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Quick Guide to Sprouted Chickpeas: Soaking, Sprouting and Cooking

Quick Guide to Sprouted Chickpeas: Soaking, Sprouting and Cooking 0

Learn how easy it is to sprout chickpeas or other legumes and seeds without a sprouter for maximum health benefits and enhanced flavor.

You can use raw and cooked sprouted chickpeas in hummus, curries, stews, salads and Buddha bowls or even eat them raw!

 

Soak the chickpeas before cooking 


You absolutely must soak the chickpeas or any other legumes and grains. This is because dry beans and other legumes contain anti-nutrients, such as phytases, which prevent the absorption of minerals and cause digestive disorders.

Soaking and sprouting activates enzymes and dramatically lowers phytic acid levels. So, through the simple soaking process, you make vitamins and minerals more readily available.

Why soak legumes / nuts / seeds

  • Eliminates or reduces phytic acid and tannins. This allows for better absorption of nutrients from these foods.
  • Can reduce the oligosaccharides in beans, which limits the problems of gas for some when consuming them.
  • Neutralizes colon toxins as well as enzyme inhibitors.
  • Encourages the production of beneficial enzymes.
  • Makes amino acids (proteins) more readily available.
  • Increases the amounts of vitamins, especially vitamins A, C and B.
  • Reduces cooking time, which means less loss of water soluble nutrients due to reduced exposure time to heat and water.

 

Benefits of sprouted chickpeas


Like all other legumes, grains, nuts and seeds, chickpeas also contain enzyme inhibitors that block the absorption of vitamins and minerals and cause digestive upset. So at least one soak is needed to make them more digestible.

Sprouting, however, takes you to the next level, as sprouts use starches to grow, which lowers the glycemic load of chickpeas or any other legume or grain. The germination process is therefore beneficial for anyone struggling with an overgrowth of Candida or fluctuations in blood sugar.

 

Uses of raw and cooked sprouted chickpeas

 

 

Sprouted chickpeas

Material

1 large 2-liter mason jar
1 cup of dried chickpeas 
Water

 

INSTRUCTIONS

How to soak and sprout chickpeas

* DO NOT PLACE THEM IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT

SOAKING: Rinse the dry chickpeas with plenty of water. Place them in a large 2-liter jar. Fill the jar with water. Leave to soak overnight. Rinse thoroughly, until the water flowing from the jar is clear. Drain.

RINSE: Twice a day, fill the jar with fresh water, mix to untangle the contents and drain well. Place the jar at an angle, opening down, in a sink or bowl to allow excess water to drip.

HARVEST: Ready in 4 days. The germs will then have about 2 centimeters.

STORAGE: Place in an airtight dish in the refrigerator, they are eaten raw or cooked.

 

How to cook sprouted chickpeas

 

  1. Drain off the soaking liquid, then rinse them with clean water.
  2. Pour the sprouted chickpeas into a pot and add filtered water. The liquid should be about 5 inches above the top of the chickpeas.
  3. Bring them to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.
  4. Skim off any foam that develops within the first 10 to 15 minutes. Watch carefully, it tends to overflow!
  5. The chickpeas will be tender in 1 to 1,5 hours. If the chickpeas are still hard, extend the cooking time. If too much water evaporates, boil a little more in the kettle and pour into the pot.

 

 Good germination!

 

Caroline
President Hippocrate Bio

 

  • Caroline Bisaillon
The hidden virtues of dried mango!

The hidden virtues of dried mango! 0

What is your favorite fruit? For my part, mango occupies one of the first places in my top 3! Fresh if possible, otherwise I really like the dried mango! When I have a craving for sugar, they succeed perfectly in satisfying me! In addition, its little smell of the tropics and its orange color promptly bring me to an atmosphere of the tropics.

But did you know that mango has many reasons to eat it daily?

An ecological product!

Dried mango is a product that enhances this fruit and avoids big losses after harvest. Indeed, this fragile fruit, if it is not transformed a few days after its picking, deteriorates and must be discarded. Drying therefore avoids significant wastage given that this fruit is the second most consumed tropical fruit in the world. 

