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The 2017 Xtreme Eating Awards

  Extreme is right! As I read through the 2017 results of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) notables, I have to say that  nowadays it seems as though some restaurant chains are not just trying to outdo each other, they’re even trying to outdo themselves in promoting gluttony. Each year, CSPI […]

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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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Can whole grains improve your microbiome?

When it comes to health news, everywhere you turn you hear about the health promoting effects of a healthy microbiome – those trillions of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Research is showing that the health perks may extend from head to toe including risks for many chronic diseases and may even have an impact on […]

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Who told us coconut oil was healthy? It wasn’t reputable scientists

The headlines are screaming about coconut oil and the fact that science doesn’t consider it to be healthy. Oh No! Coconut Oil Might Not Be As Healthy As We Thought ,  and Coconut oil isn’t as good for you as you might think are just two examples out of dozens that say we’ve been mistaken. But […]

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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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The many aliases of sugar lurking in your food

Canadians want to know how much sugar is added to our food- not surprising considering  a recent study found that two thirds of packaged food in Canada have added sugar.  Just a few years ago, it seemed that Health Canada wanted to help us in our quests to make healthier choices by including an Added […]

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If you do make French fries, why you should use extra virgin olive oil

Erich Ferdinand   Do you remember the fuss about acrylamide? If you don’t remember the term, you likely do remember the critical details about this compound – the link between French fries and cancer. It was well over a decade ago that scientists discovered that cooking potatoes – fries and chips – at  the high […]

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Too much of a good thing: why choose food over supplements

  You once had to be involved in science in some way to know the term polyphenol but in the past decade, these compounds have received more and more attention in nutrition circles. Polyphenols are a class of substances, found in plant foods (phytochemicals), that offer a wide range of disease-fighting properties. Name a plant […]

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