680 FOOD BITES

Mediterranean Food Guide

  Move over Canada’s food guide, The Mediterranean diet is right on your heels and  is back in the news with a vengeance. This ancient diet and lifestyle comes from those living near the Mediterranean Sea. The latest New England Journal of Medicine study showed results of those eating ... Read More »

Colour Symbols for Nutritionals

  Nutritional numbers for restaurants on websites have little impact since most customers don’t bother researching, until  after the fact Even putting these nutrients on the menu don’t always make a difference One of the reasons is that people don’t know what their individual daily calories, fat, sugar and ... Read More »

Food Swaps Part 2

  Here’s some easy food swaps to loosen your belt and get into those jeans. Lose the slice of deep dish pizza with meat and chooser 2 slices of  thin crust pizzas with ham and veggies and save 500 calories Lose 2 regular beers for the lighter versions and ... Read More »

Special Gyms

  There are now gyms for people who are 50 lb overweight or more. “Downsize Fitness” which started in Chicago, Las Vegas and Dallas offers a non judgemental encouraging environment in providing fitness, nutrition and support  for those other than a size 2! There are no mirrors, the windows ... Read More »

Juice Cleanse

Juice cleansing is a huge trend today in dieting and healthy living. Motives are to improve your eating habits, cleanse your body from  toxins and  ultimately weight loss. Doctor’s opinions are that livers and kidneys clean themselves and juicing is only a marketing tactic. My opinion is that juicing ... Read More »

Coffee and Pregnancy

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health latest study shows that pregnant women who drink more the 200mg of caffeine a day are more likely to have babies with lower birth weights. The caffeine can slow the transfer of nutrients from mom to baby through the placenta which reduces ... Read More »

Tumeric

  Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is a part of the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years.  It gives foods that bright yellow tinge. The western world is now paying attention to this super star ... Read More »

Food Swaps

Spring is almost here and what’s under those layers of clothing we’ve been wearing may not be so pretty! Here’s some food swaps to shed those winter pounds? Frappuccino’s, lattes or mochas are usually made with whole milk and often topped with whipped cream.  Substitute for low fat ... Read More »

Starving Men

Anorexia or bulimia are associated with women not men. Dr. Blake Woodside director for eating disorders at Toronto General states that today, one in three men suffer anorexia and one in four, bulimia Reasons are the same as in women – perhaps bullied as an overweight child or parents ... Read More »