I have written several blogs in the past about the connections to and recommendations for sugar and cancer. If you didn’t have a chance to read them, this is a link to my 4-part series. Does Sugar Feed Cancer? To continue on this theme, I want to explore a follow-up question, which is: Is there...
In this short blog, you will learn just how much sugar is in the popular chocolate hazelnut spread as well as the recommended intakes of added sugars.
Mushrooms are technically, neither plant nor animal, but an edible fungus, specifically a macro-fungi with fruiting bodies that are grown either spontaneously or they are cultured. They belong to the botanical classes Ascomycetes and Basidocycetes. While they may be considered a vegetable by a chef, they would not be by a botanist.
In this blog post, I’ll provide some important mushroom facts and share some of the research around mushrooms and why I think they should be part of healthy eating plan and especially if you are focused on a cancer risk reduction eating plan.
Following an anti inflammatory diet can help you to reduce oxidative stress and free radicals which can help to reduce chronic inflammation. To add to the anti inflammatory strength of your diet, you can include anti inflammatory tea that help to further lower your levels of inflammation.
Eating more fruit and vegetables is linked to lowered risk factors for many chronic diseases. This includes cardiovascular disease, a variety of different cancers and overall age degeneration.
Many active nutrients are found in pure fruit juice made without any added sweeteners. A lot of these nutrients have been studied in the prevention of cancer. They include antioxidants, soluble fibre (if the pulp is present) and phytochemicals; the exact ones are dependent on which fruits and vegetables are used.
Nutrition is a big factor in good health, but does it affect your moods? It’s widely believed that the quality of your diet may help protect you from mood disorders, in other words good food = good mood!
If you can’t figure out why you’re feeling down or have no energy, understanding the role nutrition plays in your moods is a good place to start.
Look at what you’re eating and at what’s missing from your diet.
Are you stuck in the highs and lows of a daily sugar habit?
Are you low on the “antidepressant” foods or nutrients that lower the risk of depression?
In this article you’ll learn how food affects mood, which nutrients and foods play a role in preventing and promoting treatment of depressive disorders, cravings and mood, and how to find the best good mood foods for you.
Broccoli microgreens and sprouts are tiny, but they are superstars in the nutrition world. In fact, researchers from the University of Maryland call them "an exciting new food for the 21st century".
This blog will cover all aspects of sprouts and microgreens including nutrition, with a special focus on broccoli microgreens. You can read the post from top to bottom, or navigate using this Table of Contents.
Sprouts and microgreens are not recommended for young children, pregnant women, older adults or those with a compromised immune system due to the risk of bacterial contamination (Health Canada, 2013).
A chronodiet takes into account your body's natural rhythms to determine the optimal time to eat. It has been shown that erratic eating patterns can disrupt the coordination of the body's systems leading to chronic disease while a fasting and eating cycle that is matched to your body's internal clock can prevent or reverse chronic disease.
I will explore this topic as well as the relationship between shift work, jet leg and health including body weight and cancer.