Several methods exist to dry the mango. Many processes involve the addition of sugar, colorings, additives and sulphites in order to preserve a brilliant color, enhanced taste and an interminable shelf life.

 

For our part, we have chosen to offer you mangos naturally dried.  

They are free from preservatives, sulphites, added sugar, colorings and no other additives, and they are made from mangoes produced on organic farms and from fair trade.

 

The benefits of dried mango

  • Organic dried mango helps preserve young and supple skin thanks to its vitamin C content, stimulating collagen production. The minerals contained in mango also provide good protection against ultraviolet rays.
  • Dried mango is rich in vitamin E, which tends to stimulate sex hormones and increase desire. Naughty fruit 💕
  • Dried mango is a healthy food filled with dietary fiber that helps digestion and intestinal transit. 
  • It is full of vitamins B6, E and C. These can help normalize cognitive functions, as they help in the synthesis of neurotransmitters. They can help stimulate brain cells, boosting memory and concentration. 
  • Vitamin B contributes to motor control, vision, and several other brain functions, including the regulation of anxiety. Therefore, consuming mango is a natural remedy to fight against depression.

How to consume it?

Here are some ideas on how to enjoy them daily:

  • as a snack, on its own or with nuts or fresh fruit
  • At breakfast: as a garnish on oatmeal, yogurt or cereal
  • For dessert, in a mousse or a cake
  • in a drink like Lassi or Rum 
  • En lunch bars 
  • En Chocolate sauce!!

 

 

 And you, you like it how your mango? 🥭🥭🥭

 

  • Caroline Bisaillon
The Keto Diet

The Keto Diet 0

Known since the 20s as a natural and effective natural treatment for epilepsy, the ketogenic diet, also known as Keto, is more and more popular. So here is the outline of this diet that could help you solve a large number of health problems including diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.


WHAT IS THE KETOGEN DIET?

The ketogenic diet - more commonly referred to simply as “keto” - is a high fat, low carb diet that puts your body into a fat burning state known as ketosis. In ketosis, your body uses body fat, rather than carbohydrates, as its primary source of energy.

To enter a state of ketosis, reducing your carbohydrate intake is vital. A lot of people think of the keto diet to be a very high fat diet, but consuming massive amounts of fat is not as important as cutting back on carbs when it comes to changing your metabolism to run on fat.

To fully understand this metabolic change, it is important to understand how your metabolism works.

 

How the diet works


When you eat a high carbohydrate diet, your body converts those carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar), which increases your blood sugar.

When blood sugar levels rise, they signal your body to make insulin, a hormone that carries glucose to your cells so that it can be used for energy. This is called an insulin spike [*].

Glucose is your body's preferred source of energy. As long as you keep eating carbohydrates, your body converts them into sugar which is then burned for energy. In other words, when glucose is present, your body will refuse to burn its fat stores.

The only way to start burning fat is by eliminating carbohydrates. This depletes your glycogen (stored glucose) stores, leaving your body with no choice but to start burning fat stores. Your body begins to convert fatty acids into ketones, putting your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

 

What are ketones?


In ketosis, your liver converts fatty acids into ketones or ketones. These by-products become your body's new source of energy. When you reduce your carb intake and replace those calories with healthy fats and carbs, your body responds by adapting to keto or burning fat more efficiently.

Ketosis helps your body run on stored body fat when food is not readily available. Likewise, the keto diet aims to 'starve' your body of carbs, shifting you into a fat burning state.

 

General guidelines

The keto diet works best when you stick to a consistently low carb intake - less than about 50 grams per day for most people.

The keto diet focuses on moderate protein, low-carb vegetables, and quality fats.

There are general guidelines for a ketogenic diet, but several versions exist and vary according to the objectives sought as well as the personal characteristics of each individual. Here are the basic general guidelines:

70-80% of calories from fat
20-25% of calories from protein
5-10% of calories from net carbs

There are several main approaches to the ketogenic diet. When deciding which method is best for you, consider your goals, your physical condition, and what is realistic for your lifestyle.


