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21111 Lakeshore Road

Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue,

QC H9X 3V9 

Macdonald Campus, McGill University

Recipe Monday #7: Energy Balls (Raw, V, GF)

Recipe taken from http://howtogreen.ru Preparation time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 100g of whole almonds (¾ cup) 6 pieces of dates 2 tsp of cocoa-powder ½ tsp of lemon juice For decorations: You can use poppy seeds, cocoa-powder, cinnamon or pistachios. You can choose anything that comes to your mind! Instructions: Soak the almonds in water for 2 hours beforehand. Peel the almonds. Grind them in the blander. Add cocoa powder, lemon juice and the dates without pits to the blander. Mix it all together. Divide the resulting mass in 6 equal parts. Form the balls and roll them in the selected topping. Alternatively, you can melt dark chocolate and dip the balls in it. Place the balls on the plate,

Mythbuster Monday #6: Intermittent Fasting

Timing, timing, timing. That is the basis of intermittent fasting, the new weight loss fad. Unlike other “diets”, this general term is used to define diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non fasting for a period of time. It mimics circadian rhythm and has results that are similar to those of short term fasting. The results are similar to those of short calorie restriction which makes is easier, and more sustainable. While it might be safer, for many, it can be difficult to fast. However intermittent fasting allows for the body to utilize the energy ,in the form of glucose, that was consumed. When excess is consumed, the sugar get stored in lipid droplets thanks to insulin. When t

Mythbuster Monday #5: To be or not to be vegan?

To be or not to be vegan? Is it healthy? Are you planning on cutting out meat and/or dairy products? Are you curious about how the 9.4% of Canadians who choose not to eat meat and/or dairy products manage to obtain all the required nutrients? Or... do they even? According to the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada, a well-balanced vegetarian/vegan diet is healthy, can provide an adequate intake of nutrients, and offer every essential nutrient that our body needs. Some studies reveal that limiting intake of meat and/or dairy could have different health benefits, such as a decreased risk of developing certain types of cancer, and easier weight-control management. That been