Monday, January 25, 2010
It's my Blogiversary: Celebrating with cottonseed oil and some refelction!
My blog turns 2 today... I can't believe it... they grow up so fast!
I looked it up, and the traditional 2-year anniversary gift is cotton. So....
Did you know that Cottonseed oil accounts for only 5-6% of the American fat and oil market?
It's very low in the omega 3 fatty acid, making it a very stable frying oil at high temperatures. For this reason, and because it has a bland flavour, it's used often as a frying oil by the food industry.
In the last two years, what I've learned is that, both in the field of nutrition, and in my own life, there will always be surprises. There's a line from the movie the Truman Show when, in response to why Truman hadn't figured out he was an actor on a set, his "creator" responds:
"Because we always accept the reality of our surroundings, without question".
Well, this blog has allowed me to question... and what I learned has surprised me:
Caffeinated beverages, including coffee, can be used to meet your fluid requirements. It's not a major diuretic as we once thought.
Whole wheat is NOT a whole grain (in Canada).
A low carb, high fat diet may be what we should be recommending: it can control blood sugar and improve cholesterol level.
A grapefruit a day isn't as healthy as it sounds.
That cool, hip coffee shop in your neighbourhood may actually be a Starbucks, in disguise!
Exercise may not be the answer to weight loss.
Just because my dad is a runner, thin, and a vegetarian, doesn't mean he won't have a heart attack.
So... I continue to question and not just accept, I continue to try to keep an open-mind, and continue to share what I learn...
Thanks for learning with me, and teaching me, over these last 2 years!