Cooking Vegan

EPA and DHA: Brain Food and Much More

As you read this, a fatty acid called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is helping to regulate your blood pressure, immune system, heart health, and various organ systems throughout your body. A related substance, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an important building block in your brain and eye, and is essential in helping you think and see. For …

EPA and DHA: Brain Food and Much More Read More »

Canada’s 2006 Food Guide

This fall, HealthCanadawill publish a new and updated food guide. On April 10 at SFU Harbour Centre in downtownVancouver, HealthCanadahosted an event for stakeholders, which presumably means everyone who eats. I was happily surprised to find that they did not mean steakholders. Our proposed guide is showing much more allegiance toward health than its American …

Canada’s 2006 Food Guide Read More »

Fine Tuning Your Fat Intake

February is heart month. Whereas past research focused on the amount of dietary fat as a trigger for cardiovascular disease, we now know that both quantity and qualityof fat impact our blood vessels. From “The New Becoming Vegetarian” (US title), “Becoming Vegetarian” (Canadian title),  by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis, here are 6 steps to making the …

Fine Tuning Your Fat Intake Read More »

Canadian Food Trends to 2020

This study looks ahead at Canadian food and beverage consumption to the year 2020. It provides valuable insight into our evolving consumer environment as well as the developing opportunities for the domestic agriculture and agri-food sector. This report combines factors and issues that are expected to drive consumer attitudes and perceptions using consumption forecasts based …

Canadian Food Trends to 2020 Read More »

Sky, Sea, Road and Rail

For many of us, winter brings the pleasure of travel. For some, it’s an escape from cold and rain, or the best season to visit exotic locations; for others, it’s an opportunity to reconnect with distant family members. Work-related trips recently took me toCaliforniaand then toBarcelona, and this column was inspired by my “Strict Vegetarian” …

Sky, Sea, Road and Rail Read More »

Facing the World Without Egg on Our Face

People eliminate egg from their diets for numerous reasons. These range from its prominence as one of the top eight allergens, to health concerns (fat and cholesterol), to animal rights reasons. (1) (2) Egg contains several proteins to which many people react; most are in the white. Even when white and yolk are separated, there …

Facing the World Without Egg on Our Face Read More »