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…

Walk your stress away

Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, in a field of colorful flowers, or atop a lush green mountain. Chances are you’re feeling more relaxed already. Nature has a way of evoking calmness and easing stress, and research has suggested taking walks in a natural environment may be beneficial to overall well-being.

Pineapple: A talented all-rounder

Juicy, sweet and versatile! Pineapple is a tasty tropical treat that comes in several variants. It provides fruit lovers with vitamins, minerals, fibre and a very special enzyme. The scientific name for the fruit, Ananas comosus, is based on a Tupi word nana, meaning “excellent fruit”. With Dole, fans of the pineapple can enjoy its delicious taste all year round.

Go veggie: give vegetarianism a try

For some time now, a meat-free diet has been completely on trend. More and more people are opting for a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. But even if you don’t want to completely eliminate foods of animal origin, you can still reap the benefits of “veggie” meals.

Pump up to slim down with weight training

When it comes to staying slim, cardio exercise tends to get most of the attention. The good news is that you may not need to log endless hours running to keep your waistline from expanding. In fact, research from Harvard University suggests weight lifting could be the most effective way to keep trim around the middle – but don’t discount cardio’s benefits.

Out you go! Light, air and exercise are good for us

For many people, summer is one of the nicest times of the year. And for good reason: this is when we can enjoy ourselves outdoors and recharge our batteries. It is precisely those of us who spend most of our days indoors in enclosed spaces who should make the most of the summer months to reap the physical and mental benefits.

Healthy eating made easy

You know what it’s like – sometimes you find plenty of good reasons to neglect a healthy diet. It can be hard to find the time, the creativity or quite simply the motivation. But these arguments can be easily refuted. With a few simple tricks, fruit and vegetables can be easily transformed into a daily pleasure.