We all know that the link between good nutrition and good health is clearly established. However, we don’t necessarily know how to successfully change our eating habits, or how to interpret the signals our bodies are sending us. Not to mention the fact that certain medical conditions require adapted diets which are not always easy to understand and master.
Those who follow our blog know that we have always emphasized the importance of being physically active in order to be healthy. In fact, we have published some 200 articles to date with the keyword “sport”. Some of these were written by kinesiologists who are members of the Quebec Kinesiologist Federation (FKQ), whereby the articles were published on their website Mon kinesiologue and then shared on our website with their permission. In exchange, some of our nutrition articles have been shared on their website.
When following a ketogenic diet, i.e. a very low-carb diet (between 20 and 50g of net carbohydrates per day), it is very difficult to consume enough fiber, since the main sources of fiber, such as grains, legumes, and fruits and vegetables, are at the same time a source of carbohydrates. But if you choose your foods based on their fiber and carbohydrate content, you’ll be fine. We’re going to give you a leg up by sharing our list of foods to prioritize: (more…)
Constipation is an intestinal disorder that is characterized by difficult, infrequent, or incomplete defecation and Bristol 1 or 2 type stools. It can be defined as an individual having less than three stools per week. However, some people may be constipated and still go to the bathroom daily. Chronic constipation affects up to 27% of the world’s population, 75% of whom are women. It can be caused by a variety of factors including motility disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, hypothyroidism, pregnancy, etc.), neurological effects (Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spinal cord disorders, etc.), changes in the gut microbiota or from side effects to medications (calcium antagonists for hypertension, opiates, antipsychotics, etc.).
There are four subtypes of constipation: constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C), slow-transit constipation, chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) (also called functional constipation), and constipation due to pelvic floor dysfunction. There are different solutions to a constipation problem, the effectiveness of which varies depending on the type of constipation. Here are ten remedies for constipation.
Kosher foods, that is, foods that are “suitable” or “clean” are those that conform to the Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut. They are often very complicated, primarily referring to foods of animal origin that are allowed as long as the animal has been killed according to a particular ritual. Certain products of vegetal origin, such as bread or wine, are also subject to rules and are sold under a kosher label. Although our TOP 10 recipes are not all derived from Jewish tradition, they do comply with the kosher rules. (more…)