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Turmeric: King of Spices for Your Health

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Turmeric: King of Spices for Your Health

5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric into Your Diet If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, you might already be familiar with this spice native to South East Asia. Turmeric is a multifaceted spice that takes on many purposes: it’s used as a dye in Hindu rituals, a medicinal herb, and a key spice in cooking. Orange and deep yellow in colour, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory agents, high antioxidant levels, manganese, iron, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C and magnesium. Turmeric’s warm, earthy scent and taste is known to prevent viruses, alleviate pain and improve digestion. A member of the ginger family,...

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Superfood of the Month: Coconut

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Superfood of the Month: Coconut

Grown from the palm tree, otherwise known as “The Tree of Life”, coconuts are filled with healing properties that protect the body from free radicals thanks to their high amount of antioxidant levels.  However, in their earlier years of being on North American markets, coconuts were wrongly accused of having high levels of saturated fat.  If a high-fat and unhealthy warning bell flickers in your brain every time you pass a product belonging to coconuts, know this:  Coconut Fat is Your Friend  Seriously. If you’re an avid avocado eater, you’re destined to be a coconut fat fiend. Believed by Pacific...

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High-Protein, Meat Alternatives

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High-Protein, Meat Alternatives

The vegan diet has received a ton of criticism over the last few years. A lot of people believe that it’s unhealthy and lacks vital nutrients that our body needs to survive. However, if you’re a vegan or practicing raw vegan, you know very well that this isn’t necessarily true. Of course, cutting out meat, dairy and eggs has its challenges, especially when you’re searching for protein substitutes, but thankfully there are a ton of healthy and natural protein sources out there that are 100 per cent environmentally friendly and animal cruelty-free.  You might be surprised to know that these...

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Recipe of the Month: Lemon Cranberry Chia Pudding

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Recipe of the Month: Lemon Cranberry Chia Pudding

Serves: 1 Prep Time: OvernightRaw Materials:Base: ¼ cup chia seeds 1 cup coconut milk ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ½ tsp lemon zest 1 tbsp maple syrup Toppings: chopped Nagi Lemon Cranberry bar 1 tbsp unsulphured cranberries 1 tsp shredded coconut  Directions: For Whole Chia Seed Version: Place all base ingredients in a mason jar and mix until completely blended. For Blended/Smooth Version: Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth and pour into a mason jar. Place mason jar in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to let gel. I prefer...

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Eat, Pray, Love...Emphasis on Eat

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Guest Blog: Lindsay Maxwell I make sure to eat enough natural plant protein as well. One of my favourite dishes that I conjure up is my vegan pasta. I eat high protein black bean spaghetti noodles dressed in fresh garlic, basil, artichoke, tomato, bell peppers and vegan parmesan cheese with a delicious marinara sauce. It tastes like a treat without the guilt thanks to zero gluten or wheat! As an actress, model, stylist and freelance writer, you could say my days are busy! For me, nutrition and well-being have always gone hand-in-hand.  I’ve always been active, ever since I was...

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