Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water? You may wonder, why do our bodies need so much water? Water helps to: carry nutrients to and from baby remove waste from your body prevent constipation prevent dehydration, headaches, and muscle cramps, and keep you cool, especially in hot weather control… Continue reading Top 12 foods to keep you hydrated
A refreshing bite of juicy watermelon. The sweetness of a ripe strawberry. The satisfying crunch of fresh corn. The peppery punch of a radish. What do these foods all have in common? They are all grown locally, and are in season in the summer! In season refers to the time of year a vegetable or… Continue reading Locally grown summertime foods
As a Public Health Dietitian working in the field for many years I make sure I keep up with all the new information about nutrition. Working with students is a perfect opportunity to reach this goal. Have a look at what Rim Mouhaffel has summarized after her 12 week nutrition care rotation with counselling pregnant… Continue reading 7 Tips to add fibre into your diet
My mom was always telling me to eat my fruits and veggies to stay healthy. She was right. Read on for 10 suggestions to eat health-promoting vegetables and fruits: How can you eat veggies and fruits daily? Have a fruit at breakfast You can add your favourite fruit like melons, oranges, or strawberries to your plate beside… Continue reading 10 ways to eat vegetables and fruits daily
They say 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'. They were right. But, how many veggies and fruits a day? It is recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women eat about 7-9 servings of vegetables and fruits a day, where one serving of vegetables is about ½ cup, and one serving of fruit is about… Continue reading Have more veggies and fruit daily to enjoy better health!
Winter is here and so are brussel sprouts! Now if you're like me, boiling brussel sprouts is my least favourite vegetable. But roasting them has become my new crowd pleaser, even for my kids. This different looking vegetable is perfect for pregnancy because it adds fibre, vitamin C and K. Have a look! All… Continue reading Simple roasted brussel sprouts recipe