Nowadays, obesity has appeared to become more and more common in our society. According to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the proportion of the population aged 18 and over suffering from obesity increased from 14.1% to 18.2% between 2003 and 2014 (1). As for the National Public Health Institute of Quebec, it estimates that in 2013-2014, the obese Quebec population represented 1 in 5 adults (2). According to this source, by 2030 this proportion could rise to 26% (3). Not reassuring news.
For those like us who were looking forward to it, our recipe book is finally available on our website! This recipe book is for everyone who wants to eat less or no meat at all and do it in a way that does not increase the risk of dietary deficiencies. We also want to help you understand better the subtleties of food needs, as well as introducing you to what practical foods are and help you enjoy the delicious and varied flavors that vegetarian food can offer!
The vast majority of our bone mass develops during childhood and teenage years, but continues to develop until the thirties. After that, the mineral density of the bones gradually decreases with age. For women, menopause speeds up this process. Over time, it is possible to develop osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low density and bone fragility and it increases the risk of fracture.
Apple picking season is back! Even if for many, fall means that winter is at our doors and that colder temperatures are slowly taking over, personally I love this season with its refreshing, sunny days and colorful landscapes. As an added bonus, Quebec seasonal produce are also in the spotlight during this time of year. To help you take advantage of everything this season has to offer, we present to you our top 10 pick of fall recipes. From breakfast to dessert, you can be sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds!
Do you know the impact food has on your health, your physical features and your energy level? The concept of Functional Nutrition makes it obvious.
The approach of Functional Nutrition has been popular for a while now. Overall, it represents an access to increasing our knowledge on the interactions between the different body’s systems and the impacts of the environment on them.
There are many myths surrounding the diet of children with ADHD and only a very few of them are scientifically proven. Unfortunately, there is no miracle cure for ADHD, but there are some tips to help your children eat and to help them eat better.
1- Diets and foods to promote
You may have heard of eliminating food dyes, salicylates, food additives, and even wheat and dairy products to help managing the symptoms of people with ADHD. However, there is no study that concretely demonstrates the effectiveness of these diets.
Do you have trouble reaching a goal despite the efforts you put into it when it comes to your diet and other aspects of your life? Are you facing failure and thinking to yourself ‘’I lack motivation’’? You are not the only one. I explain here why most of the time, it is not a question of motivation, but rather a question of patience, support and organization!
Very few seem to know what normal eating is anymore, so let’s say what it is before we talk about eating disorders.
What is normal eating?
Normal eating can be defined as respecting hunger and satiety cues. It is consuming foods that are sometimes nutritious, sometimes for pleasure and sometimes both.
It also means eating without feeling the need to restrict ourselves in the amount or type of food we eat, and trusting our body will tell us what and how much we need. It is eating for body energy and health rather than eating to control our size or shape.
If you are asked the following question:
What is health? Is it to have a healthy weight? Is it to be thin according to societal standards?
Maybe, maybe not.
In definition, a healthy weight is based on the body mass index or rather the BMI. This is a widely used measure in the health system, but it is a simple calculation of weight divided by height squared. Does it indicate the distribution of body fat? And is muscle mass taken into account? The answer is simple: No. How then can we define a healthy weight with this simple calculation?
How much protein do you really need?
Have you noticed that we are talking about more and more proteins? On grocery shelves, many bars, cereals, yogurts, beverages and other products now boast about being high in protein. Do we really need all these proteins? Here’s a little overview to better navigate.
As we know, evenings are a busy part of the day. Dealing with traffic, picking up the kids at school, doing homework, taking the kids back to soccer practice ... and finding the time to eat healthy food !
Here are 7 quick and easy meal ideas for busy weekday nights.
1- Poached eggs in tomato sauce
In a deep skillet, bring a diced tomato cane or commercial tomato sauce to a boil and add the spices you like (garlic, oregano, parsley, basil, etc.). With a spoon, dig 6 holes and break one egg into each one. Sprinkle with cheese of your choice and voilà!
While camping, it is possible to something else than hot-dogs and marshmallows. For example, campers will be looking for fast-cooking meals that include food that can be stored well without leading to a lot of dirty dishes. Here you will find some tips to help you have a good camping diet.
1) PLANNING meals in advance:
Making a menu is the most effective way to ensure you have balanced meals during your camping trip. In addition to having a balanced diet and having a good energy during your days; planning will save you money and allow you to have much more tasty meals.