Month: March 2020
Faced with the uncertainty that we are all living with in the context of the COVID-19 confinement, it is normal for many to seek comfort through food. In fact, it is recognized that in times of stress, to compensate for our concerns, we may dive into food without restraint, especially into foods high in fat […]
Smoking is the main preventable cause of death and illness. In addition, a smoker will see their life expectancy decrease by 10 years. Note that quitting smoking is associated with many health benefits such as reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer, or chronic respiratory disease. Many smokers say that they do not want […]
In a previous article, I mentioned that ultra-processed products account for almost half of the caloric intake in many countries and that they are harmful to your health. Following this article, a reader asked me how they could recognize ultra-processed foods. They wondered if tofu and sweetened fruit yogurts could be considered ultra-processed foods in […]
The immune system is complex, and its proper functioning is influenced by several factors such as stress level, exercise, age, diet, tobacco, sleep… If we want it to be as effective as possible to protect us from pathogenic microorganisms, we must support it with a healthy lifestyle, which includes a balanced diet. Eating well is […]
More and more people are removing animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) from their diets and turning to a more environmentally friendly, animal-friendly, so-called vegan diet, that will be better for their health while also being less expensive. However, be careful not to fall into the trap of vegan junk food because this will […]
Ketone drinks have received a lot of attention in the media lately for their potential benefits on athletic performance. It has been reported that they have been used by professional cyclists, for example during the Tour de France. Have we found the next magic fuel? The answer is here!
Brightly coloured citrus fruits bring a burst of sunshine into winter days. But they are not only sweet, flavorful and pretty — they’re also good for you, since they are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. This class of fruits includes lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits, as well as many more hybrids and […]
Healthy eating is about so much more than food, and so are dietitians! During this Nutrition Month dietitians all across Canada will show Canadians their skills, value and expertise through activities that focus on healthy eating habits like eating mindfully and cooking more often.
Star anise, or Chinese badiane, is the fruit of the Chinese badianier, a plant of the magnoliaceae family. The fruit is a grouping of eight woody follicles, which form a very characteristic eight-pointed star, hence the name star anise. The fruits are picked green and then dried in the sun, where they take on a […]