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Macdonald Campus, McGill University

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November 18, 2019

With this week’s Annual Chocolate Party (youpyouup!), I thought it would be very convenient to write about the different health benefits of the phytochemicals that are mostly found in dark chocolate and that you might not know about: flavonoids and methylxanthines.

1. Flavonoids

Flavonoids include subgroups such as flavanols, flavonols, flavones, flavanones, anthocyanins, and isoflavones. 

Flavanols are most abundant in cocoa beans and here are some of their health benefits:

  • Antioxidant pro...

November 12, 2019

Growing up in a very Lebanese home, Tabbouleh was and still remains the go-to salad served with our family meals. This delicious Levantine vegetarian dish, also spelled as Tabouli, gives off fresh summer flavors. It’s the absolute favorite of many and it can be eaten with kofta, shish taouk, meat, grilled chicken and it’s often served with hummus.

Why is tabbouleh healthy?

Tabbouleh has many nutritional and health benefits such as:

  • Bulgur: high in fiber and protein, low in fat, rich in potassium and...

November 4, 2019

Don’t know what to eat for breakfast? Don’t have time to make breakfast?

Try this healthy easy-make recipe at home and let this delicious oats to start your morning!

Oats are whole-grain food enriched in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibers. Antioxidants and the soluble fibers contained in oats may:

- reduce the blood pressure

- decreases total cholesterol level in our body, which

- reduces the chance of cardiovascular diseases.

Plus the fibers in oats will increase feeling of fullness. Great ch...

October 28, 2019

How much did you spend on your coffee this morning? 

On average, coffee growers earn less than 2$ a day for their work.

Now that Macdonald Campus has officially been declared a Fair Trade Campus, we are moving in the direction of education and awareness for important global issues. As the home of students that study global food security, food science and nutrition, agriculture, bioresource engineering, environment and more, this progression is especially important for us. Many of the programs we study...

October 21, 2019

Many of you are probably reading the title and thinking, what in the world is baobab?

Baobab is an indigenous fruit found in various regions of Africa. Baobab has been used as traditional medicine and has a role in cultural and religious beliefs. Additionally, it contains numerous nutrients that are overlooked. Those nutrients include: fiber, protein, and minerals. The fruit pulp is a rich source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Vitamin C promotes a healthy immune s...

October 14, 2019

Media, news outlets and Instagram posts are constantly telling how fermented foods are good for us. Why? Well, these suggestions are based around 2 terms- "fermentation" and "probiotics", that describe foods which may be beneficial for our digestive health. 

But are the 2 things the same and do they have an equal impact? Let's see.

Probiotics are “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host” – Definition of probiotics, Food and Agriculture Organi...

October 7, 2019

I have always been told to not throw out the leaves, so here I wonder how can the whole plant be used, and what are the health benefits to drinking raspberry leaf tea?

Raspberry leaf is known by the botanical name Rubus idaeus. The leaves have delicate hairs that make up its silver lining. It is easy to brew, and can be bought in a disposable tea bag, or by loose dried leaves. Red raspberry leaf tea has a plethora of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, some B vitamins, and minerals such...