Sports Nutrition for Vegetarians and Vegans

Zeina Khawam August 15, 2017 , , , , ,

A healthy vegetarian or vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. And with careful planning, it can meet all your energy and nutrient needs to ensure you perform at your best.

However, certain nutrients require more thought and planning as they can be lacking in a vegetarian or vegan diet. Below are the most common ones.

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What Should I Eat Before My Workout?

Zeina Khawam August 15, 2017 , , ,

Do you ever get tired or sick to your stomach halfway through your workout? Are you starving right after your gym class? Or maybe you’re not getting the results you are expecting. If so, you’re pre-workout meal or snack may be to blame!

If your activity lasts less than one hour, there are no clear guidelines for nutrition before or after the workout (sorry!). In general, a well-balanced diet consisting of all 4 food groups should be able to provide you with the right amount of energy to power through your activity as well as enough protein for recovery. BUT, if you fall into any of the scenarios described above, optimizing your pre-workout nutrition can help you feel great while working out and lead to great results. Below are solutions to the most common issues.


Diet, Nutrition and Diverticular Disease

Jef L'Ecuyer August 7, 2017 , , ,

If you suffer from diverticular disease, I’d like to offer some diet recommendations, both for the active stages of the condition (diverticulitis) and the remission (diverticulosis), as well as set straight a few myths that surround this illness.

Diverticular disease is a common illness. Small pockets (diverticula) form on the lining of the large intestine, and can become inflamed or infected. That’s what’s known as diverticulitis (the suffix -itis signifying the presence of inflammation). Periods of diverticulitis can be more or less frequent in those who suffer from diverticular disease.

Fortunately, there is a way to prevent diverticulitis and the formation of new diverticula, as well as prolonging the remission phase. The answer is: by an adapted diet!

TOP 10: Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

Jeanne Dumouchel August 6, 2017 , ,

Fridge nearly empty and no time to go to the supermarket? Instead of going to the restaurant (which can get expensive in the long run), you can create complete meals with very few ingredients. Here are our 10 recipes with fewer than 5 ingredients (excluding salt and pepper) that are simple, quick, and tasty.


85 Years Old: It’s Never Too Late to Run a Half Marathon

Cinzia Cuneo August 6, 2017 , ,

If you’re lacking motivation to add a little activity to your day, then we’ve got an inspiring story for you. At 85 years old, Deidre Larkin holds the world record for half-marathon (21 km) in the over 80’s category (2h05). Last year she completed 65 races including several half-marathons. Do you think she’s beginning to tire of running? Absolutely not – she only got into it 7 years ago!