How we enjoy an energy-filled summer!

We often simply feel better and more energetic during the warm months of the year. The more pleasant temperatures encourage us to exercise outdoors. Here at Dole, we also like to make the most of the summer!

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.

Significant protection provided by phytochemicals

Fruit and vegetables contain more than you would think. ‘Phytochemicals’ is a term that we frequently hear. These include several chemical compounds that can protect plants against external influences, such as UV radiation or pathogens, or attract useful insects. Read here why they should be a part of our daily diet.

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.

The 10 biggest energy zappers

If our energy reserves are permanently depleted, we constantly feel tired and drained. But, by ensuring we have a balanced lifestyle and by knowing what our body needs, we can outsmart the 10 biggest energy zappers. How can we manage our energy resources?

Fruit smoothie ideas from Patrick Gebhardt

Fresh, juicy, nutritious – smoothies are particularly tasty snacks and highly versatile. Patrick Gebhardt’s original recipes will provide you with further inspiration. The popular celebrity chef likes them colourful, varied and uncomplicated. Definitely worth trying!