Why updating Canada’s food guide is a win for the environment and your health

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Since the early ’90s the ‘Got Milk’ campaign has graced the pages of glossy magazines everywhere. The classic advertisement ended in 2014 and has been recently replaced by a swirl of new commercials this year. The ‘grab…

Giving vegetables sexy, indulgent names makes people eat healthier

It’s a war that’s been waged in a billion homes all over the world throughout history – the struggle of eating vegetables. Face it – compared to a juicy steak or a helping of fries, there are very few of…

Torba is banning western food in an aim to get healthier

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Travelling to the Torba province in Vanuatu, a group of islands in the South Pacific, you’ll be treated to fresh crab, yams and pineapple. Unfortunately, you’ll have to leave your sweet tooth at home, as you will…

8 Amazing superfoods that won’t empty your wallet

Superfoods – What the hell makes a food super? When you first research superfoods you may realize that since there isn’t actually a strict scientific definition as to what they are, there are A LOT to choose from. According to…

Vegetarian bodybuilding: 5 things to consider before getting started

I remember going to the gym on my first year of university. The basement (because that is what it was) hidden in a small building at the edge of campus had a narrow set of stairs that would take you…

How food affects your mental health

It’s been said our digestive system is our “second brain”. It is the largest part of our neurological system so naturally, what goes in it has an effect on our brains. After all, our diet changes depending on our mood…

Vegetarianism vs. veganism: what’s the difference?

In the past I have written a lot about vegetarianism but never gotten into specifics about the different variations of it. I also have not talked much about veganism, so I am here to change all that for those of…

Why this health-conscious woman switched to a diet of dog food

BY: DEXTER BROWN The paleo diet is all the rage these days, but the pricey meat, eggs and vegetables it requires can easily put a strain on tight budgets. After being on it for a year, writer Anne Kadet was starting…

Could This Raw Food Diet Really Fight Cancer?

BY: KATY WILLIS If someone told you that you could drastically cut your chances of getting cancer just by changing what you eat, would you do it? It probably depends what the diet looks like. How’s this: no processed foods,…