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Commencer l'année du bon pied implique de suivre un mode de vis sain et un mode de vie durable


The start of a year is often used as a time to reflect on how we have been living and what we can change moving forward. There are 2 great ways to start your year off on the right foot. The first is to follow a healthier lifestyle. The second is to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

JUstenbois’ Maple Wood Cutlery has health benefits and is eco-friendly. We will review how using these products can contribute to living both a healthier lifestyle and more sustainable lifestyle.

1 – Follow a Healthier Lifestyle

Following a healthier lifestyle includes using maple wood cutlery to improve the nutrients and taste of your food.

A healthier lifestyle means making positive choices that enhance your personal physical, mental, and spiritual health. This includes eating right, exercising, managing stress, and maintaining social contacts with people who care for you and respect you.

There are a few important choices that you need to make when it comes to food and staying healthy. Choosing the right food is the first, cooking it the right way is next, and then choosing the right utensils to eat with the last.

There are many sources available that will provide you with healthy, balanced food tips. The main goal is to reduce calories and improve the nutrients in our diet. This means eating lots of vegetables and fruits, choosing whole grain foods, eating protein foods, limiting processed foods, and drinking water. If you plan on modifying your diet, it’s a good idea to contact your physician first.

Choosing the right foods can improve your health but preparing it in the wrong way can alter the nutrients and impact the health benefits. Therefore, the way you cook your food has a major effect on the amount of nutrients it contains. Healthline explores how the various cooking methods affect food.

“You are what you eat” is a well-known expression, but have you ever thought about what you eat with? Maple Wood Cutlery has 2 key health benefits to make you switch.

When choosing the right cutlery, good quality stainless steel is often chosen. However, there are some drawbacks. Stainless steel can leach nickel and chromium into food, which may be problematic for some people. Stainless steel can also amplify a metallic taste in the mouth for some people.

The grade of stainless steel is a determining factor in the amount leached. High quality stainless-steel cutlery is well within safe levels according to Health Canada.

Maple wood cutlery does not leach either nickel or chromium into food and is therefore a truly safe alternative that can contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

The condition associated with these adverse leaching reactions is called Metal Hypersensitivity or Metal Allergy. Metal hypersensitivity is a disorder of the immune system. It can produce a variety of symptoms, including rashes, swelling, or pain due to contact with certain metals.

It is estimated that up to 17% of women and 3% of men are allergic to nickel and that 1% to 3% of people are allergic to cobalt and chromium. These types of reactions can be localized reactions that are limited to one area, but they can also be more generalized and affect other more distant parts of the body.

Another drawback is a change in your sense of taste, which quite often leaves a metallic taste in your mouth and is called dysgeusia. It is more common than you think and using stainless steel cutlery to eat can amplify the metallic taste in your mouth.

Maple wood cutlery will not amplify the metallic taste in your mouth and can therefore help improve your appetite and lead to a healthier lifestyle.

There are several reasons for dysgeusia. The list includes: prescription drugs, pregnancy, dementia, chemical exposure, COVID-19, poor oral hygiene, infections, allergies, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Dysgeusia is common among cancer patients. One study found 64% of people receiving the treatment develop dysgeusia. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause damage to the cells in the oral cavity which can result in the metallic taste.

Each cancer treatment can produce dysgeusia. The Canadian Cancer Society has put together this list and the reasons why.

For anyone experiencing these drawbacks, consider using maple wood cutlery to eliminate the presence of nickel or chromium in your food or to reduce the metallic taste in your mouth.

If you are on a RAW diet, vegan, vegetarian, or just a plain lover of food, using Maple Wood utensils will improve your meal and lead to a healthier lifestyle. If you are allergic to metal, using Maple Wood utensils will improve the quality of your life. If you are a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, using Maple Wood utensils might improve your appetite and can ease your treatment.

JUstenbois Maple Wood Cutlery is neutral when in contact with food, thereby improving the nutrients and the taste in each and every bite, leading to a healthier lifestyle.

JUstenbois Maple Wood Cutlery can enhance your meal.

2 – Follow a Sustainable Lifestyle

Choosing sustainable products can protect the environment.

Sustainable living means making choices that minimize the impact on our environment. Sustainable living practices help reduce pollution, conserve natural resources like water and energy, prevent encroachment on the natural habitats of wildlife, and help protect the biodiversity of our planet. Following these practices will improve the quality of our lives, protect our ecosystem, and preserve natural resources for future generations.

That is why you should know how to follow sustainable living practices in your daily life. Sustainable Living with Wooden Cutlery – Part 2 provides you with a guide on how to do so.

