Superfoods: a closer look

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When it comes to food and health, the word “superfood” has become extremely popular. Generally speaking, superfoods refer to foods — especially fruits and vegetables — that contain certain nutrients that will result in a health benefit above that of other foods. The media is full of reports of these ultra-healthy foods, from acai and matcha to blueberries and … [Read more…]

What’s the deal with gluten?

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First of all, lets just get one thing straight: gluten is NOT a synonym for carbohydrates. It’s also not poison and it’s really not making anyone gain weight. Gluten is merely a protein found in cereal grains such as wheat, barely, and rye. This protein helps foods to hold their shape – sort of like the … [Read more…]

10 things a dietitian will NEVER eat or drink

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Everyone likes a treat every now and then – even dietitians. We’re only human after all. But there are treats (like dark chocolate and cheese cake) that I enjoy every now and then, and then there are foods that I wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot long flag pole (like the foods below). Take look! Soft … [Read more…]