Plant based proteins, through their beneficial effects on health and the environment, are gaining popularity among those seeking to move away from animal proteins. Soybeans are a legume native to Asia found in a variety of foods such as tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame and soy beverages. They are rich in protein, fiber, good unsaturated fats and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, iron and calcium. However, some hesitate to consume soy due to certain myths that persist around it. Soy has a high content of isoflavones, a variety of phytoestrogens that resemble human estrogen, which is the source of the controversy that soy may cause hormonal disruption. Here are the most up to date facts on soy foods and some of their beneficial effects.
Many people choose to eliminate gluten for all kinds of reasons. The most common one? To improve their well-being and stop digestive disorders. A large majority of these people see their symptoms improving. It is, therefore, easy to make a direct link between stopping gluten consumption and the reduction of symptoms. Hence the name non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS).
But is gluten really the ingredient causing symptoms?
New scientific evidence has identified that fructans (a type of carbohydrate found in some foods that also contain gluten) might actually be responsible for the gastrointestinal symptoms that have been attributed to gluten thus far.
In this beautiful month of May, which is dedicated in many countries to raising the awareness of celiac disease, it is with great pleasure that we announce our newest partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA). The CCA is committed to informing, supporting, and advising people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.
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An SOSCuisine subscriber wrote to us to ask what she should be eating while working a double shift. Indeed, it is not easy to know what is the best way to eat when working for 16 consecutive hours. If these shifts take place partly at night, it becomes even more complicated. Fatigue, for some, can instigate sugar cravings. Should one eat 4 or 5 meals? Is it better to have 3 meals and several snacks? How can you avoid eating 3000 calories in one day? Our collaborator, dietitian Marie-Maxime Bergeron, answers this question below. (more…)