Have you ever heard about legume pasta? These pastas are more nutritious alternatives to your traditional wheat pastas. You can find some made from legumes, such as red lentils, black beans and chick peas. On the market, soy (edamame) pastas are available. These options have more fiber and protein than white or even whole grain… Continue reading Legume and Pulse Pasta
What are nitrates and nitrites? Nitrates (NO3-) and nitrites (NO2-) are substances naturally present in many fruits and vegetables or added to foods to prolong their shelf life. In this text, we will discuss the subject of nitrates naturally present in foods. In the human body, nitrates and nitrites can be reduced to nitric oxide… Continue reading Can Nitrates from Beetroot Juice Enhance Sports Performances?
Textured vegan protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein, is a great meat substitute. It is made from soy beans that have been ground, defatted (the soy bean oils have been removed) and dehydrated. Just like many other soy product, TVP has a very neutral taste so you can combine it with all of… Continue reading What is TVP?
Sometimes, it is difficult to find creamy dressings that are also low in fats. Here is a creamy dressing recipe that you can use on your favourite greens. Servings: 2-4 servings Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup of light ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons of milk 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 1/2… Continue reading Creamy Ricotta Salad Dressing
🥛🥄 For many, yogurt and dairy products are often used as snacks. Many vegan options also exists, including soy, cashew, coconut, almond, and other non-dairy alternatives. However, are these alternatives truly equivalent to dairy yogurts? Nutrition facts At the bottom of this article, you can see the comparison table of non-dairy and dairy yogurts. Most non-dairy… Continue reading Dairy-Free Yogurts: Yay or Nay?
What is konjac? Konjac is a tuber or a root, similar to a yam or a potato. This plant is traditionally used in Asian cuisine (Japan, China, Korea and India), and often formed in to cakes (Ita Konnyaku) or noodles (Shirataki noodles). More recently, this root is also processed into konjac flour and used as… Continue reading Konjac Pasta
🎄🎁 The holidays are about family and friends, love and sharing. However, our excesses might lead to new unnecessary resolutions during the new year. Here are some nutrition tips to enjoy the holidays in a happy and healthy (body and mind) way, regret-free. 🍖 1. Take your time ⌛️ Taking the time to taste and savour every single… Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide: 4 Nutrition Tips
Dairy products, such as yogurt can be good source of protein to help with muscle gain/maintenance, and an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D to keep bones strong. However, with the growing market, how should we choose the best yogurt for our heath and wellness? As many of you already know, fats from dairy… Continue reading How to Make the Best Yogurt Choice for Your Needs
Sometimes, with the complexity of food labels out there it is so difficult to choose the best product. Food labels or nutrition facts are present on all packaged and processed foods. This guide will help you pick out your food products in a simple way based on their nutrients! 👍 Another important aspect to look at… Continue reading Food labels: Simply Understanding Nutrition Facts
Chronic diseases such as cancers are greatly present and often lethal. In fact, cancer is the cause of 30% of deaths, and over 202 400 cases have been diagnosed in Canada in 2016. This is why we need to prevent and stop this problem as of now! Follow these 6 tips to maximize cancer prevention! The word… Continue reading How food can help you prevent cancer