Month: May 2011

Journée mondiale sans tabac

May 31, 2011 No Comments

La journée mondiale sans tabac a lieu chaque année le 31 mai sous l’égide de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS). Le but de cette journée est d’attirer l’attention du public sur les avantages de la cessation tabagique et les ressources accessibles aux personnes qui désirent arrêter de fumer. Nous vous invitons à encourager vos […]

Today is World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2011 No Comments

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is meant to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects. We invite you to encourage your friends to quit or congratulate them on quitting. Please visit the Lung Association‘s website and see […]

Do you have a friend who is Pregnant?

May 30, 2011 No Comments

Did you know that what she eats during pregnancy will influence her baby’s health at birth and for years to come? Major hormonal changes take place in the mother’s body during pregnancy. Ensuring an adequate intake of all essential nutrients is paramount, as is avoiding foods that pose a risk to the baby’s health. Help […]

SOS Cuisine at SIAL 2011

May 26, 2011 No Comments

Last Friday, I presented SOSCuisine to an audience of food professionals at SIAL – Salon International de l’Alimentation, in Toronto.

Controlling cholesterol through food

May 25, 2011 1 Comment

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in your blood that is vital to the functioning of your body to make cell membranes, vitamin D and hormones. There are two main types of cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, also called the ‘good’ cholesterol, because it helps carry LDL-cholesterol away from the artery walls and the Low-density lipoprotein […]

Italian canned vegetables

May 24, 2011 2 Comments

A few days ago, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade invited me to make a presentation on canned vegetables at SIAL – Salon International de l’Alimentation, in Toronto.

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A Healthy Barbecue

May 21, 2011 No Comments

Do you enjoy grilling but are afraid of the risks associated to the fats that flow from the meat and catch fire, leading to the creation of certain carcinogenic compounds? Here are some tips to help you almost totally eliminate this:

Wasting food by the tons

May 19, 2011 No Comments

According to a recent study commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than one million tons of food, or a third of the world production are lost or thrown away each year… FAO experts say that industrialized countries and developing countries waste more or less the same amounts of food, but for different […]

Take a nap – It’s worth it

May 18, 2011 1 Comment

Researchers have found recently that a 15 to 20 minute nap after lunch has the following benefits on your health and well-being:

SOSCuisine and your sexual life?!?

May 17, 2011 No Comments

THE BAD NEWS Today May 17th is World Hypertension Day. You may already know that hypertension is by far the largest risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney diseases. But maybe you didn’t know that it is also a major cause of erection problems. A study published in 2000 in the Journal of Urology […]

Discover lamb

May 16, 2011 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on July 1, 2006. In the Quebec of days gone by, lamb was mostly reared for its wool, and was therefore only slaughtered at an advanced age for consumption, which resulted in flesh that was tough and leathery with a distinct flavour.

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Let’s Celebrate Spring with Fiddleheads

May 14, 2011 No Comments

The fiddlehead, also known as crosier, is the vegetable that announces the advent of spring in the nordic countries, because it is the first to grow in the forests and along the riverside, during the month of May. It is actually a young fern rolled up in a tight spiral, which has to be picked […]

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