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What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

All of us have relied on the health care system at least once in our lives, as none of us are immune to disease. At one point or another, you’ve suffered from some illness that required medical attention, or at least a prescription from your doctor.

Few weeks ago, I watched a Ted talk by Rebecca Onie, the founder of health leads, who connects patients to basic needs. Rebecca was talking about the topic “what if our healthcare system kept us healthy?” And there where it hit...


The health benefits of the Açai Berry

Acai is the fruit of a type of palm found mostly in South America and specifically along the Amazon Basin. It has been used as food and as medicine by natives of this region for eons. The fruit contains a number of biologically active compounds that are associated with a many health benefits. These compounds are collectively called flavonoids. Some of the specific flavonoid compounds include:

  • Anthocyanins
  • Proanthocyanidins

The berry also contains fatty acid. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidant agents that protect the body from the damage that can be caused by...


Why is the acai berry important for your health and what does it do to your body?

Perhaps you have heard of one of the most famous superfoods in the world - the Açaí berry, spoken "A-ssa-iee". The "super berry" grows deep in the Brazilian rainforest, and is known for its high concentration of antioxidants. Thе tribesmen іn thе Amаzоn Rаіnfоrеѕt wеrе sustained on lоng huntѕ bу nothing more thаn thе Aсаі Berry fоr сеnturіеѕ, bеfоrе іtѕ dіѕсоvеrу by the mоdеrn wоrld.

The Açaí Bеrrу hаѕ been uѕеd fоr hundrеdѕ оf уеаrѕ іn thе Amаzоn bу the American natives for the trеаtmеnt оf digestive problems, аnd оthеr mіnоr health...


What's so super about superfoods?

Superfoods - What are they?

Superfoods are whole foods that have been іdentified by leading nutritionists, and dieticians as being high іn a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals - the substances in all plants that give them color, flavour and disease resistance. Superfoods contain more disease-fighting compounds than other foods with similar amounts of protein or fat.
 
Although all fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients, some contain far higher amounts of these nutritional properties. These foods have become known as superfoods, and the description is obvious when you learn...


How to Acai Bowl - the day I was finally able to get acai pulp in Switzerland by Fannythefoodie

Hey there

So anyone who has been following me on my social-media for a while you would probably know that I am a real smoothie bowl addict, in particular açai bowls, they’re just so incredibly yummy! Until a few days ago I always used açai powder as I didn’t know any place that sold good quality açai in my area. I would occasionally treat myself to an açai bowl made of real açai at one of my favourite vegan places in Zurich, which were always so much better than the ones I...