Food Smackdown: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff Tackles “Healthy” Processed Foods

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Yoni Freedhoff is a family doctor, Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, and founder of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute – a multi-disciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management centre.  He’s also a critic of so-called “healthy” processed foods.

What’s more, he’s a wonderfully dry video blogger.

I stumbled upon his videos earlier today and couldn’t help but share.

In this first one, he skewers Dempster’s Garden Vegetable bread.  Spoiler alert:  It isn’t nearly as healthy as they promote it to be.

Now, of course, my Farm to Table readers know that the best source of carrots is our local farmers — and you can that you find plenty of heritage varieties throughout the winter at the Saturday Farmers’ Market.

Next he takes on Nutella.  Again, I’m pretty sure you know how this is going to go down.

This third one is my absolute favourite.  Not only does he rake SunRype’s FruitSource Bites over the coals, but he lays a pretty good smackdown on the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation for endorsing them.

Gotta love it when one of the good guys attracts followers with his message.  And right now, Dr. Yoni is making some pretty good internet rounds.

And deservedly so.

You can find Dr. Freehoff’s blog at www.weightymatters.ca .  Or follow him on Twitter at @YoniFreedhoff

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