What are antioxidants and how to consume them more easily

Today we wanted to talk about antioxidants. We have already discussed the foods you should be eating for your gut, but what about the foods that protect your cells? Those would be the ones packed with antioxidants, a buzzy term you’ve probably heard before. Antioxidants occur naturally in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, cacao and green tea. Note that animal-based products DO […]

What’s B12 and why should you take it?

Today we wanted to talk about vitamin B12.  Vitamin B12 is not made by animals or plants, but by microbes. Although vitamin B12 is found in animal foods, it is not synthesised by plants or animals. Only bacteria make biologically active vitamin B12, animal tissues store “bacteria-synthesised B12” which can then be passed along the food chain by animals […]

Why are eggs not heathy Part 2

Today we wanted to talk about eggs, again. Last time we explained why eggs are not a healthy food and today we wanted to share more about the real risks of egg consumption. – Egg consumption increases bad cholesterol: According to the devastating review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology by three academic heavy hitters David Spence (the Director of […]

What’s the best source of calcium?

Today we wanted to talk about calcium. Calcium is a mineral the body needs for numerous functions, including building and maintaining bones and teeth, blood clotting, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the regulation of the heart’s rhythm. 99% of the calcium in the human body is stored in the bones and teeth, the remaining 1% […]

Why you should consume probiotics?

Today we wanted to talk about probiotics. Probiotics are “good” bacteria touted to help maintain digestive health and boost the immune system. You can take them in a dietary supplement or get them from food sources. The best sources are: 1. Kombucha 2. Apple Cider Vinegar 3. Miso, Natto & Tempeh 4. Sauerkraut 5. Water Kefir 6. Pickles […]

Why is it important to consume legumes?

Today we wanted to talk about legumes. They are delicious and a great addition to EVERY meal. All cultures around the world consume beans, from soy in Asia, to red kidney beans in Africa. Beans are loved not only for their high plant-protein content but also for these incredible benefits: – they have an exceptionally […]

Is fish really a healthy alternative?

Today we wanted to talk about fish. You’ve probably heard many times that you’re supposed to eat fish twice a week and that fish is a lean, healthy alternative to meat, but is it true? The fish industry would like you to believe that fish can help you lose weight, alkalise your body, flush toxins, increase your […]

One minute review: The Organik Kitchen

  Address: 7F Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường Bến Nghé,Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh Food type: Vegetarian Organic Kitchen with Zero Waste Taste: 9 / 10 stars Variety of dishes: 9 / 10 stars. Menu changes weekly according to availability of vegetables; whole grains only. Brunch available; delicious and generous platter for Sunday brunch Price range: 65k-189k VND Cleanliness level: 9 / 10 […]

One minute review: Kay Vegan Bistro

  Address: 84 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Đa Kao, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh Food type: Vegan Multicultural Food Taste: 8 / 10 stars Variety of dishes: 8 / 10 stars. Menu is handwritten and changes weekly; multicultural dishes, whole grains are usually available; handmade tofu. Price range: 45k-99k VND Cleanliness level: 8 / 10 stars Organic: sometimes Dietary requirements catered for: vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free […]

How To Sleep Better?

  Today we wanted to give you some ideas on how to improve your sleep. &nbsp   Sleep plays an important role in your physical health; it’s involved in the healing and repairing of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Not to […]

Eat like me: Rob West

  Another chapter of our new segment to help you get new ideas on what to eat on a plant-based healthy diet. Enjoy this blog post about Rob! Name: Rob West Nationality: British Occupation: PE Teacher, Co-owner of La Holista Co., Ltd., Triathlete Diet philosophy: Rob says: ‘I eat a plant-based diet, trying to get as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible. […]

One minute review: Pi, vegetarian restaurant

  Address: 19 Võ Văn Tần, phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh Food type: Vegetarian Asian Food Taste: 8 / 10 stars Variety of dishes: 9 / 10 stars – very wide menu, but majority of grains are refined Price range: 45k-150k VND Cleanliness level: 8 / 10 stars Organic: no Dietary requirements catered for: vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free Negative points: they don’t have […]

One minute review: Vegan Kitchen, vegan restaurant

  Address: 23 Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, Phường 22, Bình Thạnh District, close to the Manor Food type: Vegan Vietnamese Food Taste: 6 / 10 stars Variety of dishes: 2 / 10 stars – very small menu, many mock meats, everything refined-grains based Price range: 45k-70k VND Cleanliness level: 6 / 10 stars Organic: only coffee Dietary requirements catered for: nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free […]

Vegetarian & Vegan facts

It seems like vegetarianism and veganism are more and more on everybody’s mind and that the movement is starting to get a real voice around the world. Some cultures more than others know very well what a plant-based diet is, India for example. Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, […]

Sweet Potatoes – Why should I eat that?

Launching a new series of blogs for 2016 on the importance of introducing certain foods in your diet, coming up is: SWEET POTATOES. DEFINITION AND TYPES: Sweet potato skin colors come in various shades of creamy white, yellow-orange, tan, reddish-purple and red. Sweet potato flesh colors come in shades of orange, yellow-orange, white, purple and red. These are the most common:    […]

Kimchi – Why should I eat that?

Launching a new series of blogs for 2016 on the importance of introducing certain foods in your diet, coming up is: KIMCHI. DEFINITION AND TYPES: Kimchi, also spelled kimchee or gimchi, is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. In traditional preparation, kimchi was stored underground in jars to keep cool during the summer months and unfrozen […]

1st Saigon Body Transformation Challenge by La Holista and Nicky’s Zumba® Fitness Clubs

Ready to transform your physique? Tired of not having the body you want? Why not enter a body transformation challenge? Check out all the details right now. WHAT DOES THE 4 –WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDE? 1) Personalized daily calories need calculation (value of 500,000 vnd) 2) Initial 30 minutes healthy eating seminar (value of 250,000 vnd) 3) […]

The top 5 alkaline foods

  The typical modern diet is, unfortunately, starting to consist primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms.   Our body is build to keep a neutral Ph in order to function at its best and avoid the developing of chronic, degenerative […]

5 steps to read nutrition labels

Understanding nutrition labels are one of the most important aspect of being healthy; although regulated by FDA (I have a lot to say about how this association operates and how they look out for corporates’ interests instead of people’s), companies use loopholes to make their products LOOK lighter in calories and chemicals. Being able to understand the real meaning behind nutrition labels […]

Eat your water!

Drinking water is not the only way to keep hydrated; eating it account for almost 20% of its consumption. That’s why I wanted to share this incredibly useful list of high water content fruits and vegetables that can really make a difference in health and recovery levels. And don’t forget, melons do not mix easily […]