4 Vegan Recipes with a Nordic Twist

4 Vegan Recipes with a Nordic Twist

One of the main ideas behind Veganuary is to inspire people and give them a taste of a vegan lifestyle. 

For this blog post we have compiled a number of recipes that are a) tasty and b) have a nordic twist. 

The featured recipes are considered classics in their native places Finland, Sweden and Denmark. They are the perfect proof that vegan food doesn't have to be complicated! 

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4 Powerful Habits for Health and Success In The New Year

4 Powerful Habits for Health and Success In The New Year

Some of the most popular new year's resolutions include exercising more and improving fitness, losing weight, saving money, and improving diet. 

Sounds familiar? 

Then the next number might disappoint you: Studies have shown that approximately 80% of New Year's resolutions fail within a couple of weeks! Some say this number is even higher. 

Why do so many New Year's resolutions fail? 

In today's blog post we want to examine, what is the secret to building good habits and how small tweaks can help you lead a healthier life. 

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The Benefits of Being a (Part-Time) Vegan

The Benefits of Being a (Part-Time) Vegan

Veganism has been on the rise for a while now. Many celebrities have adopted a vegan lifestyle and some have even started promoting it. How come? 

The advantages of plant-based diets have been studied over several years. 

The most extensive study till date is probably the China Study. It is often referred to as the “vegan bible”, as it makes a pretty strong case for a plant-based diet. 

For this study data was collected over the span of 20 years and compared plant-based diets with animal-based diets. The findings are quite astonishing and later inspired influential figures like Bill Clinton go vegan

We wanted to know: What are the actual benefits? 

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5 fun facts about zinc that you didn't know

5 fun facts about zinc that you didn't know

Considering the abundance of zinc in our everyday life it is quite surprising how little we generally know about zinc. Many are familiar with zinc as an ingredient in supplements, but that's about it. 

We want to shed some more light on the topic. In the process we discovered some interesting facts, some of them things we never considered before. 

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5 Ways to Start The New Year With a Bang

5 Ways to Start The New Year With a Bang

Wow, what a year... 

Who would have thought back in January that 2020 would turn out the way it did... a year with a global pandemic that would bring pretty much everything to a halt. 

While you probably can't wait to close the chapter on 2020 and head into 2021, we want to share a few points on how to make your transition even more powerful. 

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How do we celebrate Christmas at AAVALABS?

How do we celebrate Christmas at AAVALABS?

Here at AAVALABS we love Christmas! 

First of all, our company was started in Finland, which is officially the home of Santa Claus (yes, there's even an official address online!). 

The other thing we love about the holiday season is the fact that we get to spend time with our loved ones. 

It's the time of the year where we all take a small breather from the hectic day-to-day hustle and gather our energies for the new year. And of course it's also a great time to enjoy some very unique Christmas foods that are only eaten during the festive season. 

In this blog post we want to introduce you to some Finnish Christmas traditions and also share some experiences from our international team that operates all over the world. 

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Our Top 5 Winter Survival Tricks from Finland

Our Top 5 Winter Survival Tricks from Finland

Finland is known for its long, dark and coooold winters. No wonder we are experts when it comes to winter survival tricks! 

Find out our five favorite strategies for fighting off the winter blues and making the best out of the season.

 

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5 Supplements You Should Be Taking In Winter

5 Supplements You Should Be Taking In Winter

Surprisingly, many people struggle with symptoms like fatigue and mild depression in the winter, yet few realize that the reason for their problems might be vitamin deficiency. 

Oftentimes the assumption is: “I eat normal food and lead a normal life, I´ve always managed without supplements or additional help!” 

We've seen this attitude among our own family members and friends as well.

The truth is that the food and the lifestyle we consider “normal” is not always sufficient to keep us healthy and energized - especially if we live in a region with little sunlight during winters, experience stress or suffer from certain health problems that affect the absorption of nutrients. 

It's also good to remember that cold weather can affect your entire body in a number of ways adding extra challenges. After all, our body is not a machine! 

Here are five vitamins that can put the spring back in your step…

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Here's what you need to know about supplements regulations & certificates

Here's what you need to know about supplements regulations & certificates

When you buy supplements you want them to be safe and effective. 

But how can you verify the quality and purity of a product? What is the European Union to ensure the safety of supplements? Where can you get additional information?   

In this article we want to provide you an overview about the things you should know about regulations, safety of supplements and certificates. 

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7 Interesting Facts about Magnesium you probably didn't know

7 Interesting Facts about Magnesium you probably didn't know

Magnesium is an essential element that the human body needs to function properly. It plays a crucial part in relaxing muscles and helping them to function. 

While magnesium is a highly popular supplement favored especially by athletes, most people know surprisingly little about it. 

In this blog post we want to introduce some surprising facts and benefits of magnesium that you´ve probably not heard of yet. 

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10 Myths and Little Known Facts About Vitamins

10 Myths and Little Known Facts About Vitamins

While we are surrounded by an ever increasing number of nutritional supplements and health products, we often know surprisingly little about them. In this blog post we want to take a closer look at some little known facts and misconceptions surrounding vitamins and supplements. 

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How to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency

How to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is essential for our health. 


The name is no coincidence: it is the only vitamin whose supply is not mainly provided by food, but by the sun. And this is exactly where the problem lies. Especially in the dark winter months, a D vitamin deficiency can easily occur in our latitudes. If there is little sunlight during the day and we spend most of our time indoors, the body's vitamin D production automatically declines.  


In this blog post, we explain how to recognize a deficiency, what causes it, and how you can easily correct a deficiency with supplementation.

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