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Day: April 23, 2018

Why eat more root vegetables

April 23, 2018

There are no healthier foods than beets, carrots, parsnips and turnips. Here’s how these vegetables can help you. 1. Roots can help reduce your risk of cancer According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a compound found in raw carrots had the effect of reducing the risk of cancer in rats. For […]

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Do nutraceuticals really treat?

April 23, 2018

Extract of garlic or ginseng, glucosamine, oregano oil: these substances qualified as nutraceuticals are praised for their preventive and curative properties. But are they really effective? The Plaisirs Santé team looked into the matter. You have certainly read about claims, for example, that ginseng could help alleviate diabetes by asking if it was true. Or heard your best friend repeat that […]

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The benefits of white wine

April 23, 2018

This is good news for white wine lovers: according to recent studies, it is as good for the heart as red wine. Discover which ones are the best for you. Have a drink, red wine! The results of a study published in September in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in which the antioxidant effects of […]

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Are artificial sweeteners safe?

April 23, 2018

Artificial sweeteners are ubiquitous in our diet. But are they healthy and do they really help you lose weight? People who count their calories or try to limit their consumption of sugar generally turn to artificial sweeteners . Since they are found in lean yogurt, sugar-free gum and many diet dishes, it’s hard to avoid these sweet-flavored substances. Safety […]

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Do you eat too much sugar?

April 23, 2018

The authors of Canada’s Food Guide recommend limiting the consumption of foods and beverages high in sugar. Here’s why you should follow this advice. The Canadian Sugar Institute estimates that the average Canadian consumes about 16 teaspoons , more than one-third of a cup of sugar a day , apart from sugars naturally found in fruits, vegetables or dairy products. Of course, […]

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Why eat more fish

April 23, 2018

Fish is a key part of a healthy diet. Find out why you should eat more Most Canadians do not eat enough fish. On average, we are missing 45 grams to meet the two 75-g portions per week recommended by Health Canada. There would be a little effort to make there, for the happiness of our heart. “One […]

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10 tips to eat more vegetables

April 23, 2018

Not always easy to eat well. You can, of course, go looking for new recipes, but there are also simple tips to eat better without complicating the existence. Here are 10 tips that should help you. 1. Serve them as is. Every day, at dinner, put a plate of raw vegetables on the table, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, […]

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5 good reasons to eat eggs

April 23, 2018

Long demonized, the egg is now recognized for its nutritional value. Here are 5 good reasons to consume.  The egg is excellent for health. It must be eaten whole because the yellow provides 90% of the calcium and iron it contains, and the white, almost half of its protein. If you have banished it from your diet, […]

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6 good reasons to eat beans and lentils

April 23, 2018

Rich in nutrients, legumes are excellent for your health. Here are 6 good reasons to increase your consumption. 1. They help keep the line A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that people who consumed beans were 27% less likely than those who did not eat to be obese; that […]

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