Author: Yvonne Nienstadt

Are Potatoes that Bad?

I like to defend foods that I love. The much maligned potato is one of them. I think this wonderful food has been unjustly labeled as a high-carb, white starch that causes blood sugar problems and obesity. I have heard nutritionists say, “Never eat a potato, they are like eating a bowl of sugar.” But,… Read more »

In Defence of Coconut

I have always loved coconuts. As a child when I still ate sweets, my favorite cookie was a macaroon and my favorite candy bar was Almond Joy. When I quit sugar I switched to unsweetened coconut on fruit salad and coconut milk in Thai and Indian dishes. The food police however began to condemn coconut… Read more »