Category: Health and Nutrition
With low carb diets becoming more and more popular many people are looking for ways to decrease their sugar intake. A promising solution seems to be sugar substitutes. Potentially, providing you with fewer carbs – or even none- they appear to be the perfect alternative to regular sugar. But are they really?
Almost everyone has heard at some point in their life that they should eat less sugar. Maybe you’ve already tried to do this and you have been successful – in that case congratulations! But for those who haven’t tried or think that it would be too hard I would like to offer you some practical […]
Diet can influence the formation and growth of kidney stones. However, contrary to popular belief, a diet low in oxalates is not always the right solution. Let’s dig deeper into the subject.
A2 milk is popular in the United States and has recently appeared on the Canadian market. It is marketed as being easier to digest. But what exactly is this product, and does it really provide additional benefits when compared to regular milk? Let’s shed some light on this question!
Turmeric is an orange-yellow spice originating from South Asia and is particularly popular in Indian cuisine hence its nickname “Indian Saffron”. Its active ingredient, a polyphenol called curcumin, gives it antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it can be increasingly found in the form of supplements and in various products. So, should we go so far […]
We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Recently, this topic has been popular in the media due to a recent meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggesting that this may be a myth. So, what is the truth really? Let’s dive into this question!
The low FODMAP diet has been shown to be an effective approach to reduce symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Research shows that 3 out of 4 people find tremendous success on this lifelong diet. FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that are partly responsible for the symptoms in people suffering from IBS. For more information, […]
Migraines affect approximately 15% of adults in North America and Europe and are a leading cause of disability. The main symptoms of migraines include: a painful headache lasting between 4 to 72 hours, localized pain on one side of the head, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, feeling cold or sweating, as well as an increased […]
Prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber that is beneficial to one’s microbiota and gastrointestinal health by selectively promoting the growth of good bacteria. It should be noted that not all fibers are prebiotics. Here is a chart that summarizes the main sources of prebiotics.