If you read our previous post on canola oil, you most likely know that picking an oil for your family meals isn’t the easiest task. There are many factors when choosing an oil: the heat index, the content of unsaturated vs. saturated fat, and even the question of genetic engineering. Not to mention the fact that there are over a dozen of choices in most grocery stores!
Despite its health benefits, canola oil has sparked some controversy as it is said to be one of the most genetically engineered foods sold in America. Whether genetically-modified canola oil or genetically engineered food is safe, is still up for debate, it doesn’t mean you need to avoid canola oil altogether.
Most people are confused about whether nuts are good for you. In the past, nuts have gotten a bad rep for being a "bad fat." However, nuts are high in vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and fat, and a handful of nuts go a long way. These bite sized powerhouses are in fact highly nutritious and beneficial to the body. All nuts have different nutrition profiles and offer different benefits. Read on to find out which nuts are rich in calcium or boast the most protein per serving.
Are “Super foods” worth the money? This answer depends on which food one is referring to. The Willis Report recently asked me if consumers who are being bombarded with trendy super foods like quinoa, goji berries, acai berries, and spirulina getting the most for their money? Well these foods are indeed packed with nutrition especially vitamins, [...]
By Laura Iu, Nutrition Student and Assistant to Laura Cipullo Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe? The debate over whether genetically modified foods are harmless or harmful to both our health and our food system has been ongoing. With so many vital technological advances in this field, why haven’t we been able to find a definitive [...]