Why Are We Consuming Food Dyes?

Everyday we have to make food decisions for ourselves and for our families. Products marketed to children (typically convenience foods) are always highly processed and full of sugar and artificial ingredients. This morning, I was scheduled for my routine Glucose Tolerance Test to screen for gestational diabetes as I’m almost 27 weeks pregnant as I […]

Don’t Be Fooled by Food Labels (Part 2)

I’ve discussed the labels vegan and non-dairy already but now I want to shed some light on the labels “cholesterol free” and “gluten free”. Let’s start with “cholesterol free” When a food is labelled cholesterol free… Cholesterol is confusing to a lot of people. The reality is, to the average person there is little understanding […]

Sugar, Sugar

I bet you’d be surprised to learn the average Canadian consumes 26 teaspoons of sugar per day according to Statistics Canada. This equates to 88 pounds per year or 20 bags! That’s an insane amount of sugar. How is this possible? Where is all this sugar coming from? Well, it’s coming from hidden sources. Big […]

Clean Foods vs Real Foods

One quick search online or one quick visit to Instagram and you’ll see #cleaneating but what does that actually mean? Through marketing and social media certain foods have been labelled as “clean” which is supposed to be synonymous with “healthy” but that it not the case. These “clean” foods are marketed to us as healthy […]