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Date Posted: June 21, 2016 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Proteins are the building blocks of life as every cell in our body contains protein. In fact after water, proteins make up the second largest percentage of body material. We need protein for growth and repair of body tissues, formation of enzymes and hormones to maintain optimal bodily functions, and for energy.


Date Posted: May 19, 2016 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Fat is stored in two places in our bodies:
1) Subcutaneously (beneath the skin), and
2) Viscerally (deep inside the body).
When health professionals talk about visceral fat they are mainly referring to belly fat, the excess body fat stored in the abdominal cavity and surrounding major organs such as liver, kidneys and pancreas. Subcutaneous fat on the other hand accumulates in areas such as the back of the arms, love handles, buttocks and thighs.


Date Posted: February 6, 2016 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Last week we attended a Health and Wellness Expo in Markham and I bought a box of chocolate bark from a local food store booth called Nature’s Emporium. It was so delicious that we (or maybe it was just me) finished that whole box within a day.


Date Posted: January 30, 2016 | Written By: Taste & Train
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In the last decade or so researchers have published many compelling studies on why women of all ages need to strength train. Strength or resistance training not only helps to build and maintain muscle mass but improves bone density as well. Although it is easy to establish the importance of strength training, a lot of women struggle with where to start.


Date Posted: January 18, 2016 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Make your health and fitness goals a priority in 2016! Here are a few pointers to help you get started on your fitness journey:
1. Remember it’s never too late to start. Taking responsibility for your health and fitness goals is the key to achieving them.
2. The single most important step is to DECIDE! Decide to focus on your health and then consistently put in an effort to reach your goals. If you persist, slowly but surely you’ll get there.


Date Posted: January 18, 2016 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Ever noticed when you step into a gym that women tend to gravitate towards cardio equipment and men towards weights? Most women believe that they just need to lose some body fat and they will then look and feel just fine. However, an important and obvious point to remember is that our bodies are made of skin, bones, MUSCLES and fat.


Date Posted: January 8, 2016 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Like it or not we are all born with different body types, each requiring different sets of training principles to achieve our health and fitness goals. More specifically there are three main body types: the Ectomorphs, the Mesomorphs and the Endomorphs. However, people can be a mix of Ectomorph and Mesomorph or Endomorph and Mesomorph.


Date Posted: September 4, 2015 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Hey everyone, can you believe it’s already September, the time of the year when the kids go back to school! While we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the kids can go back to a more productive daily routine, coming up with healthy lunch and snack ideas can sometimes become a real struggle. So here are a few tips to pack healthy, nutritious food for the kids all year around.


Date Posted: July 12, 2015 | Written By: Taste & Train
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This post has been a long time coming. It took me a while to figure out how to capture all the interesting details of our trip in a single post. It was such an amazing experience that it is nearly impossible to describe what only our senses could absorb!! We drove more than 2,000 kilometres down and back up the Iberian Peninsula, from Madrid to Barcelona, taking in the stunning historical architecture, the breathtaking landscapes, the hospitable people and the […]


Date Posted: June 18, 2015 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Given the busy lifestyle in today’s society, it is no wonder that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has gained in popularity. Recent studies have shown that working out at high intensity, interspersed with periods of moderate intensity can be one of the best ways to get in shape.


Date Posted: December 11, 2014 | Written By: Taste & Train
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These healthy granola bars are nutritionally balanced and so easy to make. Made from oatmeal, nuts, seeds and whey protein, they are so filling thanks to the balance of complex carbs, proteins, fibre and healthy fats. They are perfect for on-the-go breakfast or as a workout snack.


Date Posted: June 29, 2014 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Just as one workout builds upon the next, each meal and snack impacts the next workout as well. There are three key aspects to remember when trying to maximize the benefits of each workout: hydration, fueling and recovery.


Date Posted: June 29, 2014 | Written By: Taste & Train
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A few months ago I came across a cereal called Holy Crap at a local health food store. I had never heard of this brand before but what intrigued me was that it was gluten free, organic, high in fibre and source of Omega 3 & 6 fats. It had also won the first prize on a Canadian TV show called Dragon’s Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to tough-minded investors to secure business financing.


Date Posted: June 29, 2014 | Written By: Taste & Train
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Detox diets have gained immense popularity in recent years. Popular detox diets generally last anywhere from a few days to couple of weeks and include eating raw fruits and vegetables, juicing and/or using herbs and supplements. In some cases people even opt for colon cleansing to clear out their intestines. However, the claim that these diets can leave your liver and kidneys squeaky clean within a matter of days is clearly a myth.


Date Posted: June 29, 2014 | Written By: Taste & Train
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This Thai Green Chicken curry features chunks of tender chicken with homemade green curry sauce along with healthy vegetables. If you prefer, you can also make it with seafood (with shrimps or fish) or create a completely vegetarian version. Enjoy this aromatic curry with it plain white rice.


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