Active Families: Eat Better to Perform Better

Cinzia Cuneo September 13, 2017 , ,

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.

TOP 5 : Recipes for Active Families

Jef L'Ecuyer September 13, 2017 , , ,

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.

What are sulphites and sulphite sensitivity

Jef L'Ecuyer September 6, 2017 ,

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.

How to carb load before a race

Kathryn Adel September 6, 2017 , ,

Often, marathon runners experience severe fatigue at around the 30th km (after 90 minutes of running). This manifests as a strong desire to stop running. It’s what’s known as “hitting the wall”. This happens because the body’s glycogen (the principle fuel) stores in the liver and muscles are depleted and fat becomes the main fuel. Fat is a less effective fuel than glycogen, because it requires a lot more oxygen to produce the same amount of energy. That’s why running speed decreases dramatically if fat becomes the main source of fuel.

TOP 10: Recipes to Make the Most of Tomatoes

Jeanne Dumouchel September 5, 2017 , ,

Unfortunately, Summer is drawing to a close and this means no more picnics or getting together around a barbeque. That said, this is the time of year when tomatoes are at their tastiest. To help you make the most of them, here are our 10 best recipes for tomatoes.