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PALEO: THE ORIGINS

August 1st 2014

ORIGINS OF THE PALEOLITHIC AGE DIET

This article was written without taking into account websites and blogs on the subject. Scientific literature is the only source of information used.Paleolithic age diet’ is the term used to describe the diet of prehistoric humans.

Our eating habits and decreased physical activity play a crucial role in the onset of so-called lifestyle diseases (e.g.: coronary artery disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, etc.) in a pandemic manner. Surprisingly, these diseases don’t exist among the scant populations of contemporary hunter-gatherers who have not yet been exposed to Western lifestyles. The way of life of these people seems to have changed little since the Upper Palaeolithic age (about 40,000 years ago!) (Chauveau et al., 2013; Eaton et al., 2000).
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Obesity in children

August 1st 2014

According to WHO (World Health Organization), obesity has doubled worldwide since the 1980s and now affects 35% of adults, and 7% of children.

30% of kids in America are obese as against 27% in Portugal and 15% in France.

The governments of the most affected countries are trying implement measures designed to curb this explosion of obesity and excess weight.

The first step, taken largely by several governments including the White House with a campaign by Michele Obama, concerns television:
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5 diet-related tips for a pregnant or nursing woman’s spouse

July 30th 2014

Spouses play a hugely supportive role during as well as after the nine months of pregnancy. A great deal has already been written on the many ways of helping moms-to-be, both emotionally and practically: Accompanying her to the doctor, attending childbirth preparation classes with her, decorating the nursery together, etc.
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5 facts about eating fish during pregnancy

July 29th 2014

EatingfishwhilepregnantWomen who eat fish while pregnant give their growing fetus important nutrients.

Fish is a unique choice among the Meat and Alternatives food group because of its fat profile; compared to other choices, fish is generally lower in saturated fats and higher in the long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Fish also contains high quality protein and other essential nutrients: vitamins (such as vitamin D and choline) and minerals (such as selenium, iodine, iron, zinc and copper).
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5 basics of healthy eating for nursing mothers

July 29th 2014

An adequate, but not necessarily perfect diet is important to ensure proper nursing and prevent burnout.

1. Sufficient energy intake

Nursing mothers have higher energy requirements, roughly 400 kcal more each day during the first year of lactation. Canada’s Food Guide recommends 2 to 3 extra servings from any food group. Divide your servings into 3 meals and snacks to help maximize your energy.
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5 benefits of running during pregnancy

July 28th 2014

courir-enceinte-soscuisineMany pregnant women wonder whether it’s safe to continue running during pregnancy.

It is very often a source of concern for moms-to-be. Such apprehension is strongly linked to the popular belief that running increases the risks of miscarriage in the first trimester.

A fear which is completely legitimate, but in reality… no study has yet proven a link between running and the risk of miscarriage or even the risk of preterm delivery.

On the contrary, several studies have spoken about the many benefits of running.

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9 ideas to inspire your little chef

July 27th 2014

Cooking with kids is a great way to connect and spend quality time together as a family while teaching little ones important healthy eating habits.

So get cooking with your little chef today!
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