Tag Archives: Sugar

Your Facebook questions answered: What’s the best diet for arthritis sufferers?

  Q: “Recently a friend asked why I wasn’t following an anti-inflammatory diet (gluten, dairy, sugar and red meat free – from a naturopath) for my arthritis. The diet was prescribed to her for psoriatic arthritis. However, mine is osteoarthritis (OA). So, I was looking for some thoughts on arthritis-related diet. Perhaps leaning towards anti-inflammatory […]

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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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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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Are there hidden agendas in nutrition research? Part 2

The secrets of how the sugar industry influenced scientific research decades ago was the topic in my last post. But I also promised you more on conspiracy theories, conflicts of interest and stakeholders and what that really means for you. The guidelines for research sponsorship have indeed changed since the sugar industry’s hidden interference in […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Are there hidden agendas in nutrition research?

“What about this, eh? I am always highly (usually completely) skeptical when anyone mentions conspiracy theories, but there looks like there’s actually merit to this one! Unbelievable!”  asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Karen Jorgenson Cooper‎ Karen, while you may think of it as a conspiracy theory, when it comes to food companies and interest groups […]

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Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about added sugars on nutrition labels

  Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, As a practicing registered dietitian in Canada, it is indeed wonderful to see the example you set for our fellow Canadians. The headlines about your possibly being the fittest world leader and the articles about your fitness activities – yoga and boxing, for instance – show the citizens of […]

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A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may promote better nutrition

  There’s more to healthy eating than just calories Last week, Dietitians of Canada  (of which I am a long-time member) released a position statement recommending that an excise tax of at least 10-20% be applied to sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Canada.  The association is taking a strong stand as there’s no doubt about  the […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Tomatoes – can you eat too many?

“Hey Rosie! I have a question: how much is too much tomatoes? My 4 year old is obsessed with tomatoes. She will eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper if you let her. It’s her favourite snack all through the day. If we let her she would happily eat a whole 680 gram pack of […]

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