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The Good Stuff's quick-and-easy blog on health, wellness, and delicious smoothies.

Is Online Nutrition Information Reliable? Ask These 8 Questions to Find Out

Is Online Nutrition Information Reliable? Ask These 8 Questions to Find Out

Let’s face it. Not everything we read online is true. And while many of us know that, it’s still easy to be taken in by popular ideas we see online or hear from friends. How can we really separate food fact from fiction?

Misinformation affects many of my clients and usually results in wasted time, energy, and money. However, there is a way to spot your problem and seek reliable facts to solve it.

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4 Tips for Athletes Transitioning to a Plant-based Diet

4 Tips for Athletes Transitioning to a Plant-based Diet
There are many benefits of eating a plant-based diet: less inflammation, increased energy, and disease prevention to name a few.

As a personal trainer and online health coach, I transitioned to a plant-based diet early on in my career after discovering the many positives of this lifestyle. To me, eating plant-based does not necessary mean cutting out all animal products, but just making sure that plants take up the majority of my diet.

After increasing my consumption of plants like vegetables, fruits, beans and grains, I find that I'm able to recover quicker after workouts and have more energy throughout the day. 

If you’re an athletic individual looking to transition to plant-based eating, here are some tips:

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5 Smoothie Recipes from Vancouver Foodies

5 Smoothie Recipes from Vancouver Foodies

A few months ago, we brought you our favourite smoothie recipes from Vancouver nutritionists. It was a hit - you seemed to love all the green smoothies!

But nutritionists aren’t the only people making great smoothies. Vancouver’s food community is famous (notorious?) for its health-loving food bloggers. I thought, what if we found the best ones and got them to share their favourites?

It would be a whole new take on the smoothie recipe game. So I asked around, and here are the recipes we found (some of them are so weird you’ll have to try them).

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How To Do A Smoothie Cleanse (The Right Way)

How To Do A Smoothie Cleanse (The Right Way)

Cleanses can be really hard. People complain about being starving, craving chewing, having low energy, and feeling nauseous. 

But it doesn't have to be this way.

When we created our green smoothie cleanse, we wanted to stay true to our value of making people feel great. So we worked with dietitians and nutritionists to compile the ultimate guide to doing it right.

We found that thriving during a green smoothie cleanse comes down to three parts: how you plan, how you eat, and how you live.

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