Chestnuts – a healthy and delicious treat

Chestnuts are the dark brown fruits of the sweet chestnut tree. Particularly in the winter the nuts can be prepared in a very healthy and delicious way. Today we show you how to roast them or how to make a delicious soup.

Spice it up: Spices and herbs may improve heart health

Protect your heart by flavoring food? It’s not too delicious to be true. Spices and herbs not only add calorie- and sodium-free flavor to recipes, but pack potent antioxidants that may improve risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.

An explanation of gluten and FODMAPs

From pasta, to bread, and even to cupcakes, gluten-free foods are suddenly the rage but it’s not always necessary to ditch gluten permanently. But is it really necessary to eat completely gluten-free and what are FODMAPs?

Making your own Halloween decorations: some spookily beautiful tips

Halloween is just around the corner and we are looking forward to celebrating it! This spookily beautiful event originated among the Catholic Irish. The Irish brought the tradition with them to the USA, where it became established as a holiday for the entire country and is now one of the most important events of the year. Many Europeans now also celebrate the holiday on 31 October.

Tasty and healthy: indulge in some autumn plums!

Yikes – autumn again already? If you haven’t yet discovered the pleasure of sweet plums, you will need to hurry. This versatile stone fruit not only tastes delicious on its own or in a cake. Read here how you can let the summer fade away sweetly.

Raspberries – pink and very popular!

Oh how romantic … raspberries are part of the rose family. All in pink and wonderfully sweet, they are simply a fruit to love. It is not surprising that the entire fruit, including leaves, flowers and roots, has always been used in natural medicine. Try our recipes!

Let the water flow! Drinking the right amount

Have you drunk enough today? We should all drink at least 1.5 litres a day, more if we are exercising or if the weather is very warm. The loss of fluids, through sweating for example, must therefore be compensated for, sip by sip. Don’t worry – you can learn to drink regularly.

Oranges: A sunny, juicy boost of freshness

A shiny, appetising orange is probably the fruit most likely to put us in a great summer mood. The round, exotic fruit packs a punch – under its skin, it contains vitamins, fibre and phytochemicals. Not only does it strengthen our defences in winter, it also helps us to get through the warm days fit and full of energy.