Month: January 2015

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Does one eat more in winter?

January 31, 2015 No Comments

Several researchers have studied this question and the answer is yes, with an average difference of 222 calories consumed per day between spring and autumn. Because, to ward off the biting cold and harsh weather, many of us flock to fatty foods and more hearty meals. But we must continue to eat a balanced diet […]

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The story behind stevia

January 28, 2015 No Comments

When you consider the clear link between excessive consumption of sugars and carbohydrates and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes that afflicts our society, the mad rush for non-caloric sweeteners is self-explanatory. Logic demands that by reducing the consumption of sugar, one should be able to control excess weight. Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners does […]

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Is it manly to consult a dietitian?

January 27, 2015 No Comments

It’s no secret that women are more likely than men to consult a dietitian, physician, or health practitioner. The same also applies for consulting a dietitian. So it comes as no surprise that the customers opting for our VIP PERSONAL DIETITIAN service are mostly women. Yet men who have used the service have shown excellent […]

Candlemas: The Feast of Crêpes

January 26, 2015 No Comments

Also known as Chandeleur, Candlemas is celebrated on February 2nd, 40 days after Christmas. Around the same date, in February, in the time of the Romans, a fertility festival was celebrated in the streets of Rome with torches. In 472, Pope Galasius I decided to christianise this feast, which would become the Feast of the […]

Chili Peppers for colorectal cancer prevention

January 25, 2015 No Comments

Good news for spicy food lovers: the active ingredient found in chili peppers – capsaicin – could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research team from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine fed capsaicin to mice that were genetically susceptible […]

Spicy Clove

January 24, 2015 No Comments

This aromatic flower bud of the clove tree has been used in cooking for thousands of years (cloves are stuck into onions in all court bouillons!). The tree, which is native to Indonesia, can reach up to 20 metres in height. The buds are picked before they bloom and are dried in the sun until […]

Great testimonial from Line, whose spouse has type 1 diabetes

January 21, 2015 No Comments

I’ve been following your SOSCuisine menus for the past 4 to 5 years now. I even talk about it to everyone as the service that brought healthy cooking and eating back into our lives. Here are the reasons that motivate me to use the services of SOSCuisine.

Healthy choices for the Super Bowl

January 21, 2015 No Comments

The Super Bowl, an event long awaited by football fans, has turned into a festive occasion that brings together family and friends. So it’s party time with chicken wings, cheese nachos and beer to wash it all down! But if you’re watching your weight, blood sugar or cholesterol, such foods that are hot favourites of […]

Grocery bills will shoot up in 2015

January 19, 2015 No Comments

According to the Food Price Report 2015 published by the University of Guelph in early December, food prices in Canada will increase between 0.3% to 2.6% on average in 2015. The price rise could be higher than the rate of inflation. The largest increases will affect meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. In the case of […]

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La facture d’épicerie va grimper en 2015

January 19, 2015 8 Comments

Selon le Rapport sur les prix alimentaires à la consommation 2015 publié par l’Université de Guelph en début décembre, le prix du panier d’épicerie des Canadiens va grimper de 0,3% à 2,6% en moyenne en 2015. La hausse des prix pourrait donc être supérieure au taux d’inflation. Les plus fortes augmentations toucheront la viande, le […]

10 Companies Control Almost Everything We Eat

January 18, 2015 No Comments

Did you know that ten of the world’s most powerful food and beverage companies control nearly everything we buy at the grocery store? Their names are not all widely known by the consumers, but their brands are present in almost each and every home. With a combined annual revenue of about US$430 billions, these giants […]

Palate-pleasing polenta

January 17, 2015 No Comments

Although polenta may only make guest appearances in our diet, it is very versatile: Creamy or crispy, hard or soft, it can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to meat, browned with sauce or quite simply seasoned with butter and cheese. And the leftovers can be sliced and served cold or sautéd in a pan.

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