to Coconut Oil
The following fact will probably not really surprise you: coconut oil is lately one of the biggest beauty trends worldwide.
And guess who is always a huge fan of everything trendy in terms of beauty?
Our dear Celebrities! No matter if hair masks, skin peelings or even Oil Pulling treatments to whiten the teeth; Gwyneth Paltrow and Co couldn’t live without the exotic fruit as beauty product and neither could we.
We could of course start listing all the amazing benefits of coconut oil but in the end the best would be to just try it yourself! Or to at least rely on the experiences of the following Celebs, who already totally fell in love with coconut oil.
The lovely American actress was lately mentioning in a Vogue interview, that she uses coconut oil as a natural and skin friendly make up remover. Sounds actually like a really good idea, right? Coconut oil keeps your skin smooth and hydrated for the night until you put on your make up again the next morning.
If there is anyone you can trust concerning beauty essentials, then a real supermodel! And speaking of supermodels, Miranda Kerr is definitely one of them. She loves to take coconut oil for her hair and face and as she always looks gorgeous, this habit can’t be that bad, right?
Being a known and stylish British actress, Gwyneth is definitely a reliable person when it comes to beauty hacks. She was talking about her coconut love in an interview with Glamour recently by saying that she loves to use coconut oil as an Oil Pulling treatment. And she is totally right to do it! Because Oil Pulling is not only whitening your teeth, but also cleaning your mouth and even your skin by having thereby a medical benefit. If you would like to have a smile as beautiful as Gwyneth’s, you should definitely check out our Chi White Oil Pulling treatment!
The Pretty Little Liars Star once confessed her Coconut Oil addiction by wearing a printed T-shirt saying Salty Hair Coconut Oil Big Waves Hot Sun. Lucy likes to put some coconut oil on the tips of her hair to assure they are curling in the right way. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Lovely Mindy is another good Coconut Lover to trust. After having more or less earned the coconut obsession from her mother – as the actress says herself – she couldn’t go without Coconut Oil as it is the best hair product for her amazing curls.
So if you haven’t started enjoying the benefits of coconuts yet, why don’t you just have a look at our product range, including Coconut Oil, Coconut Oil Pulling treatment and delicious Raw Coconut Water and Milk as fresh and nutritious drinks. We are sure you will fall in love with coconuts very soon and look forward to welcoming you in our Coconut Lover Family!
to a preview screening…
With the upcoming release of Captain Fantastic on the 9th September, Chi invites you to have a chance of winning tickets to a preview screening of the film on 7th September 2016.
“Captain Fantastic,” written and directed by “Silicon Valley”‘s Matt Ross, presents a family who have retreated from the world into the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. They are off the grid. They hunt for food. They are self-reliant. It’s “Swiss Family Robinson,” or that 1970s series of films about “The Wilderness Family.” Fresh air. No consumerism. No materialism.
Win 2 tickets to attend the exclusive screening of Captain Fantastic Wednesday 7th September at 7pm, Central London location.
HOW TO ENTER?
It’s quick and easy to enter our competition, all you need to do is:
1. Share the competition post on Chi Facebook
2. Retweet the competition post on Chi Twitter
This competition will run from Friday 26th August until Friday 2nd September 2pm.
“A story of love and extremes, the pleasurably freewheeling Captain Fantastic centers on a family that has found its bliss in splendid, unplugged isolation” – The New York Times
Have a sneaky peek of the trailer here.
Terms and Condition’s: The prize is a pair of tickets to attend the celebrity screening of @CaptainFantastic on 7th September in London. This prize is non-refundable
with Good Yoga Life
Good Yoga Life is taking over one of London’s busiest tube stations for a week of classes and events with some of London’s top yoga and wellbeing experts. The week-long event in Old Street Station aims to positively interrupt the daily commute and offers commuters some much needed zen. Chi products will be available at the event all week so if you fancy nourishing your body with our products while taking part in some relaxing yoga practice, Old Street Station is the place to be!
Shoreditch commuters will join wellbeing experts such as Annie Clarke (Mind Body Bowl), Julie Montagu (The Flexi Foodie), Jody Shield (Life Tonic), Adam Husler (Boys of Yoga), Cat Meffan (Adidas), Marcus Veda (Yotopia), Emily-Clare Hill (Lululemon), Steffy White (Soho House & instructor to Deliciously Ella), Addictive Daughter & many more as part of a week-long takeover from 20th-26th June. The event also includes London’s first ever 12 hour Yoga-Relay, which will see up to 400 people raise money for homelessness charity Shelter on Saturday 25th June.
