Category Archives: Nutrition

Asian Fruits & Vegetables: Which Are Healthier?

Last week I posted a very popular piece discussing the nutrition levels in dim sum. This week we will discuss yet another very useful study from the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, this time reviewing asian fruits and vegetables (Centre for Food Safety – Risk Assessment Studies – Nutrient Values of Fruit and Vegetables) I think it’s an essential PDF for all to print out and share with colleagues and family.… Read the rest

Fruits & Veggies: How Many Servings Do You Need? (And How Much Is A "Serving", Anyway?)

Everyone always hears that you need multiple servings of fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet. I remember the older food pyramid recommending 5 servings a day; a couple years ago that increased to 8-9 servings per day. Wow, the idea of 8-9 servings a day of anything is discouraging enough to make me want to hide in the corner with a box of Twinkies.… Read the rest

Are Organics More Nutritious? Maybe Not.

Many people assume that organics are more nutritious, but that debate is far from settled. In fact, the best recent evidence shows that most organic food has the same nutrition as non-organic. The most recent evidence is from the most comprehensive review so far on this subject, run by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, called Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review — American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and published in August.… Read the rest