Fermented foods are a relative new guy to the nutrition trend party, at least in North America. With ringing endorsements cropping up all over the place promising everything from improved digestion to an enhanced immune system and longevity, it’s no wonder they are popular! Is the buzz earned or is it all hoopla?
“Though many laud the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, one study is showing that eating the fatty acids found in fish oils may increase the risk of prostate cancer for men.” CBS News The media has been ablaze this week with the results from Brasky et al. (1) published in the Journal of the …
It’s the final Food Fight! in our Tournament of Seeds featuring a battle between two omega-3 and fibre powerhouses – the ever-popular Canadian crop flaxseed and it’s usurper in popularity and press, Aztec warrior-nourishing chia seed. Who will be the Tournament of Seeds champion?…
It’s our last semi-final match! Chia seeds may get all of the press, but sesame is coming off of an impressive upset over pumpkin seeds due to superior fibre and micronutrients. Who will take on flaxseed in the finals?
Canada is the largest producer of flaxseed, supplying over 30% of worldwide demand, and although China produces the most hempseed, Canadian crops supply much of the American market because hempseed cannot legally be grown in the US. Who will take the win to go to the finals?
The NHL Conference Finals start today, so here are our semi-final match-ups in The Tournament of Seeds. We’re going to compare the usual calories, protein and healthy fats, but plan to add some wildcard nutrients like magnesium, vitamin E and zinc to the competition.
Who will take this Food Fight!: exotic pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) or tiny and ancient sesame seeds?
Will it be newly popular, hippie-associating hempseed or baseball diamond staple sunflower seeds?
… … Here’s our first match-up in the tournament of seeds: famous, fibrous flaxseed or bagel-garnishing poppy seeds?
Nutrition is one of the key components to performing well in a marathon or any ultra-endurance event. To optimize athletic performance, there are an overwhelming number of nutrition factors that have an impact – these F.A.S.T. nutrition tips can help summarize key principle to consider streamline your focus. Last week we posted on Foods and Antioxidants …