Julie Montagu- ‘The Flexi Foodie’
70,000 commuters pass through Old Street Station every day who are tired, stressed and not at all present. Research shows that we’re one of the most affected European cities when it comes to transport disruption and as a result mental wellbeing is affected severely. Last year a survey of more than 5500 commuters in London, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid and Paris found that some rate the worry and strain of the commute to work on a par with a relationship breakdown – and often worse than the job itself! This week-long takeover offers a real opportunity to alleviate the stress of daily London commuting and get more people involved in yoga.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now for the opportunity to break up your stressful commute and rehydrate with Chi at the Good Yoga Life Old Street Takeover. The link for tickets can be found by clicking here.
cause of Britain’s obesity crisis
A headline aired on LBC Radio Station this morning has suggested that the cause of Britain’s obesity problem could be that we have received incorrect dietary advice for decades. The National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration have produced a report stating that the nation’s beliefs concerning what makes a healthy diet are false. Although it has been assumed that low-fat diets are the key to good health, now commentators claim that fats are essential to a balanced lifestyle and do not encourage weight gain. High fat foods such as avocados are in fact beneficial, while the real culprits are processed foods labeled as ‘low fat’ that often contain hidden sugars to compensate in taste for removed fat.
Dr. Aseem Malhotra, founding member of the Public Health Collaboration, claimed that guidelines promoting low fat products are ‘perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history resulting in devastating consequences for public health’. Instead, he promotes the consumption of fats ‘to get slim’. Indeed, the BBC documentary aired in 2015 titled ‘The Truth About Sugar’ explored the great extent to which sugar is hidden in processed foods such as low fat ready meals. The show followed the journey of four volunteers who slashed their sugar intake in a bid to lose weight. The results were impressive: 3 of the volunteers lost almost a stone each.
Fiona Phillips, presenter of BBC Documentary ‘The Truth About Sugar’, highlights hidden sugar in ‘low fat’ products
Similarly, recently celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched his ‘war on sugar’ through his campaign aiming to underline sugar as the leading contributor to health problems in the UK owing to its persistent presence in supposedly healthy options in supermarkets. He has shown great support for George Osborne’s agenda to introduce a tax on sugar to reduce obesity that is to be implemented in 2018.
Jamie Oliver tackles the UK’s obesity problem
Instead of choosing products branded as ‘low fat’ or ’low cholesterol’, it seems that the way forward is a balanced diet free of added sugars and enriched with whole foods including those high in healthy fats.
Food Eat Well show
We had such a great weekend exhibiting at the BBC Good Food Eat Well; the show brought together healthy food brands and producers, alongside an inspirational line-up of healthy chefs and celebrities. It was an interesting 3 days to learn about new innovations in healthy food, free from products and to taste some incredible food and drinks. Customers, chefs, celebrities and exhibitors had so much fun at the show. We cannot wait for next year!
The successful bestseller of ‘Honestly Healthy Cleanse’, Natasha Corrett, came to see us on the Chi stand, to rehydrate after a busy day of demos, talks and book signings. She’s a huge fan of Chi, and we’re a huge fan of her!
Here, self-taught chef, Marcus Bean and Davina’s Team enjoying Chi Drinks.
Our amazing Chi team who stayed hydrated during the weekend with our coconut water!
Here are a few pictures from the show:
See you next year BBC Good Food Eat Well Show!
Banana Workout Smoothie
A pre-or-post workout smoothie is the quickest and easiest way to pack in essential nutrients that your body needs before and after a workout. A liquid snack before hitting the gym can provide the body the fuel it needs to gain muscle and burn fat, and won’t be too heavy on your stomach.
After a workout, a protein drink can help build stronger muscles and speed up muscle recovery time. Protein can also help to rebuild the body throughout the day.
Whey Protein is probably the most popular form of protein powder, however it contains dairy, and not everyone can stomach dairy. Luckily, there are plenty of Vegan and dairy free options on the market now. We recommend trying protein substitutes like hemp, rice, or pea, and milk substitutes like coconut, rice, oats or almond.
Our Dairy Free Chocolate & Banana Workout Smoothie is made using Pulsin Rice Protein which is raw and contains 8g of Protein per serving. Drink this 60-90 minutes before or after a workout for a tasty, nutritious and energising boost.
Dairy Free Chocolate & Banana Workout Smoothie
1 x 330ml Chi Chocolate Coconut Milk
1-2 servings (10-20g) Pulsin Rice Protein (or protein powder of your choice – please check recommended serving on back of pack)
1 x Banana
Chia Seeds (optional)
Chop your banana into small chunks and pop into a blender. Add your protein powder, and pour over a carton of Chi Chocolate Coconut Milk. Blend until smooth.
