Posts for the Topic Healthy Eating

How to make a nutritious smoothie

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What makes a healthy smoothie?

Smoothies can be as simple or as complex as you would like, but they also vary widely in their nutrition. A nutritious smoothie should include a variety of nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals and include whole foods like vegetables and fruits. Be mindful of store-bought smoothies which can include processed ingredients such as syrups, concentrated fruit sugars, or sweetened dairy products. 

Nutrition FAQs: Vitamin C, sugars, and raw vegetables

salad

Nutrition advice is everywhere these days and there is a lot of conflicting advice on what’s best. This week our Registered Dietitian, Sandy Ace, answers three FAQs.

Healthy eating during stressful times

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Our need for nutrients actually increases during periods of stress. Ironically, this is the time when many people choose less nutritious foods. If you skip meals or rely on processed or fast foods instead of a balanced diet, your nutrient needs will not be met. Research links diets low in nutrients to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Choosing nutritious foods and eating regular meals can improve your mood, enhance your energy and immune system and make it easier to manage stress.

How to plan healthy meals

Salmon fillet with salad

Juggling the demands of school, social life, jobs, volunteer work, etc.? Planning ahead will make it easier to eat healthy meals while also saving you money and time. The few minutes it takes to plan your meals for the coming week are well worth the effort. Keeping your kitchen stocked with the basics will make it easy to prepare a quick, energy-packed meal. Meal planning is easy when you follow these simple steps.

Nutrition FAQ: What can I do with leftovers?

Omelette

Nobody likes to waste money or food, so what can you do with leftovers? Here are ten ideas for using food up:

Nutrition FAQ: What can I eat to increase my focus?

Sandwich and fruit in lunch container

Around exam time, students commonly look for ways to increase focus and concentration while trying to carve out an extra hour or two of study time. There’s no magic food or drink that can do this for you, however, following the suggestions below can help you to make the most of the time you spend studying.

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Eating healthy during stressful times

blueberries and strawberries in a bowl

When we’re under stress, oftentimes our first inclination is to skip meals or grab something quick but unhealthy. However, research shows that our need for nutrients increases during times of stress and that there is a more rapid turnover of protein, fat and carbohydrates that your body needs to produce energy.

Healthy eating basics

Basket of vegetables

Eating nutritious, healthy meals on a regular basis is an important foundation for your self-care routine. Sometimes eating well can seem like a complicated process or a chore. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep these basics in mind to help plan out your weekly meals:

Four quick meal ideas

Vegetables in a stir fry pan

Sometimes life can get ahead of you and eating well can fall way down on the priority list. But being short on time, money, or cooking experience doesn’t have to mean falling short on nutrition. With a little imagination, basic cooking equipment, and some simple ingredients, anyone can prepare quick, tasty, and healthy meals.

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