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 […]
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 […]
Why do we need fat and which is better? Butter or margarine? Olive oil or coconut oil? February 2017: the written content below has been updated to reflect new research relevant to this article.
By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are found in fruits, sugars (candy, pop, sports drink etc.), and milk and yogurt are simple sugars, while carbohydrates found in grains/starches such as pasta, rice, potatoes, breads, cereals are complex long chains of sugars. How do I know if I am eating the correct […]
What You Need to Know About So-called Good Fats and Bad Fats Even after many years of media hype about healthy fats and negative fats for health, I still find that many of our clients are confused about dietary fat. Here is what you need to know about how much fat to get per day […]