Month: February 2015

Anti-ageing chocolate

February 24, 2015 No Comments

No, this isn’t a hoax: scientists at Cambridge University have developed a chocolate that reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin. A 7.5 g piece of “Esthechoc” contains the same amount of antioxidant astaxanthin as a salmon fillet, and the same amount of polyphenols as 100 g of dark chocolate.

Happy New Year of the Sheep

February 21, 2015 No Comments

Asian fare has invaded our supermarkets’ shelves because the Chinese New Year has began on February 19 th. This year falls under the sign of the symbolic animal Sheep (or Goat), the cosmological element Wood and the colour Green.

Open letter to Mr Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal

February 20, 2015 No Comments

Dear Mr Coderre, Your decision to lose weight and get into shape in order to participate in the upcoming Tour de l’île de Montréal on May 31 is very inspiring. We congratulate you for being a “champion” of the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge, the awareness campaign that my company contributes to by proposing […]

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Our “Heart-Healthy” Menus adopted by the Montreal Heart Institute’s Centre for Preventive Medicine

February 20, 2015 No Comments

We are very proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the Montreal Heart Institute’s Centre for Preventive Medicine (EPIC Centre), through its Foundation. Through this initiative, the Registered Dietitians of the EPIC Centre will prescribe our ‘Heart-Healthy’ meal plans to the patients. These meal plans are totally in-line with the Mediterranean diet, use mostly […]

GMO Apples developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

February 17, 2015 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The apples will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, based in Summerland, British Columbia. These apples are modified versions of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, […]

Is an orange of the 1950’s equivalent to 21 of today’s oranges?

February 16, 2015 4 Comments

In the last twenty years, numerous scientists have attempted to compare nutrient data collected in the 50s and 60s with more recent nutrient analyses. Some of these studies have been summarized in the report “Still no free lunch” by Brian Halweil, researcher at the Worldwatch Institute. The alarming conclusion is that fruits and vegetables aren’t […]

Top 10 Colourful Winter Recipes

February 15, 2015 No Comments

Even in the dead of winter, when the supply of fruit and vegetables is limited, it is possible to enjoy some refreshingly colourful and delightful meals, that will brighten your table.

Take up the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge with us

February 9, 2015 No Comments

The 11th edition of the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge will start on March 1st. Launched in 2005, this is the most important public health campaign that encourages Quebecers to improve their lifestyle. More than 1,1 million people have participated so far. The challenge is to eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, […]

4 tips for a super fun fondue night

February 7, 2015 No Comments

A meal where people has fun trying out different tastes, where the host remains with the guests throughout the evening and everyone enjoys themselves: voila, a fondue night. There’s nothing more welcoming. Although it doesn’t take much, there are still certain rules to follow so that everything moves as smoothly as possible.

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Eating will become even more expensive in 2015

February 6, 2015 No Comments

Due to the recent dip in the Canadian dollar, your grocery bill will shoot up even more than expected this year. According to an update released by the University of Guelph in Ontario last Tuesday, the price of some imported products such as vegetables could rise by as much as 7.5%. So the institute revised […]

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Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

February 2, 2015 No Comments

Quite a few people with the maximum longevity live along the Mediterranean coastline. These people eat lots of fruits, vegetables, olives, nuts and beans that are locally produced in great abundance and variety, thanks to the favourable climate. For decades now we’ve seen the correlation between this type of food and a lower incidence of […]

TOP 10 Heart Healthy Recipes

February 1, 2015 No Comments

For decades, scientists around the world have agreed that the Mediterranean diet helps reducing our risk of cardiovascular disease. This is one of the reasons why all our menus are inspired by this food pattern. The other reasons being the fact that it is palate-pleasing and very easy to make. To celebrate this month of […]

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