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Added sugars… How much can we consume per day?

Question: It is recommended that our intake of added sugars be less than 10% of our daily caloric intake? Answer: Yes, this is advisable. Indeed, the World Health Organization recommends that our supply of “free sugars” be reduced to less than 10% of the daily total energy intake, in the cases of both adults and children. This is due to ...

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Is it true that lupine grains are free from gluten?

Yes, this is true. Besides being a food that’s gluten-free, lupine grains are considered an excellent type of pulses which is a rich source of proteins and fibres as well as a good source of vitamins and minerals. Lupine grains also contain slowly absorbed complex carbohydrates in addition to unsaturated fats that are beneficial to the heart and vessels. On ...

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Is it true that our body does not burn any calorie while sleeping?

No, this is not true. In fact, whatever the time of day might be, at night or during the day, our body keeps spending calories (but in varying quantities – the lowest being while sleeping) so that to maintain the smooth functioning of our vital organs (heart beating, breathing, etc.), to preserve a constant temperature, to facilitate the digestion cycle, ...

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5 foods for an energized fall season

Oily fish – Rich in omega-3, these good fats (which are beneficial to the heart and brain) play a positive role in improving our mood and emotions, thus helping us fight fatigue which is much encountered with the start of the fall season. Grapes – The essential feature that distinguishes grapes is their content in polyphenols, more specifically resveratrol which ...

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Is it true that full fat yogurt is higher in proteins than skimmed yogurt?

No, this is not true. Indeed, whether they are skimmed, semi-skimmed or full fat, all yogurts contain the same amount of protein. Yogurt is a beneficial food for health. It is perfectly digestible. It stimulates digestive secretions and reinforces the immune system. It strengthens as well our resistance to infections. It also contributes to the intestinal flora equilibrium. On the ...

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