Posts tagged myth
Superfoods or Superhype?

Superfoods or superhype? The short answer to this confusing and complicated question of whether superfoods actually exist is no. While preparing for a talk last week on power-packed cooking, I fell down the rabbit hole of superfoods on the internet - exploring where this crazy term came from, and if there was any real science behind these supposedly nutrient dense foods.

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Bonking

One of my favourite authors wrote a whole book on bonking; however, she was referring to a different type of bonking then what I’ll be talking about today. Sorry to disappoint! Bonking in the sporting world is when an athlete ‘hits the wall’ or becomes exhausted and exhaustion can happen in endurance events lasting over 2 hours when the body has depleted all its carbohydrate reserves. Here’s how to prevent bonking:

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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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Good Morning, Morning!

A quick Google search will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but you probably didn’t need a Google search to enlighten you since this fact can be found everywhere - from cereal boxes to television commercials, or even your mom. So, the next logical question is why? It’s my learning style to understand the ‘why’ before I make any type of behavioural change and assuming I’m not the only one who learns this way I thought I would share this ‘why’ with you.

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Rotten Egg #8 - Cranberries & UTIs

The news media and health care market have been selling the idea that cranberries can prevent and cure urinary tract infections (UTIs) for years. Lucky for us, a huge study was recently released that investigated and reviewed 24 studies (over 4,000 participants) on cranberries’ role in the prevention and treatment of UTIs. So, did the results finally give cranberries their long awaited stamp of approval or was this just another rotten egg? Before we investigate this “fact,” I want to give you some background information on UTIs. According to the National Kidney and Urological Diseases Clearinghouse, UTIs are the second most common type of infection in the body and account for 8.3 million doctor visits each year!

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Just to Clarify

Last week we concluded our organic talk by diving deeper into sustainability using fish as our example. At that time I promised you we were done with organic but I lied – sorry! I need to clarify one more thing - my Dole comment. Over this past week some readers have voiced their confusion over my comment since I did not explain myself very well, so here is my explanation:

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