Thursday, March 28, 2013

Paleo Food Pyramid

Not only is this a good depiction of the paleo diet, but the image comes from an excellent primer on planning for paleo.  Read the full article here.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sugary drinks linked to obesity and diabetes

Researchers at Harvard University say sugary drinks are contributing to an estimated 180,000 deaths around the globe annually, a startling statistic they hope will spur changes in the beverage industry.

Researchers from Harvard’s School of Public Health say sugar-laced juices, sports drinks and soda are major factors behind spiking rates of obesity and diabetes.

Watch the CTV clip here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Why salt, sugar and fat are the pillars of the processed food industry

When journalist Michael Moss started taste-testing, he wasn't working on just any old food story. He was investigating the science, the marketing, the psychology and the corporate zeal behind addictive junk food. A trail of emails, whistle-blowers and sometimes-contrite, sometimes-unapologetic food executives led him to the unholy trinity of Salt, Sugar and Fat ... the three ingredients that are consciously mixed into processed food to keep us snuffling through things we can't stop eating. And by the way - the people who created that food don't always eat it. We speak with Michael Moss, author of Salt, Sugar, Fat.
Listen to the interview with Michael Moss, the author of Salt, Sugar, Fat on Anna Maria Tremonti's show The Current here.