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Tag: Eat Well

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Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline: Prevention and Possible Treatments

Let’s take a look at ways to prevent this illness. For more clarity, and because Alzheimer’s is hard to diagnose in the early stages, the prevention tools presented here will cover both Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive decline. Between you and me, you don’t want to wait until the diagnosis (or for it to […]

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Kombucha: Digestive and Anti-Cancer Elixir?

28 November, 2016 No Comments

Each week, there seem to be new products appearing on our supermarkets shelves… it can be really difficult to know which ones have actual health benefits, and which ones should be avoided. To save you from having to do the research, let’s have a look at kombucha together, the various health effects attributed to it […]

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5 Surprisingly Excellent Holiday Foods for Hockey Players

16 November, 2016 No Comments

For hockey players needing a performance oriented reason to enjoy holiday food I am giving you a holiday gift: my advice on how holiday foods can actually support a top athletic performance! I am encouraging you to look at holiday foods in a different light and to try some of the classic holiday foods for […]

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Premenstrual Syndrome : Diet and Foods that Help Fight PMS

21 October, 2016 No Comments

We’ve recently received a question from one of our members about premenstrual syndrome (PMS). She wants to know whether there is a way of managing the symptoms with nutrition. Because this is definitely something that is of interest for many women, our team of nutritionists has reviewed scientific literature to bring you the latest information […]

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Health on my Plate at CGI

17 October, 2016 No Comments

Photo: A few of the members of the committee responsible for the organization of the nutrition week «La santé commence… dans son assiette» in CGI Crémazie offices. “Health begins… on your plate” is the slogan for the nutrition week which took place from 18 to 22 July 2016 in the CGI Crémazie offices in Montreal. […]

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Microbiome and Obesity: More Closely Linked than we Think

11 October, 2016 2 Comments

Scientific progress is lending increasing clarity to the role of microbiomes (the set of genes possessed by micro-organisms that inhabit our body). New, often unsuspected roles have been attributed to them in recent years.  Microbiome is actually involved in digestive health, normal brain function, immunity and the development of certain diseases such as cancer.

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Why Does Healthy Bread Cost more than White Bread?

31 August, 2016 No Comments

One of our members asked why wholegrain breads cost more than white bread. We explain why in this article.

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Nanoparticles in our Food

16 August, 2016 No Comments

You’ve probably already heard about nanoparticles, because they are trendy and are used in various sectors—tires, cosmetics, solar panels, clothes, etc. But you probably don’t know they’re also found on our plates. Is there reason to worry?

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Cooking on a Salt Block

If you’re looking for a new, clever way to cook and serve your favorite dishes, a pink Himalayan salt block/stone could be the perfect solution for you. The block is a thick slab of salt which can be used for cooking, grilling, and even as a presentation plate. You can find it in delicatessens, specialized […]

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5 Foods for a Healthy Microbiota

More and more people are talking about microbiota and its role in our health. Microbiota is pretty much the same as the intestinal flora we’re already familiar with. It’s simply a new term to better describe the array of micro-organisms that live in the digestive system.

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Kefir Fever

When strolling down the dairy aisle have you noticed kefir, a cousin of yogurt? Kefir (pronounced “kuh-FEER”) is a dairy beverage made by adding kefir “grains”, which are pellets of yeast bacteria, to milk and heating it to produce a drink. Kefir is like a “drinkable yogurt” with a similar taste, but with a much […]

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Do You Need a Spring Cleanse?

The word “detox” or “cleanse” sounds so powerful, right? Like it will work some serious magic. Advocates of the “cleanse diet” say it will reset your body; improve energy, digestion, metabolism etc. But does it? What is involved in this drinkable concoction and is it worth your hard earned cash? As a society, we are […]