HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD UP MUSCLE

Do you dream of toned and muscular legs, bouncy buttocks and fantastic abs? Do you want to be more sexy, more shapely? Well, it’s time to trade your cardio sessions for a few bodybuilding sessions to build up your muscles! And to be successful in bulking up, you must respect 3 important things: eat more, train more and let yourself recover properly! If one of these factors is not respected then all your efforts will be in vain… So much effort for nothing? Now that would be a shame!

GOODBYE TO DAY CREAMS AND HELLO TO VEGETABLE OILS

Tobacco, pollution, the cold, make-up, rubbing clothes … these are all factors that, day after day, tire and damage our skin. For years, people have used day and night creams to treat their skin, but what if I suggested something even better? Something more natural and better for the skin – vegetable oils work wonders!

REMEDIES AGAINST CONSTIPATION

Whether it is induced by medication, an anxiety state or a change of lifestyle, constipation is a real ordeal! Bloating, gas, stomachaches, an uncomfortable sensation in the lower abdomen, there’s really nothing that good about it. So here are some tips to help relieve your problems.

Watermelon Sorbet

For 4 people :
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Tip: Many sorbets sold during the summer are filled with synthetic sweeteners, dyes and other substances that children (and parents) consume.

The Aromatherapy feature of the Week: The Secrets of Better Digestion

Sick of feeling bloated after a big family meal, and then having to swallow drugs to get rid of that sensation of heaviness in your stomach? This week, our feature on Aromatherapy gives you some easy tips to help you improve digestion and offers up some natural alternatives to avoid having to visit the pharmacy.

Breastfeeding! It’s good for your child’s health, and its good for yours !

It’s panic time! My baby is arriving in one month! Between the diapers, the body suits, the gifts from Daddy, Granny, Uncle, Auntie, you’re up to your neck in the preparations of this new arrival. Do not worry, it’s the same for all Mums, and if I can tell you something, it’s only just the beginning! In amongst all of these preparations, you’ve probably already decided whether you’re going to breastfeed this little baby, or if you’re going to trade your breasts for the bottle so that Dad can also get up from his arse in the middle of the night. Not yet? Well, today we are going to talk about breastfeeding and why it’s so good!

SPORT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH: FOR OR AGAINST?

For those fans of early morning activities, exercising on an empty stomach feels more comfortable. Indeed, it’s not easy to get up early, have breakfast and then go running or cycling with a full belly. Practicing activities on an empty stomach can be done to improve performances or to increase weight loss. So, should we do it this way… or not?

SNACKING WELL, IT IS POSSIBLE….

It’s natural to want to open the fridge as soon as you get home from work and its hard to resist those delicious cakes during the children’s snack time. We all suffer. Some talk of snacks, others nibbles or titbits. What’s the difference?

The Benefits of Chia Seeds

It’s almost impossible not to have come across these super trendy little black seeds that seem to be on display in every Bio store (and even Supermarkets!) But ESPECIALLY in our news feeds from social networks. If, you are like me, and only subscribe to food-related feeds then it is inevitable, you have read something about them! Chia seeds pronounced “Tchia” or “Kia”, no one seems to be too sure … are small Super-Food seeds. “Super what? “. Let me explain all its little secrets …

Dairy products, friends or foes?

Recently, it has been accused of being the a porter of all evils but dairy products should still be an integral part of our diet. A bowl of milk of the morning, a baby Petit-Suisse, cheese as an aperitif on Saturday … should we really give it up? Today, we’ll tell you everything!

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BECOMING A VEGETARIAN?

For ecological or ethical reasons, are you looking to eliminate animal products from your diet, therefore making the change from a carnivorous to a vegetarian diet? You are….but you are a little lost, and you don’t really know how to go about it.

VEGETARISM & NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION

Proteins are part of the macronutrients essential for the proper functioning of our body. Present in all our cells, they form an important part of our genes, our muscles and are essential components in many of our systems, such as the nervous, immune and hormonal systems. Indispensable to life, quite simply, it is essential we consume them.

