A meatless Canada? No, but we’re becoming more discerning

A recent poll by Dalhousie University suggests that our food choices are becoming more varied

A meatless Canada? No, but we’re becoming more discerningCanadians love meat but other sources of protein are emerging as potent alternatives. Demand is up for vegetable proteins like pulses, as well as for fish and seafood. Loblaw has even started selling cricket flour and is trying to make insect consumption mainstream. That’s led some people to believe that vegetarian and vegan segments of the…

The diet you’re on is likely a pretty good one

As long as you don't eat carbohydrates, fats and protein to extreme levels, you should be just fine

The diet you’re on is likely a pretty good oneA plethora of ‘experts’ have provided nutritional advice that sounds definitive and evidence-based. Many of us have lived through vast recommendations: low fat, high fat; salt is a problem, salt is no problem; eggs are good, eggs are bad; butter is very bad, margarine is good, then butter is good again; high carbs, no carbs…

Food is medicine where malnutrition and frailty are concerned

Malnutrition common problem for patients entering health care facilities in Canada – costing the system $2 billion annually

Food is medicine where malnutrition and frailty are concernedBy Heather Keller and Leah Gramlich EvidenceNetwork.ca “You are what you eat,” or so the saying goes. We use this axiom in our developed country, where obesity is often top of mind, to remind ourselves that overeating will lead to a less healthy physique. However, this saying is also true for undereating or malnutrition –…

Give us our daily (gluten free?) bread

I’ve tried giving up wheat to lose a few pounds but I miss it too much when it disappears from my diet

Give us our daily (gluten free?) breadWe have a Norwegian international student staying with us for the year. Her English is quite advanced but occasionally she has to look things up on her phone to get the direct translation. The other day she had a question for me. “What do you call this kind of bun?” she asked, holding her phone…

Study: more fats, less carbohydrates, equal a balanced diet

Nutritionists have been telling us for years to load up on the low-fat products. Turns out that may have been a bad idea

Study: more fats, less carbohydrates, equal a balanced dietMcMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute just released a major study comparing the benefits of various diets around the world. After surveying 135,000 people over seven years in 18 countries, the study concluded that we should be eating more fats, more fruits and vegetables and fewer sugary carbohydrates. According to the lead author, Mahshid Dehgha,…

Food banks plant roots for the long term

Canada's food banks are embracing gardens and greenhouses, cooking classes and more to help clients achieve greater food security

Food banks plant roots for the long termHALIFAX, N.S. Feb. 23, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Facing declining donations, an increasing number of Canadian food banks are growing their own food. Canadians may feel guilty for not giving enough but they shouldn’t. This is really about food banks adapting for the betterment of society. The Mississauga, Ont., and Surrey, B.C., food banks recently launched vertical…

5 easy ways for women to burn off fat

Burn off those extra pounds just in time to hit the beach this summer season

5 easy ways for women to burn off fat//  burn off fat  burn off fat SAN FRANCISCO, CA Mar 2, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Every woman has been there. Summer is coming up fast and we vow to burn that body fat as quickly as possible to fit into that bikini before the pool even opens for the season. But there are so…

Rise of the gluten-free heroes

The fact that the gluten-free movement overlapped with the increase in food prices is no coincidence

Rise of the gluten-free heroesDownload this column on the gluten-free movement for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                                                    Terms and Conditions of use INNSBRUCK, Austria Nov 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Gluten has divided consumers into two camps: those who can't get enough gluten-free products, believing that eliminating the little protein composite leads to a healthier life, and…

Evolution, not science, drives our urge for healthy foods

We poor humans believe against all reason that diet makes a big difference to our survival

Evolution, not science, drives our urge for healthy foodsTo download Evolution, not science, drives our urge for healthy foods for your publication or website click here VANCOUVER, BC, Apr 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Healthy eating in general doesn’t have much of a scientific basis. Avoiding fat, salt, and sugar and loading up on fibre and antioxidants is widely credited with providing major…

The fibs behind the benefits of a high-fiber diet

There is no scientific evidence to suggest a high-fiber diet does any good

The fibs behind the benefits of a high-fiber dietThe fibs behind the benefits of a high-fiber diet FREE to subscribers VANCOUVER, BC, Apr 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Eating healthy is supposed to include lots of fruits and vegetables containing coarse fiber. It's been pointed out that bowel cancer and heart attacks are unheard of in primitive populations which eat a fiber-rich diet of…