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Le Smart Truffe – A love story

2019-03-25T09:14:15+00:0025-03-19|Infos, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

The Smart Cake story, like most of the good ones, is a story about love. Love for good food, love for cooking, the bond it creates with people and the kind of love that makes you change your whole life and move to another continent. Luciana Esteves, founder of the company, was born in Rio de Janeiro, and was always passionate about baking: the very first recipe she learned, at the age of 7, was actually of a fluffy chocolate cake. “I still remember the smell, and how tasty and simple it was!”, she says. Years [...]

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.  -  [...]

Cold brew coffee

2018-09-17T14:13:40+00:0017-09-18|Infos, Nutrition|

For any amateur, cold brew coffee is a refreshing alternative enabling a totally new tasting angle.  – Concept Contrary to what might be assumed, it ain't an iced-coffee made from an expresso served with ice cubes. That is simply a coffee obtained without heat, thus cold-extracted for a long time.  Process Coffee beans are coarse-grounded and then soaked into water for about twenty hours. Infusion must be long as the water used is at room temperature or chilled. Finally, beans are filtered from water and coffee is ready for tasting! Taste To the palate, flavors are much different. Coffee acidity [...]

Carbs: review

2018-09-11T15:49:00+00:0011-09-18|Infos, Nutrition|

- Between diets, gym programs or even diseases, we are meant to believe that carbohydrates should be banned! Shall we know that carbs are present amongst vegetables, so no need to make a whole dish ;-) Roughly speaking Carbohydrates give body cells energy so they can communicate between them. Once eaten, carbs turn quickly into glucose that allows many cells to function, such as the brain's ones! The brain would need about 140 grams of carbs a day. There are the simply carbohydrates - called quick-release sugar, which quickly increase the blood sugar level; and the complex sugars - called [...]

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 [...]

Say Aloe to goodness

2018-07-29T11:32:46+00:0029-07-18|Infos|

Burns Its moisturizing and calming properties make aloe vera the best after sun lotion you can use. In case of sunburn, it reduces pain, redness and inflammation. It has also the same benefits for razor burns or insect bites! Truly enjoyable to use as an after shaving lotion. Hair benefits A great remedy to fight dandruff when employed as a hair mask! Plus, aloe is efficient for a glow and soft effect when applied in a small quantity on damp hair – especially if you tend to have fuzzy hair try it out! It is apparently a great way to [...]

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 [...]

Meet the team

2018-05-30T15:25:28+00:0030-05-18|Infos, Uncategorized|

- Who's hiding behind Fit 'n' Tasty flavors? Zoom in our lab where summer mood is on even during our cold winters!  Why do you like working here? Ederson: The place is spacious, luminous, above all its colors and smells fill us with pleasure. We share our lab with caterer ParisZurich, lucky us.  Alison: Especially because we can have apples all day long! (laughs) Célia: Team is amazing and there is a great atmosphere! What's your favourite juice to produce? Ederson: Pimp me up because...it is super easy! Please take notes of  the transcription's transparency! Alison: The Morning shot! What's [...]