Thursday, 7 January 2021

Review about the JouwBox 11 - Natural Products - Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Healthy Lifestyle

Hi There..... Do you like natural products? Do you like Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Would you like a more Healthy Lifestyle?

I think I’m on the right path now. Since my Gastric Bypass, my eating habits have completely changed. 😄

Even though I could often restrain myself, I had some very nasty habits and certainly not the most healthy lifestyle. It was a constant fight between the good and the bad me. It felt as if there was some kind of demon in my head saying ‘Go on, don’t be a pussy, take it if you want it, one won’t hurt you, and nobody will know’. ðŸ˜§

Then on the other side, the voice of reason was saying ‘Don’t do it, it’s not good for you, you are way too fat already, you are going to get caught’. I know that voice of reason was a bit cruel sometimes. Guess I am lucky nobody knew what was going on in my head or they would have put me in a mental institution. 😂

One of my problems was that I did not seem to have a stop button. There was always room for more. Not that I blame my parents, but they weren’t the best role models on that point. I remember times when we would sit around the table having eaten all so much we had to unbutton our pants to make room for our swollen bellies. Another problem was that my food stayed in my intestine too long and nothing seemed to come out. 😏

Things couldn’t be more different now. It’s as if they have brainwashed me. Oh my, what if they did? 😲

I suppose the fact that you can’t eat any sugary foods in the first few weeks made the difference for me. I have got no more sugar cravings, even better I don’t even like sugary foods anymore. New Year’s eve I joined in to eat a piece of biscuit cake, but I didn’t like it. There are so many things I used to love but just don’t like anymore, and I would be crazy to learn to eat those things again. I may be a bit crazy, but not that crazy. 😁

But if you understand the Dutch language, this blog post might help you. In my JouwBox there was a book from Joël Goudsmit, Reboot Je Gezondheid in 24 uur (Reboot your health within 24hours). What does their website say about this book about a healthy lifestyle?


Reboot your health in 24 hours has become the book the writer was looking for himself but could not find: a book that summarizes everything about your health from A to Z in one cover as concisely as possible. 
You can immediately apply what you read. The book takes you through all kinds of daily habits and morning, afternoon, evening rituals. The writer put on honest and, above all, critical glasses and tried to make you think about which (un)healthy choices you make (un)consciously and what the effect on your health is. 

He has written all the knowledge and practical experience gained in an understandable language; He tries to answer all your health questions; He gives tips and describes fun facts, interspersed with facts, practical checklists, and several handy recipes with which you can, for example, make toothpaste, washing-up liquid or deodorant. Thanks to the tips and handy checklists, you will find out how you can change your daily habits to improve your health and environment.

In the book you will learn:
- Why you should shit squatting
- That you should only wash and care for your skin with natural products that you can actually eat.
- Why you should only eat seasonal fruits.
- To spend less time on your screen.
- How much water you should drink in a day and that 8 glasses of water a day is wrong.
- That you have to exercise in different ways to obtain physical health.
- That the air in your home is often even more polluted than outside.
- How to recognize healthy and unhealthy foods and products in the supermarket.
- Why you should cook with healthy pans.
- Why you should wash with cold water.
- That modern chewing gum mainly consists of plastic.
- How you can clean your house naturally.
- That you should only drink a few cups of coffee a week.
- Why counting calories is a waste of your time.
- Why electro smog could harm your health.
- How to make your own toothpaste, deodorant, and detergent.
and so much more!

If you are open to change, Reboot your health in 24 hours can become your guide on the way to more health with which you will not only make your life healthier but also for your fellow human and the world.


There are a lot of things in this book I didn't realize needed changing. The book makes you aware of everything around you, not just what you eat or use on your skin. 😊

I thought I was rid of most of my bad habits, but this book gives you a completely fresh perspective on life. 
The book contains so many tips and handy checklists on how to improve those habits. Some of them are so straightforward that it makes you think, why didn't I think of that. 😮

The other one I would like to tell you a bit more about today is the Biological Extra Virgin Olive oil from Olive Art. What does their website say about this extra virgin olive oil?


This delicious Greek organic olive oil from Olive-art is of top quality and has already won several international "Taste Awards". The olive oil comes from Crete near Mylopotamos in the province of Rethymnon. Here, the famous Koroneiki olives are grown on a family estate in the best possible conditions, such as soil and microclimate, to produce excellent olive oil. 

That is why this region and the olive oil have been awarded a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. This oil is cold-pressed and (unlike most industrial oils) not refined. In this way, many valuable substances are retained that would otherwise be filtered out. This ensures fragrant oil that has a soft taste and in which you can still taste the origin. The organic oil is certified by the Organization of Control and Certificate for Organic Cultivation.

 Picture by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay 

I didn't want to use this olive oil for just frying some vegetables or meat, so I used it to pickle my cucumber. I usually do this by slicing the cucumber, adding olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and dried chives. 😋

I had to use a picture from Pixabay because I forgot to take a picture of my cucumber salad, but it looks a lot like mine. I know, but my excuse is that I am getting old and old people forget things sometimes. 😄

You can really taste that this isn't your standard olive oil because of the delicate flavor. I haven't tried it yet but I am thinking of making the famous Italian Aglio e Olio Spaghetti with this oil. I can imagine this being a perfect choice. Ooh, I am looking forward to trying it already. 😋

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