Browsing Tag

Nutrition

Food Nutrition

Q&A #3 with Clara

It is time for our third Q&A with Clara Mo.

Clara is a certified Nutritionist behind the brand Blissfullyliving, and once a month she answers questions our and her readers have about food and everything related to it in a vlog. Read more about the concept here.

This month Clara touches topics as low bodyfat, estrogen, getting your period back and taking vitamin supplements. Listen and learn!

Any questions for Clara? Make sure to leave a comment for the next round in the comment field below or send us an email.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Video by Clara Mo 

Food Nutrition

Q&A #2 with Clara

We are excited to post our second Q&A with Clara Mo.

Clara is a certified Nutritionist behind the brand Blissfullyliving, and once a month she answers questions our and her readers have about food and everything related to it in a vlog. Read more about the concept here. 

This month Clara talks about how to get started with a healthy lifestyle, digs into the question about how a vegan lifestyle may or may not be harmful to infants and food that is good for someone struggling with a sensitive stomach.

Any questions for Clara? Make sure to leave a comment for the next round in the comment field below or send us an email.


By: Henriette Danielsen

Food Nutrition

Q&A #1 with Clara

We are thrilled to be presenting the first of our Q&A with Clara!

After you asked your questions on our Facebook page and  directly in the comment section of our website, Clara went through them and picked some she answered in the video below.

In this very instructive piece, Clara tackles questions about juicing, stomach cramps, B12 and other subjects so many of us wonder about. And she does it with so much laughter and humor, making it fun to listen too.

Anymore questions? Make sure to ask Clara in next month posts or by commenting below.


By: Mo Oléron

Food Nutrition

Ask Clara

Here at Best of You we love to eat. We try to maintain a healthy-ish routine most of the time, but we enjoy the occasional (or sometimes daily) ice cream and/or pastry. But with such a passion for food (well, eating food) also comes a lot of questions.

Questions that tend to pop up are; How to eat healthy? What works and what doesn´t? How much of the different foods do our body need? Of course we have seeked answers from our beloved friend Google, but there is nothing more confusing and frustrating than trying to follow nutritional advice from Google. All those different answers and people debating back and forth makes our head spin. And then we realized; we have our very own expert in our team!

Clara is our awesome and bubbly nutritionist. She is passionate about what she does and she loves to help. As we were asking her random nutrition questions the other day, we thought there are probably many people out there wondering the same things, checking the food labels and feeling a bit helpless, not knowing who to turn to. We realized how lucky we were to have her  around and that others should also be able to just “ask Clara” too.

That is how we came up with our new concept: Each month you guys will be able to “ask Clara” whatever you feel like regarding nutrition. We will select questions from you guys and she will answer them through a vlog post. You will have until the 10th of each month to ask your questions. It can be anything related to food, eating habits, vitamins and nutrients, new and old trends, juicing, eating and working out, veganism. Everything you can think off (no questions are too stupid, we promise).

So, shoot! Leave your questions in the comment field below or email us at contact@bestofyou.se


By Morgane Oléron

Events Previous Events

Good Vibes

On Sunday the 19th of February, we invited our readers to an inspirational talk in the heart of Stockholm. Nutritionist Clara Mo inspired us to a healthier lifestyle and showed us how to best incorporate healthier habits into our daily lives! It was a beautiful morning filled with so much good vibes!

Thank you to everyone who came and spendt their morning with us, to Clara for sharing her knowledge and passion, Hälsocafet for sponsoring us with THE most amazing vegan food, The Healthy Box who gave everyone the best gift to bring home and SUP46, Start-Up People of Sweden for the amazing space. Also a big thanks to NOA Relax & Focus and CLIF Bar! Beyond grateful and happy <3











For more pictures, head over to our Facebook page!


By: Henriette Danielsen

Food

Avocado love

Today we’re going to chat about the health benefits of avocado! Latest trends such as adding some avocado to your smoothie, including it in brownies, or sprucing up your avocado toast has made this food a staple in some homes. 

So what’s so great about them?

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving. They’re a great source of B vitamins, which help you fight off disease and infection. They also provide a good amount of Vitamin C and E! (2) Here are some of the most abundant nutrients found in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving (1);

Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
Folate: 20% of the RDA.
Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.

Some people might think avocados should be avoided because they are high in fat. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, which is considered a “healthy” fat. Monounsaturated fat helps to lower bad cholesterol when eaten in moderation. Since avocado contains fiber (more than 40% of your daily requirement), it will actually help you feel full longer.

