Nutrition Archives - BC Diabetes Foundation

Genetically Modified Foods

Food For Thought I have received several requests for information regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Given the previous issue’s Evolution of Diet article it seemed appropriate to follow with a brief comment on GMOs since these impact our food choices, food quality and the health and future of our children and the planet. For this […]

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What if anything do Paleolithic diets teach us?

Robert Atkins (1930-2003) MD Founder of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine What we learn from our early ancestors’ eating habits are the myriad ways that one can eat and be healthy. Unlike the conventional nutrition community attempting to force everyone into a one-diet-fits-all mindset, our Paleolithic ancestors discovered that they needed to be flexible […]

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The Evolution of Our Diet

The food business is a strange blend of commerce, fads, media hype, multinationals, advertising, book publishing, research articles, supplements.. the list goes on. While I admit that some of these people have the best interests of your health at heart, many if not most, are in it for the buck. You could be buying a […]

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Wishin’ For Nutrition

This is a simple and healthy combination that I enjoy when I feel like a healing meal. Lima Bean Soup Ingredients: 1 cup dried baby lima beans 1 onion, chopped fine 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks and leaves, chopped 1 yam, diced 1 cup green beans 1 cup chopped kale (can substitute chard […]

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Nuts About Nutrition

Yes I’m ranting again. Nuts and seeds continue to get a bad rap because of their fat content but consider this. Nuts and seeds contain precious oils/fats that are essential to your health. These omega-3 and -6 oils provide your body with the building blocks for tissue repair and maintenance. Furthermore, if your taking a […]

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Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

Food For Thought A satisfying meatless meal, the following is a delicious and nourishing makeover of traditional Shepherd’s Pie: Lentil Shepherd’s Pie (adapted from Rose Elliott’s The Supreme Vegetarian Cookbook) 1 cup green or brown lentils 2-3 tsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 celery stalks, […]

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Food For Thought – Glycemic Index

Introduction One of the most important concepts to understand when you are a diabetic is the concept of glycemic index (GI), the measure of how quickly carbohydrate foods affect blood glucose levels. Since the condition of diabetes impairs the body’s ability to effectively maintain proper levels of glucose in the blood it is important to […]

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Food For Thought – Nutty Nutrition

Introduction Right off the bat lets talk fat. Not all fats are created equal. Fats come in all shapes and sizes and are essential for optimum health. In addition, they are altered under various conditions of processing, storage and food preparation, to form potentially unhealthy fats. But first let’s consider the fats that our body […]

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