Wellness

How to Travel Gluten-Free

Travelling can present its challenges, but toss in a food allergy or dietary restriction and it can be downright daunting.  However, my own gluten intolerance hasn’t prevented me from travelling—in fact, it has been a key component in fuelling my desire to travel. I wanted to defy the misconception that I would be limited as a gluten-intolerant traveller, and since my diagnosis three years ago I have travelled to more exotic and foreign places than I ever had before. I didn’t know that the travel bug would bite me so hard, but it did, and I am always looking ahead to my next adventure (and next international cuisine to take on, gluten-free style). Thankfully I am now well-versed and always equipped with the essentials (and more) to successfully travel gluten-free. Here are my tips for travelling gluten-free (or GF). Try them out, share with a friend, or modify to make…

How to Make Nutritious Homemade Meals

So you’ve learned about balanced meals and you’re grocery shopping like a pro. But there’s still one more piece of the healthy eating puzzle: Cooking! Because all the healthy produce in the world won’t make you healthy if all it does is sit in your refrigerator. But don’t worry. You can cook healthy meals at home that are just as delicious as meals in a restaurant—at a fraction of the cost! Hard to believe? Just read our latest article for all the guidance you need to make tasty, nutritious meals in your own kitchen. And don’t miss our other helpful tips on our Ingle Blog page to keep your body and your mind in the best possible shape. View the rest of the articles on Ingle International for more travel guides and tips.

How to Make Delicious, Nutritious Meals at Home

When you’re studying abroad, you’ll no doubt be caught up in experiencing the best of what your new country has to offer. Spending time with new friends, exploring new neighbourhood, sampling the local cuisine—all these roads seem to inevitably lead to… eating out. But relying on restaurant food for your day-to-day meals can be a major drain on your wallet. Not to mention that it’s definitely not the healthiest way to live. Most people know that a meal prepared at home tends to be the healthier choice. The basic guidelines for healthy eating include consuming lean meats, low-fat foods, and lots of veggies—and it’s much easier to stick to these guidelines when you do your own cooking. But for some, the taste and convenience of already prepared meals is far too appealing. Want to avoid takeout temptation? Keep reading! This article will share with you the many ways to make…

Don’t Let Homesickness Send You Home Early

You’ve taken the leap and have moved overseas. You knew life would be different, but still, little things every day surprise you: The deep blue of the ocean that greets you on your drive to work. Those wonderful whiffs of your neighbour’s home-cooked meals. The chatter of shoppers speaking a language you don’t understand. And, a not-so-pleasant surprise—that first bout of homesickness…

How to Make the Right Choices at the Grocery Store

After long hours of studying, there’s no reward like a delicious snack. But somehow, even though you know you should reach for some fruit or veggies… you just keep ending up in the ice cream! We’ve all been there. It’s hard to resist a tasty treat in the moment, even if it isn’t great for you. That’s why one of the easiest ways to keep a healthy diet is to make the right choices at the grocery store. That way, you won’t be tempted when your tummy is already growling. Plus—learning how to stock up on the right foods can save you time and money during the week! Read our latest article for tips to help you make the best of your next grocery trip. And don’t miss our other helpful tips to keep your body and your mind in the best possible shape. View the rest of the…

Making Healthy Choices at the Grocery Store

When you’re a busy student without much leisure time, grocery shopping can often feel like a chore. Between settling into your new living situation, attending your classes, making new friends, and doing your schoolwork, it often feels like there’s not enough time in the day—and that can make it seem like the pros of a quick and easy microwave dinner or a fast food meal outweigh the cons of their low nutritional value. However, putting in the extra effort at the grocery store can help you make healthier choices and will actually save you time during the rest of the week. Below are some tips to help you be more health-conscious and time-efficient during your next trip to the grocery store! Plan ahead for the week Many people brainstorm a menu for the week, but few actually write it down. Try to plan carefully what you will eat for your…

Get Packing! Lunches Made Easy

A new school year is just around the corner… What better time than to get back into a routine, like preparing a healthy lunch? And we’re not just talking about the kids! Bringing your own lunch and snacks to work can help save you money and means you have control over the quality and quantity of the foods you eat…

How to Eat Balanced Meals in Canada

New to Canada? One of the many things that changes when you arrive in a new place is your diet—as you adjust to new supermarkets, restaurants, and all of the different food options around you. In a world of fast food and deadlines, it’s not always easy to make the most nutritious choices. But did you know that Canada offers a free guide to help you do just that? Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide is designed to help residents of Canada make sure their meals are balanced just right. Read our latest article to find out more! And don’t miss our other helpful tips to keep your body and your mind in the best possible shape. View the rest of the articles on Ingle International for more travel guides and tips.

Staying Healthy While on the Road

View the rest of the articles on Ingle International for more travel guides and tips. Staying healthy while on the road from novushealth This presentation is provided by Novus Health, part of the Ingle Group of Companies. Novus Health empowers travellers, international students, and Canadians by helping them find reliable health information and make informed health decisions.

Your Guide to Eating Right in Canada

New to Canada? Depending on where you’ve come from, you may find yourself surrounded by unfamiliar types of food. But even if Canadian cuisine is similar to what you eat at home, living on your own in a new place can mean radical shifts in your diet—especially when you’re a busy student who might not have time to cook elaborate meals, or who might end up relying on takeout meals more often than not. As you adjust your diet to your new surroundings, it’s important to keep balanced nutrition in mind. That’s where Canada’s Food Guide comes in: a simple nutrition tool developed by the Canadian government. While the Food Guide has undergone many revisions and adjustments over the years, the basic principle remains the same: to help people of all ages make the right food and nutrition choices for a healthy lifestyle. How do I know if Canada’s Food…

Laugh Your Way through Miscommunication

Being in a place where you don’t speak the language well (or at all!) can be frustrating. Even if you are able to get by, the feeling of having less vocabulary than you’re used to—of having complicated thoughts in your head, but no real way to express them—can make you feel like a kid again. And following conversations around you can get exhausting. Still, the only way to get comfortable with a language is practice, practice, practice! And trying out your new language skills will inevitably lead to mistakes. But, hey—translation problems often lead to funny stories that you can laugh about later. Once the embarrassment washes off, of course… It happens to all of us. Seeing that my own family immigrated to Canada in the 1980s—and most of my relatives still reside overseas and speak little English—I have quite a few lost-in-translation stories of my own. Here are some…

Quench Your Thirst This Summer

As Canadians, we can’t help but love a bit of fun in the sun! But when you are soaking up those rays, do you remember to stay hydrated? Think of your body like your favorite plant: When left too long without water—particularly in direct sunlight—it will start to get dry and wilt…