SHOULD PREGNANT WOMAN DRINK MORE?

Water is the only essential drink. Even more so during pregnancy when you need to know which water to choose and how much to consume on a daily basis.

Do you really know your coffee well?

Even if we don’t all react in the same way to caffeine, certain properties of coffee are universal. It makes for a very useful drink when we need a boost during the day, or at the end of a meal as a gourmet coffee, but you should careful not to drink too much of it.

Chocolate: the Christmas star

Every year, during the Christmas period alone, the French consume about 1.5 kg of chocolate per household. In other words, it’s hugely popular!

For or against low-fat dairy products?

Whether they are low in fat, sugar or calories, ‘light’ products are extremely popular and just like products “without” (fat, sugar, calories), ubiquitous in supermarkets. By eating a yogurt with “0% fat”, the yoghurt will not contain lipids, therefore, it is naturally less calorific. So, it’s a logical solution to losing weight? Unfortunately, things are never that simple.

Sweet potato or potatoes?

To the detriment of the classic white potato, recipes based on sweet potatoes are multiplying on social media. Indeed, with a sweet potato, we can make many different types of recipes, used in both sweet and savoury dishes.

How to balance pregnancy and vegetarianism

For heath and ethical reasons, vegetarianism, which consists of the removal of meat and fish from a diet, is becoming increasingly popular. It is the most commonly followed as a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet; a diet that includes everything (eggs and milk) apart from meat and fish. However, once a women is pregnant, her needs evolve! During this marvellous and rather delicate period, women need to pay twice as much attention to their own needs to ensure their health and the development of the foetus.

THE DANGERS OF LEAN MUSCLE

Having toned legs and ripped abs at all costs. These are the results promised by lean muscle practices. But be careful, lean muscle is not safe.

Is breakfast really necessary?

Breakfast, or not? We hear all sorts of conflicting reports about what is often described as the most important meal of the day. So is it really that essential?

BASIL SEEDS: THE NEW SUPER FOOD?

Chia seeds have plenty to worry about: ambitious newcomers are entering the market like Basil seeds! Equally innovative and of high nutritional value, these tiny seeds, straight in from Asia, can not be ignored. So what is so amazing about them? You to want to know what they contain? Let’s have a look at them more closely.

The Benefits of Chia Seeds

It’s almost impossible not to have come across these super trendy little black seeds that seem to be on display in every Bio store (and even Supermarkets!) But ESPECIALLY in our news feeds from social networks. If, you are like me, and only subscribe to food-related feeds then it is inevitable, you have read something about them! Chia seeds pronounced “Tchia” or “Kia”, no one seems to be too sure … are small Super-Food seeds. “Super what? “. Let me explain all its little secrets …

Dairy products, friends or foes?

Recently, it has been accused of being the a porter of all evils but dairy products should still be an integral part of our diet. A bowl of milk of the morning, a baby Petit-Suisse, cheese as an aperitif on Saturday … should we really give it up? Today, we’ll tell you everything!

THE BENEFITS OF CHARD!

Found in food stores throughout Europe, chard or Swiss chard, has many health benefits. Bizarrely, it is still often overlooked by consumers despite it being rich in fibre and anti-oxidants, such as beta-carotene and chlorophyll, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. Moreover, it is good for your heart, pancreas and your bones.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera

It’s the star component of all sorts of health-related videos, from smoothies and juices to creams, skincare and tips to help your health. Indeed, its virtues are so multiple that aloe vera always seems to occupy a space in peoples homes. It was first written about in the Mesopotamia era. So long ago, it was even labelled the ‘the fountain of youth’ or ‘the source of youth’ by the Mayas.

The Multiple Benefits of Nettles

Known for its urticating powers and for leaving the little blisters on your calves after a ride in the forest or on your hands after a little bit of spring weeding, this plant possesses numerous benefits. So what are we talking about ? Nettles, of course! And even nettles on YOUR plate!
“Yuck? But let me explain how much good they can do for you, and let me show you some recipes we have put together!

Crunchy Almonds

For 6 people
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes
Tip: Almond is rich in nutrients. It contains vitamin E which promotes cell oxidation, magnesium that helps regulates nerve and muscle activity and calcium, an essential component for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.

Fish

The French are some of the largest consumers of fish in Europe, eating an average of 25kg per year (source Agrimer). Cooked in a pan, in the oven, on the barbecue or made into a tartar … fish can be consumed in various forms, and remains a staple in our diet.

Maïa Baudelaire, Nutritionist and Slimming Coach expert in Micro-Nutrition offers some tips on how to to continue eating your favourite fish without bankrupting you!

What are the real risks of a high protein diet?

Maïa Baudelaire, Nutritionist and Slimming Coach Expert in Food Behaviour and Founder of the Method I Love My Diet Coach® – is the first Nutrition Coaching website to be reimbursed by healthcare. In this article she warns you about the risks of high-protein diets.

So what’s the real reason behind the success of high protein diets? Granted, you lose weight fast. But in the long run, what do you get out of them? Despite the 2010 report by ANSES (National Agency of Health & Safety) on the risky practices of dieting, protein diets have rapidly become very fashionable and are extremely popular.

Pizza revisited : Pear, Gorgonzola et Honey Pizza

For 4 people
Preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes
Tip: International health authorities advocate 3 dairy products per day. This pizza can be included in a balanced meal with a green salad or cooked vegetables. It is a source of carbohydrates, proteins, calcium, phosphorus and vitamins. But gorgonzola is a salty cheese and quite fattening, so do not abuse it.

Did anyone mention biscuits?

Have you ever had a good look at the biscuit section of your supermarket? What a flash, no? Where do you even start? And let’s not even consider the numerous new biscuits that are launched each year! To help you, Maïa Baudelaire, Nutritionist and Coach Slimming Expert in Food Behaviour gives you her advice on which biscuits are the best for your health.