Month: September 2014
MYTH: Everyone needs to drink eight glasses of water a day THE TRUTH: There is no truth to the claim that everyone needs exactly eight cups of water a day. Water is important for good health and it is your best choice to satisfy thirst, but other liquids are also hydrating. The amount of water […]
The pine nut is really a seed in a hard shell, lodged between the scales of certain pines such as the “umbrella pine”. Since it is small in size and also difficult to extract, it is quite costly. Romans and Greeks believed pine nuts to be an aphrodisiac and recommended eating them with honey and […]
If good things come in small packages, why can’t the best lunches come in the most beautiful boxes? We often talk about what we eat, but what about the presentation? Wouldn’t it be a pity to hide a delicious lentil salad with mint and tomatoes in an old container at the bottom of a plastic […]
Do you get sick often? Your immune system may be to blame. There are many factors that influence your immune system, such as your stress levels, age, diet, etc. Among all these factors, your diet plays a huge role because immunity is a complex system that requires all the nutrients to function optimally. In order […]
First and foremost, you need to choose between the different forms of veganism that exist. Which type of vegan diet will you adopt? Strict veganism: The one that is most common is strict veganism. It excludes any kind of animal products. Raw foodism: There are also fans of raw foodism, who in addition to shunning […]
In 2006, the University of Washington conducted a study on 23 children who were made to follow an organic diet. After a few days, all traces of pesticides had disappeared from their urine. These traces quickly resurfaced at their original levels when they switched back to a traditional diet…
We have prepared the short list of our best vegan recipes. These were both best rated and most often saved in the cookbooks of our 400,000 members. They will be sure to please foodies, vegans, vegetarians, and even carnivores, because they are very tasty and easy to make.
Water is the only drink that is essential. In fact, our children’s bodies contain 60% water, several litres of which are eliminated daily through perspiration and urine primarily. So this elimination needs to be balanced. Eating food (especially fruits and vegetables) is of course one way of introducing water into the body, but the most […]
Trans fats garnered loads of publicity in the early 2000s and with good reason. The scientific community unanimously agrees that these fats have a harmful effect on cardiovascular health. What’s more, with the exception of dairy products, these fats are found primarily in ultra-processed and nutrient-poor foods, which certainly doesn’t help their cause. To be […]
With about 80% of world production, China is by far garlic’s largest producer. We do have local producers, that cannot compete on price, obviously, but their garlic is much tastier, juicier and easier to digest than the imported variety. It is also much healthier, since very little or no pesticide is used in the cultivation. […]
Health Canada proposes to change food labelling. I’m sure you can imagine how huge this news must be for a dietitian! Given below is a summary of what I think are the most important changes, and my take on each of them.