Just using your beans once a day offers a significant pay off in terms of heart disease risk. It’s something we certainly don’t do nearly enough. Research published in the ...
OK- I must really be out of touch. I had never heard of oil pulling – an ancient practice where you swish oil around in your mouth for about 20 minutes. It is supposed to not only give you whiter teeth and better oral health but also help you to detoxify – leading to better […]
“I am hearing friends commenting on coconut oil and claiming it has cholesterol- lowering properties. What about it? It seems to be the new Big thing – is it? Any real benefits using this oil? I have always favoured canola, and olive oils. Am I wrong? Thanks for any info you can provide on coconut […]
Here’s one of my favourite ways to eat Greek yogurt. It’s my current go-to afternoon snack. It fits the bill perfectly: it’s both filling and satisfying, tiding me over until dinner. It’s also really delicious! Heating the honey – if you have a microwave available – allows for it to disperse more evenly through the […]
Canada’s Food Guide has long been a source of heated discussion. The latest controversy comes courtesy of a debate entitled, “Does Canada’s Food Guide promote weight gain?”. Ottawa’s Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute, squared off with Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, Director-General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health […]
Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Linda Searle McCarthy writes about her confusion when looking at labels on various Greek yogurts. She says, “My question concerns Greek yogurt. I buy plain, 0%, either Liberty or PC. They both contain only skim milk and bacterial culture, but the ingredient %’s differ substantially. They both say 18g protein, but […]
It may be spring on the calendar but you can certainly still feel the winter chill. It’s a perfect time for risotto but if you substitute barley for the traditional rice, the nutritional ratings soar. Barley is chock full of much need fibre – especially blood cholesterol-lowering soluble fibre — along with a range of […]
This sign is hanging in a small eatery in Siem Reap in Cambodia. My daughter, Alyssa Schwartz, snapped this photo while she was there on assignment (she’s a writer). You might look at it and think: well, of course food is an important part of a balanced diet. But if you really consider it, it’s […]