Category: Health and Nutrition
The FODMAP Gentle Approach
The low FODMAP diet* has been shown to be effective in reducing the severity of gastrointestinal symptoms and improving quality of life of IBS sufferers and in about 70% of cases. However, in some cases, this diet may be contraindicated, which is why the gentle FODMAP approach has been developed.
Modern Malnutrition: The New Paradox
Malnutrition can manifest itself in different ways and for different causes. Being undernourished and being overweight have historically been considered separate problems and present in populations with different risk factors. Undernourishment has always been associated with poverty, food insecurity, and infections, while obesity has been associated with greater affluence and a sedentary lifestyle: today, both […]
Gut Microbiome and Sports Performance
The gut microbiome is made up of billions of microbial cells. It plays an important role in modulating the immune system, digestion, vitamin absorption, mood regulation, and a series of other key functions related to health and athletic performance. In recent years, an increasing number of studies have focused on the interaction between the gut […]
Update on the Low FODMAP Diet for IBS
The low FODMAP diet for IBS was created by researchers at Monash University in Australia in the 2000s. Since that time many scientific studies have been published on this subject. I will examine the current findings in this article.
Anti-inflammatory Diet to Fight Chronic Inflammation
Inflammation is a condition that can chronically affect any one of us, and is associated with premature aging and many other disorders. An anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful in controlling it.
Ate Too Much? Here’s How to Feel Better ASAP
When we celebrate a birthday or are at a party, it can often happen that we launch into a real eating frenzy. At certain times of the year, we can overeat over a period of several days. The immediate consequences can be indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and the feeling of heaviness, acidity, a bitter mouth, belching, […]
Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition
Has your doctor told you that you have chronic kidney disease, and you would like to know how to adapt your diet? Here are some tips to help guide you! Note that the following advice does not apply to people who are undergoing dialysis.
Guide to the Main Types of Tofu
Tofu is a food widely used in Asian, vegetarian, and vegan cuisines. Available in several varieties, tofu is an excellent substitute for meat consumption, a healthy, economical and ecological choice, but it is still necessary to know how to choose, use, and preserve it.
Eggs and Cholesterol, What’s the Verdict?
We need cholesterol to function. The body makes most of the cholesterol it needs, and the rest comes from food. Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol and contribute to about 25% of the cholesterol content in the United States. One large egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is also found in seafood, […]
8 Tips to Improve Your Cholesterol and Lipid Profile
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 30% of all deaths. A significant proportion of people have a high level of cholesterol, but many of them do not know it, because they do not feel sick. If left untreated, this problem increases the risk of suffering from CVD. A poor […]
How to Grow Sprouts
Growing sprouts is a relatively easy gardening project. Indeed, it requires very little material and space, and green shoots have a short growth period and can be grown year-round!
FODMAP: Top Foods from Each Family
FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that may be partly responsible for symptoms in people with IBS. These sugars can be poorly digested and thus accumulate in the small intestine. For more information about the low FODMAP diet, please read this article. There are five FODMAP families: fructans, fructose, lactose, polyols, and GOS. Fructans can be classified […]