The family that dines together, shines together

The results are in and they’re conclusive. Very conclusive. If you don’t think dining together as a family is important, think again. In a research study conducted by Cornell University, findings showed that if your children dine with you, they will be 35% less likely to engage in disordered eating, 24% more likely to eat … Continue reading

Of food, words and fun.

There’s no shortage of food phrases and idioms in this world. In fact, they’re downright fun to discuss and research their origin. Unfortunately, many of the idioms just don’t have a definitive source for their derivation. A classic example of this is the phrase meat and potatoes, which has no conclusive origin although most reference … Continue reading

Let’s talk phytochemicals and rainbows

So, what exactly are phytochemicals, why are they so important to our diet, and how come they’re attracting quite a bit of scientific interest in the way of research and studies? Hmm, where do we begin? First off, phytochemicals are a very broad range of compounds found in vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and other plants. … Continue reading