8 Healthy Vegetarian Protein Sources

8 Healthy Vegetarian Protein Sources

Whether you are a full time vegetarian, taking a break from meat, or simply trying to cut down, it is important to make sure that you are getting enough protein in your diet. Protein is a crucial part of our diet. It is a macronutrient, which means our bodies require a large amount of it. Protein helps to promote tissue growth, strengthen nails, grow hair, assists with bone health as well as enzyme and hormone production.

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Urban Health’s Guide to a Healthy New Year in 2015

Urban Health’s Guide To A Healthy New Year In 2015

With the holidays coming to an end, most of us may be feeling our clothes tighten around the waist from all of the delicious treats and alcohol consumed this month. No doubt, it’s been a pleasure to indulge, but we must not forget how important our health is!

Perhaps, New Year’s resolutions were designed to help combat the guilt of holiday indulgence, rather than truly shape the upcoming year. Either way, let’s get out of the holiday slump and get into healthy habits that will make us alert and ready to face the challenges ahead and reach our goals in 2015. Urban Health has compiled a list of the 5 resolutions we think will help transform your health this year. Though you might have heard (or made) these resolutions yourself before, we have some practical advice on how to implement these changes and finally make those healthy habits stick!

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A Guide to Understanding Diets

A Guide To Understanding Diets

With all the different types of diets these days, it may be hard to grasp or understand just what the different diet terms mean. As we all know, people adapt certain diets for a list of reasons, such as health, allergies, or weight loss. It’s also important to understand, for example, what our friends mean when they say they are on a raw food, vegan, or gluten-free diet. This way, we can be respectful to dinner guests and also be more mindful when choosing restaurants to eat at.

Urban Health has come up with a simplified explanation regarding the various diets to help you become more knowledgeable on what people do and don’t eat. Read on to find out about ins and outs of the more popular diets.

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What Seafood is Safe to Eat?

What Seafood Is Safe To Eat?

Many of us view fish as an exceptionally healthy form of protein, chockful of nutrients and delicious in flavour–on the surface seafood seems to be a superfood. However, for many fish on the market, this is frequently not the case. Due to fish farming, radiation levels, and other environmental hazards many fish are unsafe for us to eat and may contain chemicals, which are dangerous to the body. Additionally, the present production levels of fish farming are harmful to the ocean’s ecosystem. This article aims to help you learn more about the fishing industry and what fish should be consumed to help support both your health and the environment.

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