Vitamins: Essential aids for health and well being

A, B, C, D … the vitamin alphabet is long and sometimes confusing. Almost everyone knows how important it is to get a wide-ranging supply of vitamins. But what foods contain these valuable materials? Our short overview will give you some guidance.

Raw food – enjoyment without cooking

A raw food diet is a very specific form of nutrition. Essentially it involves eating food without heating it. The focus is usually on fruit and vegetables, grain products, nuts, herbs and dairy products. Some proponents of this type of diet completely avoid animal or processed foods. Several different approaches are adopted.

Slow food anyone? Eating rate as a risk factor

It might be stressful sometimes but there is definitely one place you should slow down: the kitchen table. Speed eating may actually be linked to metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors associated with heart disease and several types of cancer.

Optimize your energy with smoothies

Smoothies have literally been “on everyone’s lips” for some time now. But what do these fruity shakes mean for our health and what ingredients do they actually contain? With a little background knowledge, this refreshing and enjoyable drink can be integrated even more easily into our daily diet. Try and enjoy!

Kiwi energy – feeling weary? Eat two kiwis!

Feeling depressed, lethargic, anxious? Don’t fret — eat fruit! Specifically, consuming two kiwifruit could yield a significant mood boost, plus increased energy and several other health benefits.

This facts and more are the results of numerous studies.

More produce, longer life

It’s official: fruits and vegetables are good for you! Perhaps not really “news” to most people, but a plethora of research confirms that fruits and vegetables may help lower risk of death and add years to life. Read more to the extensive studies.

Apples: Fruit enjoyment with bite

Crunchy, juicy, delicious! Apples are very popular fruits and are happily nibbled by young and old alike. And it’s no surprise: the round fruit is extremely versatile, both in terms of varieties and colours and also with regard to what it contains. Both green and red apples not only taste good, they are also super healthy!

Building a better breakfast

You’ve always heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but nearly 20% of the adult population is skipping out. Though eliminating a meal might seem like a step to losing weight, nutritionists and scientists agree this isn’t the case. A study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests eating breakfast can play a role in maintaining a healthy weight, and choosing the best foods at breakfast is a step to meeting daily nutrient requirements and achieving overall health.

Fibre: An essential ingredient!

When we hear the word fibre, we may initially think about something onerous or even superfluous. But the truth is quite the opposite: fibre is good for our bodies in a variety of ways and should be included in our daily diet. Read why the fibre is so important for our health!

Grapes: A natural snack!

Anyone who is out and about a lot or has to cope with a stressful working day does not always have the time or opportunity for an elaborately prepared meal. So a little snack is often the answer. Frequently, however, this snack turns out to be some greasy fast food or a sweet cake. One fruit, on the other hand, offers several advantages that make it the perfect snack for between meals!