What is partially hydrogenated oil?

What is partially hydrogenated oil?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Article, Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Most people have heard of partially hydrogenated oil, and they know they should stay away from it, but many of us don’t actually know what it is or why we should avoid it. What is partially hydrogenated oil? Partially hydrogenated oil is oil that began as healthy polyunsaturated fat, and has been turned into a solid through a process called hydrogenation. Palm, kernel, soy bean, corn and coconut oil are all popular oils to hydrogenate.  Partially hydrogenated oils...

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GMO OMG Trailer

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

GMO OMG  explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG is currently accepting donations to get the film into theaters across North America.  If you are interested in donating...

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12 Most Fundamental Habits of the Super Fit (via 12most.com)

12 Most Fundamental Habits of the Super Fit (via 12most.com)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Article, Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Originally posted by Heather Frey on Oct 21, 2011 The super fit. What makes “them” different? They really are no different. They have jobs, kids, mortgages, school, pressure, but one thing does set them apart. Mindset. This mindset is what leads them to create solid habits, a solid mind, that lead to keeping their body “solid.” 1. They don’t think of their fitness as work, but rather a way of life It’s kind of like taking a shower, sure you can go without one, but you just...

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Eat breakfast, feel better, lose weight

Eat breakfast, feel better, lose weight

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Living | 3 comments

Every day millions of Canadians choose to skip breakfast.  Usually this is done because of weight-loss goals, or a lack of time.  I’m going to tell you why eating breakfast will help you lose weight, and give you some grab and go options if you’re in a hurry. According to Canadian Living, approximately 40% of Canadian adults skip breakfast because they think it will help them lose weight.  Unfortunately for these people the concept of skipping breakfast to lose...

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Post workout: Eat ASAP

Post workout: Eat ASAP

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Your lungs still burn from a killer hills set you just finished and you think your workout is over, but it’s not.  You may be finished exercising, but the work for your body has just begun.  You have a small window of opportunity to maximize the gains from the hard work you just put in by supplying your muscles with the fuel it’s crying out for.  The enzymes that help the body re-synthesize muscle glycogen are most active in the first 15 minutes after exercise....

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Soy myths and realities

Soy myths and realities

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Article, Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Soy is one of the most controversial foods we eat.  The Simply Bar contains non-GMO soy (over 90% of North American soy is genetically modified) and is packed with protein, gluten free, low GI and easy to digest. Below is an article that The Simply Bar wrote about some of the myths surrounding soy. The more mainstream soy becomes, the more rumours we hear about soy being bad for us. The main rumour is that soy makes you infertile and grow breasts. The key issue with this...

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Viva the power of seeds!

Viva the power of seeds!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Article, Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Somersault Snacks make a great on-the-go snack that you can have to yourself, or share with a friend.  The main ingredient in all of their snacks is sunflower seeds.  Below is some information (via somersaultsnackco.com) about these powerful little seeds that you may not know. Nutrition: Whole Foods Market’s ANDI score, or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, rates sunflower seeds as #1 in the category of nuts and seeds with a score of 78! ANDI is a scale measuring the...

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Are All Proteins Created Equal?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Article, Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

We found a great article written by Wellness Foods, creators of the Simply Bar, Simply Whey, and Simply Protein Chips about different types of protein.  The article has been copied below, you can find the original article HERE. Are All Proteins Created Equal? With so many different types of protein out there, including meats like steak and chicken, but for the purpose of this report, we are going to focus on the more popular sources of protein supplement such as pea, whey...

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Bare Foods in Food News

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Bare Foods was featured in Inside Toronto Foods News. Bare Foods launches real food (GMO free), real flavour and real nutrition From a gluten-free dark chocolate mocha bar to a vegan cinnamon pecan bar, Bare Foods, an online retailer, was created by Scarborough resident Daniel Clarke and offers all natural, GMO-free snacks. With 22 products including chili protein chips and a dark chocolate and peanut butter bar from six brands including Sommersaults and Taste of Nature,...

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Daniel’s Favourites

Daniel’s Favourites

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about recommendations and what some of our favourites are.  I suppose I should say that everything is equally my favourite, but snacks don’t have feelings, so here’s my top 3: Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch – I am a massive cinnamon fan, heck when I ran my first marathon I asked to have a large cinnamon bun waiting for me at the finish line!  Almost every day I have a bag of the Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch as an...

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