Standard ketogenic diet


This is the most common and recommended version of the diet. Here, you stay in the 20-50 grams of net carbs per day, focusing on moderate protein intake and high fat intake.

Note: The Standard Method is the most widely used and studied version of keto. Most of the information in this guide relates to this standard method.

Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD)


If you are an active person, this approach might be right for you. Targeted keto involves eating around 25 to 50 grams of net carbs or less 30 minutes to an hour before exercise.

 

What can you eat on a keto diet?

 

Now that you understand the basics of the keto diet, it's time to make your low-carb food shopping list and hit the grocery store.

On the keto diet, you will enjoy nutrient dense foods and avoid high carb ingredients.

Meat, eggs, nuts and seeds


Always choose the highest quality meat possible, selecting grass-fed and organic beef whenever possible, wild-caught fish, and pasture-raised poultry, pork and eggs.

Nuts and seeds are also fine and best eaten raw.

Low-carb vegetables


Vegetables are a great way to get a healthy dose of micronutrients, thereby preventing nutrient deficiencies on keto.

Green leaves, such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard, and arugula
Cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, cauliflower, and zucchini
Lettuce, including iceberg, romaine and butterhead
Fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi
Other vegetables like mushrooms, asparagus and celery


Keto-Friendly Dairy Products


Choose the best quality you can afford, selecting grass-fed, full-fat, and organic dairy products whenever possible. Avoid low-fat or fat-free dairy products or products high in sugar.

Grass fed butter and ghee
Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream
Fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir
Sour cream
Hard and soft cheeses


Low-sugar fruits


Approach fruit with caution on keto as it contains high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates.

Avocados (the only fruit you can eat in abundance)
Organic berries such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and cranberries (a handful per day)
Healthy fats and oils
Sources of healthy fat include grass-fed butter, tallow, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, sustainable palm oil, and MCT oil.

Butter and ghee
Lard
Mayonnaise
Coconut oil and coconut butter
Linseed oil
Olive oil
Sesame seed oil
MCT oil and MCT powder
nut oil
Olive oil
Avocado oil

 

Foods to Avoid on a Keto Diet

The following foods are best avoided on a keto diet due to their high carb content. When you start Keto, purge your fridge and cabinets, donate any unopened items, and throw the rest away.


Cereals


Grains are loaded with carbohydrates, so it's best to stay away from all grains on keto. This includes whole grains, wheat, pasta, rice, oats, barley, rye, corn, and quinoa.


Beans and legumes


While many vegans and vegetarians rely on beans for their protein content, these foods are incredibly high in carbohydrates. Avoid eating red beans, chickpeas, black beans, and lentils.


Fruits high in sugar


While many fruits contain antioxidants and other micronutrients, they are also high in fructose, which can easily kick you out of ketosis.

Avoid apples, mangoes, pineapples, and other fruits (except small amounts of berries).


Starchy vegetables


Avoid starchy foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, certain types of squash, parsnips and carrots.

Like fruits, these foods have health benefits, but they are also very high in carbohydrates.



Sucre


This includes, but is not limited to, desserts, artificial sweeteners, ice cream, smoothies, sodas, and juices.

Even condiments like ketchup and barbecue sauce are usually loaded with sugar, so be sure to read the labels before adding them to your meal plan. If you're craving something sweet, try a keto-friendly dessert recipe made from low-glycemic sweeteners (like stevia or erythritol) instead.



Alcohol


Some alcoholic drinks are low on the glycemic index and are suitable for a ketogenic diet. However, keep in mind that when you drink alcohol, your liver will preferentially process ethanol and stop producing ketones.

If you are on a keto diet for weight loss, keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. If you fancy a cocktail, stick to low sugar mixers and avoid most beers and wines.

 

Health Benefits of a Keto Diet


A ketogenic diet has been linked to incredible health benefits that extend far beyond weight loss. Here are some ways keto can help you feel better, stronger, and more lucid.



Keto for weight loss


Probably the number one reason that made keto famous - sustainable fat loss. Keto can help drastically reduce body weight, body fat, and body mass while maintaining muscle mass.

