Posts tagged Portion
Feeling Stuffed Like a Turkey?

During the colder, winter months our bodies crave comfort foods – foods that ‘stick to your ribs,’ making you feel full and satisfied, but why? Unfortunately, the verdict is still out on this one; but some say it’s related to our serotonin levels, which are at their lowest during the winter months. Serotonin is a brain chemical that regulates mood, appetite and sleep. So, eating a carbohydrate-rich meal or snack will increase your brain’s production of serotonin making you feel better…at least temporarily. Now what to do when you’ve eaten too much?

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Food Jargon

One bagel equals two-three servings of grains, according to Canada’s Food Guide, it has a recommended serving size of 113g, and counts as one portion. Confused? Consumers appear to be confused about serving sizes, what they mean, and how to use them. Complicating the problem are large portions of food that are becoming the norm in many eating establishments. Hopefully this post will decode some of these confusing definitions.

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