Category: Our Tips
This is the question asked by one of our members who is concerned about the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. My reply below is taken from the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides which lists the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, published by the American organization Environmental Working Group, which has prepared this guide based on […]
Summer is always a fantastic time to try a brand new, refreshing beer. We’ve already talked about thebest foods to make on the terrace, but what about beer and food pairings? Beer is the go-to drink for many people and everybody has their preferences. So, we’ve chosen some of the most popular styles of beer […]
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions.
Do you have a picky eater? Are mealtimes a struggle? Do you feel like a short-order cook at the mercy of making WHATEVER your little one will eat? Are you tired of eating “kid-foods” and wish your child was not so darn picky!? If you said yes to any of these questions, you are not […]
Let me start this article on body composition by saying that hockey performance is not determined by body composition. However, there is an ideal body composition for you to achieve your best hockey performance. The ideal body composition for you will not be the same as someone else’s (certainly not the same as a random […]
Once you understand how a slow-cooker works, you’ll want to use it nearly all the time because of how practical it is. But you need to learn the right cooking techniques for a flawless result.
At restaurants, just like at home, you should be aiming to eat the right proportions of foods from the hockey players plate at each meal. By now you should know what pre-game meals work for you, especially how much food you need to eat and how long you need to digest the food. The playoffs […]
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.
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 […]
For hockey players needing a performance oriented reason to enjoy holiday food I am giving you a holiday gift: my advice on how holiday foods can actually support a top athletic performance! I am encouraging you to look at holiday foods in a different light and to try some of the classic holiday foods for […]
Are you able to enjoy Halloween candy without over-doing it? Did you know that how we approach Halloween treats is how we will approach other food temptations? This topic is important since every holiday (ie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter) has food temptations. The good news is that we do not have to […]
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. […]