Month: April 2016
There are many examples of families who have tried removing gluten and casein from their autistic child’s diet. However, results are mixed, as much from a scientific point of view as in practice. In this article, I’ll give a brief overview of autism and then I’ll tell you about the gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet and […]
What’s the difference between juices and smoothies: The only major difference between juice and smoothies, is that one of the two contains fiber (good choice) while the other doesn’t (less great choice)… Which is which? You might have already guessed that smoothies are the winning choice with all their fiber!
Vigilance OGM is pleased to announce the launch Demand Labelling, a campaign for mandatory labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Quebec. The campaign will empower the people of Quebec to demand the right to know where GMOs are on their plates and to contribute to make Quebec the first province in Canada, and the […]
High carb foods can be your best tool to perform well while executing sprinting or power movements. However, carbs can also hinder you if you eat too much of them. Simple unrefined carbs from white breads, processed cereals, and candies are the most confusing as there are many times when these are not good to […]
Spring is finally here! As the trees get greener and the sun shines warmer, we all start to feel lighter. Many of us are all too aware of the extra couple of pounds we might have put on while in winter mode, and so Spring is when we don’t just shed our heavy jackets, but […]
Food waste is a serious problem all around the world. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about a third of the food produced worldwide winds up in the trash. In the industrialised world, the majority of the waste comes from consumers who buy too much food and throw it […]
The low-FODMAP diet is one of the newest food discoveries to promise relief to long-time sufferers of IBS. However, for many who’ve tried it, it’s much more than a fad; it’s a solution. At first, it can seem very technical and complicated, (FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides And Polyols) since so many foods […]
Being that I don’t suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome myself, I had to do some research for this article… I went through many websites and Facebook support groups (like ours) for people who suffer from gastrointestinal problems. I also dug into the many emails we constantly receive from persons who follow our low-FODMAP* menus. What […]
Have you ever asked yourself at the supermarket: ‘Is this price right?’ Of course, you can’t memorize the prices for all the products you buy frequently. What’s more, there are different formats, price by the pound, by kilo and per unit, colorful labels in the aisles… How can you succeed in buying intelligently without falling […]
It seems like every year our grocery bill goes up, making it harder and harder to find nutritious, balanced meals that suit the whole family. Most of us know how to shop for cheap food – rice, beans, potatoes, eggs, etc. – but how many of us know how to transform those ingredients into great, […]
Is it possible to eat healthily and save money? The answer is YES, but you have to monitor prices closely and avoid buying any processed foods—which implies cooking from scratch—and avoid buying fruits and vegetables that are out of season or pre-prepared.