A healthy and balanced diet helps to stay healthy and not to develop overweight or obesity. In this section, find all our health / nutrition advice by consulting our fact sheets on the nutritional benefits of foods.
Strawberries, tomatoes, wholemeal bread: what are the benefits of your favorite foods? In recent years, it has been known that certain foods, such as pomegranate, zucchini, and garlic, and drinks such as green tea, have proven benefits for our health because they are rich in antioxidants. But did you know that broccoli and pumpkin have anti-cancer properties? And that the calf would decrease the amount of “bad cholesterol”?
Fruits, vegetables, meats … An overview of the virtues of foods to put regularly on your plate, their caloric intake as well as their nutritional composition. Not to mention those to be favored to protect against cardiovascular diseases such as stroke.
Strawberries, an excellent source of vitamin C
Pomegranate, a superfruit rich in antioxidants
Tomato, a concentrate of anti-cancer pigments
Zucchini, a source of fiber and antioxidants
Pumpkin, comfort in autumn
Garlic, a powerful antioxidant rich in minerals
Broccoli, an ordinary vegetable packed with vitamins
The calf, an interesting lipid profile
Good reasons to eat wholemeal bread
Green tea: how to benefit from its antioxidant properties?
Foods to choose or avoid to protect against different types of stroke
Diet and pregnant women
During pregnancy, the risks associated with diet should be taken seriously. Pregnant, what foods should you avoid or even ban from your plate? How to avoid deficiencies, even if one suffers from strong nausea of pregnancy? To stay in shape, it is also better to practice regular physical activity (but not just any one), which will allow you to better manage your weight gain.
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Is it possible to continue or start sport during pregnancy?
Sport and nutrition
Diet is a key factor in optimizing sports performance: we even talk about sports nutrition. Before, during and after exercise, the objectives and therefore the nutritional requirements are not the same. They can also vary according to the physical activity performed.
However, whatever the sport practiced, hydration and the management of energy intake are at the heart of success. “We must avoid drinking during the effort”, “playing sports makes you lose weight” …: many received ideas circulate on nutrition and sport, and Sciences and the Future helps you disentangle the true from the false.
Sports nutrition, what is it for?
The 3 phases of sports nutrition
How to adapt your diet according to the sport?
8 misconceptions about nutrition and sport
Sport: the importance of hydration for performance
Does sport make you lose weight?
Food allergies affect 3.4% of the population in France, or more than 2 million people, and these figures continue to climb. What are the most common food allergens? What are the reflexes to have on a daily basis, at home and in the supermarket? Are there any treatments and can we cure a food allergy?
Food allergy, a complex mechanism resulting from an inadequate immune response, can very often be confused with other physiological mechanisms, such as intolerance or sensitivity to a food.
How can you tell the difference between the symptoms of an allergy and those of an intolerance? And concerning gluten, how do you know if you are suffering from a less serious and more widespread intolerance, or sensitivity? Finally, Sciences and the Future offers you a focus on a rare and largely unknown allergy: honey allergy!
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Focus on 3 common food allergens
7 recurring questions about food allergies
Intolerant … or sensitive to gluten? The differences are major
How to predict allergy to honey, rare and unknown?
Cholesterol: know everything, understand everything
Cholesterol: a medical word that has entered everyday language and is widely used, but it is not easy for everyone to define it. So what exactly is cholesterol? And how does our body use it?
Essential for the proper functioning of our body, it should not however be present in excess in the blood. But be reassured: managing cholesterol without depriving yourself is possible. So what food reflexes should be adopted to maintain the right balance? Which foods to favor on your plate, and which to avoid? Are omega-3s and phytosterols of great help? All the answers are in our file.
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol, how does it work?
Managing cholesterol without depriving yourself is possible
6 tips to keep your cholesterol in balance
Cholesterol: what foods to protect yourself?
Cholesterol: choosing the right food aid
Paleolithic, ketogenic, vegan, gluten-free, “detox” cures: there are dozens of potential diets, some of which are even touted by celebrities. Is their effectiveness proven by science? What Are the Best and Worst Diets According to Experts?
Indeed, they are not all to be adopted lightly. Some, like the ketogenic diet, are even to be adopted with caution. And what about fasting: whether it is related to the practice of a religion or not, is it good for health?
To avoid aggravating the natural inflammation of the body which can lead to many diseases, a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, cereals and legumes is to be favored: this is what is commonly called “l ‘anti-inflammation plate’. And to keep the figure, we can follow a few good, simple habits on a daily basis, such as reading food packaging, learning to eat slowly, and mastering snacking.
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