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Tag: Grains

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TOP 10: Yummy Quinoa Recipes (That Aren’t Just Salads)

18 October, 2016 No Comments

Quinoa has become a popular alternative “grain” but did you know that it’s not a grain at all? It’s technically the seed of a flat-leafed plant, not a grass. However, the seeds are versatile and can be used in many different preparations as a replacement for traditional flour and grains like rice. It’s great news […]

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Why Does Healthy Bread Cost more than White Bread?

31 August, 2016 No Comments

One of our members asked why wholegrain breads cost more than white bread. We explain why in this article.

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Sourdough Bread: A Solution for Gluten Sensitivity?

Over the last 10 years, many scientists have delved into the question of whether patients affected by celiac disease can consume sourdough bread. Recently, the author and activist Michael Pollan spoke of it in an episode of Netflix’s “Cooked” series. Following that, many newspapers have addressed the topic. In this article, I review this subject […]

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Spelt is back in style

Spelt is a rustic cereal of the genus Triticum (a variety of wheat), which was formerly the staple diet of Latin populations. Once other varieties of much better cereals such as common wheat, corn and rice were introduced, spelt cultivation gradually declined until it almost completely faded away.

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Year of the quinoa

The United Nations has declared 2013 as the “International Year of Quinoa”, partly to honour the Andean populations who ensured the preservation of this “pseudo-cereal” for 7000 years, and also to promote this grain that is becoming increasingly popular due to its many benefits for our health.

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Food and nutrition myth about “multigrains”

20 March, 2012 No Comments

As promised in our March is nutrition month, we will be publishing one food & nutrition myth per day, written by Dietitians of Canada, so that you can “Get the real deal on your meal“.

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Food and nutrition myth about carbs

As promised in our March is nutrition month, we will be publishing one food & nutrition myth per day, written by Dietitians of Canada, so that you can “Get the real deal on your meal“. MYTH: Avoid carbs if you want to lose weight THE TRUTH: Cutting carbohydrates (carbs) might help you lose weight in […]

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How to chose the right rice

14 February, 2012 No Comments

Nowadays, there are so many varieties of rice on the grocery shelves. But some are better than others. Here are our recommendations:

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Bread – Friend or Foe?

23 January, 2012 No Comments

Canada’s Food Guide states that adults should eat 6 to 8 servings of grain products every day. For those needing to lose a lot of weight and following a low-calorie meal plan, the minimum is 4 servings. Bread is an excellent candidate (1 slice = 1 serving), provided you select breads that are low in […]