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To Fibre or Not To Fibre?

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To Fibre or Not To Fibre?

Photo by Jannis Brandt on Unsplash Let's be honest, fibre doesn't always get the best reputation because it's not seen as anything 'tasty'! But it's a necessary part of our regular diet. We break down how fibre can help you in more ways than you realize.  What Exactly is Fibre? Dietary fibre is a natural part of plant-derived food that can’t be completely digested by the human body (1). There are many physiological functions in humans depending on the composition of the fibre, but the two most important ones are soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble Fibre: This type of fibre dissolves in...

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The Amazing Powers of Black Garlic

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The Amazing Powers of Black Garlic
Black garlic has amazing health benefits you may not have known. Read on about how important black garlic can play in your daily diet!

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Health at Every Size vs Diet Culture

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Health at Every Size vs Diet Culture

The more time we spend online, it seems there’s an increase in fad diets and body comparisons, making diet culture more prevalent. But what exactly is diet culture?  Social Influences Causing Damage Sadly, diet culture means putting the importance of one’s weight above their mental well-being and health (4). One way it’s portrayed is by equating weight to health, and determining one’s worthiness based on their weight. Another form would be telling people what, how, and when to eat their food (1,2). As well, diet culture can be used to oppress certain groups of people based on their body size...

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The Future of Feeding the World

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The Future of Feeding the World

By 2050, the world population is slated to reach 9 billion people (3). Nine BILLION people all looking to feed themselves. So, how do we feed the world?  Feeding Nine Billion Stomachs This has been an ongoing question for numerous years and has been addressed by many people on a global scale. The largest global challenge that we face in the next 30 years is to sustain our health and well-being as the food supply diminishes (3).  As of now, many scholars are thinking of innovative ways to combat this global food crisis. For example, there is a video series...

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Keto Diet: The Good, The Bad & The Bottom Line

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Keto Diet: The Good, The Bad & The Bottom Line

Image by: Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard of the miraculous results people are having with the Keto Diet. But that’s just on the surface. We’re going to look deeper to see if it’ll work for everyone.  Let’s break it down: What is Keto? The Keto Diet is a method that consists of ingesting lower carbohydrates (usually less than 50g/day) and higher fats (about 75% of caloric intake) (2).  Carbs are used to power our bodies throughout the day and this is where Keto flips that thought on its...

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