Fiber and Cardiometabolic Health in Children
STUDY : Fiber Intake is Associated with Cardiovascular Health in European Children QUICK OVERVIEW What was the question? To what extent is dietary fiber intake during childhood associated with cardiovascular health markers? Who does this study apply to? European children below the age of 8. What was the intervention? The diet of the same children was recorded at the ages of 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. At 8 years old, their physical measurements, blood pressure and blood samples were t
Let Your Taste Buds Travel the World!
As you all know, March is Nutrition Month and this year's theme really focuses on the individuality of what healthy means. Indeed, every single one of us has different genetics, socio-economic status, access to food, schedules, health problems, culture, and traditions, which can all impact our health. In order to explore those two last points, I asked some of the DHNUS members to share with us food traditions that are related to their cultures. Let's see what we've got: Liam
Nutritional Psychiatry : How Does Food Affect Our Mood?
You probably have already heard of the following analogy: “food is fuel for the body”. Undoubtedly, food ultimately is energy for our body, but can it affect our mood? Absolutely ! Although some of the mood effects of food can be related to pleasure and reward (i.e. chocolate), others can be due to their nutrient content. Vitamins and minerals play a fundamental role in your energy levels, ultimately affecting your mood and brain functions. For instance, whole grains (i.e. wh
Calling all fellow coffee addicts: How much is too much?
Another Cup S’il Vous Plaît! *Content Warning: If you are currently sipping your morning, afternoon, or, let’s be honest, perhaps your evening cup of coffee, set it down for these first few paragraphs… Don’t worry – you can have it back soon ;) Remember: Caffeine is a psychoactive drug and coffee is our biggest dietary source. In fact, caffeine dependence syndrome is a recognized diagnosis by the International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems