, it offers an opportunity for everyone to reset. Check out my latest blog full of tips and strategies on how to reset this September! :)
The Delicious Strawberry - These red gems are a great source of vitamin C, folate, fibre and potassium and taste divine in this spinach maple walnut recipe
I got your cocktail menu covered this Canada Day long weekend! We know the secret to any truly great mixed drink is almost always due to the kind of thing that you’re mixing with your alcohol of choice. It can be hard to make a healthy choice though when you’re looking for this magical additive. Check out these 3 infused water mixer recipes. They are so good :)
Summer is upon us and it's getting hot out there. Infused water can be a really awesome and fun way to get a few nutrients. Another great thing about it, is that your body will love it because actual water is way more hydrating than any of the drinks that are marketed and being great for hydration. Check out these recipes, you'll love them!
If you’ve been looking for a healthy drink that you can have anytime of the day that makes you feel healthy and refreshed, then infused water is probably a great option for you. If you’re new to this concept, you might want to know a few things about how it’s done, so this article will be showing you how to make your own infused water.
Do you have the seasonal cold that is circulating through schools, work places and amongst your friends? There is nothing as frustrating as trying everything you know to do to keep your immune system boosted only to end up getting sick. This may have you wondering what it is that is affecting your immune system from functioning properly. Here are a few of the options you should consider....
Celebrating St. Patrick's day with a Green Spinach Smoothie. Adding greens into your smoothie is a great way to increase your dark leafy consumption. Spinach is low in carbs but high in insoluble fibre. This type of fibre may have benefits for digestion. It is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It contains high amounts of carotenoids,…
I’m so thrilled to let you know that Canada’s 1977 Food Guide has been updated. The Canadian Government has dramatically overhauled its iconic guide introducing a simplified approach that emphasizes plant-based eating and reduces the emphasis on meat and dairy. As a Nutritionist I concur. Eating a variety of healthy foods each day will have a dramatic effect, not only our health but our lives.
Consumption of dietary fiber can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of "good" bacteria in the colon, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions closely linked to obesity that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat…