Facts & Hacks

How Much Sugar is in Your Food?

How Much Sugar is in Your Food?

A bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar, cranberries and mixed nuts as the optional toppings. A non fat strawberry Greek yogurt cup A bowl of fruit. A cinnamon roll.

Soak Your Almonds, People!

Soak Your Almonds, People!

I feel like there are two kinds of people: Those who can’t stop eating nuts once they’ve started, and those who could take ‘em or leave ‘em. I’m totally a take ‘em or leave ‘em kind of girl, and the whole ‘have a couple handfuls […]

Sodium: How It Helped Ashton to Olympic Gold, But is Harming the Health of Millions Worldwide

Sodium: How It Helped Ashton to Olympic Gold, But is Harming the Health of Millions Worldwide

It was a hot summer day and Ashton and I were running one of our brutal 400m workouts that often made me express how scared I was, which typically prompted our coach, Harry, to respond, “Ahh you’ll be fine, Bri. It might hurt a bit […]

What is Kombucha & Should I Be Drinking It?

What is Kombucha & Should I Be Drinking It?

Even if you’re not a fan (yet), you’ve probably heard of the popularized drink known as kombucha. It’s pretty funky, so based on taste alone many people don’t care for it. What gives it its “funkiness” is the fact that it’s fermented, therefore it can […]

Dairy: Full Fat vs. Low-Fat

Dairy: Full Fat vs. Low-Fat

When you’re at the grocery store buying your low-fat milk, yogurt, granola and cookies, have you ever wondered why you’re buying the low-fat versions? Well, in the 1970s, the government issued a recommendation, based on scientific evidence at the time, telling people to reduce the amount […]

Fruit Sugar vs. Processed Sugar: Why is fruit better for me?

Fruit Sugar vs. Processed Sugar: Why is fruit better for me?

At some point, I’m sure we’ve all conquered our monster cravings and replaced a decadent dessert with a piece of fruit because we knew it was better for us. But have you ever sat down and actually thought about why it’s supposedly better? Believe it […]

Antioxidants: What the Rainbow Colors of Your Fruits & Veggies Are Actually Telling You

Antioxidants: What the Rainbow Colors of Your Fruits & Veggies Are Actually Telling You

Ever wonder what gives fruits and vegetables such vibrant colors? The red of tomatoes, purple of eggplants and green of kiwis? It’s the phytochemicals (aka “plant-chemicals”) which are natural plant pigments. They work together with nutrients in the fruit and veggies to provide various health […]

Nut Butters: Why You Should Be Eating Them & Which Kinds to Buy

Nut Butters: Why You Should Be Eating Them & Which Kinds to Buy

I’m pretty sure my first love was peanut butter. I would eat it by the spoonful and had a PB&J sandwich for lunch almost every day. I continued to expand my horizons with it and discovered the peanut butter and nutella spoon dip (hello Reese’s […]

Fueling For Your Metabolism

Fueling For Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is super freakin’ awesome, it provides you with the energy you need to function. You wouldn’t be able to get out of bed in the morning, go for your afternoon run, or sit and watch TV without it. Basically, when you eat food, […]