Since 1994, the 21st September has marked World Alzheimer’s Day: a day dedicated to raising awareness and spreading information about this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 47.5 million people have dementia globally. No less than 7.7 million cases are diagnosed each year, that’s a new case every four seconds.
If you, like most people, have asked yourself, your parents, your friends or a health professional how many glasses of water you need to drink per day, you are in the right place. We hear so many different numbers for the amount of water and liquids we need to drink. Sometimes it’s 6-8 glasses/day, sometimes coffee isn’t considered a liquid, and sometimes the advice is just plain wrong.
In the whirlwind of everyday life, it isn’t always easy to find the time to cook healthily and make the best nutritional choices for yourself and your family. It gets even more complicated when you practice one or several sports. And yet, we know very well how diet affects not only our athletic performance but the enjoyment we get from training.
In sports nutrition, timing is ultra-important. That’s why we’ve split the recipes in our Sports Menus into four sections:
- Recipes for 3 to 4 hours before the activity – Full meals
- Recipes for 1 to 2 hours before the activity – High-Carb Snacks (HCS)
- Recipes for during the activity – Emergency Carb Snack (ECS)
- Recipes for after the activity – Recovery Snacks
Your choice of recipe depends on how much time you have before you exercise. Without further ado, here are our top 5 recipes for active families. In the description, you’ll find information on the best moment to eat it.
Sulphites are one of the top 10 allergens identified by Health Canada. They also have a bad reputation…. They’re blamed for a plethora of problems, from migraines to allergic reactions. But what’s the real situation? Allow me to share what sulphites really are, how to identify them in foods, as well as a solution for those who need to avoid them.