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Can whole grains improve your microbiome? Part 2

In my last post, I provided insight into a recent study on breads which went against the grain of current thinking about prebiotic foods. These are plant foods containing indigestible carbohydrates that stimulate and feed the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. I promised you more info on the latest research on whole grains […]

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8 tips to spot fad diets and health scams

It’s hard to believe just how many fads come and go. But some get so much hype that it’s really tough to sort through the fact from fiction. Here are some tips to help guide you. • If it promotes common every day foods as being toxic to everyone, steer clear of the recommendation. Case […]

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The most important thing you should do before you go gluten-free

  For some people to Take the Fight out of Food, the theme of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month,  means solving digestive woes.  As I mentioned in my last post, there are steps to take when it comes to ending food battles. These include: 1.  Spot the problem. Define what’s causing your fight […]

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Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month: Take the fight out of food!

It’s hard to believe it’s already  March and that means, it’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month. This year’s theme, Take the fight out of food!, expresses so much about what is happening on the food and nutrition front nowadays. And front is definitely the right word as many people are at war with their food […]

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Why knowing what’s in packaged food matters

Have your say as to what’s in our food Many people believe that the easiest route to healthy eating is to simply avoid any food that’s packaged. But painting all processed food with the same brush can leave you shortchanged on many nutritious eats as there are a host of processed foods offering a wealth […]

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Sodium – when you don’t want to be a world leader

  There are times when being a world leader puts you in an enviable position but at other times, it’s the last place you want to be. It would appear that Canada is currently in this position right now with the release of  a new survey  by World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) which […]

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Whole Grain Rotini with Smoked Tomatoes, Blue cheese and Sorrel-Infused Oil

In my last post, I offered tips from Barilla Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni on ways to incorporate whole grain pastas with palate-pleasing results. He shared them as part of a cooking demonstration at  the recent conference, Whole Grains Away from Home (Whole Grains in Foodservice, the Next Frontier)  in Chicago,  organized by Oldways and the […]

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6 ways to get whole grain pasta love

Are you celebrating World Pasta Day today? It’s an annual event that got its start in Naples almost 20 years ago.  Since that time, we’ve seen this traditional food take more than its shares of attacks but on this day, let’s set the record straight. Pasta has been an age-old favourite around the world for […]

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