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TOP 5: Snacks for Athletes

26 April, 2018 No Comments

When playing sports or exercising, it is important to eat snacks in order to have enough energy to perform, recover better afterwards, promote an optimal absorption of proteins and to avoid being too hungry at meals. Here is our Top 5 Snacks for Athletes list.

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Energy Gels, How Many Should You Take During a Race?

26 April, 2018 No Comments

It is well established that carbohydrate consumption during a marathon is associated with improved performance. This is why many runners take gels during their race, but how many should they take and when?

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6 Reasons Why You Should Prioritize Your Sleep

23 April, 2018 No Comments

Sleep is vital for health, both physical and mental. It is recommended to sleep between seven and nine hours per night. Yet about a third of Canadian adults sleep less than seven hours a night. Here are six reasons why you should prioritize your sleep starting now!

3 Tips to Avoid Digestive Issues and Have Enough Energy During Exercise

17 April, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever experienced a sudden drop in energy, or digestive issues during exercise? Here are 3 simple tips to help you figure out what and when to eat before training to avoid these inconveniences.

Come meet with us at the 2018 Expo Manger Santé

Since 1997, the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert is the must-attend event in Quebec, for all those who are looking for healthy and eco-friendly food in a global health setting. We will be there again this year to present our new meal plans and have the pleasure of talking to you face-to-face!

How to Maximize Your Energy During Long Training Sessions

28 February, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever lacked energy during a long training session? It can be difficult to choose what to eat or drink during exercise, especially when you read that sugar is bad for your health. Here are a few simple tips to maximize your energy during training sessions lasting an hour or more.

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Top 5: Recipes for Winter Sports

23 January, 2018 No Comments

It’s important to eat well when you work out. Here are 5 essential recipes you can eat before, during and after a winter sport activity. Some have been designed specifically to cater for athletes and active families.

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What to Eat and Drink When Practicing Winter Sports

23 January, 2018 No Comments

Practicing a winter sport is a great way to stay active and appreciate winter. A proper diet can help you cope with the cold, improve your energy levels, and enable you to recover from your workouts. Here are a few strategies to optimize your diet and help you make the most of winter!

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Let’s Debunk Energy Drinks

9 January, 2018 No Comments

Energy drinks are made up mostly of caffeine and sugar. They also contain other ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, guarana, taurine, ginseng and ginkgo biloba. They’re supposed to improve your alertness, concentration, memory, energy and sports performance, as well as combat fatigue, but these effects are not backed up by scientific evidence. Since their ingredients […]

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4 Benefits of a Veggie Diet

7 January, 2018 No Comments

While you might be tempted to think that a plant-based diet could be bad for athletes and cause food deficiencies, the opposite is true. In fact, a vegetarian or vegan diet offers many benefits, as long as it’s balanced of course.

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Sportsmen and Athletes: How Can You Optimize Your Immune System?

3 January, 2018 No Comments

Training a lot and at high intensity can weaken your immune system. An optimal training schedule, proper sleep, a varied and balanced diet, and a sufficient calorie and macronutrient intake are necessary for a healthy immune system. If despite everything you regularly fall ill, this means your immune system is weakened. Here are some things […]

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5 Tips to Get Back Into Exercise After The Holidays

31 December, 2017 2 Comments

Do you want to get back into exercise after the holidays? Whether you’re new to exercise or you took a break for a few weeks, don’t worry about being out of shape. Follow these tips to get back on the right track, quickly.