The Toronto Star’s Life section launched a new series, Doctor’s Note, today – a weekly column in partnership with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. This week’s column focuses on the eating habits of doctors.
We often hear about what foods doctor’s recommend for their patients and the public – but do doctors eat the same food they recommend?
The article focuses on four practitioners – a nutritional pioneer, a colon cancer expert, a genetic expert and a nutritional researcher.
Here’s what one doctor had to say about what he eats on a daily basis.
I try to eat nuts every day. They’re heart-healthy, high in good fats and low in bad ones. They’re very filling, but not as fattening as people think — our research shows that about 20 per cent of the calories pass right through you. And they’re versatile. I throw nuts in salads and stir-fries, or just eat a small handful for a snack. I don’t nitpick about the health benefits of individual nuts; they’re all great.
—Dr. John Sievenpiper, associate professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Visit the Toronto Star to read more about what doctors do and do not eat