Vitamin D: Let the sunshine in!

Not a cloud in the sky and perfect summer weather? Then get outside quickly, because UV light plays a key role in producing vitamin D. Yes, dear fruit fans, in this case an apple a day is not exactly what the doctor orders. But that’s not a problem – if you actively use the sun, instead of lying on the couch.

BBQ enjoyment! Fruit and vegetables on the grill

So you thought that only a juicy, sizzling steak was the perfect ingredient for a barbecue evening? Wrong! True gourmets are now also cooking courgettes, peppers, potatoes and bananas on the hot coals. When the seductive aromas waft through the air, even die-hard meat lovers will quickly be won over – want to bet?

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.

Nice and cool – easy, fruity ice cream enjoyment

Keep it fresh! When you want to keep a cool head on warm days, you can’t beat a deliciously refreshing ice cream. But forget about the manufactured ice-cold products you find in the supermarket as they frequently contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Instead, conjure up some creative delicacies yourself using plenty of fresh fruit. On to the spoon, get set, go!

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.

Grapefruit: A refreshing taste from morning to night

Something sour will not only make you feel happier but will also keep you healthy! This is especially true of the citrus-fresh grapefruit, an ideal, early-morning, low-calorie snack. With flavours ranging from bitter to sweet, it unleashes a true explosion of taste in the mouth. Even late risers will find it easier to start the day with a portion of grapefruit.

Fresh and summery: light snacks for the warmer months

As soon as we sense the heat from the first rays of sun, we feel the need for some spontaneous trips to the countryside. Whether it’s sharing a picnic in the meadow, going for a walk in the forest or spending a day at the beach – refreshing provisions are an absolute must. Once you keep in mind a few tips and tricks, fruit and vegetables are an enjoyable, easy and safe option, even at high temperatures.

Congratulations Jenny!

Come to Hamburg for Dole Energy-Day and join us in bringing the Energy Code to life – that was the call that went out to our interested bloggers. One of these had to be selected as “best post”, as one of our bloggers was to travel to the Dole research institute in Kannapolis in the USA. And the winner is…