I thought the Paleo diet sounded silly when it first came out. Why would someone willingly choose to eat only the foods available more than 2 million years ago? Loren Cordain, a professor in health sciences, was convincing enough in his 2002 book The Paleo Diet to make it the most popular google-searched diet of 2013. … Continue reading What About the Paleo Diet?
I've been working on some articles about food waste recently and it's quite eye-opening. The more I researched food waste, the more my deep-rooted habits began to change when dealing with all aspects of food: shopping, storage, cooking, and eating. I was in the dark about this before so I'm sure others may be too. … Continue reading Why Food Waste Matters
It surprises me how many people are still afraid to eat soy, including some nutritionists. No doubt, reading random online information about soy can be scary and confusing. Who would eat a food that purportedly causes breast cancer, thyroid disorders and even brain damage? But this information is hype and largely unfounded. I've followed research on soy foods and … Continue reading Still Afraid of Soy?
A new JAMA study published this month found that certain fats were protective from deaths related to heart disease. Which ones? Your first guess might be olive oil or omega-3s that are often praised in the media. Yes those fats were shining stars in this study, but the bigger winner was omega-6, specifically linoleic acid, a type … Continue reading An Update on Omega-6 Fats
I don't relate to people who say they loathe grocery shopping. In the right store at an ideal time without crowds of people, food shopping is therapy to me. Bright lights, energizing colors, familiarity and ample choices make the experience more gratifying than clothes shopping…or at least close to it! I've always thought how great … Continue reading How To Eat a More Plant-Based Diet
Earlier this month, milk was thrust into the spotlight questioning if Americans may be better off drinking whole milk instead of the common choice of skim. After decades of learning that skim or 1% milk is the best choice for heart health, this notion was a bit unsettling. I'd like to know the answer because … Continue reading Pour a Glass of Whole Fat or Low Fat?