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.

Never too late to live longer!

Say you’ve made it to the ripe old age of 70 after a lifetime of not-so-great eating habits — why change now? Because you may live longer, research suggests. Eat healthy after 70 and you’ll boost your chances of reaching 80.

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.