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The Health Benefits of Slow Food

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 February 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
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Have you heard of the ‘Slow Food’ movement? It is dedicated to getting people to take their lives and their food slowly, eating locally produced crops, spending time on food preparation and forgetting the fast food restaurant and ready made dinner scenario that so many people run with these rushed and hectic days.

If it becomes the new way of life, this movement could seriously affect the business of nutritionists and other health practitioners, not to mention putting several drug companies out of business. Continue reading >

Do you have healthy eating habits?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 January 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating
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Do you know what you should be eating?

If not – if like many other people you are totally confused by the plethora of information that bombards those trying to improve their eating habits – maybe you should take a different angle.

How about looking less at what you eat and more at how you eat it? Now I’m not suggesting anything wacky here. What I’m talking about are the basics of good eating habits.

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5 tips to help your hangover

by Sonia Chartier, on 1 December 2014, Digestion, Healthy Eating
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As much of a disappointment to drinkers as this may be, a hair of the dog only delays the inevitable.

One of the reasons you’ll feel ill after drinking is because your liver is still processing the toxins left over from alcohol metabolism. While drinking more might seem to lessen the symptoms initially, you’ll be making yourself feel much worse later on.

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Where to Start with Healthy Eating

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 June 2014, Healthy Eating
Where to start with healthy eating

Healthy eating is the foundation of good health.  It is the way to simply promote wellbeing, prevent illnesses and maintain (or reach) a healthy weight.  As it is usually true for most things, balance is key.  For good health, you must not only eat right, but exercise is also essential.

What is eating right?  Well it is not all about good food or bad food; it is about regular diet and habits.  What you do not want is to develop “orthorexia nervosa” which is the obsession of eating only the right foods.  Then you lose the fun of eating and make yourself and people eating with you miserable. Michael Pollan sums up healthy eating in his book Omnivore’s Dilemma by saying:  eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

There are all kind of diets advertised everywhere, aiming to help with weight loss: the Atkins diet, the Paleo diet, the cookie diet, the no-carb, etc.  You should not to get carried away with diets that suggest something other than a balanced diet. Over the past 90 years, nearly 23 000 different kind of diets have been published and apparently none of them works on the long term to maintain health and weight.  What are the chances that the next one will?

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Less Salt… More Taste!

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2014, Healthy Eating
Less Salt... More Taste!

What You May Not Know About Salt

Feel tired? Suffer from fluid retention? Blood pressure too high ? Suffer from arthritis, rheumatism, gout or osteoporosis? If so, your choice of salt could be the answer.

Salt is sodium chloride which, in limited amounts, is useful to the body.

Together with potassium it helps with keeping fluid (e.g. water) correctly balanced. The maximum recommended adult intake of salt daily is 6 grams, yet the average adult ingests about 9 grams.

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