Month: October 2011

Have your heart checked up at Complexe Desjardins

October 31, 2011 No Comments

The University of Montreal’s Health Center (CHUM) invites you to the Cardiovascular Diseases Awareness event, Wednesday and Thursday, this week, at Complexe Desjardins. Have your heart checked up and learn how to keep it healthy. Cardiologists, dietitians, kinesiologists, nurses, and psychologists look forward to seeing you on site from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Have your heart checked

October 31, 2011 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on February 2nd, 2013. February is not only the month in which Valentine’s Day falls, but also the month of the heart and awareness about cardiovascular diseases. The “recipe” for becoming heart-healthy is simple: 1) Do regular physical exercise; 2) Don’t smoke; 3) Lose excess weight; 4) Adopt […]

Orange as a pumpkin

October 29, 2011 No Comments

There are pumpkins and there are pumpkins. The North American variety is round and bright orange in colour, whereas the European one is rather flat and can vary from reddish orange to dark green. The flesh of the latter is also sweeter, tastier and less stringy than its North American cousin whose ample seeds, which […]

Trendy Macarons

October 28, 2011 1 Comment

Featured in films and television, magazine articles and books, macarons are undoubtedly the most elegant cookies in town. Made with egg whites, ground almonds and sugar, macarons look like pastel-colored sandwich cookies, filled with a creamy center of ganache, buttercream, jam or curd. Like cupcakes, they attract you for their looks, and retain you for […]

Taste a Rainbow of Foods

October 25, 2011 No Comments

You already know the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Eastern wisdom believes that well-being and longevity depend on a balance of the five elemental energies represented by five colours: Orange/Yellow, Green, Red, Blue/Purple, and White. Interestingly, recent nutritional studies advise us to eat foods of all these colours. This ensures […]

Good news for the early birds

October 24, 2011 No Comments

If you get up before 7AM, you are more likely to be happier, thinner, healthier, and less stressed than those who get up later. This is according to a recent study presented at a British Psycological Society conference a few weeks ago. Researchers at Britain’s Roehampton University asked 1,068 adults about their eating and sleeping […]

Chestnut, fruit of the ‘bread tree’

October 22, 2011 No Comments

Chestnuts are nuts that grow on the chestnut tree. While the marron variety is large, round and undivided, and normally used for making sweets and other delicacies (i.e. “marrons glaçés”), the standard chestnut is smaller in size and used for preparing more common dishes and flour.

Multiple talents at SOS Cuisine

October 21, 2011 No Comments

Last Sunday, Maëlle, the daughter of our colleague Vincent, turned 3. The happy father prepared 2 shack-shaped cakes, that were all the rage with the kids. Vincent was kind enough to set aside for his colleagues a few precious pieces of the cakes, that we all enjoyed the next day in the office. We already […]

Help yourself by eating at scheduled times

October 18, 2011 1 Comment

To be active and healthy, it is very important to schedule your meals throughout the day, as shown in the menu that we send you each week. Eat three meals and one or more snacks per day, depending on your case, without skipping anything and stick to the schedule as much as possible. Make sure […]

Time for the winter basket

October 17, 2011 No Comments

If you liked the idea of taking advantage of “green baskets” during Summer, you can continue to support local farmers while eating local organic produce during Fall and part of Winter. The baskets contain vegetables such as garlic, carrots, potatoes, various types of squash, onions, leeks, radish, rutabaga, turnip, etc. They are all locally harvested […]

A good year for apples

October 15, 2011 1 Comment

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on October 15, 2011. While thousands of Quebecois are taking advantage of the pleasant October weather to enjoy their apples directly in the orchards, apple growers are taking stock of 2011.

Vitamin and mineral supplements harmful to older women

October 14, 2011 No Comments

While many people typically use multivitamins and dietary supplements in the hope of maintaining or improving their health, a study published this week in the tied their use to higher death rates among older women. “We see little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements” wrote the authors, led by Jaakko Mursu, […]

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