A healthy vegetarian or vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. And with careful planning, it can meet all your energy and nutrient needs to ensure you perform at your best. However, certain nutrients require […]
Veganism is increasingly on trend, just look at the number of vegan restaurants and shops opening their doors. This “extreme” version of vegetarianism forbids the consumption of any product containing animals or animal derivatives. That means no meat, gelatin, dairy, eggs, or honey. Some adepts don’t even wear animal products, so no wool or silk […]
The statistics around Alzheimer’s disease are far from encouraging. They predict that within 15 years, around 1 million Canadians will be affected by a cognitive disease. Wouldn’t it be good if there existed a type of diet that would enable us to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s?
Vegan diets are nothing new, but to beginner vegans, they can be tricky to get just right. These 6 nutrients are often difficult to find in significant quantities in a vegan diet if you aren’t careful. Here are some tips and recipes to help new vegans eat well.
A vegan diet can be quite healthy for a hockey player, but only if you plan your meals carefully. Being a vegan means more than just not eating meat and dairy. A poorly planned vegan diet will be missing many important nutrients. If you are not ready to make the effort to plan balanced meals, […]
Understanding foods’ FODMAP* content isn’t always obvious. One of the foods that many people are confused about is soy. This confusion is partly due to the fact many different products are derived from it (tofu in all its forms, milk, tempeh, edamame, etc.). Indeed, some of them are high in FODMAPS, while others are low […]
When I saw the headlines in the Italian newspapers, I couldn’t believe my eyes: the new mayor of Turin (in the north-west of Italy) has put in place a five-year plan to inform its residents of the benefits of a meat-free diet, in order to save our environment, promote our wellbeing and animal welfare.
Seaweed is marine algae, not plants and definitely not weeds. Sometimes they are called “sea vegetables”. In the West, seaweed is almost uniquely consumed in sushi or as condiments, but in Asia, the Japanese and Koreans use it in a thousand different ways. It would be a good idea for us also to include it […]
You’ve probably already heard that we should avoid eating fruit during or after meals, but is this really based on fact? Is it an old wives’ tale or is there some truth behind it all? Let me shed some light on this.