Christmas is coming and it’s safe to say many families will celebrate with the unavoidable roast turkey. But will it meet expectations? Here are some tips to help you choose the best one and cook it to perfection.
For two years, our entire team has been hard at work to bring you information on the low-FODMAP diet: we’ve published a recipe book, created customizable menus, invented low-FODMAP recipes, hosted a Facebook Support group, etc. As you can see, at SOSCuisine, helping the 5 million Canadians affected by irritable bowel syndrome is important to us!
How many of us have made the excuse that it’s just too difficult to cook every day? With work, kids, school, friends, family, and everything else pulling us in different directions, it’s easy to see why. But, eating better always involves a bit more cooking, since we can control the quality and quantity of our ingredients. So, to help you find a little time to treat yourself or your family to a good meal, we’ve put together our favourite easy weeknight meals. They’re quick, they’re easy, and they’re delicious!
If you could see all the organisms that make up your microbiome, the first thing you would see is that there are many more of them than you by a factor in the trillions. Researchers always blow me away with the estimation that we may be carrying as much as 5 pounds of microbial weight! And we are learning these guys can do a lot for us. They can teach and control our immune system, they can make important vitamins like vitamin K and folate, they can break down hard to digest foods, and they can even talk to our brain. So what does that have to do with playing hockey and being a top athlete? For starters, a strong immune system can make or break a hockey season (healthy microbe population in you = strong immune system). And of course, getting the maximal quantity of nutrients from the food we eat can fuel our muscles and entire bodies to be more efficient and performing. (more…)
The festive period, with its parties and family reunions is fast approaching. In principle, this time of year should be synonymous with joy and getting together. But, if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the Christmas period can easily become unpleasant. As traditional Christmas dishes often contain onions and garlic, as well as being high in fat, bloating, cramps and tummy aches are never far behind.
Thankfully, all is not lost…