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!

A guest at Dole Energy-Day

It was exciting! I was a member of the Energy Crew at Dole Energy-Day in Hamburg on 20 April. I did not want to miss travelling from the USA to present the latest Dole studies and to give the bloggers important information on healthy eating.

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!

The “My Energy” meal: Fruity dessert

Mmmhhh… At our Dole Energy-Day, Hamburg celebrity chef Patrick Gebhardt prepared a rucola salad and ling fillets as the appetiser and main course for our bloggers. His fresh and fruity dessert – passion fruit and yoghurt mousse – shows that even little treats have their place in a balanced diet. Today we would like to show you this great recipe from Patrick’s “My Energy” meal.

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.

The “My Energy” Meal: Main course

Our Dole Energy-Day in Hamburg was both tasty and creative! We’ve already shown you the tasty appetisers from Patrick Gebhardt’s “My Energy” meal. Cooking fans everywhere can look forward to today’s recipe for the main course.