Newmarket Nutritionist & Wellness Coach

Classic Green Monster Smoothie

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,…

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The New Canada’s Food Guide

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.

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Literacy and Fats

Food For Thought Today is International Literacy Day, established by UNESCO on November 17, 1965.  Their aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. With our children now back in school, supporting not only their physical health but mental health is key to their success this school year and years…

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A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands

July 7 - World Chocolate Day "A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands" -- a phrase commonly in use to justify ones chocolate snacking behavior. A phrase now shown to actually harbor some truth. How do you enjoy this decedent delight?  With Strawberries? Hot Chocolate? Chocolate Bar?  Chocolate Ice Cream? History of Chocolate The history…

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Sugar & Pregnancy

Sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs. While some research has reported an association between a…

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What is Metabolism?

  What is Metabolism? This word metabolism is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It's how you take in nutrients…

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We Are What We Eat

Why question my diet and food choices? Many people ask, why should I question my diet and food choices?  Growing up, I had trust in my parents to provide with me shelter, food & love.  It never occurred to me to question what I was being fed.  Throughout my young adult life I could honestly…

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