Category: Health and Nutrition
The increasing availability of organic foods on the market is attracting interest as well as many questions. A recently published study suggests that organic food consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Are organic foods really better for your health? Let’s look into it!
Recognized for millennia for its health benefits, psyllium is a perennial herb native to India, with tiny seeds (1,000 seeds weigh less than 2 g), hence its name from the Greek psyllia, which means flea. The seeds can be black, brown or blond depending on the species. Like chia seeds, once in contact with a […]
With the arrival of spring, many people start back running outside. But did you know that more than 50% of runners will get injured during their running season? The most common injuries include plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, patellofemoral syndrome and stress fractures. Here are three tips to prevent this from happening to you!
It is often said that to prevent cardiovascular disease, one must reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol. But is it possible to have too much “good” cholesterol? Keep on reading to find out the answer!
Gout is a disease related to arthritis that has been known for hundreds of years. Indeed, gout is sometimes called the disease of the kings, since it is associated with a diet high in fat, animal protein and alcohol. Dietary recommendations and diets for gout found on the internet may seem drastic. In addition, the […]
We hear a lot these days about probiotics and prebiotics. They can be found in many foods and supplements. But what is the difference between the two? What are their health benefits? Should you consume them? Here are the answers to all theese questions!
According to a recent study, sitting for extended periods of time outside of work hours is associated with an increased risk of death, regardless of one’s level of physical activity. The study analyzed data from 127,554 subjects obtained over a 21-year period. The data revealed that sitting for six hours or more per day, outside […]
Have you ever heard of Shirataki noodles or konjac noodles? They are white noodles made from the root of the konjac plant, native to Southeast Asia, and which also grows in China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. Mixing konjac flour with lime water gives konnyaku, a traditional ingredient in Japanese stew. Konnyaku is consumed in many […]
The beginning of the year 2019 has been a busy one for nutrition news! Beginning with the announcement and roll-out of the new Canada’s Food Guide (for more details on the new Guide, I invite you to read Canada’s Food Guide Had a Makeover), and now it is Nutrition Month this March.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Recently, it has surged in popularity. It is sold in various forms including oils, capsules and infusions. Proponents of CBD oil claim that it can treat a wide variety of health issues including anxiety, pain and inflammation. Is it the next miracle product?
Did you know that more than 50% of endurance athletes suffer from gastrointestinal issues during an endurance event such as a marathon or a triathlon? Reported symptoms include nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, stomach pain, an urge to defecate, and diarrhea. Here are three aspects to consider to avoid gastrointestinal issues during exercise!
Whether you have had a surgery in your digestive system or mouth, if you are in a bout of diverticulitis, or have active inflammatory bowel disease, your doctor or dietitian may have told you to follow a liquid diet … but what does this mean exactly? And what exactly should you ‘eat’? I have the […]