Every day, more professional and recreational level athletes are turning to plant-based nutrition to gain an athletic advantage. Plant based diets can reduce inflammation, improve energy, enhance athletic recovery and build a stronger immune system. All of these are important in achieving your best physical potential. Below are my top three plant based foods for… Continue reading These Three Plant Foods For Athletes Are So Powerful, They Should Be Banned!
Many people say "I could probably go vegan if it weren't for cream in coffee / the taste of cheese / having to read every label..etc etc". I think those people are at a point where they can see themselves giving up the big ticket items such as red meat and bacon but are hesitant… Continue reading 7 Vegan Swaps to Simplify your Life
This month on the LIVE 88.5. Startup, I spoke about some of the fascinating research regarding diet and exercise for managing depression and the winter blues. While winter blues and the depression can be debilitating illnesses, there's lots we can do to combat them, including exercise and a plant based diet rich in fruits, vegetables,… Continue reading Fighting the Blues with Diet and Exercise, Dec 07, 2015 LIVE 88.5 Startup
One of the primary reasons I started PlantKind was to provide simple strategies to help vegans stay vegan. Sadly, roughly seventy percent of people who go vegan go back to eating animal products. The majority of these ex-vegans say that they go back for so-called, “health reasons”. I must disagree with vegans who argue that the… Continue reading Book Review: How Not to Die!
The ultimate handbook for any vegan! keep this guide with you as your secret weapon for all things vegan friendly: restaurants, venues, stores and resources. You'll never be left without an ethical option with this guide. Our newly updated PlantKind Directory- Ottawa Vegan Restaurant Directory
The world runs on carbs! Of over 50,000 edible plants on earth, only 15 of them provide the majority of caloric energy to the world’s population. Over 90 percent of all of the calories eaten on this planet come from carbohydrate rich staple foods such as corn, rice, wheat and potatoes. Carbohydrates are the currency… Continue reading Eating to Win: Plant Based Energy for Sport, Work and Life
I mostly maintain the ultimate simplicity when it comes to breakfasts. While I usually favour a fruitarian breakfast of fresh fruit, 10 banana smoothies, or pear banana and kale smoothies, occasionally I'll whip up a hot breakfast of oatmeal or pancakes. Fruit is the ultimate high carb, low fat breakfast. It is quick digesting… Continue reading Oatmeal Banana Pancakes.
The Everyday Energizing Rice Bowl We made this delicious meal and brought it to Pink Lake in Gatineau Park. Dinner and a hike! Yielded Servings: as many as you need. No instructions for amounts of base or veggies so that you can decide for yourself based on a big family, wanting to prep… Continue reading Sweet Potato and Sprout Rice Bowl
Each month I have the good fortune of being on the LIVE 88.5 morning Startup as their health and nutrition expert. I do my best to bring the plant based message to the listenership. This morning’s topic was “The Best Diet For Weight Loss”. With low carb, paleo and ketogenic diets being all the rage,… Continue reading This Morning’s Live 88.5 Startup Segment, “What’s the Best Diet for Weight Loss?”
I read an article recently that analyzed the diet of a group of elite Kenyan distance runners. It didn’t surprise me that the diet is largely plant based. In fact, animal sources only comprise a mere five percent of their daily caloric intake. As such, the diet is very high in healthy carbohydrates for energy… Continue reading Simple Staples: Learning from Elite Kenyan Runners