Teaching and educating our way towards a strong and happy future

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. 

 Nelson Mandela

Often we complain about the way our world has ended up looking. We look towards less fortunate people thinking how much they need help and we look towards those powerful nations thinking why more help is not awarded. Continue reading “Teaching and educating our way towards a strong and happy future”

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Carrot Cake muffins: what a delicious and sweet treat!

Vegetables used for making sweets! Where is the chocolate, the jam, the caramel sauce, the marzipan? Who would have thought that the world would come to this? It is amazing what a trustworthy, reliable kitchen gadget can do! Luckily for you, there is the Spiral Slicer and you can easily make use of it when preparing sweets. How, you might ask? Well, here is an example of a delicious recipe that is perfect for mornings, dinner with guests, family gatherings or simply, to enjoy a Wednesday afternoon. These are the tasty Carrot Cake muffins! Continue reading “Carrot Cake muffins: what a delicious and sweet treat!”

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Calories: can’t live with them, can’t live without them

Often enough we have heard endless discussions on calories, on low carb meals, lose weight strategies that plan to fight off extra calories and so on. There is an ongoing battle that is not even that silent, between mankind and calories, a battle that has turned into an obsession. Unfortunately, not all people understand calories and are rather quick to judge. Therefore, it might be a good idea to first explain the matter and only after draw conclusions. So, here is where our adventure within the world of calories starts. Continue reading “Calories: can’t live with them, can’t live without them”

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Start the new year with an open heart and a hungry mind!

For many people, New Year’s resolutions are nothing else than a fun tradition, but as soon as the night of fireworks passes, people forget their promises. Without realizing, when closing your heart to the promises made, you are actually giving up on happiness. Change is a big issue, maybe bigger than you thought. People tend to minimalize its importance, simply by saying Tomorrow.. I’ll start tomorrow.. And that tomorrow never comes. Sometimes even the smallest of changes can have a bigger impact than you thought. Continue reading “Start the new year with an open heart and a hungry mind!”

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Italians love pasta and they eat it every day!

Why are Italians so slim when they eat pasta every day? There are so many answers to this question. One of them is that they pay a big attention to what, when and how long they eat. Instead of using butter they use olive oil for everything not only for salads. They buy their veggies from the market most of the time. In Italian supermarkets, they sell what is in season and all vegetables are organic. They are not a mass producing country and most of their veggies and fruits come from their own farms. Continue reading “Italians love pasta and they eat it every day!”

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Green Smoothie with Cucumber and Green Apples

When you start your day with a healthy breakfast and you continue to eat more at lunch, your dinner must be very light. You can prepare a vegetarian salad with veggie noodles/pasta and an appetizing dressing. It takes a minute to transform a cucumber, zucchini, squash or carrot into amazing veggie noodles if you use a Spiralizer. And after a low calorie meal, you deserve a tasty smoothie. Continue reading “Green Smoothie with Cucumber and Green Apples”

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Homemade Squash Face Mask!

Summer is officially almost here, for many of us the season has already begun! But with the largely warm days, comes something less pleasant like summer skin problems.

No matter the season, nurturing our skin is very important. Focus on nutrients that fortify the skin including vitamins A and C, eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. We recommend you to prepare on every summer day one or two salads with veggie noodles. Continue reading “Homemade Squash Face Mask!”

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Acid or alkaline, what do you choose? 

Our blood ph is the star of the day. I will share with you some shocking information that will help you understand better some functions in our body.

You probably already know that after food is digested, absorbed and metabolized, it becomes basic (alkaline) or acidic when is released into the bloodstream.
But what is the pH?
If the food has a higher pH the more alkaline it is and full of oxygen. That means a healthy environment where inflammations, infections and bacteria have no place. On the other hand, the more food has a lower pH, the blood becomes too acidic and deprived of oxygen. That means a “good” environment for infection, pain, inflammation and parasites.
The pH values vary from 0 to 14, the index of 7.0 is considered neutral. All values above 7.0 indicate a greater degree of alkalinity, and values below 7.0 show a higher level of acidity.
The human body keeps the pH in general around 7.35 – 7.45, and the deviation from the indices announce the installation of diseases.

Your diet can make you sick.
Meat, dairy, eggs, fish, cheese, seafood, coffee and the alcohol are highly acidic and the body is forced to neutralize the acidity with calcium and phosphorus from bones and teeth. All this causes the body to suffer from lack of large minerals, brittle bones, heart disease, diabetes and more.

Did you know?
Inuit (Eskimos, born in Greenland) have no access to fruits and vegetables. Their diet is based on fish dishes, whale blubber, etc. They eat fewer grains, and obviously their diet is very acidic. Although they have healthy hearts, their bones begin to deteriorate prematurely, and the Inuit have one of the lowest rates of longevity.

At the opposite pole are the inhabitants of Okinawa, Japan, where people live about 100 years, more than in any other place in the world. Although rice, meat, soy and seafood (very acidic) exist in their diet, it is complemented by a variety of vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants and minerals, which help counteract the effects of acidity.

Many scientists have studied the acid-alkaline diet and reviled that an alkaline diet is the secret of health and longevity.

Take care of yourself starting from now! Discover alkaline foods that you like and add them to your diet.

We Recommend:
Fresh fruits and vegetables;
Lemon juice with warm water in the morning, drink tea instead of coffee (ginger tea);
Replace regular milk with soy, rice, almond or cashew milk;
Replacing butter with avocado and cheese with tofu.
Use a spiralizer for preparing zucchini and cucumber pasta; 
Use sea salt and apple vinegar instead of the balsamic;
Drink fresh juices, as a replacement for the ones in the supermarket;
Drink alkaline water with a high pH and lower levels of salt;
Add superfoods in your smoothies as goji, shelled hemp, maca, raw pollen and last but not least … learn to LOVE YOURSELF!

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