Water is the most important element of our body. It accounts for 60 to 65 % of the weight of adults. This proportion varies according to age and decreases over the years. In order to compensate for the losses (about 2 liters per day), we must drink daily. Some of this hydration can come from […]
We most often eat grapes in our snacks and we less often think of incorporating them into our more elaborate recipes. While a must-have on a cheese board, they can add a nice sweet touch to many dishes, from salads to stews. To help you savor fresh grapes as well as raisins, here are ten […]
In nutrition, it is not uncommon to hear everything and its opposite. So how do you find your way around when one day you hear that you have to eliminate a certain food from your diet, and then the next day it’s the one that you absolutely have to have on your plate? You may have […]
This article was originally written on February 2, 2021 and updated on December 21, 2021, following to the latest update of the Monash app about FODMAP content in foods. The low-FODMAP diet provides relief to long-time sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)*. It consists of a phase of temporary elimination of FODMAP carbohydrates, followed by a […]
The United Nations is marking 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, spotlighting their vital role in human nutrition and food security, as well as urging efforts to improve sustainable production and reduce waste.
Fruit compote is basically fruit cooked with a little juice or water which produces a syrupy fruit mixture (the French word compȏte meaning « mixture »). If your fruit is sour, you may add a little sugar, honey or maple syrup. For more flavor, you may add ginger, cinnamon, or another spice. Compote cooks quite quickly, enough […]
Chewing on your first berry is a sign that summer is finally here! Strawberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries are a real summer treat. It is also a good opportunity to encourage local producers! Here are 10 recipes with berries to celebrate the season in full swing.
Brightly coloured citrus fruits bring a burst of sunshine into winter days. But they are not only sweet, flavorful and pretty — they’re also good for you, since they are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. This class of fruits includes lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits, as well as many more hybrids and […]
In recent years, goji berries have become increasingly popular in the West, where they are presented as the latest “superfood”. Notwithstanding some well orchestrated marketing, to date no reliable clinical trial have confirmed the benefits of these berries on health, even though it has been confirmed that they are rich in antioxidants. And yet goji […]
At the end of the summer, it’s time to bring home large quantities of fresh produce at great prices. In winter, these same foods are scarce and more expensive, but with a little organization, it is possible to savour them all year long. Here we help you discover the 5 best foods to stock up.