October 2011

Food processing

 

A nutritional supplement created at INAF: for optimal sports performance

A nutritional supplement created at INAF: for optimal sports performance

The nutritional supplement developed and tested by researchers at INAF is now available in stores under the name CranLoad Sport. Launched in late July in the U.S., this unique natural product improves recovery after an intensive practice of a sport. It was developed at Laval University by a team of researchers from the Institut des nutraceutiques et des aliments fonctionnels (INAF).

 

Quebec's perfect cheesemakers

Quebec's perfect cheesemakers

BAIE ST. PAUL - Climbing a hilly pasture to a grove of trees in early June, I caught sight of dark-coloured cows peering from the woods. Black and brown animals with shy but friendly faces, they approached slowly, undeterred by my clicking camera, unaware that they are making cheese history in Quebec.

 

Omega-3s reduce stroke severity

A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers. The team, co-directed by professors Jasna Kriz and Frédéric Calon, showed that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25% in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily. Details of the study can be found on the website of the journal Stroke.