Posts Tagged "fibre"

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 13: VEGA!

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 13: VEGA!

I used to be very anti-nutritional supplements back in the day, because so many of the companies used such crazy ingredients in their products. Sure, I want protein – but I don’t want a whack load of stuff that is not actually designed to be in a human body along with it! So, I was a strictly eat-real-food trainer/nutritionist. These days, there are so many more options available to us! This leads me to today’s “favourite thing” – Vega. Vega is, quite simply, a brand that features clean and natural ingredients in its products. No, you don’t need to be Vegan to benefit from it. Many protein powders on the market include soy,...

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Satch on Superfoods – Your Challenge for this Week

Satch on Superfoods – Your Challenge for this Week

Satch tells us a couple more super foods to include into our diets. Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. A three-tablespoon serving of hemp seeds provides a whopping 10 grams of protein. More importantly it is considered a complete protein, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids, making the protein comparable to ones found in eggs and meat. How to eat it: Sprinkle a serving over any stir-fry, salad or oatmeal dish. They are also a great addition to any to any fruit salad. Jessica likes to sprinkle it on her gluten-free toast with almond butter :) Oatmeal – When it comes to...

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Nutritional Jackpot: Quinoa

Nutritional Jackpot: Quinoa

If you’ve never tried quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”), you should probably re-think your next dinner. Quinoa is a crop much like a grain, though it is not a true cereal grain. It is a small seed, and is often cooked in the same fashion as rice. It appears most like couscous, and its germ exits the seed as it cooks – you will see a small ring around the seed. The beauty of this food is not only its versatility, but also its nutritional content. Rinse it, cook it, then toss it into salads, use it as a base for a stirfry, or as a side dish to any main. Because of its high protein content (and the fact that it is a “complete protein”),...

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The Truth About Whole Grains

The Truth About Whole Grains

X-Weighted, the television show, asked me to discuss whole grains. Here is what I had to say: (Click image for article)

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A Fast and Easy Pick-Me-Up

One of my favourite snacks to bridge between meals, particularly mid-afternoon when clients frequently complain of being peckish, is an egg-white pancake. Packed with protein and fibre, it really helps to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner, and wards off that vulnerability toward the vending machine. The best part is it’s portable and so easy to make: Spray a pan with some canola oil. Pour in half a small carton of egg whites (once oil is heated). Don’t scramble the whites, let them begin to cook like an omelette. Once the bottom is beginning to cook, toss a small handful of large flake oats into the whites. Flip, cook… voila. And trust me,...

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