Understanding the facts February 2017: the written content below has been updated to reflect new research relevant to this article. Although people ask many questions about health and diet, certain topics come up time and again in nutrition counselling. The top five involve carbohydrates, wheat, processed meat, sugar and types of fat. Learning the answers […]
Every day as a dietitian I see some sort of online images or fad diet suggestion that vilifies carbohydrates and suggests you deprive yourself of enjoyable foods. For the record carbohydrates are an essential nutrient. While certainly some people eat too many for what their body requires, there is no need to follow any type […]
1. Are carbs bad? No! Your brain runs exclusively on carbs (you can think of all carbs as single, double and longer chains of sugar). The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in partnership with Health Canada suggests the average minimum amount of carbohydrate needed for the brain of children and adults is 130 […]
What is diabetes? Type 1 diabetes, which occurs most often in children and adolescents, occurs when the body is unable to make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that ensures your body can deal with blood sugar properly. By far the most common type of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes, in which the body does not […]
Watch my segment on gluten-free diets and find out more about who needs to follow this (individuals with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity) and who does not need to follow this. Also understand the science of whole grains and carbohydrates overall.