You've heard it numerous times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that you should never skip it. Over many years, science has both been trying to prove and disprove the fact that breakfast is necessary. However, with most things in life, people tend to dismiss the importance of the idea. This idea would be a healthy, complete, balanced breakfast. Your Timmy's run does not constitute as a healthy breakfast. Below, I've listed numerous reasons why you should ALWAYS eat breakfast. For the simple sake of keeping this article brief I will not go into the studies that are associated with non-breakfast believers but it is definitely worth a read into, if this topic interests you.
1. Boosts your energy. Having breakfast as soon as you wake-up does two things for you, it controls your sugar levels (glucose) and it provides you with fibrous nutrients that prevent you from being sluggish. Eventually, you won't rely on that cup of coffee.
2. Boosts you metabolism. Havard created a study of 17,000 men and those who ate a balanced breakfast with whole-grains and proteins weighed significantly less than those who did not. Why? Because your body needs to have frequent meals at your resting metabolic rate to be working at its highest capacity in a state of thermogenesis.
3. Improves memory. Proven to increase cognitive function in short-term memory (primarily in teenagers and children). Therefore if you are looking forward to acing a test, you better start fuelling up in the am.
4. Improves your mood. Surprisingly, our moods are directly linked to the foods we eat, and the exercise we do. Simply adding breakfast won't make you the happiest person in the world. You must choose your sources wisely. By feeling energized, relaxed, and less-stressed your body will feel at ease therefore improving your mood (making it very consistent).
5. Weight-loss. The idea of eating breakfast is that it controls your appetite - people tend to overeat at lunch or dinner for those people who often skip breakfast. This is a sign of your body going into starvation mode because it hasn't received enough calories to sustain itself. Researchers have also proven that those who consume breakfast frequently were able to keep off unwanted pounds.
6. Prevents diseases. Havard did a 16-year study with men aged 45-85 and found that those who skipped breakfast had a 30% chance of coronary heart disease than those who did not. The same researchers found that eating a balanced breakfast decreased women's chances of diabetes and obesity because it prevented mid-morning snacking and overeating.
7. Enhances your overall health. As an obvious one, this is a good habit to get into - it also sets a good example for you kids (or future children) and it helps you meet the recommended amounts of macronutrients and micronutrients. Which are, proteins, fats, vitaminD, fibre, calcium etc.
So, the best ideal breakfast would be eggs, oats, with fruits such as berries. There are tons of different healthy breakfast options and the internet is loaded with them so essentially you should have no excuse! Cheers to being a better, healthier you!
"Today, it is important to recognize the systemic racism against First Nations and Inuit within the health and social services network in order to put in place structuring actions to promote a more egalitarian and fairer relationship between these communities and nurses," said a statement by Luc Mathieu, president of the OIIQ.
The organization said that, after Echaquan's death, it made a "firm commitment" to prevent similar acts of racism by health care providers, as well as to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities to ensure they get the safe medical care they are entitled to.
In order to strengthen nurses' knowledge on Indigenous relations in health care, the OIIQ said it tasked its education committee with evaluating nurses' initial training in intercultural relations and cultural safety for First Nations and Inuit patients.
The organization also said it is taking necessary steps to implement continuing education activities for nurses on the same topics.
In what could possibly be the most fun experience you'll ever have getting a vaccine, Piknic Électronik is partnering with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, July 11.
The clinic is open to festival-goers as well as anyone visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since it's no secret that drugs and alcohol go hand-in-hand with music festivals, we asked what you should you know if you're planning on getting a vaccine dose and also planning on being inebriated.
A Piknic Électronik spokesperson told MTL Blog that "there are no known interactions between vaccines and substance use (drugs and alcohol)."
Still, public health told us it does not recommend attending your vaccination appointment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Annie Dufour, media relations advisor for the CIUSSS, gave us a few reasons why that is.
Firstly, she said the health care provider giving the vaccine needs informed consent from the person receiving it before administering the dose.
"Alcohol and drugs can impair the ability to fully understand the information given," she said.
Secondly, the side effects of excessive substance use and the side effects of drugs and alcohol may be the same, making it difficult to interpret "clinical manifestations" after vaccination.
In other words, how can you tell if you're feeling faint due to a reaction to the vaccine or due to too much booze?
She said health care professionals on-site will be able to assess whether a person can receive the vaccine.
According to Piknic, the location and time — from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the entrance to the site — were chosen strategically in order to ensure people can give their clear consent if they want to get vaccinated.
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La Maison Onyx is a pop-up that will run between July and October, giving marginalized chefs a stage to showcase their culinary expertise. Up first is Saint-Henri's Tropikàl Restobar, a Caribbean and Afro-Latin restaurant, which will be there from July 7 to July 27.
Tropikàl will be followed by Maquis Yasolo, an Afro-Québécoise restaurant in Saint-Henri. Later, MasterChef Canada’s Marissa Leon-John of Elle Jay’s Private Dining and Afro-Vegan chef Evy Mendes of Cantine Toca Toca will be serving up delicious eats.
La Maison Onyx is an initiative by DESTA Food, a Black youth network and non-profit business incubator for Black businesses.
According to a DESTA Food statement, La Maison Onyx will feature street food-style menus using local Quebec products, chef-led market tours at Jean-Talon Market, and on-site food demonstrations.
More chefs and Montreal restaurants will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
The government plans to deploy a vaccine passport system only "once the possibility of having access to two doses of a vaccine has been offered to the entire Quebec population aged 12 and over," according to a Thursday press release.
The target date for that benchmark is September 1.
Moreover, it would only be used if there's a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the province — or, as the Ministry of Health puts it, "only if there is a deterioration or change in the epidemiological situation in a given territory that would justify its use."
The idea is that the vaccine passport would give Quebec an option other than simply locking down non-essential sectors again.
What activities could require a vaccine passport in Quebec?
In its press release, the Ministry of Health listed a number of non-essential services for which a vaccine passport could be required.
These include activities it identified as "high risk" ("gyms, team sports, bars, restaurants, etc."), as well as "moderate or low-risk activities involving a larger number of people," like festivals and sports games.
The vaccine passport would not be required for essential services.
In a statement, Dubé called the current state of infections in the province "encouraging," but said officials are "closely monitoring the emergence and spread of variants."
The passport, he added, would enable fully vaccinated Quebecers to maintain some level of normalcy.
"In the event of a further increase in cases, with the deployment of a vaccine passport, adequately protected individuals will be able to continue with their daily activities, and the economy and public sectors will be able to remain open," Dubé said.
The ministry encouraged Quebecers aged 12 and over to get their second vaccine doses this summer.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.