Health

Superfruit: pomegranate

2018-09-17T17:28:01+00:0017-09-18|Health, Infos, Nutrition|

One superfruit that has been used for ever! – Considered as a superfruit, pomegranate has protecting effects against oxidant stress, cardiovascular diseases, dementia, inflammatory reactions and some cancers. A real health elixir due to its high polyphenols level – which are strong antioxidants three times more elevated than green tea ones – as well as vitamins B6, B9 and C. - Pomegranate protects against cardiovascular diseases and delays the appearance of arteriosclerosis (the thickening, tightening and elasticity loss of arteries).  - It would protects brain from dementia and from diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimer due to its neuroprotective effect.  -  [...]

10 ways to stay focused at work

2018-08-20T15:04:25+00:0020-08-18|Health, Infos|

- 10 ways to stay focused at work Avoid multitasking: scientists have found that it is actually less efficient! One thing at a time for full attention. Meditate: this takes practice, but when mastered, one minute is enough to clear your mind and focus afterwards. Exercise! Exercising would improve concentration capacity as the release of chemical rewires memory circuits. To-do lists: simple but efficient, it will help you visualize! The satisfaction you will get from erasing your note once accomplished will keep you challenged. Use colors and highlighters to stimulate your brain! Drink! Water is vital for the brain to [...]

“Be” on holidays

2018-08-03T13:01:25+00:0003-08-18|Health|

Are you really on holidays ? - We might be halfway around the world or at our little sweet home, it can be difficult to literally "be" on holidays. If you tend to think about what you've got to plan, to ruminate, even when standing by the beach, then this article is for you! These well-being keys have been found in a Health magazine (an interview with Nicole Bordeleau), read by the pool – a surprisingly resourcing afternoon. Allow time for adjusting We hardly become zen overnight! Depending on the accumulated fatigue, the body needs two to three days of [...]

Which foods for which vitamins?

2018-08-20T12:23:24+00:0002-08-18|Health, Nutrition|

Vitamins are divided into two groups; water-soluble vitamins means that the body will expulse what it can not absorb (vitamins B and C); fat-soluble vitamins where leftovers are stored in the liver and fat tissues (vitamins A, D, E, K). VITAMIN A Immune vitamin, it is essential to mucous health, as well as the skin and the eyes.  > Animal-source food: beef, eggs, dairy products, offal > Plant-based food: carrot, sweet potato, dark leafy greens, yellow fruits (cantaloupe, mango, apricots) VITAMIN B B vitamins are essential to cells energy production, it can be found mainly in red meats, fishes and [...]

Food additives

2018-07-20T09:43:42+00:0020-07-18|Health, Infos, Nutrition|

  What is with additives? Unfortunately they are far too prevailing in food product consumption. They are 5 big additives family: - food coloring (E100 to E199) - preservatives (E200 to E299): indispensable to prevent mold spread - antioxidants (E300): preventing fruits to darken - texturing agents (E400) - flavour enhancer (E600) One in four additives are dangerous to health, even harmful! Here’s a list of the main additives to avoid from. 1. Acesulfame K (E950) Apparently carcinogenic to humans according to animal testing.   Found in: sodas, fruit juices, syrups, dairy drinks, candies, pastries, desserts, ready meals, sauces 2. [...]

Sun protection – everything is in the kitchen

2018-06-30T11:52:13+00:0030-06-18|Health, Infos, Recipes|

- We've been waiting for the sun like all year around, so when it showed up, we all ran sunbathing by the lake for hours. For most of us, its rich vitamin D raylights fuels us with good vibes. Also, who doesn't like a tan? We have been told that sun is foolish and that we should protect our skin with thousands of creams and so on. Everything is moderation and how we handle it. Foods Cruciferous veggies (all cabbage type, broccoli, some leafy greens): have them! Their antioxydant prevents from UV raylights.  Superfoods superpowers! Spirulina and chlorella protects your [...]

Bath cleanse

2018-06-13T14:48:29+00:0013-06-18|Health, Infos|

Tiredness, headaches, negative vibes? Your body is telling you that it needs to flushes toxins! The perfect activity to have during your juice cleanse. This bath will allow you to clean the organism, relieve muscles, improve sleep and reduce stress. There we go, music, candles and airplane mode on! Preparation Mineral salts will allow toxins to flush through a dehydration process. Drink a large glass of water before you go. During your bath, drink slowly sip by sip to avoid side effects. Brush your skin dry. It removes dead skin layers and its harmful agents. Hence it will accelerate de [...]

4 tips & tricks on how to balance your PROTEIN diet

2017-05-18T06:46:25+00:0017-05-17|Health, Infos, Nutrition|

We all know that we should eat more protein, to be more energetic. And we sort of know where to find it; meat, fish, eggs, and so on. But do we really know what it is? And how to properly balance it in our diet? How much do we need, and son on. Here are a few questions answered for you.   1. For starters: what’s a protein actually and why do we need it? When I started to write this article I was like, of course, I know what a protein is (as a vegetarian I have to compensate [...]

10 EASY HEALTHY FOOD SWAPS – BY VICTORIA

2017-05-09T09:33:44+00:0008-05-17|Health, Infos, Nutrition|

This amazing article was written by Victoria - Sailing through fitness - one of our ambassadors! Genius swaps from bad habits to good ones. You won't even be disappointed to give up mayonnaise, we promise! The classic saying goes “working out is the easy part, what’s hard is diet”. I don’t necessarily think either are particularly easy nor are they that hard, but proper nutrition can definitely be more difficult to navigate. In today’s word of fad diets, misleading “health” food advertising and the internet breeding a ridiculous amount of false information, it’s easy to fall into a trap, thinking [...]

The famous 5 servings of fruit & and veggies a day…

2017-04-19T12:57:16+00:0019-04-17|Health, Infos, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

We have always been told that we should eat 5 fruit and vegetables a day. But do we really know what one portion of fruit or veggie is? Would a juice count as one? To answer all of your questions here are some facts about this saying that we heard A LOT :-) (even as adults) 1. What is exactly 1 portion of fruit or vegetables? It represents 80 or 100 grammes, which is 1 banana, 1 apple, a handful of peas, a handful of sweet corn, 1 avocado, a handful of raspberries and so on... To have a clearer [...]