 


Keto for endurance levels


The ketogenic diet can help improve endurance levels in athletes. However, it may take time for athletes to adjust to burning fat instead of glucose for energy.



Keto for gut health 


Several studies have shown a link between low sugar intake and improved symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One study has shown that a ketogenic diet can improve abdominal pain and the overall quality of life for people with IBS.

 


Keto for diabetes


The ketogenic diet can help balance blood sugar and insulin levels. Lowering the risk of insulin resistance may help prevent metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes.


Keto for heart health


The keto diet may help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including improving HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol (linked to plaque in the arteries).


Keto for brain health


Ketones have been linked to possible neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory benefits. Therefore, the keto diet can support people with conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, among other degenerative brain conditions.


Keto for epilepsy


The ketogenic diet was created in the early part of the 20th century to help prevent seizures in patients with epilepsy, especially children. To date, ketosis is used as a therapeutic method for those who suffer from epilepsy.


Keto for SPM


It is estimated that 90% of women experience one or more symptoms associated with PMS [*] [*].

A keto diet can help balance blood sugar, fight chronic inflammation, increase nutrient stores, and quell cravings - all of which can help ease PMS symptoms.

 

And then you try it?

 

  • Caroline Bisaillon
The well-kept secret of Almonds!

The well-kept secret of Almonds! 0

Did you know that almonds are a super food when they are in their natural form?


Unfortunately, the majority of almonds available in stores come from the United States, a country requiring pasteurization.


Indeed, since 2007, the Almond Board of California has adopted a policy requiring the mandatory pasteurization of all almonds after harvest.
Pasteurization requires in this case that all producers and packers treat the almonds with steam or propylene oxide (fumigation with propylene oxide, a carcinogenic bactericide banned in Canada until very recently) in order to destroy any potentially harmful bacteria before shipping them to their customers. While the steaming process is effective, it detracts from the flavor and texture, in addition to altering the natural and raw state of the almond.

What are the pasteurization processes?

There are five main types of pasteurization:

1) Steam treatment

2) High heat treatment (roasting)

3) Blanch in hot water

4) Fumigation with propylene oxide (PPO)

5) Dry roast or in oil

What pasteurization does

Pasteurization is used to eliminate potential bacteria. In the event of contamination by bacteria such as Salmonellosis, pasteurization allows their elimination.


However, the high temperatures imposed on the nut not only destroy potential bacteria, but also enzymes, vitamins, and healthy fat bonds. Pasteurization therefore significantly reduces the nutritional quality of this superfood.

Steam pasteurization is the least harmful to the nut and its consumer. In fact, fumigation with PPO has been declared as a carcinogenic process and is now banned in Canada.

 

How to get raw, unpasteurized nuts

The best way to make sure you have unpasteurized nuts is to import them. Spain is one of the major producers of Almonds. Almonds that are grown in Spain also have the advantage of not undergoing intensive watering unlike almonds produced in California.

At Hippocrate.Bio, the quality of food is our priority.
In order to have almonds in their natural state, packed with nutrients and benefits for our bodies, we choose to import our almonds from Spain. In fact, nuts imported from Europe are not subject to compulsory pasteurization.
Our nuts are therefore completely natural, raw, unpasteurized and certified organic. 

So treat yourself to almonds, but above all, be well informed of their origin and their method of cultivation.

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5 tips for healthy eating while camping!

5 tips for healthy eating while camping! 0


Since I was a child, I have always loved visiting new places with my family, and my camping memories are among my best. Being a mother of 4 children, I wanted to transmit to them this taste for the experience of living in nature, discovery and of course, beautiful moments with the family!


Having shifted to a healthier lifestyle and having a plant-based diet, it can sometimes seem difficult to think about how we plan our family vacations. In fact, healthy eating is simple and delicious, no matter where you are, just follow the 5 tips below to get there!



1. Choose your site and options


In my opinion, this is the most important point. To be able to eat what we want, we must cook ourselves what we eat. To achieve this, two options are available to you: have access to a fire or bring a camping stove.
Personally, I prefer to cook directly on a grill placed on the wood fire… hum! What a good smell! However, I bring a stove for the unexpected and it works just as well.
You can then grill a variety of vegetables while a pot placed on the embers will heat rice, quinoa or legumes.



