This post was originally published in March of 2018, but recent advances in the literature regarding dietary fibre and our health made me re-visit this topic for an update! There has also been some debate regarding the benefits of dietary fibre from the low carb/no carb diet crowd, so I think it’s worth addressing what … More Fruits and Vegetables….What’s So Great About Them Anyway?
It’s time once again for my annual breakdown of the WORST nutrition trends of the past year.
A few weeks ago while out grocery shopping a new product caught my eye. CoolWay ice cream (technically there’s no cream in the stuff so it’s called a frozen dessert, but you catch my drift). Boasts 320 calories per container, and a whopping 24 grams of protein. As I’ve said before in my post about … More What Your Dietitian Really Thinks About High Protein Ice Cream
It seems the people out there who like to invent new diets are starting to run out of ideas. Since there’s a diet out there scaring us out of eating just about every food known to man (meat, dairy, sugar, fruit, legumes, fat, carbs, soy, pesticides, GMOs- you name it!) We’ve pretty much run out … More Intermittent Fasting- Should You Try It?
We’re born with an innate preference for the taste of sweet foods. Right from birth our brains know that things that taste sweet contain energy, so we are prone to choose sweet-tasting foods over others in order to survive. In the food-scarce environment our ancestors lived in, people needed these instincts to stay alive. In … More The Truth About Sugar
In honor of National Dietitian Day, here are 5 things you may not know about Dietitians! … More 5 Things You May Not Know About Dietitians
Have you heard of the EWG’s Dirty Dozen List? It’s the Environmental Working Group’s yearly publication of which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticide residues on them. Their goal is to encourage consumers to purchase more organic produce vs conventionally grown. The trouble is, organic certainly DOES NOT mean chemical-free like you … More The Dietitian Dirty Dozen: Worst Nutrition Trends of 2017