Category: Health and Nutrition

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Can It Be Harmful to Have Too Much “Good” Cholesterol?

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!

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What to Eat and What to Avoid If You Have Gout?

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 […]

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The Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

25 March, 2019 No Comments

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!

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Do You Spend Too Much Time Sitting?

21 March, 2019 No Comments

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 […]

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Shirataki/Konjac: Noodles with Zero Calories

27 February, 2019 No Comments

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 […]

March is Nutrition Month

25 February, 2019 No Comments

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.

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Is CBD Oil Effective to Reduce Chronic Inflammation and Anxiety?

24 February, 2019 No Comments

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?

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How to Prevent Digestive Issues During Exercise

19 February, 2019 No Comments

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!

What to Eat on a Liquid Diet?

19 February, 2019 No Comments

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 […]

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Is MCT Oil Beneficial for the Brain and for Weight Loss?

11 February, 2019 No Comments

MCT oil, which can be found in supplements, coconut oil and butter, among others, has been popular for many years for its alleged effects on weight loss. Recently, it is regaining popularity, especially among supporters of the ketogenic diet. One trend is Bullet Proof coffee, which consists of adding butter and MCT oil to your […]

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What to Eat for Your Health and That of the Planet?

6 February, 2019 No Comments

According to a recent scientific report, in order to improve the health of the population and preserve the planet, it is necessary to reduce the consumption of animal-sourced and ultra-processed foods. Here’s how to eat healthy to benefit your own health and that of the planet!

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Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

6 February, 2019 No Comments

Have you started working out to lose weight, but your weight is not going down on the scale and you are wondering how this could be possible? In general, one pound of fat corresponds to 3500 Calories. Therefore, in theory, someone who starts an exercise program and starts burning an average of 500 calories a […]