Health & Nutrition

"Eight glasses a day," the illusive "they" say. Hydration is important. This is something that's most likely been hammered into your head since grade school. But why is it exactly so important? According to the USGS, up to 60% of the adult body is comprised of water. So, the logic follows: if 60% is not fully there because you're dehydrated, it makes sense that you wouldn't be the best version of your bright, shining self. Here are some reasons as to why you should keep hydrated every season, but especially throughout the summer.

Rose pedals Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if we're all being honest to ourselves, sometimes, Valentine's Day plans get put on the back-burner. If you're a bit behind with the planning, don't worry, as we've got some healthy alternatives to the nightmare that is going out for dinner on Valentine's Day. Featuring fresh herbs and vegetables, these dishes will leave you and your date feeling good. Here are some healthy meals to make for this Valentine's Day.

The new year is all about starting a new, which means there's no better time than now to create some resolutions to help you live a better 2019. We understand that resolutions can be hard to keep. Without the proper steps to achieve your goal, it can all come crumbling down in one fell swoop. One particularly difficult resolution to follow through with is eating better. In school, we learned that it was best to KISS your goals, or to "Keep It Simple, Silly." So, we've set out some simple guidelines that can hopefully help you eat better in 2019. The goal isn't to deprive your body of good food; it's to change your relationship with food into a more sustainable, healthier one. Here are eight ways to help you eat better, without sacrificing all the good flavours that fresh food has to offer.

Fungi get a bad rap. Many people are off-put by the idea of yeasts and mold, but most plants in existence require some sort of fungal symbiosis to flourish. Fungi are also hugely important in creating the oxygen that we breathe, as well as their part in breaking up organic debris and recycling them back into soil. Needless to say, they are much more important than they are given credit for. More recent uses include taking advantage of fungi's medicinal properties, though certain Asian cultures have been incorporating specific strains into their daily lives for centuries now. Specifically, reishi, lion's mane, and chaga have become more and more popular over the years.

Summer is right around the corner, and by the looks of it, the next few months are going to be some hot ones! You're most likely going to be outside to soak up the sun a lot, but don't forget to hydrate. Leaving your body without one of its most important components can leave you tired, your skin dry, and at worst, give you heatstroke. Since water can be a bit boring, here are some tasty foods that will keep you hydrated all summer long.

confetti It's a new year, a fresh start, a clean state. There's no better time than now to create some new resolutions to help you have a better 2017. Resolutions are hard to keep, though. It's easy to be disillusioned when you don't have the proper steps to achieve your goal. One of the hardest ones to keep is eating better. In an effort to help everyone live better in the new year, we've set out some tips to help you eat better in 2017. No, it's not going to make your life miserable, and no, you will not only be eating grapefruits. Here are 10 ways to help you eat better, without sacrificing all the good flavours that fresh food has to offer.

You may have heard of chlorella before—often used in smoothies and known to have major health benefits—but do you know what it actually is and what it can do for your body? Chlorella is the latest superfood, an all-natural supplement that's native to Japan and Taiwan. It's an algae (similar to spirulina), and it boasts a number of benefits: boosting cardiovascular health, counter the negative effects of radiation, promoting normal hormonal function, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.