Butter vs. Margarine: Food fight – Jennifer Ozsungur featured in the Toronto Star

January 16, 2013

Butter Pros: Butter is all natural and made from just one ingredient: cow’s milk. Solid at room temperature, tasty and versatile, butter is easy to cook and bake with. It contains essential vitamins and minerals, including keratin and vitamin A, which bolster our sight. It also contains vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, which promotes skin elasticity. Butter contains ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid, also found in plants, such as soybeans and… more »

Mixed Messages in the World of Nutrition

December 20, 2012

“Coffee is bad for the heart.” “Coffee is good for the heart.” “Coffee has no effect on heart health.” What are the reasons for these conflicting diet and nutrition messages we hear so often? Many times we are faced with confusion when trying to make healthy nutrition choices in our daily lives. For many people, this is because we are provided with mixed messages about the effect that certain foods… more »

Food Industry: Are They To Blame For The Misleading Messages?

December 10, 2012

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Assistant Professor as the University of Ottawa, was supposed to give this presentation at a Food Industry breakfast meeting but 3 days before the meeting, he was asked not to show up. Childhood obesity levels are on the rise, as we all can clearly see, but what are the exact reasons? Can and should the Food Companies be held partly liable for this? Please share your thoughts… more »

Iron: What’s best to eat if not meat?

November 29, 2012

We do our best to keep our engines running and our energy levels up high but no matter what we try, some of us just have a difficult time staying awake and finding the energy to do even the simplest things. Sure, there are several reasons that can cause these issues among the many people who experience them on a daily basis, but in this article we will focus on… more »

The Pros and Cons of Soy: Jennifer Ozsungur RD featured in the Toronto Star

November 23, 2012

PROS: PASS THE CHOPSTICKS Soy milk and soy cheese are calcium-rich alternatives to dairy products for those with lactose allergies and intolerances. Isoflavones, the plant estrogens found in soy, support good bone health and may reduce our risk of osteoporosis. Studies also show that isoflavones may reduce the severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes, says University of Toronto nutritional sciences professor emeritus Lilian Thompson. Rich in B vitamins, such… more »

Multivitamins: Why and When?

November 21, 2012

We often get clients asking us what our take is on supplementation of vitamins and minerals, among other natural health products, and we always respond, “depends on who is asking.” While there isn’t enough evidence to support the notion that multivitamins protect you against chronic disease if you are a well nourished individual, there are circumstances where one should consider it. These circumstances can be a result of our lifestyle, sex, age… more »