2. Plan your meals… all your meals!


Planning what you are going to eat allows you to bring the necessary ingredients to prepare your meals without forgetting, but also to avoid wasting. You can even prepare meals in advance, so you just have to reheat them on the fire and thus spend more time enjoying your vacation! Here are some of my favorite ideas for planning our meals:

Lunch
Recharge your batteries with the first meal of the day! Since we particularly like hiking in the mountains and going to play on the beach, we take this opportunity to give our body all the nutrients and energy it will need during the morning! I particularly like :
A bowl of fruit garnished with a mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruits
A bowl of quinoa oatmeal with a sliced ​​banana
A pan-fried potatoes, peppers, mushrooms served in a tortillas

Snacks
The kids and I like to slip a few of these snacks into our backpack on a snacking expedition:
-Chickpeas maple crisp
- energy balls on dates
-mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruits

Dinner
After spending so much energy, we are hungry when noon arrives! So it's time to feast on a good nutritious and supportive meal that allows us to continue our adventures! Try these meals:
Wrap filled with humus and crunchy vegetables
Nachos with olives, salsa, guacamole and nutritional yeast
Buddha bowl

Supper
My favorite time of the day while camping! We take the opportunity to remember our discoveries and our favorite moments while preparing a good meal. Here are our favorites:
The traditional spaghetti with lentil sauce
Falafels and Greek salad
All in one curry


Dessert
For a sweet touch after meals, don't hesitate to grill yourself:

- nice slices of pineapple with a little coconut oil

- to place papillotes of apple cubes / cane sugar / cinnamon / Grenoble on the embers

- or a camping staple that children love (okay, mom too!): a banana papillote, dark chocolate et peanuts....

Like whatever even by eating natural and healthy foods, it is possible to spoil our taste buds AND our health!



3. Bring the right equipment


You know where to sit, you have decided on your menu, now you have to make sure you have all the necessary materials at hand. As we like to travel light, here are our essentials to be able to manage:
-1 pan
-1 medium cauldron
-1 grid to place on the fire
-1 set of stackable mixing bowls
-1 set of cooking utensils (spatula, wooden spoon, metal tongs)
- chisel, cutting board, sharp knife
- strainer, can opener, utensils
-plates, glasses, bowls, dishes for leftovers
-bottles of water, dishwasher, biodegradable soap, towel and sponge
-aluminum paper, oven mitts



4. Food


Once you've established your menu for your adventure, be sure to make a list of the foods you will need because unfortunately, camping convenience stores are full of a multitude of unhealthy foods. You will be able to go shopping before departure or if like us, you like to improvise once there, make sure to take the items on this list and checking the location of the market closest to your destination is also an excellent idea!

Coconut milk
Coffee, cocoa powder, tea
Salt pepper
Ornions, garlic,
Mustard, coconut oil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
Walnut butter
Nutritional yeast
Canned chickpeas, black beans or lentils
Rice, quinoa or buckwheat
Mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruit
Fresh fruits: bananas, apples, grapes, oranges, pineapples, etc.
Fresh vegetables: carrots, potatoes, peppers, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce, beets, Brussels sprouts, etc.
Tortillas or cabbage leaf for wrap
Dark chocolate!


5. Have a plan b


Of course, despite good planning and the best will, unforeseen circumstances can arise! No worries, here are some ideas in case of a problem:

Have prepared supporting foods (granola bars, energy balls, legume salads) on hand
Identify local markets or grocery stores in case of missing ingredients or lack of variety
If you stop at a restaurant, there is always the possibility of getting out, believe me! Simply ask for dishes without meat or dairy products, most restaurants have veggie options, whether they are salads, soups, fries or even pasta. I politely ask to stick to my diet and usually I'm offered great options!

 



Here are the 5 tips to help you eat well while camping, whether you're vegan or looking to eat healthy. Plant-based food is easier than you think, plus it's delicious and colorful, in short, anything but boring!

