HEALTHY REPLACEMENTS

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We can all see it evolving around us and we do, the healthstyle. We can’t deny the fact that the healthstyle is trying to conquer the world with healthy replacements for food, products and lifestyle. It’s a strong signal, which keeps evolving all over the world. It has future growth potential because we need to start saving our earth and fighting against overweight and it will have a positive influence on people’s quality of life.

As I mentioned this trend covers a diverse range of lifestyle sectors, it is not just about food and healthy eating. Healthstyle has the world ‘health’ and ‘style’ in it, which refers to a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle is extremly important because the environment is suffering. The healthy replacements better people’s quality of life and the ones from our grand grand grandchildren in the far future.

Healthstyle covers healthy alternatives instead of your daily chemical unhealthy snacks, it allows you to keep moving during the day even though you’re job is in an office the whole day and a whole lot of other things. We can’t deny the fact that we live in a society where the pressure of being healthy and ecologically aware of your environment is amazingly high and still growing.

Take for example the ‘Mashbar’, they serve the healthy, non-dairy version of a sunday bar in NYC’s Hu Kitchen. It seems so simple, but can we break the unhealthy habits and trying the Healthstyle massively if we try the healthy replacements.

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Nature friendly packaging

Hi,

We all know that we throw away to much food and we easily throw the packaging away on the streets. I found different signals that predict food waste and help against nature pollution. More and more eatable and naturally degradable products are invented.

What is it?
Paper and other materials, but not just the usual packaging materials like plastic for example. Nature friendly packaging is designed to place it into the ground or eat it along with your burger. It sounds a bit weird maybe, but very handy.

Why is it cool?
It’s cool because we all still remember the days when we were little and wanted to eat paper (well I did).. It’s possible these days and it tastes fine. Bob’s Burger for example, you order your burger and eat it with the paper around it. The paper tastes like the burger itself and you don’t have to throw away paper that isn’t barely used.

It’s your birthday and you unpacked your presents and there is wrapping paper all over the place, probably recognizable, it will all be thrown away. But you have to keep the wrapping papers with vegetables or flowers on it, because they have seeds digests in them. Put the wrapping paper into the ground, give them a bit of water and you grow your own groceries or flowers. This is cool because there will be less paper waste, thank you Eden’s Paper.

Eden's Paper

Eden’s Paper

Why does it have future growth potential?
Nature friendly packaging has definitely future growth potential because there will be a lot less waste and this has a positive influence on the environment. 

Quality of Life
Nature friendly packaging has influence on the social and emotional wellbeing of people because gardening has a positive influence on people. And people feel satisfied because they contribute to a clean environment and a healthier earth.

New ways for more green

Hello,

Sustainability is everywhere, but in so many different ways. That’s really good because this means that many people are thinking about ways to improve their sustainable way of life.

What is it?
Urban Farms are evolving in the cities; there is less space to grow your own vegetables so we have to think about creative solutions. People want to grow their own food as well these days because they don’t know what to believe anymore, there isn’t enough transparency about food rules. So let’s go back to basic and do it yourself.

Gardening

Gardening

Why is it cool?
Creative Urban Farms and ‘Pop Up gardens’ are cool because you can take your garden everywhere with you. It’s healthy, transparent (because you grow your veggies your own) and sustainable as well. There are a lot of creative ways to keep your urban garden, on top of the roofs of flats and houses, or on top of a driving buss, on your balcony etc.

Why does it have future growth potential?
Cities will grow and become more modern as they are right now. Which means we have to make some room for green. So a garden on top of a roof is smart. If you’re having a work break you can visit the roof and cut some fresh lettuce for your sandwich for example. A pop up garden will come and go, everybody will be busy in the future so you don’t have the full responsibility of the garden but people can do it together.

Quality of Life
Being busy with a personal or publican garden has a big influence on the quality of life. Gardening together has impact on the social wellbeing of people because Urban Farms and Pop up gardens provides social connection, health and energy security (physical wellbeing), but also satisfaction (emotional wellbeing).

In our future world where sustainability is a must, there will be a lot of apartments like ‘The Ark’ and ‘Pop Up Gardens’ in the cities.

SLA

Hi there,

I read an article about SLA recently. Settled in our beautiful capital, Amsterdam. It immediately caught my eye and I was very curious about the concept.

What is it?
SLA is a restaurant in Amsterdam. They serve salades, different kind of fresh juices, soup and healthy snacks. The products are biological and sustainable. The products and ingredients they use for their recipes are region products, the wines and beers for example. Their mission is to use pure and tasty ingredients to make exciting courts.

Choose your SLA!

Choose your SLA!

Why is it cool?
It’s cool because they use pure and biological products. Even the meat and poultry are biological.

Moreover, you can compose your own salade as well. You can eat your yummy salade in the restaurant, or you can take it home with you.

SLA is not only a restaurant, but they give workshops as well.

SLA

SLA

Why does it have future growth potential?
Sla has definitely future growth potential because the society these days wants healthy and organic food. SLA gives you that.

