The Changing Face of Nutrition

The Changing Face of Nutrition

Nutritional knowledge and the way we eat have changed hugely over the years. Humans had been hunter-gatherers for thousands of generations, and then made use of agriculture for the last 300 or so generations. Processed and refined foods have been around for only about...

How Concerned Should We Be About Our Groceries?

There have been a number of articles written for this website that talk about what we should look for or avoid when buying groceries: organic, GMO foods, oils and fats, how to read food labels, and more. This article pulls it all together, and helps to answer the...

What Are Whole Foods?

You might have heard of whole foods, but what are they, and why are they so important? What is a whole food? A whole food is one that has minimal or no processing. Examples include whole grains (for example, brown rice vs. white rice), fresh vegetables, and meats and...

Food Labels: What They Do and Don’t Tell Us

Food labels provide everything we need and want to know about our food…or do they? Food labeling has come a long way. Ingredients are listed, and amounts of substances of interest to consumers must be reported accurately – calories, fat, carbs, sugars, sodium, and...

Oils and Fats

There is much inaccurate information about oils and fats in the diet. Some of these misunderstandings are: A low-fat diet is a healthy diet Margarine is better for you than butter Liquid oils are good, solid fats such as animal fats are bad Eating foods with...

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