Treat yourself and above all, have fun!

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A portion ... what is it?

A portion ... what is it? 0

Ah the portions! When it comes time to prepare snacks or meals, many wonder how much is in a serving. Easy, the right serving size depends on the hand. Trust your hands, they grow with you and can therefore give you the most correct and healthy portion for you. How? 'Or' What ? Read my article!

The hand as a measuring instrument

Unfortunately, all of this is all too true: we usually tend to eat everything in the dish, no matter how much or how hungry we are. Researchers at Cornell University in the United States have proven it! It is not the feeling of satiety (being full) that decides when to stop eating, but the eye. A simple empty plate means it's time to stop eating.

So most of us make a simple misjudgment and don't know what portion to eat. These researchers have discovered a super simple tool, always available and personalized to each of us!

The hand is the best unit of measure! The hands grow with us, vary in size depending on whether you are male or female and are absolutely individual. Small children have small hands and therefore this determines the ideal portion for children. Older children have bigger hands - and even more appetites. So every hand is suitable for every stomach ... great isn't it?

 

 So how do I use my hands?

Portions - with your hand:

  • For snacks, one serving is a handful of noixOr Dried fruit, just to fill the palm of one of your hands. 
  • For nut butter, it should be the size of your two thumbs stuck together.
  • Vegetables can always be two hands full.
  • The fruits should be in one hand.
  • - legumes cooked should be the equivalent of your closed fist. For pasta, rice or potatoes, two hands as a main course may be sufficient. For the side dish, only a handful are recommended.
  • For meat, fish and poultry, the serving size should only match the palm of your hand, ignoring your fingers.

       These images, taken from Ontario's Guide to Healthy Eating, are particularly helpful in my opinion.

      Portion size fruits, vegetables, nuts, dried fruits Hippocrate.bioPortion size meat, poultry, fish, legumes Hippocrate.bioPortion size starchy rice pasta Hippocrate.bio

      So, do you know your own portions better now? Remember, the most important thing is to choose foods in their most natural form to ensure the best possible quality and delicious taste!

      And you, which snack do you prefer?

      Please feel free to comment and share this article if you liked it!

       

      Caroline

       

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      Here are 5 good reasons to eat chocolate!

      Here are 5 good reasons to eat chocolate! 0

      Here are five great reasons to eat dark chocolate!

       
      In a few days, it will be Easter, and who says Easter, say….CHOCOLATE!

       

      But you may not know that in addition to being delicious in taste, chocolate is also a food with many virtues. Yes yes, chocolate is good for you and I will show you why!  

       

      First of all, you should know that iIt is preferable to choose a chocolate containing a minimum of 70% cocoa in order to benefit from its benefits.

       

      In this article, you will therefore find 5 good reasons to eat a little bit of it every day!

       

       

      To begin with, A little history ...

      Did you know that for thousands of years, cocoa, the basic ingredient of chocolate, has been used as a medicine? Civilizations such as the Mayans and Incas used it to improve mood, as an energizing drink, to protect their skin from the sun and also to promote reproduction. Even the first chocolatiers, like Meunier and Nestlé, were first pharmacists! So here are the reasons why we should consume a little bit every day, as our ancestors did.

       

      1. Cocoa slows down aging

      Dark chocolate contains four times more antioxidants than black tea. It is placed in front of red wine, acai berries and even goji berries…. It contains a good dose of polyphenols, powerful molecules that help reduce the aging of our cells. 

       

      1. Cocoa makes you happy

      Dark chocolate contributes to our good mood, to reduce stress, to energize us and to comfort us. The magnesium contained in cocoa is a relaxing substance that contains molecules close to endorphins, which relaxes while making you slightly euphoric. It also contains serotonin, an anti-stress and anti-depressant neurotransmitter, and caffeine, which has tonic effects. Yes Yes! The chocolate black is a powerful ally in contributing to a good mood. These are all excellent reasons to consume a piece of it every day!
       
