Recent analyses in Canada and the United States indicate that about 82% to 92% of pregnant women have an inadequate choline intake. Indeed, an analysis of 593 American pregnant women in the 2005-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that 92% of pregnant women did not achieve adequate choline intake. Their average choline intake was 320 mg daily, which is 130 mg less than the recommended daily intake of 450 mg. A new study of 274 pregnant women living in southern Ontario compared their choline intake through foods and supplements to the current recommendations and found similar results, with only 18% of pregnant women reaching sufficient choline intake.
If you have chronic digestive symptoms (constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, etc.), the first thing to do is consult with a doctor to investigate the cause and eliminate the possibility of a serious health problem (celiac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer, parasites, etc.). Keep into consideration that sometimes starting a new medication or supplement can cause digestive upset. An increase in the level of stress can also be a major trigger.
Comfort food is the perfect remedy for fall blues. When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than eating a good hot dish to warm you up and remind you of your childhood memories. We have chosen 10 special recipes that will soothe your soul … and fill your stomach.
At least one in three women and one in five men will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. Nutrition and physical activity play a big role in preventing this disease. Calcium and vitamin D are essential nutrients for good bone health. We offer you 10 recipes for healthy bones!
This week, we participated for the sixth year in a row at the annual medical conference organized by the Médecins francophones du Canada, of which we are very pleased to have been their nutrition partner since 2014.