Month: January 2018

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The Super Bowl: Altar of Sporting Events or Just A Cheat Day?

January 29, 2018 No Comments

Think only women fall into the trap of popular diets, deprivation and the yoyo effect? Think again! This article is directed at you, guys. What’s the link between the Super Bowl, the major sporting event 1 out of every 2 Canadians tune into, during which every dietary excess is allowed? You may notice that falling […]

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Alzheimer’s and Diet

January 24, 2018 No Comments

A healthy diet is the key to preventing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. That’s why the diet-Alzheimer’s link was the topic of an event organized by the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies (FQAS) on 17th January, to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

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Top 5: Recipes for Winter Sports

January 23, 2018 No Comments

It’s important to eat well when you work out. Here are 5 essential recipes you can eat before, during and after a winter sport activity. Some have been designed specifically to cater for athletes and active families.

What to Eat and Drink When Practicing Winter Sports

January 23, 2018 No Comments

Practicing a winter sport is a great way to stay active and appreciate winter. A proper diet can help you cope with the cold, improve your energy levels, and enable you to recover from your workouts. Here are a few strategies to optimize your diet and help you make the most of winter!

The Virtues of Olive Oil

January 15, 2018 No Comments

Olive oil has been consumed by Mediterranean people for nearly 5000 years, used as much for their savory dishes as for their sweet dishes. For the past ten years, a craze has developed for this product worldwide, both for its taste and for its health benefits.

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Fibromyalgia: 5 Diet Tips to Cope With It

January 11, 2018 No Comments

In my previous article on fibromyalgia, I shared how a low-FODMAP diet can help manage its associated gastrointestinal symptoms. If this type of diet isn’t for you, or if you have neither stomach aches nor other functional digestive issues, I have a few other tips to help you live better with fibromyalgia. Note that these […]

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Let’s Debunk Energy Drinks

January 9, 2018 No Comments

Energy drinks are made up mostly of caffeine and sugar. They also contain other ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, guarana, taurine, ginseng and ginkgo biloba. They’re supposed to improve your alertness, concentration, memory, energy and sports performance, as well as combat fatigue, but these effects are not backed up by scientific evidence. Since their ingredients […]

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3 Reasons Why Detox Diets Don’t Work

January 7, 2018 No Comments

Detox diets are the trend on social media, especially after the holidays when we feel bloated, fat, and are so motivated to keep our new year’s resolutions. They include among others juice fasts, as well as supplements and weight loss diets of all kinds. They are often expensive, and promise quick results by adding magic […]

4 Benefits of a Veggie Diet

January 7, 2018 1 Comment

While you might be tempted to think that a plant-based diet could be bad for athletes and cause food deficiencies, the opposite is true. In fact, a vegetarian or vegan diet offers many benefits, as long as it’s balanced of course.

Fibromyalgia and FODMAP: A Possible Solution?

January 7, 2018 No Comments

Fibromyalgia (FM) affects between 2 and 4% of the population. Up until now, there are no efficient solutions to manage the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia (FM). However, according to a group of researchers, a low-FODMAP* diet could not only reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, but also improve quality of life and reduce pain for people affected by […]

Sportsmen and Athletes: How Can You Optimize Your Immune System?

January 3, 2018 No Comments

Training a lot and at high intensity can weaken your immune system. An optimal training schedule, proper sleep, a varied and balanced diet, and a sufficient calorie and macronutrient intake are necessary for a healthy immune system. If despite everything you regularly fall ill, this means your immune system is weakened. Here are some things […]

Intuitive Eating: Dieting the Easy Way

January 2, 2018 No Comments

When it comes to weight loss, Canadians spend a lot. In 2014, 6,09 billion American dollars were spent on the diet industry and it’s thought the market should reach 8,33 billion in 2019. With this stupefying amount of money spent, you might expect that people would be slimmer. Unfortunately, the statistics are rather bad…

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