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  • 2012′s Five Most Popular Food Intolerances


    Things you thought you knew about food intolerances, but you don’t…

    #5: Sugar

    Too much sugar is bad for you, but what people need to understand is that you either go without it, or just have some. There is no such thing as raw sugar. What about the brown sugar they sell? Well sorry to break your little sugar-free heart, but brown sugar is white sugar with molasses added. Two for one. You learn something new everyday.

    #4: Farmed Salmon

    Come on now! Things aren’t so black and white! There is such a thing as “good” farmed salmon. Seriously, there are good guys that spend a lot of money in order to have sustainable practices that put the bad guys to shame. The best part? A lot of restaurants co-operate with these fisheries so they can carry sustainable salmon in their restaurants. Why else would the aquarium back them?

    #3: Un-Pasteurized Dairy

    You know what’s funny? We take something that was meant to be drank raw and heat it up really quickly, then cool it down, to “kill bacteria.” Except that our bodies reject this milk because it was never intended to be drank that way. It kills the “bad stuff” and the good stuff too. What do you end up with? Stuff that makes some of us shit our pants. Also, the best cheeses in the world are made with un-pasteurized milk. Boo-yah.

    #2:  Meat

    When I was little, vegetarians boycotted meat because of animal rights. Nowadays it seems that meat is being boycotted due to health reasons. Fair enough, hormones are bad, except that they’re in vegetables too. And pesticides. You buy organic produce? Well you can buy organic, non hormone, non antibiotic meat too.

    #1:  Gluten Intolerance

    I don’t know what it is about 2012, but everyone thinks that they’re gluten intolerant. Who made you a doctor? Lady, if you really think you’re gluten intolerant you should go see a doctor because with time, you can build that tolerance up again. Oh, and there’s a difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease, idiot.

    *This is meant to be farce on people’s silly eating habits, don’t get your knickers in a knot, it’s all in good fun*

    Culinary Grace is a food and wine column written by Grace Escudero that covers Vancouver’s local culinary scene. Are you a restaurant or business looking to be featured? Email grace@hushmagazine.ca with any inquiries.


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