Month: October 2017
Is there anything worse than getting a muscular cramp or stich in your side during training? While you might have heard that muscular cramps are due to dehydration or a lack of electrolytes, this theory is increasingly put in doubt, and it seems that there are other factors at play. An increasing number of studies […]
Evidence shows that, among other things, Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis and slows its progression. Health Canada recommends taking 600 IU a day. For people over 50, Osteoporosis Canada recommends a higher intake, at least 800 IU a day. However, it is very difficult to get enough vitamin D because only some oily fish (salmon, tuna, […]
Fasting has been practiced for centuries, whether for religious or spiritual reasons. Yet, it is only recently that it has become a popular topic for those wanting to lose weight or improve their overall health. In 2012, journalists Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer published their book The Fast Diet in which they detail their new dieting […]
We’ve often talked about FODMAPs* in the last two years on our blog (for example here, here and here). One topic we’ve never touched on? Low-FODMAP diet for children who suffer from functional digestive issues (stomach ache, diarrhea, constipation, gas, etc.). I’m going to make the most of a recent article on this topic published […]
Reducing your meat consumption is good for your health, for the environment and for your wallet. An easy way to do so is to add tofu to your diet. This product, made from the milky fluid extracted from soya beans, needs to be seasoned, otherwise it is rather bland. We’ve selected 10 tofu recipes that […]
The cooler weather has arrived, and with it the desire to make warm and comforting meals. It’s the perfect occasion for friends, or lovers, to gather around a good fondue. Originally, the word “fondue” was used only to designate Swiss cheese fondue. But in the last few years, “fondue” means any meal featuring a pot […]
Autumn is marathon season for many runners. After months of training, there will be just one step left before the gun fires: The line-up in front of the many (we hope) porta-loos. Did you know that 30 to 50% of endurance athletes suffer from gastro-intestinal symptoms? Stress combined with maximum effort often make the symptoms […]
The 12th October is Spain’s national holiday. Cooking in this country is essentially based on the Mediterranean diet. Which is perfect, since all our meal plans are also founded on this diet. We’ve dug up our top 5 Spanish recipes just for you.
If you’ve been lucky enough to harvest some apples this year, you’ve no doubt got a fair amount. As delicious as tarts, pies and compotes all are, today we’ve got some recipes that will take you away from these well-trodden paths. Here are 10 original recipes for you to make with your seasonal apples.