Monday, 22 May 2017

Avocado dip

Avocado is full of monounsaturated fats, the “good” fats that kids actually need in their diet every day. In fact, it’s recommended that 25 to 35% of kid’s calories come from fats, primarily the unsaturated ones. So how do you get your child to eat this creamy green fruit? 
We’ve found avocado goes over well with kids when served as a spread on wraps in place of mayonnaise or cream cheese. Ripe avocado should mash easily with a fork. Mix in a dash of lemon juice and salt, and you’ve got a tasty spread or dip. 
Start kids on avocado early since fat intake is particularly important in the early years. In fact, ripe avocado is a perfect baby food spooned straight out of its peel.


Monday, 15 May 2017

Will your kid eat tofu?

We know, you’re probably thinking there’s no way your child will ever touch tofu, right? 

Well, think again. Though not always a favorite when served whole in dishes, tofu is a kid-pleaser when used to provide a creamy base in smoothies and desserts like our Blueberry Power Smoothie and Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream. Tofu is a great source of protein, B vitamins, calcium, and iron – all nutrients that kids often need more of for proper growth and bone health. Try one of our tofu recipes on your child, and we promise that he’ll be asking for more.


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a group of structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins the human body requires for complete synthesis of certain proteins that are prerequisites for blood coagulation and which the body also needs for controlling binding of calcium in bones and other tissues. The vitamin K-related modification of the proteins allows them to bind calcium ions, which they cannot do otherwise. Without vitamin K, blood coagulation is seriously impaired, and uncontrolled bleeding occurs. Preliminary clinical research indicates that deficiency of vitamin K may weaken bones, potentially leading to osteoporosis, and may promote calcification of arteries and other soft tissues.

Vitamin K1, also known as phylloquinone, is made by plants, and is found in highest amounts in green leafy vegetables because it is directly involved in photosynthesis. It may be thought of as the plant form of vitamin K. It is active as a vitamin in animals and performs the classic functions of vitamin K, including its activity in the production of blood-clotting proteins. Animals may also convert it to vitamin K2.


Friday, 5 May 2017

Winners of movie contest!

We know the winners in movie contest "What to do to be healthy"!!!

Gdynia Sports Centre have been running a lot of activities in primary schools since September 2016 which main aim is to raise awareness of children, parents and teachers about healthy lifestyle. When we were announcing the contest we was wondering what is the feedback of our actions and we need to say that we are very impressed. All the films show that children know exactly what to do to be healthy - the recipe is to do sport and eat properly.


We choosed the winners:

* Primary School no 26, class II A
* Primary School no 29, class II C
* Primary School no 47, class II D

Commendation:

* Primary School no 21, class II B

Congratulations!!!

All the films we will present on our fb.


Monday, 1 May 2017

Move up area during European Street Run in Gdynia

In the coming weekend Gdynia Sports Centre organizes a great running festival called European Street Run. Saturday, the 6th May is dedicated to children and youth who will be able to try their force in few distances: 150 m, 1 km, 1,8 km and 4 km, depending on age.

We are very happy because our project will be a part of this event. From 10 am till 4 pm you can find Move up area in the Gdynia Arena Hall. 

We will encourage children to live healthy, of course! In our agenda we have planned a lot of attractions such as:
  • smoothie bike - prepare your fruity coctail by pedaling;
  • workshops from nutrition and ways of being active by whole family;
  • educational games;
  • sport games;
  • contests with rewards.
Don't miss the chance to encourage your kid to be active! Come and join the sport festival!




Thursday, 27 April 2017

How to serve flaxseed for children?

This nutty plant food is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for optimal brain development. Flaxseed is sold whole and ground, but research suggests that ground is absorbed by the body better. Try sprinkling ground flaxseed onto cereal or into the batter of sweet treats like Apple Upside-Down Cake or Banana-Cinnamon Waffles (pictured). Replace 1/4 cup of flour with ground flaxseed in your child’s favorite muffin, bread, or pancake recipe to add a healthy boost to baked goods.


Monday, 24 April 2017

Vitamin E

What are the Vitamin E Benefits?

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which plays a role as an antioxidant in the body. It also helps to prevent free radical damage to specific fats in the body that are critical for your health. Vitamin E is an important vitamin that is required for the proper function of many organs in the body and is extremely useful in naturally slowing aging. It is found in many foods including certain oils, nuts, poultry, eggs, fruits and wheat germ oil. It is also available as a supplement. Vitamin E benefits include treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels; such as chest pains, high blood pressure, and blocked or hardened arteries.




Top 10 Vitamin E Benefits: 

Supplementing and consuming vitamin E rich foods have the following health benefits: 

1. Balances Cholesterol 

Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance made by the liver and required by the body for the proper function of your cells, nerves, and hormones. 

2. Fights Free Radicals and Prevents Disease Development 

Free radicals fight and break down the healthy cells in your body and this can lead to heart disease and cancer. 

3. Repairs Damaged Skin 

Vitamin E helps to strengthen the capillary walls in your skin and to improve moisture and elasticity, acting as a natural anti-aging nutrient within your body. 

4. Thickens Hair 

Because Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, it helps to decrease environmental damage to your hair. 

5. Balances Hormones 

Vitamin E can help to play a crucial role in balancing your endocrine and nervous system, naturally working to help keep your hormones balanced . 

6. Helps PMS Symptoms 

Taking a vitamin E supplement 2-3 days before and 2-3 days after a menstrual period can reduce the cramping, anxiety, and cravings that are related to PMS. 

7. Improves Vision 

Vitamin E may help decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which is a common cause of blindness. 

8. Helps People with Alzheimer’s Disease 

Vitamin E may slow down the worsening of memory loss and functional decline in people with moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease. 

9. Improves Effects of Medical Treatments 

Vitamin E is sometimes used to lessen the harmful effects of medical treatments such as radiation and dialysis. 

10. Improves Physical Endurance and Muscle Strength 

Vitamin E can be used to improve your physical endurance.