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 on the topic, as well as some tips to help you combat PMS.
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. This is why daily and often hourly changes to what you eat can impact your results. Sound complicated? It can be! But by sticking to these simple do’s and don’ts, you will be able to get started on the right foot without compromising your hockey season. (more…)
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 for people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, but even if you can enjoy gluten products, quinoa is a fantastic ingredient to work with. For that reason, we’ve put together our top 10 quinoa recipes to show you just how amazing this little “grain” can be. And don’t worry. They aren’t all just cold salads 😉 (more…)
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. We were fortunate to be part of this health-related activity. (more…)
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. A fully loaded casserole can even double as a one dish meal if it’s properly balanced. So, we’ve put together our 15 favourite casseroles to help inspire you. Some are sweet, some are savoury, but each and every one of them is absolutely delicious!