Until recently, what seemed to interest people the most was how much a portion of food would satisfy their souls and mind. In other words, people did not care so much about a healthy recipe but a delicious dish. As a result, the body lacked basic elements, which, simultaneously, affected its proper functionality.
Now, however, people are beginning to be interested in what food they consume, where it comes from, and how they will be able to create a "strong" and healthy body. They are not only interested in "getting full", but also in getting as much as possible the right ingredients that food can offer them.
What does this mean?
It has been observed that more and more people tend to follow a healthier lifestyle, to incorporate into their daily lives foods that have something to offer them. Especially, as a result of coronavirus, people are now looking for foods that can shield them and strengthen their immune system. For this reason, they now prefer to cook their own meals with good raw materials and avoid junk food.
What is the result?
People are looking for healthy foods, tailored to their needs and tastes, which they often use to satisfy their body and soul at the same time. They change their lifestyle, resorting to more efficient solutions and meals that are rich in elements that favor the properties of the body. Superfoods, good oils, organic products, vegan products, honey, and products without E, are some of their choices.
Ingredients for 8 small candles:
2kg paraffin (wax)
your favorite essential oils
candle molds (small glass jars, pots and tins)
Make your own signature scent!
As you cannot avoid sedentary work when working at the office, neck and back pains are possible to be aroused. How can we reduce all of these issues affecting our health and boost our energy at work?
The secrets are the following:
1. Start walking
Even for those of you, who train systematically, it is hard to replace 8-9 hours of sedentary work with half an hour of daily exercise. It would be ideal for you to exercise for one hour a day. We know... to some of you, it seems impossible. Trick: when being at the office, make sure to get up and walk for 5 minutes every single hour. Walking and stretching for 5 minutes, is a good percentage if you want to avoid any side effects of sedentary work. Sitting for a lot of hours affects blood circulation and that maybe results in cardiovascular disease growth.
2. Drink water
Hydration is very crucial throughout the day, let alone at work. Dehydration may result in headaches, dizziness, and weakness. All of these cause low performance at work and decrease efficiency. Trick: Always have a bottle of water next to you and drink some sips before getting thirsty. Sometimes, while working, we forgot to drink water. Now, you will see it, and will remember to hydrate yourselves.
3. Eat well
Make sure you have prepared your food from home. Otherwise, if you are a sweet tooth, you will probably consume an unhealthy snack. Trick: Prefer homemade meals or snacks, set the quantity in a food container, and make sure you have enough food, which will cover your hunger throughout the day.
It isn't so difficult, is it? Awaiting your impressions!
truth is that our daily routine has changed a lot since the first
lockdown. Covid-19 has brought many changes in our daily eating
habits. We bet that most people did not expect this whole situation
to last for so long. Most of you may work from home, exercise at
home, cooking at home, and experiment with your cooking skills. The good
thing is that now the people pay more attention to themselves,
boosting their immune system and generally, adopt a healthier and
more balanced lifestyle. If you belong to this team, read the
following solutions and make cooking at home more interesting!
1. Use more herbs and spices
It is well known that herbs and spices give taste to the food. Especially, herbs bring excellent aromas to your homemade food when they have been combined right. However, while making an effort to make your food more delicious do not overdo it. For instance, too much salt is responsible for hypertension and weight gain when consumed daily in large quantities. A teaspoon is recommended as the maximum daily intake for an adult. Attention! Salt is “hidden” in bread, biscuits, and sweets! On the other hand, herbs tend to be more healthy if used in balance.
2. Buy healthier
All products are not the same. Everyone needs to get to know how to read the nutrition facts labels. We should buy products aiming to be low in saturated fat, sugar, and salt. Whole-wheat products, good fats coming from olive oils, and salads should be included in a balanced and nutritious diet.
3. Nutrition education
Learn about nutrition education and teach your family about the proper dietary choices. Organize and prepare your food before being hungry. In this way, you will have the time to make a meal instead of eating snacks. A balanced and nutritious diet has an impact on our mental health as well. We should adopt healthy habits and maintain them in everyday life.
