"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are" The functioning of our body depends on the quality of our food. There are more than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, who was a vegetarian as well as the "father of medicine", discovered the significant therapeutic effect of nutrition He knew the amazing medicinal properties of raw fruits and vegetables, and his quote is often cited: "Let your food be your medicine, and not your medicine be your food . "
Catalysts enzymes, vitamins, minerals as found in smoothies or fruit juices and fresh organic vegetables nourishes our cells and induce a boost of energy to our body that can then be used for healing and regeneration.
A vegan diet is rich in fiber, which also stimulate detoxification through the intestines.
Thus, this is why we believe that a vegan diet is the best way to optimize your health and wellbeing. Our goal is to serve you a delicious nutritionally revitalizing composition in an elegant comfortable and inspiring atmosphere.
We share this maxim: « Ethics is an extended responsibility with no limits to all living things » Albert Schweitzer
For Helveg Cafe specialized in vegan gourmet, ethical pleasure is pleasure in a good conscience of not harming because life makes no distinction between the different forms in which it manifests. More and more often violence against animals induces violence against men.
Protecting animals is protecting human beings and vice versa.
Avoiding meat is also a form of North / South solidarity.
THE PLEASURE AND HEALTH of our customers
ORGANIC: we use primarily organic products, all our oils are organic cold pressed, all our grains, our legumes, soybeans, nuts and our various seeds ... All our fruits and vegetables are preferably from Genève Région Terre Avenir, organic and seasonal. Coffee and wine are organic.
WATER : we use purified water for smoothies, juices, and preparations. At the table we also serve purified water in a carafe, we do not serve PET water bottle.
ENVIRONMENTAL waste, packaging : To respect the environment our team strives to manage the waste in a environmental friendly way particularly by reducing the packaging of fresh products that is used everyday. We do not sell drinks in plastic containers, and all our waste is exclusively plant based.
In our development work we opted in ecological choice and we support the spending related to "0" grant
Improved insulation and energy building envelope
Significant-reduction in CO2 emissions by replacing the heating source.
We used exclusively ecological paints without a solvent and mineral plaster.
Drainage system to drain water
VEGAN: We do not use or sell products containing ingredients derived from animals or that induced animal suffering.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: The production of plant-based food has for the environment, in terms of agricultural land, water consumption, energy and greenhouse gas emissions, a significantly lighter impact than meat production. From this point of view, cooking vegan even in a sophisticated gourmet way contributes to sustainable development.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Sugar and artificial flavoring in juice? We do not use sugar or artificial flavors in the juices. Fructose fruits have enough sweetness.
Dyes and preservatives We don’t use any artificial colors or preservatives
Organic We preferably use organic fruits and vegetables
Local and sustainability Helveg Cafe favors food from local production especially from the Geneva region.
Vegan milk We only use vegetable so, rice, almond milk and coconut water
Freshness and energy We prefer to use fresh or dried food which has kept its nutritional benefits.
Do I have enough protein? Many nutrition experts believe that protein intake is sufficient even with a purely vegan diet. Besides even though the quantity matters, the quality of protein is very important because excessive consumption of protein can be harmful for the health. According to the World Health Organization, at least 5% of the daily calorie needs for humans should come from protein, which is covered by a sufficient and varied vegan diet. Food that are only plant-based offers an ample amount of protein.
Benefits of a vegan diet on metabolism The vegan diet induces an easy digestion, it avoids the bloated feeling after meals. It facilitates the process of elimination during a phase of detoxification and prevents clogging that can be due to dairy products as well as saturated fat from meat. Many people also develop problems of intolerances to lactose. It leaves the self purification capacity of the digestive system and metabolism. A vegan diet excludes all animals including fish that are hubs of neurotoxic heavy metals.
Why vegan: for the sake of respect for life To protect animals is to protect humans and vice versa, life does not distinguish between the different forms in which it occurs, animals are sentient beings like us which want to live and not suffer.