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Jun
14

The Egg Debate... Again??

The Research Institute in London, ON recently published a study showing that lifelong consumption of egg yolks is correlated to development of carotid artery plaques (the artery-clogging junk that increases risk for heart attack) and that eggs should be avoided by anyone at risk of cardiovascular disease. The study suggests heart disease risk increases with age after 40 years, with pack-years of smoking, and with egg-yolk years (number of egg yolks eaten per week multiplied by the number of years they followed this diet). The analysis found that egg yolk years were a significant predictor of disease (after adjusting for coronary risk factors) when consuming 3 or more egg yolks per week. One nutritionist criticized the study suggesting participant's...
Jun
14

Gluten Free Diet vs Gluten Free Dieting

With celebrities promoting weight loss through a gluten free diet and books like 'Wheat Belly' spouting off weak theories about how wheat and gluten are the root cause of all obesity-related health issues, it's no wonder the general population is confused. Confused about what to eat, what to limit and what is truly healthy for our bodies. In this blog, I want to bring to light what gluten really is and discuss nutrients that may be lacking if one proceeds on a gluten free diet without the appropriate knowledge. What is Gluten? Gluten is the natural protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It functions to give grains their texture and it adds nutritional value to the diet. Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance For people diagnosed with an...
Jun
14

New Year, New Habits - Top 5 Goals to Include on Your List

Happy New Year! There are so many ways to get your New Year off to a healthful start. Food To Fit has 5 nutrition-related goals to help you kick-start a healthful year. Aside from the obvious - cutting out the leftover holiday treats - wake your body up and build new habits for 2013! 1) Sleep. Studies report that individuals who sleep less than 5.5 hours per night, release hormones that stimulate appetite. Individuals eat significantly more compared to those who sleep 8 hours per night.  2) Avoid drinking your calories. Whether from specialty coffees, soda pop or even fruit juice the calories can add up quickly. We don't compensate by eating less food, we simply add these on top of our usual diets.  3) Avoid white or refined grains...

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