The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized for its protective effects against various chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes, several types of cancer and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. With the emergence of new dietary trends such as the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, is the Mediterranean diet still among the best choices?
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also known as fatty liver, is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fat in the liver. It affects about 25% of the world’s population, 65% of obese people and 85% of morbidly obese people. Often, it does not show any noticeable symptoms. It is diagnosed by blood tests indicating abnormal liver enzymes (AST, ALT and GGT) and an ultrasound of the liver that shows that the size of the liver is increased. If the fatty liver is not treated, it can have serious health consequences and lead to liver cirrhosis and cancer.
Do you get sugar cravings? You are not alone! A good number of clients tell me that they have them… For some, sugar cravings are related to their menstrual cycle, stress or emotions. Other people have the impression of being sugar-dependent, as their cravings are always present. Here are 5 tips to help you finally get rid of your sugar cravings!
Although alternatives to milk are not lacking in grocery stores, and I wanted to talk to you about a new one today. Pea beverage caught my attention when we were looking for an alternative for our Low Carb High Fat meal plan. Indeed, it can provide plenty of nutrients, while at the same time being low-carb.
The ketogenic diet has been gaining popularity in recent years. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase before — it’s a huge diet buzzword — but aren’t sure what it means. It is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. We worked very hard to design a new meal plan that meets the criteria of the keto diet. To give you an idea of the recipes it could contain, here are 10 ketogenic recipes.