      1. Cocoa prevents heart disease

      A recent study has confirmed that dark chocolate has a beneficial effect on heart health. Cocoa has a protective effect on blood vessels and British researchers concluded that this limits the risk of stroke. It also prevents atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries, which also helps prevent heart disease. A Dutch study, she affirmed that dark chocolate helps fight against high pressure. It is said that two squares of dark chocolate a day helps maintain good heart health. If studies prove it, why deny it? : o)

       

      1. Cocoa improves libido

      Chocolate is often associated ... with sex! Here's why: The cocoa in chocolate has euphoric properties. Its relaxing, anti-stress and stimulating effects would all have a positive effect on the search for pleasure and also to stimulate desire. It was also mentioned above that it contributes to good vascular health and as we know, the penis must have good blood supply to be able to maintain an erection. So there you have it, let yourself go ...

       

      1. Calms menstrual cramps

      In addition to reducing the frequent mood swings during our menstruation, the cocoa contained in the chocolate black helps us decrease menstrual cramps. It is the magnesium it contains which is used effectively to fight against muscle tension. Another good reason to enjoy yourself when you have a craving for sugar during your period!


       

      So there you have it, whether it's for the good health of our heart, our brain, our sex life or just to have fun, dark chocolate is good for you in addition to being good tasting. So we allow ourselves a little daily madness, we close our eyes and we taste a square of chocolate for a moment of pure happiness guaranteed!

       

      Caroline

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      Short presentation

      Short presentation 0

      With a family of 4 children, two of whom had major health problems, I am very concerned about health. We all know that chemicals have a big impact on our health and our environment: allergies, eczema, intolerances, diabetes, neurological disorders, endocrine problems and so on!

      In recent years, I have done a lot of research on the diet and the products we use on a daily basis. I made several changes in my lifestyle, eliminating all industrial and chemical products, to only keep foods that are unprocessed, natural and organic. The impact on our health has been impressive, my son went from 17 daily medications to ... none!

      I share with you the fruit of my experience and my research, whether it is to provide you with healthy and natural foods or ecological household products.

      Our health is our most precious asset and we deserve to keep it optimal.

      So I make a commitment for you, my family and myself to seek out and bring you excellent products that are both good for the taste and good for you, without the chemicals that are too easily on the shelves.

      Like Hippocrates, considered to be the father of medicine and from whom I took inspiration for our name, our food should be our only medicine.

      Our products are available in our online store or at our partner retailers.

      Taste the health,
      Caroline
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      Dried bananas, the perfect ally for athletes!

      Dried bananas, the perfect ally for athletes! 0

      A workout in sight? Do not forget to slip a bag of dried bananas in your bag!

      La dried banana is the ideal snack for all sports and has been associated with the world of sports for a very long time. But why is this exotic fruit so appropriate after a workout? 

       

      Natural anticramps

      First of all, know that bananas are one of the fruits with the highest concentration in potassium, and that this is essential for the activation of muscle cells, which has an anti-cramping effect ... particularly practical when you are 'leads, right? 

       

      Quickly accessible energy 

      Bananas are composed of 78% carbohydrates. On the other hand, they are compound carbohydrates (starch and sugar) and which are practically contained in equal parts. This composition is perfect for providing the body with immediately available energy. This energy is sustainable while being digestible: great for efforts, especially prolonged such as running or cycling ...

       

      antioxidant 

      La dried banana is also full of antioxidants that fight against free radicals that our body produces during sports. 

       

      When to consume it

      Because of its richness in potassium and carbohydrates, bananas are perfect after exercise, to replenish their carbohydrates and compensate for potassium losses linked to sweating.

       

      To replenish your energy and minerals after a workout, a bag of dried bananas and voila! 

       

      Also try them in chocolate-dried banana energy balls!

       

      Have a good workout, and above all, bon appétit!

       

      Caroline 

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      Cashew, an almost magical nut!

