Taking a sauna when you have a cold: a good or bad idea?

It is precisely when the days get colder and shorter that many people take to the sauna. A sauna can be really good for you: the change in temperature trains the body’s heat regulation system and the organism learns to adapt better to various temperatures. But what about going to the sauna when you have a cold: a good or bad idea?

Chestnuts – a healthy and delicious treat

Chestnuts are the dark brown fruits of the sweet chestnut tree. Particularly in the winter the nuts can be prepared in a very healthy and delicious way. Today we show you how to roast them or how to make a delicious soup.

Making your own tea – we show you how it’s done

Now that autumn has arrived, a cup of hot tea warms us up particularly well. But the aromatic pleasure does not always need to be bought as a finished product. We show you how to make your favourite tea quite easily by yourself.

Spice it up: Spices and herbs may improve heart health

Protect your heart by flavoring food? It’s not too delicious to be true. Spices and herbs not only add calorie- and sodium-free flavor to recipes, but pack potent antioxidants that may improve risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.

Autumn fatigue: our 12 tips

The days are getting shorter, colder and, above all, darker. Listlessness or ‘autumn fatigue’ is a phenomenon that many people face every year. We say: throw the autumn blues over board and read our 12 tips for fighting autumn fatigue.

Easy homemade muesli

A breakfast of homemade muesli is just the right thing for a healthy and nutritious start to the day. And it’s easy to make. A muesli provides all the important components of a healthy diet. We are fans of homemade muesli – the sky’s the limit when it comes to ingredients and you can simply try and combine whatever you like or whatever you are in the mood for. Below are some of our most popular recipes.

An explanation of gluten and FODMAPs

From pasta, to bread, and even to cupcakes, gluten-free foods are suddenly the rage but it’s not always necessary to ditch gluten permanently. But is it really necessary to eat completely gluten-free and what are FODMAPs?

Making your own Halloween decorations: some spookily beautiful tips

Halloween is just around the corner and we are looking forward to celebrating it! This spookily beautiful event originated among the Catholic Irish. The Irish brought the tradition with them to the USA, where it became established as a holiday for the entire country and is now one of the most important events of the year. Many Europeans now also celebrate the holiday on 31 October.

Pumpkin soup: three recipes for autumn

Pumpkins are finally in season again now in October. The vibrantly coloured vegetable not only looks beautiful but is also the perfect ingredient for autumn cooking. Warm pumpkin soup is particularly delicious. We show you three different ways to prepare it.