Archive | July, 2012

GI vs GL

In a world that is already over complicated we believe in keeping things simple here at TIEX, especially when it comes to health and nutrition! But we wanted to share a little bit of information about glycemic index. There is a lot of buzz around glycemic index – (GI) and glycemic load – (GL); but also some [...]

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Geneva salad

Whilst traveling in Europe Adriana was inspired by her friends fridge to make this quick easy super tasty salad. Often when we are in different in environments we don’t have all the ingredients we may use for a particular dish when we are at home and sometimes this is when the best flavour combinations are [...]

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The clean 15 and the dirty dozen

Here at TIEX we want to try to make healthy eating easier for you by giving you up to date nutrition advice. Eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is at the core of any healthy eating program. But do you stop to consider the benefits of organic produce? Unfortunately many of the pesticides [...]

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Home Made Morning Muesli

Home made muesli is a great way to start your day. Here is the delicious recipe we use to make muesli at TIEX. This makes enough for 2 servings. 2 apples 1 banana 4 tablespoons of rolled oats 180g (1/2 cup) plain low fat yoghurt (liquid consistency) pinch of cinnamon 1 tablespoon raisins sunflower seed [...]

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Water for weight loss!

When on one of our retreats we always reminding everyone of the importance of hydrating, especially during exercise. But often when at home and at work people tend to forget to drink water – Martin is not there to yell out “water break!” for starters. Since our bodies are around 70% it makes sense that [...]

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Bananas – natures gatorade!

There is often a lot of talk about the use of sports drinks during exercise, but in most cases fruit such as bananas can be a cheaper, healither more effective option. A recent study looked at how effective bananas were at sustaining cyclists during a period of 3 hour intense exercise compared to a sports drink [...]

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Your pace is perfect

I was inspired to write this post by a conversation I had with Alex Benasuli, who is currently with us on the island teaching yoga, when he last visited The Island Experience. We were talking about what he discovered the first time he came to the program – the value of learning how to find [...]

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