OCTOBER 2-3-4, 2018

Quebec City Convention Centre, Canada

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Meet Futurist Jim Carroll

RENÉE: So Jim, tell us why you're enthusiastic to be the opening keynote for BENEFIQ 2018? JIM: I spend my time helping people to understand the implications of a world in which the future belongs to those who are fast - and in the food sector, everything is FAST!...

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The Cranberry: The Fruit with Multiple Powers

Well known for its properties associated with the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections and stomach ulcers, the reduction of cardiovascular disease risk, protection against lipoprotein oxidation and its anticancer and anti-tumorigenic activity,...

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Menopause and Weight Gain

Afper 40 years of age, a lot of changes appear in a woman's body, most of which would be fine. Insomnia, hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue and, of course, this famous weight gain make their appearance in women’s daily lives, ringing the menopause alarm bell.   Weight...

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Integrating “FREE” Foods Into a Clean Label Perspective

Gluten free, lactose free or allergen free does not necessarily mean healthier foods. To date, no scientific studies support the popular perception that lactose- and gluten-free foods offer a healthy alternative to regular products or can help lose weight. The labels...

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INNODAL : 100% ULAVAL PRIDE

Local Pride The Innodal Laboratory is the result of a collaboration of graduate students from Laval University whose objective was to develop unique industrial processes based on syntheses created in the laboratory, in order to offer food safety to consumers. The...

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Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a generally well-known disease affecting nearly two million Canadians. Osteoporosis, characterized by loss of bone mass and bone deterioration associated with the natural aging process, can lead to an increased risk of fractures.   When Prevention...

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Focus: GMOs and Detection Requirements

At a time when young consumers are looking for products that are synonymous with health, simplicity, freshness and naturality, foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their ingredient list are increasingly being removed from the grocery basket.   In...

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The Power of Probiotics to Reduce Nosocomial Diseases

Living in an increasingly sanitized world, frequently adopting an inadequate diet and consuming excessive amounts of medication, we must admit our responsibility towards the imbalance of our intestinal microbiota. These disorders, or dysbioses, can unfortunately cause...

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Insect Proteins: Champions of Alternative Proteins

Proteins are currently popular and represent a growing market share. To satisfy an increasingly demanding clientele, the industry must now combine protein value and sustainable perspective by adopting alternatives to animal proteins in their design and development of...

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Phytoestrogens Against Cancer

It has already been recognized for some years that certain molecules of plant origin act in the body in a way similar to estrogens naturally produced by the body. Since then, views have been divided on the effects of these estrogenically active plants on reducing...

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Improved Nutrition for our Seniors

Undernutrition and dehydration issues are common among the elderly and are a major concern to health professionals. If we add these two problems to a partial or total inability to chew or swallow liquid or solid foods (dysphagia), the situation quickly becomes more...

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The Importance of Marine Biodiversity to a Healthy Brain

Many people already know the involvement of omega-3 fatty acids in improving and maintaining cognitive processes in humans. Indeed, it has been recognized in recent years that DHA polyunsaturated fatty acids, contained in oily fish, appear to improve episodic memory...

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And if Whey Had Added Value…

As debates follow on the benefits of dairy products within a balanced diet and the ecological impact of their production, recent studies reveal new avenues to satisfy both nutrition enthusiasts and sustainable processes. Indeed, the use of whey, resulting from the...

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Are we really what we eat?

Is this phrase meanless to you? It should not be as it becomes increasingly clear that we are indeed what we eat. The most recent studies point out that the composition of intestinal microbiota throughout a person’s life is closely associated with that person’s eating...

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BÉNÉFIQ IS …
The international rendezvous on health ingredients that will be held from October 2 to 4, 2018, at the Quebec City Convention Centre in Canada. Anchored in Quebec City’s reputation for excellence in food and health, BENEFIQ is a must-attend event sparking synergy among scientists and industry professionals from this rapidly evolving sector.
An initiative of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF)

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