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Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Having a Healthy Plant-Based Pregnancy

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Having a Healthy Plant-Based Pregnancy
Proper nutrition during pregnancy plays a key role in the health, growth, and development of mothers and their babies. While it is almost always advised that pregnant mothers take a prenatal multivitamin, it is also important to get nutrients from food. Following a plant-based diet during pregnancy may make getting enough of certain nutrients more challenging. In this blog post we will explore the key nutrients needed in pregnancy and how to get enough in a plant-based diet!

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Top Tips for Getting the Most out of your Groceries and Reducing Food Waste at Home

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Top Tips for Getting the Most out of your Groceries and Reducing Food Waste at Home
Ever feel like you’re spending too much money on groceries, just for them to go bad in your fridge? You’re not alone. The average Canadian family throws out over $1700 of food every year. Save your hard earned money and use these top tips for getting the most out of your groceries and reducing your food waste at home.

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Emotional Eating? Here’s how to Know the Difference between Real Hunger and Cravings

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Emotional Eating? Here’s how to Know the Difference between Real Hunger and Cravings

Do you find that you're feeling hungry more than usual or that your stomach feels like a "bottomless pit"? You may be dealing with emotional eating.

There are three common reasons why you might eat:

  1. Helpful hunger cues
  2. Craving something satisfying
  3. Emotionally-driven comfort seeking

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Vitamin D and COVID-19

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: Vitamin D and COVID-19
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking for ways to decrease their risk of contracting the virus. Recently, there have been multiple reports on the connection between vitamin D and COVID-19. Vitamin D is a nutrient which is best known for bone health, but it is also involved in keeping the immune system healthy. It can be found in foods such as eggs, fish, mushrooms, and fortified dairy products. Exposure to sunlight also provides vitamin D outside of the diet.

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: What Foods Should You Introduce to Your Baby First?

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: What Foods Should You Introduce to Your Baby First?
By:  Prianka Rodé, Registered Dietitian   Around 6 months of age, your baby may be starting to develop an interest in the food you eat.  This is on...

Advice from a Registered Dietitian: What is the Healthiest Plant-Based Milk Alternative?

Advice from a Registered Dietitian:  What is the Healthiest Plant-Based Milk Alternative?
By: Sarah Casciato, RD, MHSc With so many different plant-based milk alternatives on the market, it poses the following question: which plant-based...

Information About Coffee From A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Information About Coffee From A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
By: Simone Quenneville, RD Coffee: Is it good or bad for you? While winter shows no sign of going away anytime soon, some of us ...

Improving Digestion and IBS: Registered Dietitian Advice

Improving Digestion and IBS: Registered Dietitian Advice
By: Gabrielle Deveaux, RD  If you experience issues like bloating or constipation, there are many dietary factors that may improve digestion. This ...

Fibre (Soluble and Insoluble fibre): Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Fibre (Soluble and Insoluble fibre): Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
By: Gabrielle Deveaux, Registered Dietitian  Fibre is an important type of carbohydrate to incorporate into our diet because of its many health be...

Omega 3: Essential Fatty Acids - Opinion of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Omega 3: Essential Fatty Acids - Opinion of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
By: Simone Quenneville, RD Many of our clients ask us about essential fatty acids, and specifically omega-3s. This week, our Registered Dietitians ...

Organic Foods: Opinion of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Organic Foods: Opinion of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
By: Gabrielle Deveaux, RD (Registered Dietitian)  Organic foods are commonly purchased due to the belief that they are superior to conventional foo...

Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds: Listen to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds: Listen to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
By: Gabrielle Deveaux, Registered Dietitian (RD) This week, Mint Nutrition Clinic focuses on why nuts and seeds are an important part of a healthy...