A healthy Christmas present is not just for those who are interested in health or actively pursuing a healthy lifestyle. It can be a reminder and encouragement to take care of yourself. We believe that a healthier body and mind are the best gifts you can give somebody. Here are 5 of our favourite Christmas gifts!
For those who need or want to take extra care of their tummy and gut flora, a supplement of good bacteria and fiber is perfect. You can find this in our own health supplement Synbiotic15 which consists of 4 researched and patented bacterial strains, as well as four types of plant fibers that act as food for the bacteria. Why not give the 3 month commitment option to give them a great start into the new year? Read more about Synbiotics here!
2. Mandolin and / or spiralizer
Two of the best kitchen tools to make eating vegetables more varied, playful and appealing. With a spiralizer, you can make spaghetti-like noodles from everything from zucchini to beets and sweet potatoes. The mandolin, on the other hand, is best suited for making thin slices of, for example, fennel, carrot, radish, or different types of beets. Check out our recipes for some inspiration.
3. High speed blender
A powerful blender makes a big difference to the consistency of especially smoothies that contain very high-fibre vegetables (see our favourite green smoothie here!). The smoother the consistency, the easier it will be to drink the smoothie – extra important for those who are beginners in anti-inflammatory diet. It’s also a great way to give your children more vegetables. The blender also works great for making soups, hummus, pesto and more.
4. Healthy tea
A healthy tea is a gift that is appreciated by many. Our favorite is Yerba Mate tea, which has been shown to have a positive effect on blood sugar and blood fats, alleviate feelings of hunger (perfect to drink when you start with periodic fasting), and increase blood flow to vital organs. Always buy organic tea and preferably in bulk.
5. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate of good quality is actually very useful as cocoa is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and magnesium. However, cocoa is often combined with sugar, fat and dairy products, which means that most chocolate is relatively useless. Look for at least 70 percent cocoa content and avoid large amounts of refined sugar (a simple rule is to skip the products where sugar is first on the ingredient list), added dairy products and refined oils such as palm oil. Feel free to choose organic and fair trade.
Have a great festive season and Merry Christmas!
A supplement for your gut health
Want more energy and less bloating? It might be time to take better care of your gut. To strengthen or restore the balance in your gut flora, it's important you feed your gut with a daily dose of pre- and probiotics. A healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is usually sufficient. If you want an extra boost or make sure you get a daily dose of good bacteria, you can complement your diet with a supplement.
Why should you take Synbiotic15?
A daily dose of Synbiotic15 helps to boost your immune system, improve your digestion, prevent inflammation, strengthen your gut flora, improve your skin and take care of simple stomach problems. It's a powdered mix of 4 patented lactic acid bacteria and 4 grams of prebiotic fibres, which act as food for the good bacteria. Based on over 15 years of research, developed in Sweden and 100% natural.
Add it to your daily (morning) routine and stir it in water, mix it with your smoothie, or take it as is! Get started today. Buy Synbiotic15 now.