Month: October 2016

3 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Candy (and not overdo it)

October 28, 2016 No Comments

Are you able to enjoy Halloween candy without over-doing it?  Did you know that how we approach Halloween treats is how we will approach other food temptations?  This topic is important since every holiday (ie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter) has food temptations. The good news is that we do not have to […]

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Premenstrual Syndrome : Diet and Foods that Help Fight PMS

October 21, 2016 No Comments

We’ve recently received a question from one of our members about premenstrual syndrome (PMS). She wants to know whether there is a way of managing the symptoms with nutrition. Because this is definitely something that is of interest for many women, our team of nutritionists has reviewed scientific literature to bring you the latest information […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Lean During the Hockey Season

October 20, 2016 1 Comment

To look lean requires a low amount of superficial (just below the skin) body fat stores and a good amount of muscle mass. This is why leaning out usually involves both decreasing body fat stores and increasing muscle mass. What the average athlete has trouble understanding is that these two processes are opposing each other. […]

TOP 10: Yummy Quinoa Recipes (That Aren’t Just Salads)

October 18, 2016 No Comments

Quinoa has become a popular alternative “grain” but did you know that it’s not a grain at all? It’s technically the seed of a flat-leafed plant, not a grass. However, the seeds are versatile and can be used in many different preparations as a replacement for traditional flour and grains like rice. It’s great news […]

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Health on my Plate at CGI

October 17, 2016 No Comments

Photo: A few of the members of the committee responsible for the organization of the nutrition week «La santé commence… dans son assiette» in CGI Crémazie offices. “Health begins… on your plate” is the slogan for the nutrition week which took place from 18 to 22 July 2016 in the CGI Crémazie offices in Montreal. […]

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TOP 15: Delicious and Easy Casseroles from Around the Web

October 14, 2016 No Comments

A tasty casserole is always a great choice if you’re looking to cook a filling meal on a tight budget. They’re a great way to re-propose leftovers or to put an interesting spin on a recipe that might have gotten a bit too much mileage. They’re also kid friendly and usually pretty freezer friendly too. […]

TOP 10: Easy and Delicious Slow-Cooker Recipes

October 11, 2016 3 Comments

A slow cooker, also called a crock pot, is a self-heating ceramic stewing pot similar to a rice cooker. All you do is add your ingredients, set it and forget it, making the slow cooker a useful ally in the kitchen. It’s great for making stews and soups, but you can do a whole lot more […]

Microbiome and Obesity: More Closely Linked than we Think

October 11, 2016 2 Comments

Scientific progress is lending increasing clarity to the role of microbiomes (the set of genes possessed by micro-organisms that inhabit our body). New, often unsuspected roles have been attributed to them in recent years.  Microbiome is actually involved in digestive health, normal brain function, immunity and the development of certain diseases such as cancer.

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