They also have an transparent kitchen, so when they are making your salade, you can watch them make it yourself through the window. The origin of the products are mentioned above the courts. The brewery where the beer comes from for example. The guests know where the products come from, how they’re made and what they eat. Just what we need!

The link to their website and Facebook are linked down below.
I’m planning to visit SLA very soon, I’ll let you know about my thoughts!

Source:
http://ilovesla.com/over-sla/
https://www.facebook.com/ilovesla

HAPIfork happydays

Hello readers,

Eat slowly. Lose weight. Feel great!

What is it?
HAPIfork, an electronic fork that warns you when you’re eating to fast and tells you you’re doing great when you’re eating right. It vibrates when you’re eating to fast. This fork helps you with losing weight. It counts down the time you need for one bite. When you bring food to your mouth from your plate with your fork, it’s called “fork serving”. What you need is the fork, a smartphone or tablet and the last thing you need to start using this is the HAPIfork app.

Why is it cool?
It’s really important to eat clean and healthy, for your body and mind. This fork will help you to eat slow, eating slow is very important. Scientific studies proved that the faster you eat, the more you eat. So you will gain weight faster.

The HAPIfork app saves every meal you eat with the HAPIfork, so you can see what you ate, where you ate, how many calories your meal had and how fast you ate.

Colorful HAPIfork

Colorful HAPIfork

Why does it have future growth potential?
It has future growth potential because everything about this fork is transparent. And transparency is exactly what people want in this society. You can follow everything you eat, like a personal trainer for food.

Like I said before, you know how many times you ate, what you ate and where you ate. So you’ll have full sight in your eating pattern and you’re able to change it and live more healthy. The HAPIfork could be a healthy option for many people who are heavy.

The HAPIfork will also make a change in the quality of life of people. If it really works and people are able to change their eating pattern, lose weight and live healthy because of the transparency of the fork. Their quality of life will change in a positive way. They will be able to do more fun things in life with their family and friends.

Source:
http://www.hapi.com

Share your leftovers

Hello there,

Do you know the feeling? You’re hungry, but you don’t have enough money to buy yourself a whole meal at the supermarket and you don’t actually have time to cook yourself a meal. The LeftoverSwap is your solution! Are you already interested? Keep reading!

What is it?
The LeftoverSwap is an app with two functions. It’s made for people who want to have a fast dinner and don’t want to pay much for it. Just open your LeftoverSwap, view the possibilities in your neighborhood, choose one of the leftovers and make an arrangement to pick it up or let it deliver.

The other function is for the ones who want to get writ of their own leftovers, but don’t want to throw it away with their trash. What you have to do is to make a picture of your leftover, give it a name, post it and share it with others. Before you know one of your neighbors will ring the doorbell.

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Why is it cool?
It’s really cool because it’s a way to prevent more and more food waste. This is really important these days because too many companies and households throw away their leftovers or products, to easily. This is not necessary; I see it happening all the time in the supermarket where I work! Another reason is the social aspect; this app brings you into contact with known and unknown. This lowers the threshold for people who don’t have much money to buy food and those who are ashamed about that. The app is available for everybody who ones a smartphone or iPad for example. So it’s not reachable for everybody who needs it.

Why does it have future growth potential?
Like I said before, it’s a way to prevent more and more food waste. This is a good thing. Transparency… The LeftoverSwap tackles down food waste, because users can share their leftovers with others. You can find the person with a leftover on the map precisely. There are no secrets, people have full sight in what they are going to eat, what it’s made of, where they can pick it up and from who it is. It is a fun and affective way to share your leftovers.

So everybody, stop the food waste and share your leftovers!

Thanks for reading!

Your dining buddy

Hello lovely readers,

It’s been a while but today I’m going to tell you about your dine buddy, it’s called ‘Eetmaatje’ in dutch. First I will start by telling you what kind of product this is, if you keep reading I will explain it to you.

What is it?
The dining buddy or ‘Eetmaatje’ is a measuring cup for food like pasta and rice. It’s made for one till two persons. It’s an easy way to measure your food, because of the dine buddy people who have to cook for one or more persons won’t waste much food. The measuring cup is precisely adjusted to measure a portion for one or two persons. A measuring cup based on portions is unique, one of a kind.

Eetmaatje

Eetmaatje

Why is it cool?
It’s cool because ‘Eetmaatje’  is an easy tool for example, cooking a portion rice or pasta. The measuring cup shows you exactly how much you need for one or two persons. In addition, it ensures that you won’t cook too much and you don’t throw away too much food. Eventually ‘Eetmaatje’ is a good tool to help the environment, your wallet and your health.

Why does it have future growth potential?
Because of ‘Eetmaatje’ and also among other things, it’s clear for many how we all can contribute to reduce the waste of food. And besides, not everyone is aware of the proper amount of pasta and rice they need to cook for one person. Cooking over feeling doesn’t go well by many. Rice and pasta become larger and heavier during the cooking process. This isn’t taken into account before people measure the products.

This is where transparency comes in. People get full visibility into the amounts they eat and the amounts they should eat, the amounts who are good for their health. Because ‘Eetmaatje’ is created, designed and made in cooperation by the Nutrition Centre and Albert Heijn, the measurements are correct.