A new study published in BMJ links sugar-sweetened beverage consumption to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes INDEPENDENT of body weight. Why is this a big deal? Previous research suggested sugary drink intake didn’t affect risk unless you were overweight or obese.
As we shift our palates from traditional proteins to more sustainable options, alternative sources of protein like algae and insects are often touted as the future of food. How does algae stack up against chicken? Could you swap your steak for some crickets?
At our current growth rate, traditional animal proteins like beef and chicken will not be able to sustain the earth’s population. What are our alternatives? Algae, quinoa and insects! While algae and certainly quinoa are becoming more mainstream, getting the average Western consumer to chow down on insects might be a harder sell.
Could our “safer” plastic be just as harmful as the original? New research out of NYU has found an association between phthalates found in plastic wrap and containers and an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children and adolescents.
Researchers estimate consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide related to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
With national celebratory holidays so close together, we couldn’t resist… Which lauded national dish will take this Food Fight? The all-American cheeseburger or classic Canadian comfort food, poutine?
Nutrition labels are often deriding as unhelpful or simply taken for granted. But of the 196 (or so) countries in the world, only 21 countries + the European Union members have mandatory regulations in place. How do Health Canada’s proposed labelling changes stack up?
Health Canada plans to revamp nutrition labels. While the proposed changes are a step in the right direction, there is one glaring omission – natural and added sugars will continue to be lumped together rather than separated. Consider us underwhelmed…
Complete with bacon, avocado and tomatoes, this isn’t the most traditional Cobb salad but certainly inspired by the same flavours. Perfect for a cook-out or potluck (it won’t get soggy, unlike salad), this whole grain dish is bursting with the tastes of summer – ripe tomatoes, fresh corn and basil!
Fewer than 30% of us apply sunscreen properly or with any regularity, and when we do our sunscreen many not be offering the SPF protection on the label. Can what you eat help to protect you from a painful sunburn, and by proxy reduce your risk of skin cancer?