Health

Debunking the Protein Myth

I follow a vegan diet. Essentially, this means I eat mostly plants. It seems every day I am bombarded with questions about my diet from seemingly concerned family members, friends, and even strangers. One question I get asked all the time is, “…where do you get your protein?”

Conventional wisdom would like to suggest that ‘plants’ and ‘protein’ simply don’t belong in the same sentence. I’m here to slay the meat = protein myth and tell you that you can ‘meet’ your protein needs from healthy plant-based sources.

H20 - Learning to hydrate with food

You’ve probably heard we should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. For some of us, myself included, that can seem like a daunting task. But here’s the secret; you don’t have to drink all that water... you can eat it! Approximately 20% of our daily H2O intake comes from solid foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. There is an abundance of fruit and vegetables that have a high-water content, are refreshing and packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein.

Meditation - the brain-rebooting, panic-halting, answer-finding wonder cure!

Meditation is a peaceful, spiritual practice used to disconnect from busy lifestyles, bring an awareness to the mind and to reflect on the self. Its roots are buried deep in Buddhist and Hindi culture. These days, it is practiced worldwide, but why - and how - do we do it?