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The Benefits of Coconut Water

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What better way to quench your thirst than with a bottle of pure coconut water? Qoola only carries the very best; we offer coconut water that is certified USDA organic, with no added sugar and high in electrolytes. It’s also cholesterol-free, fat-free, and preservative-free. With approximately 15 times more potassium than average sports drink and even a banana, our coconut water is also a great source of calcium and vitamin C.

Not only is it a tasty beverage, but it’s packed with nutrients that offer core benefits, such as:

  • Weight-loss

  • Boosts hydration

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Moisturizes and tones the skin

  • Prevents indigestion

As a much better alternative to soft drinks, coconut water is one of the hottest new health drinks in town. The coconut water that we carry at Qoola is made from hand-harvested coconuts that are frozen on the same day, making it extra fresh. And it stays that way too– right until you’re ready to indulge in its refreshing goodness.

Pop in to one of our locations for a refreshing coconut water today!

Breakfast, the Most Important Meal of the Day

Food & Recipes, Health & Fitness|

The alarm rings, and all you want to do is stay in bed for an extra five more minutes. The next thing you know you’re rushing out of the door without time for breakfast. We totally get it; we’ve all been there before.

But there’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a long night of sleep (that’s approximately 7 to 9 hours without food), breakfast offers fresh fuel for the body and the brain. It charges us with energy and provides nutrients that can increase concentration. Studies have even shown that eating breakfast can help improve memory and moods, while also lowering stress levels.

So even if you’re in a hurry, make sure to eat breakfast. Here at Qoola, we offer plenty of healthy on-the-go options.

Our breakfast wrap is made with eggs, ham, spinach, cheddar cheese and bacon, all wrapped in a tortilla shell. It’s a great source of protein, fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin A—everything you need to start the day off with a smile.

Or try our Acai Bowl, packed with acai berries straight from Brazil, which contain lots of antioxidants that are great for the body. Topped with banana and granola, this breakfast treat will surely give you that extra boost.

We also offer the Avocado Toast, a favorite dish among health foodies. Full of healthy monounsaturated fat and protein, avocados are naturally high in fiber, potassium and vitamins.

Better yet, try one of our fresh vegetable and fruit smoothies, that can be tailored according to your taste buds!

5 Benefits of Quinoa

Food & Recipes, Health & Fitness|

There’s a reason why quinoa has recently taken off as one of the most popular superfoods around. It’s not quite a cereal grain, but is categorized as a pseudo cereal. Similar to beetroots, spinach, and tumbleweeds, quinoa contains high nutritious value. Here are a few interesting facts that can help explain all the hype.

HIGH IN FIBER

For every one cup serving, quinoa contains approximately a fifth the amount you need in a balanced diet. Consuming fiber reduces high blood pressure and diabetes, lowers cholesterol, and increases the feeling of fullness since it requires a longer time to chew. It even helps with weight loss in the long run.

HIGH IN PROTEIN

Unlike most plant food, quinoa contains more protein than most grains on the market. It also contains all amino acids that are essential to a healthy diet, making it an excellent plant-based protein source for vegetarians and vegans.

HIGH IN IRON

For every one cup serving, quinoa gives you 15% of your daily iron intake. This is important since iron helps keep red blood cells healthy.

HIGH IN MAGNESIUM

In just one serving, you can receive one third of the recommended dietary allowance of magnesium. As an antioxidant, it helps balance blood pressure and reduces Type 2 diabetes, while also helping to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. Other benefits include body temperature regulation, detoxification, and the development of healthy bones and teeth.

CONTAINS LYSINE

As an essential amino acid that can’t be produced by the human body, lysine must be consumed. It helps improve the immune system by developing antibodies, and is important for tissue growth and repair. As an added bonus, lysine also helps increase serotonin levels, which can help you feel more relaxed!

Did we forget to mention that it’s delicious as well? That’s right! On our menu, we have the Quinoa Mango Salad, the Arugula Quinoa Salad, the Quinoa and Roasted Veggies Wrap and the Grilled Chicken Quinoa Wrap. So nourish your body and give one a try today!

Fresh really means Fresh

Health & Fitness|

Did you know that the reason why Qoola’s yogurt always taste fresh is because we stay clear from using heat-treated or powdered yogurt?

That’s right. Research has shown that this helps preserve probiotic cultures, which are healthy bacteria. Compared to the estimated 1 million of probiotic cultures found in powdered alternatives, Qoola’s signature frozen yogurt contains an exceptionally high number, ranging between 200 million to 400 million probiotic cultures per gram. Research has shown that this helps improve many conditions, such as:

  • Digestive Health

  • Oral Health

  • Skin

  • Immune System

  • Prevent allergies and colds

  • Control high blood pressure

Other than those health benefits, it also tastes great! It’s also the same reason why there’s never an unpleasant aftertaste.

Visit your local Qoola today and taste the difference!

Why Runners Love Running

Health & Fitness|

I ran by a little boy on my run the other day and as I passed he looked up at his mom and said “Mommy why is that lady running?” Do you ever find yourself thinking the same thing? Why would you be running when you could be at home getting an extra hour of sleep before work? I’m going to let you in on a little secret – most runners run because they love it! Here are a few reasons why:

RUNNING IS EASY

Well, it might not be easy, but it’s easy to get started! Running doesn’t require a gym, or equipment and there are no skills to master besides putting one foot in front of the other. All you need to get started is a good pair of running shoes to provide proper support to your feet and some comfortable clothes!

BURNS LOTS OF CALORIES

Studies have show that on average running burns more calories than a stair-stepper, stationary bike and other gym staples.

GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

Running is a great way to work out your heart. The faster you run, the stronger your heart will get! Running has also been shown to lower blood pressure, raise good cholesterol, help to manage and prevent diabetes and boost your immune system.

STRENGTHENS YOUR JOINTS

Contrary to popular belief, running can actually be good for your joints!  Running supports your cartilage by increasing the oxygen flow and flushing out toxins.  It also strengthens the ligaments around your joints.

REDUCES RISK OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

By helping you maintain a healthy weight, running actually reduces your risk of osteoarthritis.  Being at a healthy body weight puts less strain on your knees, which reduces your risk.

REDUCES STRESSES

For many people running is a great way to release stress and tension in your body.

SLEEP BETTER

Studies have shown that people who have problems sleeping, fall asleep much faster on days where they have gone running.

IMPROVES VISION

This one might come as a surprise, but many researchers have proven that running can actually improve vision and reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

So, lace-up your sneakers, drink lots of water and step-out the front door to start your journey towards better health!

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