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Crickets in our pets' food bowls

Our pets bring us so much joy, and our connection to them brings us back to the simple and natural world, which can sometimes be difficult to find in an urban environment. More and more people have dogs - over 47% of households in North America! It is clear how much we love to have them in our lives! And all these dogs must be fed, leading to a thriving pet food industry. Sales in the dog food market in Canada reached $1.2 billion last year, which is a lot of dog food!

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How is this Canadian insect farm making cricket powder mainstream?

The sun rises over the still meadows that surround Entomo Farms in the quiet farming town of Norwood, Ontario. If you listen closely, you will hear the faint chirping of crickets. The sound is soothing, reminding us of the slumber that just was. At first it seems like the chirping is coming from the fields of dense grass, but it is actually coming from behind the walls of Entomo Farms’ three barns.

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Caffeine is one of the most consumed substances in the world for its taste, but also for its effects on our organism. It can be found in many products but it is mainly consumed through coffee; a beverage that can be found in almost every restaurant, bar, and kitchen. Known for its stimulating effects, caffeine is widely used in the field of sport.

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Sport and nutrition

Nutrition plays a crucial role in progression and athletic performance. But the perfect diet doesn’t exist. Everyone is different, and therefore our needs vary according to many factors: age, gender, metabolism, physical activity (time, type, intensity...), objectives, and so on. The fundamental point is to balance intakes with energy expenditure. Strategies can be developed to try and get the most out of our diet (distribution of nutrients, timing, quantity...)

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In a 50g Näak bar there is 4-8g of unsaturated fat, and only 1-2g of saturated fat. But why do we need lipids? Read on to understand how they work and how they affect our organism.

Along with protein and carbohydrates, lipids belong to the macronutrient family. They are mainly composed of three different atoms: carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H). The lipid family includes triglycerides, sterols and phospholipids.

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