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Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue,

QC H9X 3V9 

Macdonald Campus, McGill University

Does Gum Really Stay in Your Stomach for Seven Years?

We’ve all heard the saying that if we swallow gum, it’ll stay in our stomach for seven years. But it that really the case? Well, no. Along with added flavours, colours, and sweeteners, gum is primarily made up of gum resin. While it’s true that this gum resin isn’t digestible by our bodies, the gum resin passes through our digestive system and comes out the other end, and in small amounts won’t do any harm. In rare cases large amounts of gum that are swallowed can cause blockages that may require surgery, though this mainly problematic for young children who swallow other non-food items that can stick to the gum. So unless you’re a toddler or you’re swallowing gum every day, there’s no reaso

Here's What Dark Chocolate Can Do for Your Health.

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 properties Reduce risk of cancers Enhance cardiovascular health Reduce inflammation Reduce risk of infections Reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol* *LDL cholesterol is often referred to as the b

Lebanese Tabbouleh: The Darling of All Mediterranean Salads!

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 iron. Parsley: good source of manganese, calcium, and potassium, contains flavonoids, rich in iron, vitamin A (have vision benefits) and C, reduce the risk of diabetes and atherosclerosis. Tomato

Healthy recipe: Chia Peach Overnight Oats

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 choice if you struggle with loosing weight! Chia seeds in this recipe also have great health benefits. Chia seeds are full of important nutrients and are an excellent source of - omega-3 fatty ac