From the category archives:

Eating Habits

The Problem with Gluten Grains

July 13, 2010

Gluten is a collection of proteins found in:

Wheat
Wheat Cousins (Spelt & Kumut)
Rye
Triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid)
Barley
Oats
An endless variety of processed foods

Of all these grains, wheat is the most challenging, largely because it contains the most gluten.
Food manufacturers, especially bakers, love gluten and have a high regard for the types of wheat that contain the most gluten, [...]

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What are the health problems associated with refined grains?

June 29, 2010

There are some health problems associated with refined grains.
Eating refined grains can result in the body producing adverse metabolic consequences very similar to what the body experiences when we consume refined sugar.
The majority of refined grain products provoke our glucose levels (blood sugar levels) to increase significantly causing the body to produce insulin to counteract [...]

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Imbalances & nutrient deficiencies in refined grains

June 22, 2010

Gluten grains may be the most problematic of the grains but a high intake of non-gluten grains has caused plenty of health problems around the world too.
An example of this is corn. Corn is a non-gluten grain but it’s interesting to note that it is particularly low in niacin (vitamin B3) and tryptophan, an amino [...]

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Factors that led to a High Intake of Grains

June 15, 2010

Following on from last week’s article “What’s wrong with a high intake of grains?” we continue to explore the misconceptions of high intake of grains.
So, if a high intake of grains is not good for us, the question that pops to mind is;
Why do most of us believe they are actually good for us?
Why have [...]

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What’s Wrong With a High Intake of Grains?

June 5, 2010

There is a common misconception that lots of grains are good for us. Unfortunately grain, like everything else, is good for us but only in moderation.
But why you say?
Grains are rich in carbohydrates as well as calories, which is why they are used to fatten up livestock & subsequently also fatten us up when we [...]

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Gluten Free Restaurant Rules

April 23, 2010

If you enjoy a gluten free diet, then dining in a restaurant warrants a certain level of caution.
Firstly, ignore the complimentary bread!
Yes, you’re hungry.  Yes, it is free.
But it’s almost certainly not going to be wheat free.
The solution:

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Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification Part 2

March 3, 2010

In my last blog I wrote about the implementation of Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification and began speaking of the effects it has. Now I will continue to write about the negative implications it has.
Many countries have begun to seriously question the entire concept of Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification (MFF). Ireland put the whole matter on [...]

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Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification Part 1

February 25, 2010

Soy Products (Sales) Pty Ltd, both in its own right, and through its position of thought leadership and unique F.G. Robert’s brand product range, actively encourages proper nutrition and always takes a thoughtful and well informed look at any public health improvement initiatives prior to adopting and/or supporting them. However, it believes there are some [...]

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The Need to Establish Good Eating Habits in the Young Part 3

February 18, 2010

In my last two blogs I have written about the importance of establishing good eating habits in children and I will now finish this topic by writing about my own experiences with my child.
I recall a few experiences from my own son’s upbringing. Adam was a large, robust, placid and jovial child, with an almost [...]

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The Need to Establish Good Eating Habits in the Young Part 2

February 11, 2010

In my last blog I introduced the need to establish good eating habits in the young. This week I will continue to write about importance of this and methods parents should be using to feed their children.
Young children should be actively discouraged from eating just white bread, yoghourt, jelly, ice cream and the like with [...]

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