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.
Body weight includes fat, but also your muscle mass, bone mass and water. Restrictive diets result in rapid weight loss by reducing fat, but also muscle mass and water. Long term, you gain the weight back, and even more. If you just want to reduce your body fat and maintain the fat loss in the […]
It’s a well-known fact that regularly consuming foods that are high in sugar, fat or salt increases your desire to eat these foods. A recent study looked at whether a repeated exposure to healthier foods could in the same way increase their palatability and our desire to consume them.
Tempeh is lesser known than tofu, but is also a soya based product. It is increasingly popular because of its complete protein and fiber content (5g of fiber per 100g). Originally from Indonesia, tempeh is obtained from soya beans, which are cooked, pressed into patties and cultured with a fungus. Fermentation takes place for 24 hours […]
Is there anything worse than getting a muscular cramp or stich in your side during training? While you might have heard that muscular cramps are due to dehydration or a lack of electrolytes, this theory is increasingly put in doubt, and it seems that there are other factors at play. An increasing number of studies […]
Evidence shows that, among other things, Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis and slows its progression. Health Canada recommends taking 600 IU a day. For people over 50, Osteoporosis Canada recommends a higher intake, at least 800 IU a day. However, it is very difficult to get enough vitamin D because only some oily fish (salmon, tuna, […]
Reducing your meat consumption is good for your health, for the environment and for your wallet. An easy way to do so is to add tofu to your diet. This product, made from the milky fluid extracted from soya beans, needs to be seasoned, otherwise it is rather bland. We’ve selected 10 tofu recipes that […]