A small country with big character, Belgium may not always be the first destination Europe goers will have on their mind but is without a doubt a must-see destination. Well known for its fries, castles and of course (our favourite superfood) chocolate! When exploring its fairy-tale, medieval-like towns visitors are welcomed with warm, open […]
A small country with big character, Belgium may not always be the first destination Europe goers will have on their mind but is without a doubt a must-see destination. Well known for its fries, castles and of course (our favourite superfood) chocolate!
When exploring its fairy-tale, medieval-like towns visitors are welcomed with warm, open arms by the friendly locals. In the summer time, the streets are lined with bright flowers, the air is clean and the organic fruit and vegetables you find at the local markets are on another level to say the least! Imagine taking a bite out of a peach with it tasting like you’ve plucked it straight from the tree. This kind of quality fruit and vegetable can be hard pressed to find, even in Australian supermarkets. But this kind of quality offers such a rich, dense amount of nutrients for our bodies to absorb. We can’t help but think how healthy we’d all be if we ate this quality fruit and vege all the time!
Although our body is full of amazing independent bodily functions, it’s a magical mechanism in which they are all very interconnected systems that cannot operate effectively without each other. In other words your gut will affect the health of your brain and mental state, as well as the state of your skin and complexion. Ultimately, whatever you put in your mouth that is not of high quality or nutrient-rich and will damage your gut, will also damage your skin.
Making sure we sustain a healthy balanced diet with as many clean fibre rich fruit and vegetables as possible whilst traveling can be difficult, but the effort will pay off for the longevity of the quality of your skin. Mayella's Green Harmony Capsules are the seasoned travellers multi vitamin for this reason. Another important additive is upholding a certain intake of probiotics which help to maintain healthy levels of “good bacteria” in the gut and support your immune system defences.
They help to break down foods that our bodies may otherwise find hard to digest and ultimately help to calm the in-working process of the gut. Probiotics can be taken in a supplement form or found in foods like yoghurt or kombucha tea.
To help maintain some balance for your skin through changes of diet, routine and different weather conditions, we can’t look past the Multi Vitamin Enriched Whip with its calming elements. Acting as a superfood of skincare, the formula address a variety of skin conditions and acts as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory aid to balance, correct, support, regulate, regenerate skins surface. The whip offers supreme regenerative moisture as well as a natural protection from sun, free radicals and chemical exposure.
3 Interesting facts about Belgium:
- You are on holidays so enjoy yourself! But just remember, everything in moderation. Try to maintain some balance so not all the hard work you put in at home everything is thrown out the window. Maybe have one slice of cake not two, go for a walk after dinner and wear a hat when out and about exploring.
- A dream fairy-tale like country with its blossoming flowers, rolling hills, and happy go-lucky locals, Belgium is literally a fairy-tale having more castles per kilometre than any country in the world! Over 400 castles are open to the public for visiting with some being turned into museums, hotels or even guesthouses.
- French fries or ‘Frites’ are believed to have been invented in Belgium – not France. This is a game changer. Many historians claim that potatoes were being boiled and friend and served in a fry (or chip) shape in the late-1600s. Belgian fries are typically served with a dollop of sauce or most popularly mayonnaise. The fries are often served and enjoyed eaten out of a paper cone for convenience. How thoughtful.
- Whether its laced with nougat, has a surprising bite of pralines or oozes in its truffle form, Belgium produces a mammoth 220,000 tonnes of chocolate per year. Equivalent to the weight of around 720 Boeing 747 aeroplanes! With all those feel-good chemicals and endorphins being released from the chocolate, it must also be one of the happiest countries in the world, right?