All posts tagged: nutrition

Chiva Som Healthy Eating Cookbook - The Spa Man

Healthy nutrition from Chiva-Som as it launches new cookbook

Chiva-Som is one of the world’s very best retreats for spa and wellness. It was recently voted ‘The World’s Best Destination Spa’ for the third time in the Condé Nast Traveller magazine (UK edition) Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 too. Renowned for its integrated health programmes and unique blend of advanced treatments and authentic spa therapies, health and nutrition play a central role in any stay at the resort in Hua Hin in Thailand. Whilst you may not be able to make an annual pilgrimage to the property to enjoy the healthy nutrition at Chiva-Som, now you can at least recreate the healthy and nutritious meals using the innovative recipes in the inspiring new e-cookbook. Chiva-Som’s Exciting New Recipe Collection by Chef Paisarn “Cooking with Light” eCookbook is designed for iPad, tablets and smart phones with a new collection of recipes from the Director Chef and his team. This cook book offers both inspiration and guidance on recreating some of the iconic dishes at home. A blueprint for eating well, this long awaited fourth cookbook offers …

The benefits of coconut oil

It seems that the whole world has switched on to the benefits of coconut oil. A bit of a miracle worker, it is able to do almost everything, solve everything and possibly do the ironing too. Seriously, it has health benefits, both internally and externally, you can cook with it, treat your hair , nourish your skin use it as a moisturiser, rub it into your feet and of course – eat it. Coconut oil is a healthy fat (yes, there are healthy fats) and it can be added to loads of recipes. When purchasing look for a raw 100% organic virgin coconut oil which is the best you can find and it is from the flesh of the coconut. Rich in essential fatty acids which are important for maintaining healthy skin, topically, it can be used as a facial or all-body moisturiser, rubbed into feet, hands and hair to nourish and ease dryness. I’ve been trying the Viridian 100% Organic Raw Coconut Oil, sourced from the Philippines and certified organic by the Soil Association …

How to…nourish your skin with nuts

Nuts are an essential part of your diet and contain a whole variety of micro-nutrients that are important not only for the health of your body and organs – but provide essential nourishment for your skin. I have picked out some of the nut superstars and below interviewed Nicholas Perricone, MD for the inside story on why nuts are so good for the skin. Brazil nuts – just four nuts provide over 100 per cent of your RDA. Selenium protects the body from free radicals that can cause premature ageing Walnuts – contain Omega-3 fats that strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep it plump and glowing and keeping out toxins that can damage skin cells Almonds – rich in Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant helping to protect skin cells from UV light and other environmental factors that generate cell-damaging free radicals Hazelnuts – a potent source of Vitamin E and packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), …