Fuel something

by posted in WELLNESS

Food rich in vitamins and minerals acts as rocket fuel for your brain, improving function and slowing decline. We incorporate “brain-healthy” foods into all our menus for a vacation to remember … that you remember!

Over the last few years, we have learned a few things pivotal to the health of our brain: one of them being that our brain receives nourishment from the foods we eat on a daily basis. Our Eat With Six Senses approach to food and drink focuses on boosting your brainpower through colorful fruit and leafy vegetables, good fats, delicious herbs and even a bit of dark chocolate.

Make room for mushrooms

The amount of scientific research published on mushrooms has exploded recently. It turns out that mushrooms hold the power to support the immune system, blood sugar balance, brain health, liver health, respiratory health, hormone balance, and can even boost energy levels.

All Six Senses properties cultivate their own organic vegetable garden, and two resorts – Six Senses Ninh Van Bay and Six Senses Yao Noi – manage their own mushroom huts. You can meet with Executive Chef Walter at Six Senses Yao Noi to pick mushrooms and discuss a special meal request. Wild mushroom tagliatelle? Not a problem. Pickled oyster mushrooms? Coming right up.

Make friends with gut buddies

Naturally fermented food and beverages are also getting a lot of attention from health experts. They are packed full of magical microorganisms that boost the diversity of the good bacteria (gut buddies) living in our guts. From kefir, kimchi and kombucha to sauerkraut and miso: all fermented foods are in full flow across our restaurants.

Drinking the occasional glass of organic red wine, which contains polyphenol compounds, can also be good for taking care of your gut microbial community. The take-home message is that a little goes a long way and you can get the same health benefits from low-alcohol wine.

Make merry with many

Research from the University of Oxford reveals the importance of not just what you eat but who you eat it with. Eating together plays a key role in social bonding and the development of community life – as well as the happiness and well-being of individuals within that community. The act of talking and listening also slows down the eating process, improving digestion. Across Six Senses properties eating is a social occasion. Enjoy cooking classes, wine evenings, Chef’s Tables and degustation dinners – just bring a smile.

Eat With Six Senses is based on the guiding principles of natural ingredients, local and sustainable, and less is more, helping all of our guests to reconnect with food safe in the knowledge that it’s good for them, and good for the world around them.

For more information, please email enquiries-spa@sixsenses.com.