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 […]

Fermentation, yuck or yay!?

It took me quite some time to figure out what fermentation was, leaving something to rotten is actually good for you? That doesn’t make sense… When every food expert on the planet is bragging about the healthiest foods being the freshest, raw, uncooked, unprocessed food, fermentation seemed quite the opposite to me but hey, gotta […]

Free from harm

Recently I crossed path with this brilliant video ‘Man’ from Steve Cutts on one of those silly videos channels and it has definitely made quite an impression on me; I have been thinking about it day in and day out. So, I go back to google it again and right after the youtube links, I find […]

Free, almost free or very cheap

When the monthly budget is limited, the first things that cut down on are healthy food and exercize so I decided to start a listing of all the activities and food that are free or very affordardable in Shanghai. I will constrantly update the list after every time I try something out; ENJOY! Sport and […]

Don’t throw the papaya seeds

So on my way back home today I realized I didn’t have any fruit for my healing green smoothie in the morning so I stopped by the new fruit store in front of my place and the lovely lady (she gives me discounts now), told me she just got splendid papayas in. So I say: […]