Month: February 2016


SOSCuisine at the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert 2016

February 29, 2016 1 Comment

The Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert is an increasingly popular event that is taking place from March 11 to 13 at the Palais des congrès in Montreal and from March 19 to 20 at the Centre des congrès in Quebec.


SOSCuisine à l’Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert 2016

February 29, 2016 1 Comment

Si l’alimentation saine, l’écologie et la santé globale sont importants pour vous, ne manquez pas le rendez-vous annuel de l’Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert, du 11 au 13 mars au Palais des congrès de Montréal et du 19 au 20 mars au Centre des congrès de Québec. SOS Cuisine y sera comme toujours, au […]

The FODMAP Solution: Put an end to IBS symptoms and abdominal pain!

February 24, 2016 No Comments

Most people who can digest anything don’t know how lucky they are. The situation is rather different for millions of others (1 in 7) who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Research shows that a low-FODMAP diet works in 75% of cases to considerably diminish the IBS symptoms.

Montréal enSanté: Captivate to Better Inform

February 22, 2016 No Comments

Cholesterol, flu, hospital environments…. Health isn’t always the most seductive media subject. In order to interest and inform the public, the magazine Montréal enSanté has opted for an accessible approach and quality information, sprinkled with a little humor and an original style. We talk to Jason Santerre, chief editor.


Is Healthy-ish the Newest Food Trend ?

February 22, 2016 1 Comment

So far in 2016, the trend of eating “healthy-ish” has been gaining some serious momentum. The January issue of Bon Appetit spotlighted healthy-ish eating and a PBS documentary with writer Michael Pollan (who also uses this term) has been getting attention. What does “healthy-ish” mean? What are the benefits of eating this way? I spoke […]

TOP 10: Foods That Cause Bloating

February 20, 2016 No Comments

Bloating is one of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms, but they affect each person differently. For some, bloating only engenders mild discomfort, whereas for others, abdominal distention can be really painful.

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What is carbohydrate loading and is it a good idea for me?

February 16, 2016 No Comments

QUICK ANSWER >>> The modern approach to “carbohydrate loading” can help your performance during a tournament. To carbohydrate load your muscles, you reduce practice intensity and increase carbohydrate and fluid intake for the three days before a tournament. This allows your muscles to build up their carbohydrate stores, thereby having more energy available when it […]

Our Tips: Consuming Food After the Expiry Date

February 16, 2016 1 Comment

Lots of people think that foods that have crossed their expiry date should definitely be thrown out. But this is not necessarily the case, because this date is no guarantee of food safety. It is more of a suggestion from the manufacturer indicating the time during which the food is at its freshest. Actually this […]

Acupuncture: A Matter of Balance

February 15, 2016 No Comments

As part of the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert (in English “Eating Healthy and Living Green Fair”) which will take place next month, we have decided to meet its exhibitors. This week, we interview the Association des acupuncteurs du Québec (in English ”Quebec’s Association of Acupuncturists”) to explore the practice of acupuncture and its […]


Is Low-FODMAP the New Gluten-Free?

February 9, 2016 No Comments

We’ve all come across people who have banned gluten from their diet, and felt all the better for doing so. You’ve perhaps already done so yourself and you are not the only one!  According to a recent survey in Australia, nearly 10% of the population follows a gluten-free diet, while only 1% of the population […]

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Immunity

February 8, 2016 1 Comment

Can your diet (or lifestyle) improve your immune system? Yes it can, but be skeptical of supplements making these claims because there’s no single food or nutrient that will magically boost immunity. For example, Echinacea, a very popular herb (in the daisy family) taken to combat colds does not have research to support cold prevention […]

The Manger Santé Bio Association: 31 years of education

February 8, 2016 No Comments

Since its creation in 1985, the Manger Santé Bio Association (in English “Association of Healthy and Organic Eating”) has aimed to guide us towards a healthier and more ecological diet. Through conferences, publications, tasty recipes and events, the group uses an accessible and original approach to inform us. This is unsurprising once we take a […]

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