I have been making an effort to familiarize myself with popular ‘Diet Books’ and am currently reading Micheal Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. I try to look at these books with a some degree of skepticism, as not all are built on good evidence (one of the worst being Wheat Belly…but that is in another post) or they tend to exaggerate the truth to generate publicity.
The yogurt aisle is the most confusing and overwhelming aisle to navigate at the grocery store! It’s definitely the section I spend the longest time in. The yogurt aisle isn’t what it used to be – greek yogurt has recently taken over a sizeable chuck of the refrigerator case, leaving non-greeks to compete for the remaining real estate. Meanwhile, both greek and non-greek yogurts are branching out with new claims, nutrient content, flavours, ect.
An increasingly larger percentage of the general population are reporting problems caused by gluten ingestion, whether it is due to celiac disease or gluten intolerance. What is the cause of this? Experts believe that human modification to wheat has made it better, more robust crop. However, could this modification to the wheat crop be accountable for the rise in celiac disease and gluten intolerance?
Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) has been a staple educational and assessment piece throughout my education and practice. However there has been numerous concerns about this tool – it is outdated, promotes overeating,ect. Should we be following it?
We typically view vegetarians and vegans as having a small body mass and lacking strength. This profile may make it difficult to picture vegetarians and vegans as high-performing athletes. However there are many famous vegetarian athletes: football player Joe Namath, boxer Mike Tyson and tennis player Venus Williams to name a few. Is it possible for an athlete maintain their muscle mass without eating meat? How can they meet their nutritional needs while being meat free?