Category: Health and Nutrition

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Is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) the Best Type of Exercise?

3 September, 2018 No Comments

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), also known as short interval training, has been gaining popularity over the years. It consists of alternating between short periods of very intense physical effort with periods of recovery at a lower intensity. For example, the Tabata method (which includes repetitions of 20 seconds of intense effort followed by 10 […]

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Behind the Scenes of Our New LCHF Meal Plan

1 September, 2018 No Comments

After six months of it being offered behind closed doors, SOSCuisine is officially launching the new Low Carb Healthy Fat (LCHF) meal plan, ie one that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Since our meal plan is a little different from others of a similar kind, I will now take you behind the […]

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3 Nutritional Tips to Recover Faster from an Injury

27 August, 2018 No Comments

Musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, fractures and strains are very common among active people. They account for more than 50% of sports injuries. But did you know that it is possible to optimize your diet to promote healing from an injury? Here are 3 tips to help you!

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How To Make Your Own Homemade Sports Drink

20 August, 2018 No Comments

A sports drink such as Gatorade is useful for exercise that last for more than an hour. It is a drink specially designed to provide energy in the form of carbohydrates and to replace electrolyte lost through sweat. But do you know that it is very easy to make your own homemade sports drink with […]

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A New Menu Low in Carbohydrates and High in Good Fats (LCHF)

17 August, 2018 No Comments

A diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat, commonly called the Low-Carb High-Fat (LCHF) Diet is very trendy lately. This is a less restrictive version of the ketogenic diet.

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4 Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

16 August, 2018 No Comments

An optimal diet offers numerous benefits for active children or adolescents. It helps to improve energy levels, avoid deficiencies, recover after training sessions, prevent injuries, and optimize performance. However, many young athletes do not eat an adequate diet and could benefit from small simple changes. Here are 4 tips to optimize nutrition for young athletes.

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What You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet

14 August, 2018 No Comments

The ketogenic diet is very trendy lately. It is a diet extremely low in carbs and very high in fat. After 24 to 36 hours, glycogen stores in the liver and muscles are depleted, insulin secretion decreases, and ketone bodies formation (ketogenesis) becomes the only option to feed the brain.

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4 Tips to Limit Your Sodium Intake

13 August, 2018 No Comments

According to a report recently released by Health Canada, Canadians still consume too much sodium. Excessive sodium consumption can lead to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke, which is the leading cause of death worldwide and the second leading cause of death in Canada.

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Famously Misunderstood: The Abdominals

In sports performance, having visible abs is like having flames on your car, while it may look cool, it doesn’t make it go faster. Whether you see someone’s abdominals or not simply depends on the person’s percentage of fat. So, having visible abdominals does not mean that they are necessarily strong or efficient.

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Gastrocolic Reflex, or Why You Run to the Bathroom after Eating

The digestive system is a pretty long organ, the small intestine is around 6 meters long, while the large intestine (or colon) measures around 1.5 meters. For this reason, digesting food can take anything between 12 and 48 hours from the moment you swallow it to the moment it ends up in the loo. It’s […]

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Crickets Are Chirping… in Your Plate!

Although little known in North America and Europe, entomophagy is a food tradition in parts of Asia, Africa and South America. Despite its somewhat bizarre name, entomophagy is simply the consumption of insects by humans. With more and more insect-based products coming to grocery store shelves, I’m going to take stock of the nutritional and […]

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3 Tips to Limit Your Exposure to Arsenic

Rice and water are among the highest dietary sources of arsenic. Long term, a high intake of arsenic can cause serious health issues. Here are 3 tips to limit your exposure to arsenic.