5 TIPS FOR STAYING HYDRATED

‘Drink a minimum 1.5 L of water a day’, ‘you don’t have to wait until you are thirsty’, ‘when it gets hot, make sure you are fully hydrated’. We’ve all heard these axioms at least once, and you’ll probably hear them again and again. If water is the only essential drink, then it is not for nothing. The human body is 60% water and up to 70% in a newborn.

Strawberry Granita

For 6 people
Preparation: 10 min
Cooking time: 0 min
Tip: Strawberry contains a large number of antioxidant components, including vitamin C and flavonoids.

Carrot, Apricot and Turmeric Juice

Preparation: 10 min
Cooking time: 0 min
Tip: Carrots and apricots are great sources of vitamin C, a vitamin with antioxidant properties.

Coffee Smoothie

For 1 person
Preparation: 10 min
Cooking time: 0 min
Tip: This refreshing smoothie provides a delicious alternative between hot chocolate and coffee

Banana and Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

For 2 people
Cooking time: 0 min
Tip: Smoothie bowls need to be eaten straight after preparation. Ideally, they should be regularly incorporated into a balanced diet.

THE BENEFITS OF CHARD!

Found in food stores throughout Europe, chard or Swiss chard, has many health benefits. Bizarrely, it is still often overlooked by consumers despite it being rich in fibre and anti-oxidants, such as beta-carotene and chlorophyll, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. Moreover, it is good for your heart, pancreas and your bones.

ATLAS C CEDAR N ° 1: A FIGHT AGAINST CELLULITE

A sworn enemy of beautiful legs, as soon as the good weather arrives, cellulite becomes our pet peeve. No matter our shape, age, weight, size, or whether you are sporty or not, cellulite is encrusted in each of us, – unfortunately no one is safe! But don’t worry, whether you suffer from aqueous or fatty cellulite, Atlas Cedar is here to cure all your problems!

INSECTS: TOMORROW’S FOOD?

Locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches etc. And what if we were to put some of them on our plate? Disgusting, no? And yet, they are presented as “the food of tomorrow”. Entomophagy, or eating insects, is already practiced by more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. So why not you ? These little beasts have a lot to offer.

Persimmon Esquimos

For 4 people
Preparation: 10 min
TIP: Khaki is rich in vitamin C, antioxidant vitamin.

Perfumed Strawberry, Kiwi & Lemon water

For 2 people
Preparation 5 min
TIP : Did you know that strawberries are rich in vitamin C, increasing the production of sexual hormones and neurotransmitters which in turn increase the libido? Guaranteed pleasure;)

Peach Cocktail – Melon

For 6 people
Preparation time: 20 min
TIP: This cocktail is fresh, refreshing and full of vitamins and minerals. Without alcohol, it can be served to pregnant women and children

Parent’s diet and influence on a new-born

It has been while now since pregnant women have known that as soon as the pink line appears on that famous ‘Test’, it’s time to put away the bottles of alcohol and to stop buying cigarettes.

But it now seems that it’s not only Mum’s diet, but also Daddy’s, that has an important role to play in the health of our future offspring, and not only during those precious 9 months!

The Benefits of Aloe Vera

It’s the star component of all sorts of health-related videos, from smoothies and juices to creams, skincare and tips to help your health. Indeed, its virtues are so multiple that aloe vera always seems to occupy a space in peoples homes. It was first written about in the Mesopotamia era. So long ago, it was even labelled the ‘the fountain of youth’ or ‘the source of youth’ by the Mayas.

The Multiple Benefits of Nettles

Known for its urticating powers and for leaving the little blisters on your calves after a ride in the forest or on your hands after a little bit of spring weeding, this plant possesses numerous benefits. So what are we talking about ? Nettles, of course! And even nettles on YOUR plate!
“Yuck? But let me explain how much good they can do for you, and let me show you some recipes we have put together!

Veal Escalope with Mushrooms

For 2 people
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Tip: Veal is rich in phenylalanine, an amino acid that has a positive effect on mood and desire.

Buckwheat Pancake

For 4 people
Preparation: 10 min
Cooking time: 6 min
Tip: Its richness in magnesium, nutrients, and its lack of gluten make buckwheat a healthy product.