Sports drinks are popular. You see them in stores alongside pop, vitamin-enhanced waters, and other sugary drinks. They’re called “sports drinks” so they must be good for active people, right? Not necessarily.
This is a wonderful time of year where we get to celebrate family, friends, culture, and of course, food! Unfortunately, for some, this time of year can come with the stress and anxieties of being surrounded by temptations.
Plant-based diets are rich in nutrients that promote health and reduce risk of chronic diseases. If you choose to limit or avoid animal products completely and follow a vegan diet, your diet may require a little extra attention to ensure you are getting all of the nutrients you need for your health.
Fibre is a highly underrated nutrient. There is a wealth of evidence supporting the tremendous health benefits of eating more fibre, including the prevention of many chronic diseases. Unfortunately, many people fall short of consuming enough of this important nutrient.