Try For 5 Vegetables Challenge with National Nutrition Week

Why not challenge yourself to eat 5 serves of vegetables every day during National Nutrition Week! 

 3 great ways to add vegetables to your day are:

1. Eat a rainbow

Have a bunch of different coloured vegetables every day during National Nutrition Week to get the max variety of beneficial nutrients, PLUS you’ll love the variety of tastes and textures!

2. Try something new every day

Try a new vegetable, a new recipe, or try eating vegetables in a way that you don’t normally eat them. Or get more bang for your buck by using up ageing veggies, and eating the parts that you usually throw away!

3. Love your legumes

Did you know that 2016 is International Year of the Pulse? Or that legumes are in the vegetable AND protein food groups? Pulses, beans and legumes are a cheap and versatile source of fibre, protein plus many other important nutrients.

What’s in a colour?

RED

Red fruits and vegetables are coloured by a natural plant pigment called lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep our heart healthy.

PURPLE /BLUE

The plant pigment anthocyanin is what gives blue/purple fruits and vegetables their distinctive colour. Anthocyanin also has antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

ORANGE/YELLOW

Carotenoids give this group their vibrant colour. A well-known carotenoid called Betacarotene is found in sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots. It is converted to vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy mucous membranes and healthy eyes. Another carotenoid called lutein is stored in the eye and has been found to prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness.

GREEN

Green vegetables contain a range of phytochemicals including carotenoids, indoles and saponins, all of which have anti-cancer properties. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are also excellent sources of folate.

BROWN/WHITE

White fruits and vegetables contain a range of health-promoting phytochemicals such as allicin (found in garlic) which is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some members of the white group, such as bananas and potatoes, are also a good source of potassium.

 

For more information go to http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/national-nutrition-week

Healthy Life Challenge .. take the Steps!

You’re probably aware of the importance of working towards a healthy life and as life in general is so complex are also probably confused about the steps to take to start the process? Are you aware that there’s a BIG push away from sugary drinks lately? Naturally, there’s a very good reason for this. Sugary drinks are a major contributor to a wide range of preventable diseases including obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer!

We understand it’s difficult to break the sugary drinks habit if you don’t have a fast, convenient and delicious alternative to turn to. That’s why we at Chiller2Go are working together with Green Tea in 3 Seconds who have put together the Top 6 Reasons To Replace Your Soft Drinks with Green Tea in 3 Seconds to help you get started on your path to a healthy life. We also understand that us human’s like variety and drinking just water all the time water can become boring. Check out The Fresh Start Pack and Hydration Station, now available online Green Tea in 3 Seconds

1. REDUCE YOUR SUGAR INTAKE 

The processed sugar contained in sugary drinks is excess energy that your body doesn’t need. Too much sugar can lead to significant weight gain. (Source: Live Lighter)

When you gain weight, fat doesn’t just build up around your waist. Toxic fat also builds up around your vital organs, releasing dangerous levels of chemicals that increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer (Ref 1, 2 & 3).

Choosing to replace just one bottle of ready-made Ice Tea, for example, with a Green Tea in 3 Seconds, will reduce your sugar intake by 34 grams… that’s 8 teaspoons! This is step one to a healthy life!

 

2. BOOST YOUR ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are fantastic little health-boosting compounds that occur naturally in green tea, along with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

They’re great at rounding up the free radicals that cause cell damage within the body, that can then result in inflammation and disease.

While sugary drinks usually contain health-depleting ingredients including artificial flavours, preservatives, artificial colours and so on, Green Tea in 3 Seconds contains only naturally health-boosting ingredients.

Every single sachet of Green Tea In 3 Seconds contains 265 mg of antioxidants. This is great to know as the health benefits associated with green tea are dose dependent and occur between 200-1000mg of antioxidants per day. This means 2-3 sachets is all you need!

More steps to a healthy life will follow soon …. so start your journey and keep posted for more.

30 Day Hydration Challenge

Sharing the move to wellness with Chiller2Go

Life can be complicated … but one change we can easily make is a move to wellness.

For me it was a natural decision to go back to basics and keep life simple. For instance, water quenches my thirst better than anything else and so I drink lots of water all day! Fresh fruit and crunchy vegetables make an awesome sugar free natural snack and so I make sure I only have these natural healthy snacks around me to keep my blood sugar up and my concentration level at its peak.

Add a healthy lunch and a healthy dinner and voila… you have an easy well rounded eating regime.

The most difficult thing about changing your habits is getting through the first few days. Once you’re through those, you’ll wonder what the big deal was. BUT if you do slip up, don’t be too hard on yourself. Give it a serious go again and get  back on track.

My motto is KISS …. ‘keep it simple’ (silly)

Chiller2Go .. its a Life:Style decision.

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Snack on Snow Peas in Spring

I’m loving Spring because Snow Peas are in season. David Harris from Harris Fran Markets says they are his pick of the week. Not only is this a ‘no waste vegetable’, they are around 35% cheaper than last week so try popping a handful of these in your Chiller2Go Fruit Suit this week for the ultimate guilt-free sweet snack.

Crunchy fresh Snow Peas are the perfect portable snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth! How’s that for a great Spring tip! 

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Does your school do Crunch&Sip®?

CRUNCH & SIP 1If yes, you know you have to pack a healthy fruit or vegetable snack for your child to eat each day. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut packing the same Crunch&Sip® snack day after day.

 

A Chiller2Go® Fruit Suit® variety pack is a great idea for the following reasons:

  • It will help your child to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables that are kept chilledand protected from bumps and bruises.
  • It will enable you to introduce new fruit or vegetables alongside familiar or more accepted ones
  • the Chiller2Go Fruit Suit is visually appealing!

TIPS:

  • Try to include two or three different kinds in each Fruit Suit, maybe one unfamiliar alongside one or two choices your child already loves.
  • Pop the frozen gel pack in the base of your Fruit Suit and try packing a combination of small whole pieces like an apple, banana, pear, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, grapes, apricots or plums.
  • This is a great way to increase the variety of fruit and veg your child eats, plus it makes your job very quick and simple.

Try a Chiller2go Fruit Suit!

Our Story

My Chiller2Go story began when I founded Chilled Out in 2012 on a hot summers day in Brisbane, Queensland. It began with a vision to create the Chiller2Go® Fruit Suit®, a neoprene bag plus gel pack for fruit on-the-go, positioning itself as an essential Life:Style accessory for fruit loving peeps and encouraging a fun loving, healthy, adventurous lifestyle!

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July 2016 has got off to a wonderful start, thousands more people have joined the challenge and are sharing the plastic free message in communities around the world. During July, remember your reusables – collect up your shopping bags, water bottle, coffee cups and put them where you will remember to take them. Plastic Free July is a challenge not a competition so make sure you focus on what you CAN avoid, not what you can’t.

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Things are not always what they seem!

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The idea that something may look like one thing, but be much more than what it first appears, totally appeals to me!

We’ve always loved the concept of ‘Things are not always what they seem‘ and our Chiller2Go drink bottles are a great example of this!

Find out why!