You Are What You Eat: Why We Choose Natural Produce For The 100 Cafe

October 23, 2019

Have you heard the phrase “you are what you eat”?

Just like it’s literal meaning, every food and drink we consume has some impact on our body. The food we eat is broken down into its many constituents such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals and is absorbed into our body to constantly repair, heal and rebuild its many cells. 

Science tells us that every cell in our body has a “shelf life”. For instance, a red blood cell has about four months of lifespan, while a stomach cell only lives for a day or two. This means that your body is constantly making new cells to replace the ones that have expired. And unknown to most of us, the health of these new cells is solely dependent on what we eat and how well our body absorbs the essential nutrients from it. 

Health and wellness experts recommend eating clean nutrient-rich whole foods that help our organs work better and repair the many cells in your body.  This not only helps with cell regeneration but as a result reduces our susceptibility to premature ageing and diseases.

 With a greater understanding of the need for eating good food, we at The Hundred Wellness Centre conceptualized The 100 Café – a quaint little place for nutritious food. 

What to expect at The 100 Café

Like everything we say, give and do at our centre, The 100 Café emphasizes the wellness practices and ethos we live by. Our experience with good food has helped us ensure that healthy eating doesn’t have to be exclusive. With quality produce and the best methods, healthy food can also be delicious, nutritious and comforting to one and all. At our healthy café, we provide nourishing foods on a plate that can satisfy the hunger and taste buds of our customers.

Why we choose natural produce

Did you know that the way your food is grown has a major impact on your physical and mental health?

Naturally produced foods are nutrient-rich and have less exposure to chemical pesticides/preservatives. Without the use of chemicals to grow or preserve these foods, they are fresher and healthier than conventionally grown food.

When we consume natural foods, our body gets the right nutrients necessary for its cell generation, without inhibiting any of the biological processes with the presence of harmful chemicals. In essence, this will ensure good physical and mental health in the long run.

At The Hundred Wellness Centre, we have partnered with IGR, one of the first UAE-based organic farms to be certified by the Emirates Authority for Standardization. This allows us to bring naturally produced vegetables, freshly picked from their farms in Al Rahba and Al Khawaneej to our customers through our weekly vegetable market. We also source the vegetables for our healthy café from the same farm, ensuring that all our dishes are cooked with the best produce.

After sourcing the raw materials right from farms across the world, our team has carefully curated a menu that offers plant-based foods that are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar. At the end of the day, we want to present dishes lovingly produced by our in-house café team, made from sustainable and eco-friendly products that provide you the right nutrition always.

So the next time you are at The Hundred Wellness Centre, don’t forget to drop by The 100 café to dig into some of our mouth-watering vegan foods