4 Reasons why I hate buffets

1. The food is never very good. 2. I eat too much. Growing up, there were so many buffet restaurants (Remember Ponderosa!). With my value conscious dad, we would essentially starve all day, then go in and, “get our money’s worth”. Rough translation, eat until you want to throw up. Yes, I am an adult…

RESEARCH: What Canadians are Eating

March is Nutrition month in Canada and the 2nd annual Canadian Living (CL) questionnaire on nutrition and eating habits is out. Although I was not involved in this research (with 7000+ respondents), I found the high level findings very interesting. A few tidbits below! Milk Eighty percent of the CL study still drink cow milk…

Sugar: Poison we love

Who doesn’t like sweet food? I love it. My kids love it. Yet, I understand the dangers of too much sugar, as reported in a new study by U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. In a Hamilton Spectator article, it was reported that sugar not only makes us fat but has been shown to increase…

Remember the tongue taste map?

Who remembers the tongue taste map? I must admit that as a child, I thought this was fascinating and tried to place different foods on specific areas of my tongue to see if it might create a different flavour experience. Unfortunately, this “map” does a poor job to explain how we experience sweet, salty, bitter…

An Apple a Day really does keep the Doctor away!

A recent study in the Christmas edition of The BMJ (and reported by Science News) concluded that offering a daily apple to 70% of the total UK population aged over 50 years (22 million people) would avert 8,500 vascular deaths! If you are looking for a wonderful new apple to enjoy, keep your eyes open…

Canadians vs. Americans

Growing up, it seemed we Canadians always had a bit of an identity crisis living beside the States. In school, we were all taught that we are special because we support a cultural “mosaic” rather than the US “melting pot” and we’re ever so lucky because we are rich in natural resources (which we seem…