Food Guide and You

Sometimes things that happen “up there” remain, at least for a time, largely abstract for most of us. Sometimes they are of immediate concern for us, as they touch on something significant, with which we deal on daily basis. And what can fit that description better than food?

In December of 2016, a group of almost 200 Canadian Physicians and Allied Health Care providers sent an open letter to Health Canada, urging to rework the dietary guidelines. The letter suggests making an emphasis on real food, on actual scientific evidence and, well, common sense. To illustrate just how far from common sense current recommendations are, let me quote from the letter:

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Is Your Snack Plotting to Kill You?

Sad to say, but it probably is. Worse yet, it’s doing so while pretending to be your friend – the one you miss, wait for impatiently, and embrace when finally get to see. How treacherous. If you feel betrayed, you should – and not only by the snack, but first and foremost by a misleading nutritional advice

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How We Get Fat

When two great forces fiercely battle each other, what happens to the battlefield upon which they fight?

Right. It gets destroyed.

You are a battlefield. You probably don’t think of yourself this way but that’s what you are nonetheless.

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The Best Non-Wheat Seafood Pasta in the World

Say, which would you like first, the recipe or the story of how it came to be?

…thought so. Recipe it is.

No, sorry. Health stuff first. If you like pasta as much as I do, its nutritional data may give you a bit of pause – and rightly so. Let’s look at what comes with 100 g of its, shall we?

330 calories, 65g carbohydrates, 7g fiber and 13g protein. And that’s whole wheat pasta, which is not even the worst of the possible offenders.

Here is the nutritional comparison of my replacement: 

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Food as the Best Medicine

Pop quiz: which of the following do you agree with?

  1. You can lose weight while eating delicious foods
  2. You can improve your health by eating well
  3. To lose weight and stay healthy you must deprive yourself of tasty foods

If you agree with the first two statements, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s exchange ideas, findings, news, and recipes.

If you agree with the third statement, you’ve come to the right place. Give me a chance to change your mind about that notion.

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