From popular diets to food trends, carbohydrates have had a bad rap over the last few years. Addictive, hard on our waistline, a risk for chronic diseases… these ideas have all been linked to carbs, positioning them as the perfect frenemy. But carbs have plenty of health benefits, not to mention a whole lot of deliciousness, so here’s how they should be done—not shunned.
Cutting out fat, eliminating carbs, going vegan, eating meat, gluten-free or organic—how we define “healthy” has changed enough times to make our heads spin. From new mantras to the latest fad diets, it’s time to navigate what’s considered good food and bad food and address why that has never been more clear—or more confusing.
Bacteria. From surgeons to health inspectors to moms of runny-nosed kids, over 400 years of medical research and experience have taught us the wrong kind of bug can trigger infection, spoil our food and make us sick. But bacteria, and more specifically, our microbiota, may be linked to our health.
Imagine questioning yourself at every bite of every meal every day. For millions of Canadians who suffer from food allergies, this is the reality. By learning more about allergies, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones, and keep everyone happy and healthy.