6 Food & Drink Hacks to elevate your Health & Fitness

There are countless moments in our everyday lives where we have opportunities to do tiny things — decisions and actions that take minimal effort, but can yield a bunch of truly significant benefits to your overall health and wellness.

And when we combine these little things with the bigger, more ambitious activities and habits we implement to meet our fitness, health and happiness goals, we come ever closer to truly living our best lives.

Head over to COUNTER CULTURE CAFE to experience …

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A key highlight of this lifestyle café is the new menu, created by award-winning culinary experts, will feature an irresistible selection of sweet and savoury treats, with a key focus on healthy eating options without sacrificing taste or flavor.

 

Here are 6 simple ways to kick your health & wellness efforts up a notch or two, to have that GREAT life:

1. Green Tea

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Make Green tea a staple by drinking it before or after your meals. It helps stimulate your metabolism, improve you brain function and lower your risk of cancer. Additionally, drinking hot tea helps you relax too.

At Counter Culture Cafe we offer the Green Tea with  Jasmine Flower –  a mild and delicate tea with a pale yellow infusion and pronounced jasmine aroma, naturally enriched with jasmine flowers.

 

2. Pure Dark chocolate

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When you have a craving for a sweet treat, go for a pure dark chocolate. I t is lower in sugar content than you run-of-the-mill candy bar, and it may help lower blood pressure and improve brain function. It’s the smart way to indulge!

Indulge in our range of Dark Hot Chocolate drinks blended exotic ingredients such as Mango + Cardamom; Beetroot + Maple; Mint + Soy milk; and Rum & Espresso, when you visit Counter Culture Cafe

 

3. Avocado

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Embrace the Avocado! they are high in fiber, which helps regulate digestion, and heart healthy fats. It’s much more nutritious topping for your toast than butter or cream cheese.

You must try the Goat cheese & Avocado Crostini from our All-Day Dining Menu at Counter Culture Cafe

 

4. Spin-off Protein

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Put two carb-heavy foods together to make a complete protein. do, if you’re eating grains, add some dairy or legumes, like Cereal + Milk, Rice + Beans or Whole Grain Bread + Peanut Butter.

Treat yourself to a lush Homemade Cereal with peanut butter cookies, fruit & fiber and chocolate milk, part of All-Day Breakfast at Counter Culture Cafe

 

5. Greek Yoghurt

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Toss mayo in favour of some Greek yoghurt. It  has 10 times the protein of mayonnaise and moreover it contains probiotics, which are good for digestion.

 

6. Cayenne Pepper

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If you can handle the heat, don’t be afraid to spice it up. spices such as cayenne pepper and ginger help give your metabolism a boost thanks to their high levels of capsaicin.

They are also said to help prevent cancer, keep your heart healthy and release endorphins in the brain.

 

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Original post by Lean Cuisine/MASHABLE

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Brilliant Stories feat. ANIOKE from the Housekeeping Department

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Anioke was cleaning one of the rooms on Thursday and coincidentally it was the guest’s birthday and while having conversation with the said guest, they realized that couple of days later was his son’s birthday as well, so Anioke took it upon him and made a personalized Birthday card and a cake together for father and son.

Now, Anioke being a Nigerian himself had the brilliant idea of writing the wishes on the Birthday card in their local language “Igbo”. The guest was moved by this wonderful gesture as it was quite emotional for him and was unable find words to express his immense happiness and was very grateful to Anioke.

The guest said didn’t expect that the hotel staff would go above and beyond their duty to do something like this.

The Birthday wishes in Igbo Language:

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The English Translation:

Mr. U,

A very good morning to you, we are very happy you are in our midst, this day. We want to seize the opportunity to say a happy birthday to you and your son on this memorable occasion.

We are sure your stay with us will be a remarkable one.

Do not hesitate to let us know of any other thing you may need by dialing ‘0’ from the phone in your room.