Serve over ice, or pop into your favourite shaker. Finish with a sprinkle of Chia Seeds.
in UK and Australia
London, UK, Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) 10 November, 2011 – – It is the latest craze, and celebrities like Madonna and Rihanna have been queuing up to drink it. In case you have had your head buried in the ground, we’re talking about coconut water. Joining this fast growing category in both the UK and Australia is newcomer CHI (which means Life Force). Packed in both 330ml and 1 litre tetra packs, Chi is 100% pure and natural with no added ingredients, no added sugar, is fat free and low calorie. The health benefits of coconut water are numerous. It hydrates the body quicker than water due to the high ‘electrolyte content’, making it a favourite drink for athletes, yoga practitioners and slimmers alike. Even celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow use coconut water to aid in slimming as part of a calorie controlled diet.
Chi Coconut Water is the brainchild of entrepreneur Jonathan Newman. “I became passionate about coconut water when I was in Thailand on honeymoon, and used to drink five or six raw coconuts a day. I noticed how good I felt, how my fatigue and blurry eyes got better, and of course how tasty it was,” commented Newman. “When I got back to the UK I started looking at packaged coconut juice drinks, just as a consumer. I couldn’t find one that I particularly liked. Most of the big American brands used Brazilian coconuts, which taste quite bitter. They all seemed to have a bit of an aftertaste. Yet people just drank it because of the nutritional benefits, even though they didn’t necessary like it. I just thought there is room to do so much better.”
After raising the initial seed capital necessary to finance the development, Newman headed back to Thailand and drove around the country visiting plantations, meeting farmers, and buying coconut water from streets in every region. “There, on a little street in the middle of nowhere, we found the sweetest coconut water we have ever tasted,” comments Newman. “It was fantastic. We quickly went and met the owners of the plantation, and felt certain we had a product that differentiated itself from every other coconut water on the market.”
With big players like Vita Coco, Zico and One accounting for most of the US market share, Chi Coconut Water is already making inroads into the market. “I feel confident we have a unique proposition,” says Newman. “We excel in taste, packaging and nutritional content. Our 330ml is currently the only tetrapak on the market to feature the new Dreamcap opening. People want premium quality at an affordable price and that’s what Chi offers.”
With stunning packaging and a naturally sweeter taste, Chi Coconut Water is taking the market by storm and already boasts an impressive following, with celebs such as Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, The Ringer) and wife Alice Evans (Vampire Diaries) counting themselves as hardcore fans. “As keen yoga enthusiasts, Chi Coconut Water is just what we need to rehydrate and balance our bodies quickly.” Comments Gruffudd.
It seems coconut juice drinks hit a chord with athletes and celebs alike who lead active lifestyles. Tennis player John Isner drinks coconut water during his tennis matches for the high potassium count (double that of a banana). Other celeb fans of CHI Coconut Water include cult film star Jonathan Silverman (Weekend At Bernies) and wife Jennifer Finnigan (Better With You). “I’ve tried every coconut water on the market, and trust me, I’m fussy. Chi is by far the best we’ve had.” comments Silverman and his wife.
Launching simultaneously in Australia as well as the UK, Aussie beauty Melissa George (In Treatment, Triangle) comments, “I love it, love it, love it. I lead a hectic lifestyle and Chi is perfect as the natural boost I need. Plus it’s tasty, fat free and low calorie. What more could you ask for?” Melissa, who first made her name in Home & Away (and who can forget the ‘Hot Nanny’ in friends) is making waves across the globe for her riveting performances.
“Coconut water really is nature’s miracle fruit,” comments Newman. “Research suggests that cytokinins in coco water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombosis effects. The enzymes aid in digestions and help promote a healthy metabolism. It’s even known to help eradicate eczema.”
“Not to be confused with coconut milk, which is made from pressing the meat of the coconut, Coconut Water is the clear sterile liquid found inside the coconut,” says Newman. “It’s sterile quality makes it ideal as an alternative to inject intravenously where medical saline is unavailable in developing countries.”
If that’s not enough, Chi has also partnered with the charity “One Seed, One Life”. A portion of every pack sale goes to helping children in the most dilapidated orphanages throughout Thailand. “Having personally visited these orphanages, it’s a wonderful opportunity for our company to help children that have no home, no family and are born into poverty,” comments Newman. “It is something we believe in quite passionately.”
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