As the peak of summer fast approaches, it’s been a mixed bag when it comes to weather. In true British fashion we’ve seen a block of sunny summer BBQ style weather immediately followed by a douse of grey rain clouds. However, this hasn’t stopped many of you from distracting yourselves with complete home improvement plans – everything from bathroom renovations to complete makeovers.
The recent announcement of the Milan steam shower provided Di Vapor with positive results – An all glass rectangular cabin with “never seen before” stone resin tray and top piece. A class act all the way, especially for those looking for something larger than a standard 900 x 900 corner quadrant. For more information this cabin and how to pre-order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The arrival of new stock has prompted one of our most popular events – a stock sale. With an abundance of new stock, we make it easier for you to say “yes!” by offering significant discounts on various products in the range. Save up to £500.00 on particular models with sizes to suit all spaces and sizes. If you’re looking for a solution to finish your second bathroom or en-suite, take a look at what the Garda has to offer. Standing at 900 x 900 with complete glass construction throughout, 2 shower heads, removable bench seating and FM radio – it’s easy to see why this cabin is one of our best sellers.
For more information on products, detailed buyers guides, downloadable information and further details head on over to http://www.divapor.com today – a world of luxury awaits!
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Di Vapor specialise in providing an alternative to the standard shower enclosure, designed to offer our customers the added luxury of steam without paying over the odds. If you’re planning a bathroom renovation or en-suite refit, it may be worth considering a sealed steam shower enclosure instead of a standard tiled or over bath option.
The Ivela is a perfect example of combining a standard everyday shower with the optional luxury of everything needed for a relaxing steam generator – Built in steam generator, programmable time and temperature settings. What more could you ask for?
We focus on the Ivela in this instance as it still stands as one of the best selling 900 x 900mm 1 person cabins in our product range. To celebrate this, we’ve upgraded the cabin to include the added feature of FM radio with speaker seen on some of our higher end cabins. The best part is – The price isn’t being increased and for a limited time only you can secure yourself an additional £50.00 discount. Simply quote “IVELARADIO2013″ when placing your order to take advantage of this offer. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information on the Ivela corner quadrant, please visit the main product page here: http://www.divapor.com/ivela-steam/steam-showers-ivela.php
The sudden influx of the UK health conscious culture over the last decade has caused many of us to take a long hard look at ourselves ask one simple question – How can I be healthier? Dramatic and unsustainable lifestyle changes really don’t work, so many of us have taken to the idea of changing a small part of our lifestyle one piece at a time. Joining the gym is an option that works for many, but a commonly overlooked area is taking a look at the foods we eat. With coronary heart disease still standing as the number 1 killer in the United Kingdom according the National Office of Statistics, changing what we eat on a day-to-day basis will have a dramatic effect on our heart health.
Although year-on-year statistics are falling with medical advances in science, and as a Nation are making changes in our day-to-day lives, there is still room for improvement. There are obvious requirements such as exercising regularly, eating healthier and drinking less alcohol – but keeping a healthy heart can as simple as avoiding the salt soaked fat induced morsels that tempt up on a daily basis.
Take a look at our recommended 5 wholesome hearty foods and try integrating them today:
Used daily by the inhabitants of the Mediterranean isles, olive oil has been shown to help regulate blood flow, whilst being rich in healthy mono-saturated fats. According a new 2012 study compiled by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “just 2 tablespoons of olive oil per day almost halves your risk of dying from heart disease”. It’s important to look at swapping saturated fats such as butter or lard that raise the risk of heart disease, for unsaturated fats like olive oil to help lower your overall cholesterol.
Suggestion: Drizzle over your favourite salad leaves or roasted vegetables!
Apples and pears are naturally high in fibre and antioxidants, hence the encouragement to try and eat one at least once a day. The fibre in pears however is made from “pectin” water soluble fibres which has been shown to reduce cholesterol by binding molecules in the bowel instead allowing them to circulate through the bloodstream. Pears also contain antioxidant flavonoids which help to support your cardiovascular health inhibiting plaque formations in the arteries.
Suggestions: Eat as you would normally or try sliced as a dessert or into salads.
Known as one of the most powerful fruits money can buy, blueberries are powerful disease fighters loaded with antioxidants which work to protect the body against free radicals. The unique blue pigmentation comes from anthocyanins, responsible for providing most of the anti-oxidant properties. Rich in vitamin C, Blueberries are packed with fibre which is essential for lowering your cholesterol levels.
Suggestions: Delicious on their own or sprinkled over your breakfast cereal
Forget the fact that Garlic is the last thing you want to eat on a first date – Garlic is a pocket-sized superfood you simply don’t want to ignore. This spice has been shown to cure and alleviate a number of medical ailments for decades. Research into the properties of garlic and the cause of it’s wonder-powers show how it decreases the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries. Lower calorific values of just 10 calories per clove make them a healthy way of adding flavour to any dish. Garlic also contains allicin which helps to keep blood flowing easily, reducing your blood pressure overall.
