Month: July 2016
The problem with summer camps or pre-season tryout hockey camps is that they are usually a shock to your body. The gruelling on-ice and off-ice sessions will deplete your energy stores often much more than you have been used to. If your body is not prepared for the shock, you may feel more tired and […]
Contrary to what you may think, diet does not cause inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Also, diet is not the cause of these conditions’ flare-ups. However, diet can play a role in managing the symptoms and improve quality of life, as much in the active phases of the condition […]
What’s a crostini? You’ve definitely tried one, whether you realised it or not. It’s simply an open faced sandwich on toasted bread. Baguettes and country-style breads are great choices for bases, since they toast nicely and hold up to weight, while being able to soak up flavours. Crostini are the perfect summer treat because they’re light, but rich […]
Butter and margarine are both lipids. Therefore, it’s important to consume them in moderation. Only 30% of your daily calories should come from fats. The total amount of fat recommended is 65g/day for women and 90g/day for men. Keep in mind that a teaspoon of fat equals around 4g.
For the last few years, superfoods have made headlines in health magazines. After turmeric, acai berries, agave, chia seeds, spirulina, the trend has now shifted to the coconut, mainly for its oil but also its milk and water. You might have heard about its alleged benefits for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular […]
The United Nations declared 2016 International Year of Pulses. Beans, lentils, peas, and chickpeas have been part of the food basket for centuries, because people around the world recognize their appeal as nutritious, versatile foods that can play an essential part in healthy diets.
The Olympic Games in Rio are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the most refreshing of caipirinhas, Brazil’s signature cocktail. The name means “little hillbilly”, because it was apparently created by peasants (caipira refers to “someone from the countryside” in Portuguese). The recipe is simple – four ingredients only – but believe me, making a good […]
You’ve recently sent us quite a few questions concerning eggs. I therefore decided to write an article about eggs to answer all your questions on this topic. I’ll go through the following points: cholesterol, omega-3, allergies and general recommendations for eating eggs.