Posts in milk
Avoiding Allergens

According to Food Allergy Canada, over 2.6 million Canadians self-report having at least one food allergy! It is important to note that people can be allergic to any food, but some allergies are more common than others. Eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood, sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts, wheat and gluten are all listed as priority allergens by Health Canada, and actually have specific labeling requirements attached to them.

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The Dish on Yogurt

“Low fat,” “no-fat,” “plain,” “flavoured,” “Greek,” “grass-fed,” and the new kid on the block “Icelandic” are all words that describe a variety of yogurt that can be found sitting in the dairy cooler of your local grocery store. It is ironic how complex yogurt can be considering it originated as a way to preserve milk before we had refrigerators. Yogurt is a great way to get a good dose of bone-building calcium into our diet and is also a good source of protein – making it a great snack for kids and adults. But some yogurts may be more like ice-cream with the amount of sugar added to them, so let’s take a look at how to pick the best yogurt for you and your family! 

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Rotten Egg #9 - The Halloween Syndrome

It was a dark and stormy weekend and it wasn’t just any weekend it was the weekend following Halloween mwaahaahaa. I wonder how many little vampires and goblins still have some Halloween candy left? And the ones that don’t I wonder how mom and dad are doing? Sugar is widely believed to cause hyperactivity in children and to exacerbate aggressive behavior in hyperactive children. Is this belief true or is this just another rotten egg?

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Reflecting on the last couple of years of being a dietetics student and pretending that someone asked me to pick one message to pass on I would automatically default to calcium. Despite the fact that I obviously view calcium as one of the most important nutrition messages, for some strange reason, I have not written anything about it! There was the one post two years ago on soymilk vs. cow’s milk but that hardly scratched the surface. So, let me finally explain why I think calcium is so important.

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What You Need to Know Before Entering a Grocery Store

According to the great Michael Pollan we should only eat foods that eventually rot. To elaborate – food processing began as a way to extend the shelf life of food by protecting it from fungi, bacteria, insects and rodents. The more processed a food is, the longer the shelf life, and the less nutritious it becomes. Real food is alive and will eventually die! So, how can you bring this new knowledge into the grocery store? Try shopping the peripheries of the supermarket.

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Cut the Cheese

Did you know to ‘cut the cheese’ means to fart? Apparently this old expression originated when someone noticed that the smell of fresh cut cheese resembled the smell of a fart…I’m not sure what kind of cheese they were cutting, but you get the point. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, cheese has been receiving a lot of media attention recently, so I thought I would take this opportunity to let you in on some of cheese’s secrets.

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