Suggestion: Crushed into most foods for added flavour or roasted with vegetables & sweet potatoes
Oily fish such as herring, sardines and mackerel contain high levels of omega-3 – a vital ingredient for improving your overall heart health. The British Heart Foundation recommends that you consume at least two portions of fish each week, with a portion of oily fish at least once a week. Consuming fish this regularly has been shown to help decrease blood pressure, regulate heart beat and make blood less susceptible to clotting.
Suggestion: Steamed with a squeeze of lemon for flavour - delicious!
With the arrival of new stock, the Di Vapor Stock Sale is now in full swing. If you were waiting for a good time to book or purchase a Di Vapor product, we’d highly recommend taking the time to see what Di Vapor currently have on offer.
Take advantage of Di Vapor’s 10% deposit system and book a cabin, secured ready when you require delivery. Most bathroom renovations quickly turn into “certified bomb sites” so having one less box on site is a service worth taking advantage of. For the full details of the sale, head on over to Di Vapor today: http://www.divapor.com
One of the highlights of the sale includes the Savona – a 1 person all glass unit complete with built-in steam generator and removable bench seating. This unit has been featured in various home lifestyle magazines, whilst making a lasting impression at Grand Designs Live in 2012. The unit is being offered with a discount of nearly £200 bringing the price down to the £1595.00 including VAT and Delivery. The complete list of features can be seen on Di Vapor here: The Savona
Another worthy highlight of the stock sale is the Crescent steam shower cabin complete with hydro bathtub. This corner cabin takes the practical elements of a shower enclosure and combines them with the unbeatable relaxation of a whirlpool bath. The Crescent has been dropped to an attractive £1895.00 including VAT and Delivery. More information on the cabin can be found here: The Crescent
Take full advantage of the sale today before stock runs out again!
Every human body is unique which is why finding a ‘balanced diet’ can be so difficult. Every day there is something in the news about the best ‘superfood’ or a new way of eating that will make you lose 3 stone in two days. You can start to feel a little lost amongst all of the conflicting claims and end up in a lifestyle rut.
Now is the time for your body MOT! Ever wondered why you look six months pregnant after a sandwich? Or perhaps you find you get headaches after eating certain foods? You could have an intolerance which you never even knew about. Do you steer clear of olive oil, avocados and nuts because they are ‘fatty’? Yes, these food products do have fat in them but it is unsaturated which means that it will store long- term energy.
With so much to consider when deciding on what to put into your body, a nutritionist could really help to make the best choices possible for your individual diet and lifestyle. Whether you would prefer online coaching, face to face advice or an allergy/ intolerance test, there really is something for everyone. You can totally re- evaluate your daily diet and completely change the way you look at food. After all, we need our bodies to run on the best possible fuel to live a long, healthy and happy life.
This article was provided by Elle Jenkins from Nutrionist Resource UK. For more information on how to find a nutritionist, please visit http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/
The start of a New Year can mean new beginnings for many people in their own different ways. A common NY resolution involves some sort of “naughty” food being banished from the cupboards for as long as you can mentally bear it. Others include squeezing in more exercise, cutting down on drinking, and of course the classic – losing weight. Healthy targets such as these are great for your well-being short-term, but it’s the long term changes that really make the difference.
February brings more than just another month – Seasonal produce that you’ll see in most supermarkets will begin to offer some of the best nourishment the winter month has to offer. Below are our top four foods that are guaranteed to add a seasonal flavour to any dish:
Often overlooked by many, the humble artichoke is often left behind due to the daunting preparation methods required. Don’t be put off – once you start peeling back the layers, you’ll realise it’s a lot easier than you think. This vegetable is high in nutritional value, and can be very tasty when prepared properly. Artichoke is packed with antioxidants to help defend against illness, whilst providing cyanic properties to help ward off cholesterol. Serve as a side salad mixed with pesto and a generous squeeze of lemon – delicious!
Bare with us on this one – the typical British seaside snack really doesn’t appeal to the majority. The truth is the pocket-sized cockle is rich in Omega 3 which has been proven to help protect the heart. They’re naturally low in calories, whilst being rich in vitamin B12 which literally translates to “brain food” to you and me. Steam them mixed into pasta or use them liberally in your next fish pie.
The rich deep greens of Kale play into the often spoken rule “if it’s green then it’s good for you.” Kale is a perfect example of a winter super food sprouting from the cabbage family with an endlist list of benefits. Packed with natural sources of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, Kale is great for your hair, teeth, skin and bones. Serve steamed as a side dish or drop into soups & stews for added nutrients.
Certainly not a typical addition to a winter list of super foods the grapefruit isn’t just for those looking to cut out unwanted calories. This juicy fleshed fruit can be found in a variety of colours, naturally low in calories making it a perfect kick starter for your metabolism. Eat it on it’s own or get creative – it works great with a leafy nutty salad!
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