It is estimated that nearly one in five Canadians over the age of 65 experience symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, such as memory loss, and impaired judgment and thinking skills. In the long term, about 50% will develop a neurodegenerative disorder, most often Alzheimer’s disease. Could ketone supplements help slow down cognitive decline? The answer is in this article!
Is vitamin K2 beneficial for your bone health? This is what we are going to explore in this article. You have probably already heard of vitamin K. Moreover, you may even know that it is known for its role in blood coagulation. But did you know that there are several types of vitamin K?
Indeed, with the term “vitamin K” we refer to a group of several vitamins (from K1 to K5) that offer different health benefits. Two types are most often used in the human diet: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a group of conditions whose two main forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These diseases cause inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and disrupt the body’s capacity to digest and absorb nutrients. People with IBD may experience acute periods of symptoms (active phase) and other periods when their symptoms are absent (remission). Signs and symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in the stools, decreased appetite, and weight loss. The exact cause of these diseases remains unknown and, therefore, there is no cure.
When following a low-FODMAP* diet, some foods need to be avoided or should only be consumed in certain quantities. Thanks to our lists of foods to avoid and foods you can eat, or the Monash application, it is easy to identify which individual foods should be avoided, such as honey, wheat pasta, or white beans. Where things get complicated is when it comes to the FODMAP content of processed food such as granola bars, bread, breakfast cereals… In this case, it is necessary to know how to interpret the list of ingredients, but it can be complicated.
Nattō is a traditional Japanese fermented food based on soybeans that are fermented after seeding the bacterium Bacillus subtilis natto. When the grains are stretched, they become linked together by amazing caramel-colored threads, like that of processed cheese. This slimy appearance as well as its strong fermented-ammonia smell make it unappetising for uninitiated foreigners. In fact, nattō is one of the worldly “delights” on display at the Disgusting Food museum in Malmö, Sweden. It’s somewhat astonishing that its taste is not too strong, with a flavor that is reminiscent of hazelnut.