The 2019 Canada's Food Guide

  The Canada's new food guide has been released this week and I have to admit, we're definitely going in the right direction. We know that genetics plays a huge role in how we metabolize foods and that nutritional approaches are highly individualized. But if I were tasked to build a meal plan for the general population, it…


Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T! PART 50: SEA URCHIN

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T! PART 50: SEA URCHIN

  WHY WE AVOID IT: They’re small, globular and completely covered with “touch me and die” spikes. In many parts of the world, sea urchin is a delicacy, and the part that is eaten is the gonads. Not everyone “gets” why we eat raw sea urchin gonads in the first place. It has a rich, salty and creamy taste and a strong ocean…


Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 38: RAW CATFISH NUGGETS

  WHY WE AVOID IT: Catfish are ugly bottom-feeders that suck on pond muck. Many people consider them a “junk” fish. Many avid fishermen will admit that the best thing to do when you realize you’ve got a catfish on the line is to just cut the line. Besides, nuggets are the leftover flesh chunks after the beautiful filets have…


CHOCOLATE

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 37: CHOCOLATE

  WHY WE AVOID IT: The elixir of the Mayans has had its fair share of controversies since science started looking at it. Accused of causing acne outbreaks, migraines, heartburn, insomnia, obesity and high cholesterol, chocolate is the love affair we are ashamed to indulge in. WHY WE SHOULD EAT IT: The modern chocolate bar…


CASHEWS

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 36: CASHEWS

  WHY WE AVOID IT: All nuts contain fat, but cashews are particularly high in saturated fats, and that still scares a lot of people who think they’ll get high cholesterol and die of cardiovascular disease. WHY WE SHOULD EAT IT: While it’s true that cashews are high in calories and saturated fats, they actually contain less…