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Chili Peppers for colorectal cancer prevention

25 January, 2015 No Comments

Good news for spicy food lovers: the active ingredient found in chili peppers – capsaicin – could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research team from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine fed capsaicin to mice that were genetically susceptible […]

Where exactly does ‘Chili con Carne’ come from?

27 January, 2011 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on June 24, 2006. Contrary to popular opinion, this is not a Mexican dish, but rather the national dish of Texas, also known by the people over there as ‘the red bowl’.

Red-hot chili peppers!

25 September, 2010 No Comments

Chili peppers were one of earliest cultivated crops in Central and South America, around 7,000 years ago. Imported into Europe by Christopher Columbus and then spread rapidly across the globe by Spanish and Portuguese colonizers, they were immediately adopted as an inexpensive substitute to pepper.

What’s the difference between bell peppers and chili peppers?

Answer: Bell or sweet peppers and chili peppers are actually from the same family of plants (same as the tomato, in fact!). They were first discovered by the Western world when Columbus travelled to America. At that time, peppercorns were a very prized condiment, so he called these vegetables “peppers”.

Ras-El-Hanout, the Grocers’ Choice

30 September, 2019 No Comments

We do not know the precise origin of the name “ras-el-hanout” which refers to a mixture of spices widely used in Maghreb countries. This name literally means “head of the grocery store”, or the “best of the store” because it is indeed the mix of spices that the shop owner prepares with his best ingredients. […]

TOP 10: Our Best Vegetarian Recipes

23 September, 2019 No Comments

SOSCuisine’s vegetarian recipes are balanced, tasty and vitamin-rich. They require simple ingredients and are easy to make. I invite you to check out the different vegetarian meal plans we offer, which include semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian and vegan meal plans. I have selected for you our 10 best vegetarian recipes.

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Red Meat and the Risk of Colon Cancer

23 September, 2019 No Comments

It is well known that a high intake of red meat is harmful for heart health and for the planet. However, there seems to be a debate going on regarding its effect on colon cancer. Let’s shed light on the subject!

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TOP 7: Our Best Mexican Recipes

Mexican cuisine is loved by everyone, young and old. Its colors and flavors give a festive ambiance to any meal. Get inspired for your next fiesta with these 7 simple, spicy and succulent recipes!

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Top 5: Recipes for Winter Sports

23 January, 2018 No Comments

It’s important to eat well when you work out. Here are 5 essential recipes you can eat before, during and after a winter sport activity. Some have been designed specifically to cater for athletes and active families.

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How to train your brain to love healthy foods

4 December, 2017 1 Comment

It’s a well-known fact that regularly consuming foods that are high in sugar, fat or salt increases your desire to eat these foods. A recent study looked at whether a repeated exposure to healthier foods could in the same way increase their palatability and our desire to consume them.

5 Diet Tips to Avoid Acid Reflux

15 November, 2017 No Comments

According to statistics, up to 25% of people suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The symptoms can be varied, but in most cases, this means heartburn.

5 Tips: Eating Well for Women’s Health

Eating well is vital for everyone. Women have particular needs depending what stage of life they are in. Here are 5 tips.