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Behind the Scenes of Our New LCHF Meal Plan

1 September, 2018 No Comments

After six months of it being offered behind closed doors, SOSCuisine is officially launching the new Low Carb Healthy Fat (LCHF) meal plan, ie one that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Since our meal plan is a little different from others of a similar kind, I will now take you behind the […]

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Gastrocolic Reflex, or Why You Run to the Bathroom after Eating

The digestive system is a pretty long organ, the small intestine is around 6 meters long, while the large intestine (or colon) measures around 1.5 meters. For this reason, digesting food can take anything between 12 and 48 hours from the moment you swallow it to the moment it ends up in the loo. It’s […]

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Crickets Are Chirping… in Your Plate!

Although little known in North America and Europe, entomophagy is a food tradition in parts of Asia, Africa and South America. Despite its somewhat bizarre name, entomophagy is simply the consumption of insects by humans. With more and more insect-based products coming to grocery store shelves, I’m going to take stock of the nutritional and […]

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Top 8 Fermented Foods to Add to Your Diet

In my last article, we determined that it was important to add fermented foods to your diet. I will now share with you my list of the Top 8 fermented foods to add to your meals.

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Should We Add Fermented Foods to Our Diet?

We see more and more fermented food in grocery stores and markets… but there is nothing new to the concept. In fact, fermentation has been used for thousands of years to preserve food. Fermentation is defined as a controlled decomposition of one (or more) food(s) by microorganisms. More often than not, the microorganisms responsible for […]

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Quantity of Carbohydrates in Our Diabetes Meal Plan

We recently received a comment from one of our diabetes menu users who was puzzled by the amount of carbohydrates in the menu. It seemed to him higher than the official recommendations… What at first glance may seem true, is in fact due to the exceptional precision of our system. I take this opportunity to […]

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Look for Gluten… or Rather Fructans

Many people choose to eliminate gluten for all kinds of reasons. The most common one? To improve their well-being and stop digestive disorders. A large majority of these people see their symptoms improving. It is, therefore, easy to make a direct link between stopping gluten consumption and the reduction of symptoms. Hence the name non-celiac […]

Maintaining Your Weight Loss Long-Term, Is it Possible?

23 April, 2018 No Comments

Until now, the majority of studies have told us that after a restrictive diet, people tend to return to their usual weight, even when weight loss has been significant. This slightly fatalistic statement could be put in question following a recent study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. This study concludes that, if weight […]

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Top 5 Most Confusing FODMAP Foods

11 April, 2018 1 Comment

The low FODMAP* diet can give a real helping hand to many trying to have better control over their symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)… but it can also be a little complicated and hard to follow! You can eat this food, but not this one, on the other hand, if you don’t eat […]

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The Hidden Power of Food

27 February, 2018 No Comments

As part of Nutrition Month 2018, I want to take you on a journey; discovering the different powers of food…

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Fibromyalgia: 5 Diet Tips to Cope With It

11 January, 2018 No Comments

In my previous article on fibromyalgia, I shared how a low-FODMAP diet can help manage its associated gastrointestinal symptoms. If this type of diet isn’t for you, or if you have neither stomach aches nor other functional digestive issues, I have a few other tips to help you live better with fibromyalgia. Note that these […]

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Fibromyalgia and FODMAP: A Possible Solution?

7 January, 2018 No Comments

Fibromyalgia (FM) affects between 2 and 4% of the population. Up until now, there are no efficient solutions to manage the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia (FM). However, according to a group of researchers, a low-FODMAP* diet could not only reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, but also improve quality of life and reduce pain for people affected by […]