Is it so difficult to follow these three steps? We do not think so! Nevertheless, everyone has the right to follow what suits them best and, of course, eat whatever makes them happy. Our recommendation is to make better and healthier choices! :)
5 tablespoons of organic extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of grated beeswax
3 drops of organic essential oil
1 jar of 50ml
*You could add the essential oil of your liking, or mix two different organic essential oils.
be honest, we agree that it is a little bit difficult to keep a
balanced diet even on your summer holidays! How is it possible to
control everything you eat and not be seduced, while you are resting
on your vacations? Is it worth stress for it even when you spend time with
your friends, relaxing by the sea? Stress is not necessary, for sure!
It is important for you to relax by doing things you love, keeping in
mind that our health is important, too.
So, you could follow some basic eating habits that will help you both having fun and keep your stomach happy.
Let's go check some tips!
It is important to have a good time on your vacations without stress. If you force yourself to follow a program, then it can negatively affect your mood. So, you may follow some of the above.
So, what do you think?
Now is the right time to
learn how to make tasty, nutritious, and low in calories salads.
However, you do not have to worry, we do not mean just lettuce and
cabbage. The secret is to create something yummy and low in calories,
too. And, do not forget that a “smart” salad can be a really
filling meal, lunch or dinner. So, follow our tips and select the
ingredients of your liking. The point is, not to believe that you
follow a diet programme.
We reveal our secrets for a delicious and nutritious salad. Are you ready to take notes?
Legumes are rich in vitamins, fiber, carbohydrates, proteins and therefore are considered as food of high nutritional value. In particular, the carbohydrates contained in legumes are slowly absorbed and are therefore classified as low glycemic index food. In fact, their content of vegetable protein reaches up to 20-25% and in combination with the folic acid they contain can partially replace animal protein. In addition, they are a good source of iron, phosphorus, potassium, calcium.
Finally, the benefits of legumes seem to include good bowel function, cardioprotective action, blood sugar regulation, and perhaps, some anti-cancer action.
The main characteristic of balsamic vinegar is its dark color and intense taste. There is also white balsamic vinegar or apple balsamic vinegar, or other balsamic vinegar enriched with various flavours.
It is said that the Italians were the first to make balsamic vinegar. It is made of grape juice and not from wine, as the classic vinegar produced.
The nutritional value of balsamic vinegar is said to have several benefits for our body, such as:
Saffron comes from the Crocus flower and grows in Northern Greece, in the region of Kozani. Saffron is a delicious spice, which although many people know in recent years, seems to have been known since antiquity! It is said that Cleopatra was the one who saw its importance for cosmetic use and Aeschylus as a way to dye fabrics. In modern times, saffron is used in cooking, cosmetics, dyeing, pharmaceuticals.
According to mythology
It is said that Crocus was a friend of the god Hermes. One day, while the two friends were playing, Hermes accidentally hit his friend and he died. At the spot where Crocus died, a flower grew. Three drops of Crocus' blood fell on the flower and these became the stigmata of the flower. Since then, the flower is called Crocus and the stigmata, saffron.
According to Homer's Iliad, Homer referred to the saffron with the following words: "The Sunrise drew her crocus-like scarf over the sea to bring light to Gods and men alike."
It also seems that the ancient Minoans cultivated saffron during the Late Bronze Age in Crete. However, afterwards the cultivation disappeared from Greece.
Saffron is mainly used in cooking, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries all around the world. The countries of Iran and Spain also produce saffron, but Greek saffron is considered the best in the world. It is scientifically called "Crocus Sativus Linneaus".
During the 17th century, the production of saffron came to the area of Kozani, by Greek Macedonian traders, who brought the plant from Austria. Climatic and soil conditions made the area ideal and have allowed the cultivation of saffron for the last 300 years or so. Now the annual production is about 1.2 to 2 tons.
The flower harvest begins around mid-October. All harvesting is done by hand, as the use of a spade or tractor is strictly forbidden. The stigmas (saffron) are then taken from the flower and dried carefully so that they do not lose any of their properties. After drying, the stigmas reach 1/5 of their original size. As a result, from 1 kg of raw stigmas, we get 200 gr. of saffron ready for consumption.
Autumn is the best time to visit Krokochoria (= the villages of Crocus/Krokos) and see the saffron harvesting process.