Now that we’ve covered some of the nutrients found in avocados, what makes them so good for us?

Healthy gut
Avocados helps aid digestion, since they contain insoluble and soluble fibers that help your system run smoothly.

Healthy hair and skin
Avocados contain nutrients that are beneficial for keeping your skin and hair healthy! Avocados can be used externally on your skin or hair as masks, and avocado oil can help improve the health of your skin. (3)

Healthy eyes
Avocado provides carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect your eyes against cataracts, eye diseases related to age, and macular degeneration. These conditions are caused by free radicals, so the carotenoids from avocado may help counteract them. (3)

Healthy heart
Eating avocados can help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Numerous studies have shown that eating avocado can improve heart disease risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as blood triglycerides.

Help Arthritis symptoms
Studies have shown that an extract from avocado and soybean oils can significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis.

It’s easy to see how great avocado is for us, and of the best things about avocado is that it’s so easy to incorporate into your daily diet. Just add it to your smoothies, brownies, guacamole, toast, or even in your chocolate mousse! Have fun trying out new recipes and spread some avocado love!


Sources: (1) (2) (3)
This post is contributed by Samantha Thayer, Online Outreach and Education Specialist from What’s Up, USANA?. For more information on health, feel free to visit their blog or find them on Twitter @USANAInc.

Food

All About Protein and Why We Need It

You may have heard the term “macronutrients” before – these are nutrients that we need in large quantities. The three macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Today, we’re going to focus on protein: what it is, the benefits of it, how much our bodies need, and the many sources of protein.

What is Protein?
Protein is a molecule made up of smaller molecules called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids that you need to make protein. Protein is used to build and repair tissues and make enzymes and hormones, blood cells, and other important chemicals. It helps build muscles, bones, cartilage, skin, and blood. Your hair and nails are mostly made up of protein, as well!

Benefits of Protein?
Dietary protein can help stabilize blood sugar by slowing down digestion, as well as help you build more muscle (as long as you’re exercising!). Protein can help keep our metabolism running and our energy levels up.

How much do we need?
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 0.8 gram per kilogram of bodyweight per day.

According to WebMD:

• Teenage boys and active men can get all the protein they need from three daily servings for a total of seven ounces.
• For children, age 2 to 6, most women, and some older people, the government recommends two daily servings for a total of five ounces.
• For older children, teen girls, active women, and most men, the guidelines give the nod to two daily servings for a total of six ounces.

How much is too much?
While some think there’s no way you can have too much protein, others disagree. There are concerns about ketosis or GI problems. Working on having a balanced, sustainable diet with a healthy amount of protein, carbs, and fats is what is best for our bodies. Our bodies need all three macronutrients to function properly, so treat it well!

Sources of Protein
There are multiple sources of protein, most popular would be meat, poultry, or protein supplements. Here are some foods that are high in protein:

• Milk
• Cheese
• Yoghurt
• Eggs
• Beans, Lentils
• Soy
• Nuts

As far as protein shakes go, there are many different options on the market that are available. It is easy to find whey, soy, or plant-based proteins depending on your preferences.


This post is contributed by Samantha Thayer, Online Outreach and Education Specialist from What’s Up, USANA?. For more information on health, feel free to visit their blog or find them on Twitter @USANAInc.

Breakfast

The ultimate brekkie in just minutes

There is no better way (seriously) to start the day than with some fresh cooked oatmeal. It’s made in matter of minutes and keeps you full longer. We give you the ultimate brekkie recipe!

Fun fact: an oatmeal bath (yes, there is such a thing) has long been used to soothe inflamed skin from conditions such as chickenpox and sunburn. It’s made by simply adding 2 dl of oatmeal to your bathwater.

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 dl oats (preferably organic)
4 dl water
Some raisins
A pinch of salt

Topping
1 banana
A handful of goji berries
A handful of cacao nibs
Some almonds
Almond milk (homemade if you want)

Choose whatever you like as topping, we usually never end up with the same thing twice! And the almond milk can easily be switched out with hazelnut or coconut milk. There are endless possibilities.

Instructions
Add the oats, water, raisins and salt in a pan and bring to boil on low heat. Stir constantly. It takes only a few minutes to get ready, and the oatmeal should have a soft, creamy consistency. Move into a serving bowl and top with fruit and berries. Add a dash of almond milk right before eating.


By Henriette Danielsen