Category: Health and Nutrition

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When Young Children Eat Gluten-Free – Challenges and Solutions

This article was submitted by our partner, the Fondation québécoise de la maladie cœliaque (FQMC). It was written by a dietitian to help those on a gluten-free diet. However, the information is relevant to everyone! The diet of a child from 1 to 5 years is full of peculiarities. Yes, they can sometimes make you […]

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Milk and Vegetable Beverages – How to Make Your Choice?

This article was submitted by our partner, the Fondation québécoise de la maladie cœliaque (FQMC). It was written by a dietitian to help those on a gluten-free diet. However, the information is relevant to everyone! Milk as a nutritional beverage is no longer the only available choice in grocery stores. Whatever the reason why a […]

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Should We Replace Sugar with Fat in Our Diet?

8 February, 2018 No Comments

A few months ago, the results of the PURE study (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology) were published and made a lot of noise in the media. The main message that has been conveyed on social media is that we should replace carbohydrates with fats in our diet. Some went even further by saying that bacon is a good choice or that it would be better to […]

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Weight or Waist: Which is the Most Important?

5 February, 2018 No Comments

Did you know that it is possible to have a normal weight while still having a high body fat percentage and an increased risk of developing chronic disease? An excess of fat, especially around the stomach, is associated with a higher risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver, sleep apnea and cancers. Heart conditions are […]

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Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

5 February, 2018 No Comments

You’ve certainly already heard that dark chocolate is good for your health, or that it’s better for you than milk chocolate. But is that really the case? Here’s the answer!

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The Super Bowl: Altar of Sporting Events or Just A Cheat Day?

Think only women fall into the trap of popular diets, deprivation and the yoyo effect? Think again! This article is directed at you, guys. What’s the link between the Super Bowl, the major sporting event 1 out of every 2 Canadians tune into, during which every dietary excess is allowed? You may notice that falling […]

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Alzheimer’s and Diet

24 January, 2018 No Comments

A healthy diet is the key to preventing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. That’s why the diet-Alzheimer’s link was the topic of an event organized by the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies (FQAS) on 17th January, to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

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What to Eat and Drink When Practicing Winter Sports

23 January, 2018 No Comments

Practicing a winter sport is a great way to stay active and appreciate winter. A proper diet can help you cope with the cold, improve your energy levels, and enable you to recover from your workouts. Here are a few strategies to optimize your diet and help you make the most of winter!

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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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Let’s Debunk Energy Drinks

9 January, 2018 No Comments

Energy drinks are made up mostly of caffeine and sugar. They also contain other ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, guarana, taurine, ginseng and ginkgo biloba. They’re supposed to improve your alertness, concentration, memory, energy and sports performance, as well as combat fatigue, but these effects are not backed up by scientific evidence. Since their ingredients […]

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3 Reasons Why Detox Diets Don’t Work

7 January, 2018 No Comments

Detox diets are the trend on social media, especially after the holidays when we feel bloated, fat, and are so motivated to keep our new year’s resolutions. They include among others juice fasts, as well as supplements and weight loss diets of all kinds. They are often expensive, and promise quick results by adding magic […]

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4 Benefits of a Veggie Diet

7 January, 2018 No Comments

While you might be tempted to think that a plant-based diet could be bad for athletes and cause food deficiencies, the opposite is true. In fact, a vegetarian or vegan diet offers many benefits, as long as it’s balanced of course.