Tag Archives: Breakfast

Since when did sugar cereals become back-to-school essentials?

Ask Kellogg Canada and Loblaw how they came up with this It’s back to school time and a time to get into healthy routines. So why do we see promotions such as this current one offered by Real Canadian Superstore, a division of Loblaw Canada, and Kellogg Canada? Spend $200 and you get a “Back […]

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Protein: what’s the best time to eat it?

In a recent post, I covered the issues of protein requirements but I also touched on the timing of consuming that protein. Spreading it out through the day, rather than the typical pattern of having a protein-heavy dinner, offers numerous health perks including weight control benefits. But here’s some surprising news: the order in which […]

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Is there a link between eating eggs and your risk of developing diabetes?

  This study belongs in the “how did it get published” category. A recent study shows that a high egg intake may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes – but only if you live in the United States. Yes, you read that correctly. Now if you’re scratching your head and wondering how this could […]

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Are you really hungry for breakfast? How about an 8,000 calorie meal?

In the race for gluttonous offerings, we may now have a champion: the  Hibernator. Thank goodness, this breakfast can only be found across the Atlantic in Britain at the Bear Grills Café  in Congleton, south of Manchester. While the meal itself costs only  £19.95 (never mind the pounds you may accumulate from its consumption), you […]

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Tomato Heaven – Roasted Tomato, Ricotta and Egg Sandwich

Last month I had the pleasure of accompanying my travel writer daughter, Alyssa Schwartz, on a culinary tour of North Carolina’s Research Triangle –Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham.  Farm-to-table eateries are a real focus here and as it was tomato season, we were indeed in tomato heaven. We sampled them in one form or another […]

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Before you skip breakfast, read this

One after another, the headlines screamed, Why Breakfast May Not Be The Most Important Meal Of The Day, Skipping breakfast might not be bad for weight loss  and then finally the New York Times Magazine piece,  Is Breakfast Overrated? by Gretchen Reynolds where  she concluded,  “For now, the slightly unsatisfying takeaway from the new science […]

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The best time of day to eat protein

Protein is hot.  While sugar and fat have had their reputations tarnished at various times – look at  sugar right  now – protein’s star is on the rise.  You can tell just by looking at food packages   trumpeting their protein content or added protein.  Protein bars, protein drinks and even added protein cereals are all […]

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More wise sayings from mothers

Happy Mother’s Day! Yes, mothers do indeed seem to impart the wisdom of the ages.  The number of sayings that are now shown to have a foundation in science appears to be endless. But there is one that many of our mothers got wrong: the clean your plate or finish your food as there are […]

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