      Cashew, an almost magical nut! 0

      Ah the cashew! This nut is probably my favorite! We love him so much in the family that our last cat was named after him😬
      But hey, what makes me love it besides its really delicious and addicting taste is that this nut has several benefits for our health.
      Yep, this nut, native to Brazil, grows in trees called cashew trees. The cashew is part of the oilseed family, just like almonds and hazelnuts. This type of food is known for its ability to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones and colon cancer.
      Natural appetite suppressant, packed with good fats and antioxidants, it is also a natural anti-stress. Let's take a closer look at the many virtues of this delicious little food 😋

      1. Nutritional qualities

      The cashew nut is really a very complete food. In a single serving of nuts (about 1/3 cup), we find:
      - 7 grams of protein (good for your muscles)
      - 16 grams of lipids (good fat for your heart)
      - 7 grams of carbohydrates (to cut hunger)
      - 4 grams of fiber (helps digestion)
      In addition to all this, it is full of vitamins and minerals, all of which contribute to the well-being of your body.

      2. Natural appetite suppressant

      Perfect for small cravings, this nut has a protein content of almost 20%, which has a significant effect on feelings of fullness. When you combine vegetable protein with fiber, which is the case in cashews, hunger is cut and cravings are easier to control. As its glycemic index is low (15), its consumption has little impact on blood sugar levels (blood sugar levels). A stable blood sugar level makes it possible to avoid cravings for very sweet foods that are not always good for our body ... So bite into a few cashews when you get hungry, your body and above all, your taste buds will thank you!

      3. Anti-fatigue and anti-stress

      Walnut cashew is very interesting in terms of vitamins, with a good supply of vitamin E (valuable for the skin), vitamin K (essential for blood coagulation) or group B vitamins (to boost your immune system). As for minerals, it still plays the star since it is a reservoir of magnesium known to be anti-fatigue and anti-stress, potassium to better regulate blood pressure and phosphorus, contributing to the strength of bones and teeth. As if that were not enough, the cashew nut also contains precious trace elements like copper, iron, manganese ... Magnesium consumed regularly protects against high blood pressure, cramps and headaches, so boost your health and integrating cashews into your daily life!

      4. A valuable source of antioxidants

      The copper, selenium, and vitamin E found in cashews are all antioxidants that have a role to play in cancer. Indeed, they help our body to fight against free radicals, these substances which participate in the degradation of our cells to sometimes make them cancerous. Thus, thanks to the antioxidants it contains, cashew nut helps fight cancer cells and makes it difficult for them to develop. It would be particularly beneficial for preventing the appearance of colon and intestinal cancer.

      5. Helps control diabetes

      In addition to lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, it also helps fight diabetes in patients who already have it. Thanks to its monounsaturated fatty acids, it reduces the level of triglycerides in the blood. It is this rate that must be controlled because, if it is too high, it can lead to cardiovascular complications. In fact, replacing saturated fatty acids in the diet with monounsaturated fatty acids leads to a reduction in total cholesterol and LDL (“bad” cholesterol), without reducing HDL (“good” cholesterol). As mentioned above, its high fiber and vegetable protein content in addition to its low glycemic index help to stabilize blood sugar levels, another advantage for people with diabetes!

      Conservation

      Nuts cashews can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to a year. However, it is recommended to place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for optimal conservation.

      Use

      Versatile, cashews can be eaten in many ways. As a snack, in desserts, on a salad, sautéed in a Thai recipe, in a muesli, on your bowl of yogurt, in butter on your toast, it is also used to make vegetable milk or mage. How do you eat it?

      Ecology and environment

      The cashew tree is a deep rooting tree that grows well where few other plants can survive. On semi-arid lands, it helps curb erosion. It is first for this reason that it was planted on the coasts of Africa and India. Its wood is useful for making canoes, and its bark and leaves are credited with many medicinal properties. It also provides products, both food and industrial, of very great value (the resin contained in its shell is used in the manufacture of indelible inks, waterproofing products, paints, adhesives, etc.). In addition, it plays a very important social role in the countries where it grows: it gives a lot of shade, which is very useful for rest and friendly meetings.
      So if you're like me and you love nuts cashew, you now know that in addition to their good taste, they are a real healthy cocktail for your well-being and even contribute to a healthy environment.
      On that note, after having talked so much about cashews, it made me want to bite into some! So I'm going to go and prepare a small bowl of this gem of nature!
      Have a good day,
      Caroline
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