There are many environmental benefits associated with wooden cutlery and more specifically Maple Wood Cutlery made by JUstenbois.

Wood is 100% sustainable — it’s a natural and renewable resource. It’s harvested with minimal impact on the environment if the necessary practices are followed, such as choosing to harvest mature trees and replanting to replace them.

Young forests tend to absorb more carbon overall because trees can be closer together when they are small — more trees, more absorption. Older, taller trees tend to become vulnerable to storms, drought, and lightning. When they become too tall, they tend to lose their efficiency in transporting water to their branches. As a result, their ability to absorb CO2 slows down.

This is why a mix of mature and young trees is the best for the environment. A tree absorbs CO2 while it is growing and creates habitats for wildlife. It is important, though, to only use wood that comes from responsibly managed forests.

Wood has a lower Carbon Footprint. The carbon stored by wood products offsets nearly all the greenhouse gas emissions related to their production.

Wood is far more energy-efficient than plastic or metal. Most of the energy used in timber production comes from drying the lumber. Wood that comes from following sustainable management practices has no impact on the environment.

When people use wood-based products in place of fossil fuel-intensive products — like steel or plastic — there is a permanent benefit to our atmosphere.

Locally sourced wood reduces environmental cost of transportation. The environmental cost of transportation of raw materials by all sectors is harmful to the environment.

The manufacture of wood products causes very little pollution. Wood waste can be recycled, reused, or recovered for other purposes, as well as composted.

Wood can easily follow zero-waste management practices. As mentioned earlier, wood can be recycled, reused, or in the case of the shavings that are by-products of milling, repurposed. It can be used as mulch or even composted. There is no need to put wood in its raw form in landfills.

If properly managed with selective wood harvesting, disruptions to wildlife can be minimized. Wood is a biodegradable substance and gets decomposed in water, so it poses no threat to marine life.

The production process for making wood cutlery is good for the environment. Wood cutlery is 100% natural. No chemicals are used in the manufacturing process, causing no chemical impact on the environment. Each fork, knife, and spoon use very little wood, and not much energy is required for the production. No water is used in the production process, either. Wood cutlery can last for many years, as is the case for JUstenbois Maple Wood Cutlery.

How Does JUstenbois’ Maple Wood Cutlery Follow a Sustainable Lifestyle

JUstenbois Maple Wood Cutlery is environmentally friendly.
  1. We use Maple Wood that is cultivated following production methods based on sustainable management practices.
  2. Mature trees are harvested, making room to vitalize younger trees around them. After the removal of mature trees, younger trees can grow much faster and are able to capture and trap carbon dioxide better, cleaning the air more efficiently.
  3. Maple Wood is sourced locally to reduce the impact of transportation on the environment.
  4.  Very little energy is used during the manufacturing process. No water is used during the manufacturing process, which means there’s no wastewater. No air emissions are produced during the entire manufacturing process, so there is no pollution.
  5. All wood residues are reclaimed. Wood shavings are given to local farmers for chicken coupes and as mulch for gardens. Leftover wood is reclaimed and used to make unique pieces. We follow Zero Waste management practices.
  6. Very little wood is used to make one utensil. Over 9,000 utensils are crafted from one tree, thus requiring fewer trees to be cut and limiting the impact on wildlife and their environment.
  7. Our Maple Wood Cutlery is designed to last up to 15 years if properly maintained, making this a more sustainable choice than disposable wooden cutlery.
  8. When our Maple Wood Cutlery has reached the end of its life, it can be composted.
  9. Tools used in the manufacturing process are diligently cleaned with all-natural lemon, ensuring that nothing toxic contacts the wood or the environment.
  10. All natural organic ingredients: linseed oil, vegetal wax, rosemary, and citrus are used to seal the wood and enhance the look.
  11. All packaging materials are made from 100% recycled cardboard, biodegradable glue, and water-based inks.
  12. All wrapping material is either reused material or made from recycled paper.
  13. Reused boxes or recycled boxes are used to ship the products.
  14. We use Canada Post for all our shipments to reduce the number of delivery trucks on the road.
  15. We keep electronic records to reduce printing. When we must print, we use double-sided printing.


There are 2 great ways to start your year on the right foot. They are to follow a healthier lifestyle and a more sustainable lifestyle. JUstenbois Maple Wood Cutlery preserves all the nutrients in food, making eating healthy foods part of a healthier lifestyle. They are also one of the most environmentally friendly ways to eat and follow sustainable lifestyle practices. Explore our products to elevate your dining experience while caring for our planet.

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