Tag: Drinks and Beverages

Caffeine and Sports Performance

5 October, 2017 No Comments

What if I told you there was a sport enhancing drug that’s legal, cheap, and easy to get, and chances are, you’re already taking it. Yes, it exists and it’s called caffeine.

3 tips to keep you hydrated during the Montreal half-marathon

22 September, 2017 No Comments

It’s going to be hot at the Montreal half marathon this week-end. Be aware runners of the risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion! To be able to run at your best this Sunday, us, Sports Dietitians, advise you to do those 3 things.

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TOP 10: Our Best Wine Recipes

22 September, 2017 No Comments

Cooking with wine may be intimidating for some. Yet, it’s often the secret ingredient of a successful sauce. Don’t fall into the trap of using a low-end wine to cook. Choose one that you can also enjoy while preparing your recipe! 😉 We have selected for you our 10 best recipes with wine.

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How much water should you drink per day?

14 September, 2017 No Comments

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 […]

Can Coffee and Alcohol prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

It’s now well known that to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses, a healthy lifestyle is essential; regular exercise, a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a Mediterranean diet, etc. But what about specific foods? Is there evidence to suggest that consuming coffee or alcohol, for example, could help prevention? I’ll answer the question in […]

7 Perfect Beer and Food Pairings

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 […]

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Choosing Gluten Free Drinks

During the holiday season, opportunities for drinking one (or a few) drinks increase. These occasions can be a source of concern for people who follow a gluten-free diet because gluten can be hidden in alcoholic drinks! So, if you or any of your loved ones are suffering from celiac disease and should avoid gluten, it […]

TOP 10: Smoothie Bowls from Around the Web

28 September, 2016 No Comments

What is a smoothie bowl? It’s the latest trend to sweep Instagram, partially because they’re absolutely gorgeous and partially because they make for a really fast, easy, healthy breakfast. All you really have to do is make your favourite smoothie and garnish it with your favourite healthy ingredients. Oh and serve it in a bowl of […]

The secret of true caipirinha

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 […]

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TOP 5: Smoothie Recipes

25 April, 2016 No Comments

What’s the difference between juices and smoothies: The only major difference between juice and smoothies, is that one of the two contains fiber (good choice) while the other doesn’t (less great choice)… Which is which? You might have already guessed that smoothies are the winning choice with all their fiber!

Lemon Juice in the Morning: All-Purpose Cure?

11 January, 2016 No Comments

Who has not heard that drinking a large glass of water with lemon first thing in the morning can solve all kinds of problems? I’m sure I’m not the only one! That’s why I wanted to figure out if there is any scientific reasoning behind this fancy cure, or if it’s only an old wives’ […]

Coffee: Good or Bad for the Intestines?

19 October, 2015 No Comments

Coffee is a source of antioxidants in the form of polyphenols and its consumption is linked to a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, strokes and diabetes. Good news for those who are used to waking up to a cup of coffee!