gAInIng A stAte of HAPI-ness
this is the HaPifork designed by french entrepreneur Jacques Lépine and is due out later
this year. The ‘world’s first connected fork’, it aims to modify eating behavior by slowing
down how fast people eat and helping them be more present during meals. this mindfulness
leads to an overall healthier state of being and living. Lépine’s idea was based on research
which shows that by eating more slowly, people can improve the way they feel, improve their
digestion and lose weight.
inspired by Voltaire, the 18th century french enlightenment philosopher who said, “i
have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health,” the HaPifork can incorporate
important aspects of life such as nutrition, physical activity, sleep, relaxation, and—more
generally—health. it does everything but blood tests, apparently. it works by monitoring how
fast people eat, then slows them down. it comes in three colors (pink, green and blue) with
a color coordinated case so it’s easy to carry everywhere. the product will initially go on sale
in the us and in the eu nearer the end of the year, and will prices around £75.
read more about this here.
believed by many to have a good effect on moderating blood
sugars and even in preventing type 2 diabetes, the name
cinnamon comes, via greek and ancient Hebrew, from the
indonesian words which mean ‘sweet wood’. actually the
peeled bark of the cinnamon plant, part of the Laurel family, and
harvested by hand, the thin inner bark is peeled off the cinnamon
branch after the rainy season when it is soft then curls as it dries.
Long touted as a magical preventor of diabetes, research is still
ongoing. it seems that just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day has
previously been shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels,
triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in
people with type 2 diabetes. You can read more here.
these gorgeous graters (pictured) are made by graham
in Lancashire from oak while the grater blades are made from
stainless steel laser-etched in birmingham.