cold and flu remedies with BIBO

cold and flu remedies with BIBO

Keep colds and flu at bay with a BIBO.

It’s that time of the year again – cold and flu season is here.

But with good hydration and nutrition you can help prevent winter colds and flu.

When the temperature dives you should be drinking plenty of water, herbal teas and nourishing soups. Doctors say staying hydrated can help to stave off infections.

Water constantly flushes harmful toxins out through the lymph system.

And drinking hot black or green tea with lemon and honey is also a great way to keep germs at bay.

When you breathe in steam from hot drinks it stimulates the cilia – the hair follicles in the nose – to move out germs more efficiently. Lemon thins mucus, and honey is antibacterial – a perfect combination.

If you catch the sniffles in China, you are likely to be served ginger tea. Chinese herbalists have been prescribing this remedy for centuries. They claim ginger tea can miraculously cure colds, relieve headaches, combat nausea, improve circulation and fight certain viruses.

Not a tea drinker? Then any warm liquid – including chicken soup – can help relieve cold and flu symptoms. Heated drinks help loosen congestion and stimulate the flow of mucus, as well as keep you hydrated.

And researchers have recently discovered what grandmothers have suspected all along – that the ingredients in chicken soup (including the chicken stock, carrot, onion, and celery) might actually have a medicinal effect on the body’s immune system. Chicken soup was found to ease the inflammation caused by cold viruses.

But whatever you choose – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soup or noodles – it tastes so much better with filtered, purified boiling water on tap.

A BIBO Water Bar delivers instant purified chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button.

There’s no waiting for that noisy kettle to boil. With BIBO you can make piping hot drinks and soups at any time – night or day.

So why not beat the winter blues this season with a BIBO.

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the plastic problem

the plastic problem

It’s time to talk about plastic

According to the World Economic Forum ‘there will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world’s oceans by 2050’ Plastic pollution in oceans causes at least one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals to die each year, as well as carrying invasive species that threaten native ecosystems. Ocean plastic also absorbs toxic chemicals that then enter the food chain and are linked with health problems in humans including cancer, malformation and infertility.

The charity Plastic Oceans estimates that by 2050, the amount of plastics produced globally will increase three times to 1,124 million tons.

The UK alone uses over 5 million tonnes of plastics each year, of which just 24% is currently being recycled. This figure needs to increase, particularly as nearly all types of plastic can now be recycled but often aren’t due to logistical and economic reasons.

what are the solutions

As with every issue in today’s world, it all comes down to Economics. The World Economic Forum said ‘the only way to avoid a disaster is to massively improve the economics and uptake of recycling. That means giving people incentives to collect plastic garbage and recycle, use reusable packaging, and encourage countries to drastically improve their waste collection infrastructure, to avoid plastic garbage leaking into the nature.

The Natural Resources Defence Council of the US agrees that we need to tackle this issue on both individual and industrial levels, saying that ‘the most effective way to stop plastic pollution in our oceans is to make sure it never reaches the water in the first place. We all need to do our fair share to stop plastic pollution: individuals need to recycle and never litter, but producers of single use plastic packaging need to do more too. We need producers to design packaging so that it is fully recyclable, and so there is less waste. We also need producers to help cover the costs of keeping their products out of the ocean.’

so what can you do now to help

Dispense with single-use plastic bottles and cups! Whilst the quantities of plastic being released into our oceans and the harm being done to us and our environment can be concepts too huge to get your head around, a manageable and practical place to start looking at helping to reduce the plastic burden on our oceans is one’s own consumption of the stuff. Get your freshly purified water from a BIBO rather than buying plastic-bottled mineral water.

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every mothers little helper: Kylie Archer reviews the BIBO water bar

every mothers little helper: Kylie Archer reviews the BIBO water bar

Kylie Archer is a Sydney mum with two young little ones, who spends much of her time in the family kitchen.

Her popular website Kidgredients (www.kidgredients.com.au) features a host of nutritious and innovative children’s recipes guaranteed to tempt the fussiest little eaters.

To make life easy, Kylie recently installed the cool and compact BIBO Water Bar on her kitchen bench top.

In this video she explains why every mum should have one…

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MKR kitchen is heating up

MKR kitchen is heating up

The Russians are definitely going to keep us entertained during this season’s My Kitchen Rules #MKR. We definitely think they’ll need filtering, purifying and cooling down! The “red hot” BIBO water bar is definitely the one for the Russians!

The BIBO water bar in “red hot” conveys strength, leadership and courage. It is associated with willpower and determination as well as passion and desire, I think we are going to be seeing all of these over the next few weeks!

If you are a red hot personality then the BIBO water bar in “red hot” is the one for you.

My Kitchen Rules is on every Monday, make sure you stay cool in your kitchen with constant chilled, filtered, purified water from the BIBO Water Bar range and check out your colour personality now.

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My Kitchen Rules season 8 set to kick off

My Kitchen Rules season 8 set to kick off

Here at BIBO HQ we are so excited that Season 8 of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ kicks off on Monday 29th January. With the crazy Russians and one team asked to leave half way through the season, there is bound to be some serious heat in the Kitchen this season.

Contestants Henry and Anna, the Truffle Farmers from Tassie are already favourites. Henry and Anna’s positivity, happiness and energy makes them the perfect match to our Yellow Shine BIBO Water Bar and is the ideal colour BIBO Water Bar to keep their water cool and refreshing when things heat up in the kitchen.

Are you also a ‘Yellow Shine’ personality? Check it out here.

My Kitchen Rules is on every Monday, make sure you stay cool in your kitchen with constant chilled, filtered, purified water from the BIBO Water Bar range and check out your colour personality now.

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BIBO water bar makes a splash at Australian Good Design Awards

BIBO water bar makes a splash at Australian Good Design Awards

Peter Molloy and his wife Vicki at the Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney

BIBO Water Bar has been recognised for its stylish looks and innovative features at the 2017 Australian Good Design Awards.

This high tech benchtop water dispenser was one of only 244 entries to receive the 2017 Good Design® Selection and was a finalist in Product Design (Domestic Appliances).

BIBO CEO Peter Molloy represented BIBO at the black tie Awards Ceremony at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney earlier this month.

“It was a great honour to be shortlisted at this prestigious Award ceremony featuring many of Australia’s most innovative products,” Mr Molloy said.

Launched in Australia late last year, the BIBO Water Bar filters and purifies tap water providing pristine chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button. And it comes in 10 amazing colours to suit any décor.

Operating the BIBO water bar is simple with its user-friendly touch control panel and display screen. It has many useful menu settings including hot and cold temperatures, serve quantities, and power saving sleep mode when not being used.

BIBO was chosen among the best entries to receive the Good Design Selection after an extensive evaluation process by a Jury comprising more than 35 Australian and international design experts.

‘A joy to use and look at’

The Jury set the bar very high this year with only the very best submissions receiving this level of recognition.

They described the BIBO Water Bar as “an innovative, no-fuss water dispenser that is a joy to use and look at.”

“The Jury commends BIBO for opening up a new category in this market.”

Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950s and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products.

The 2017 Good Design Awards Ceremony and Festival coincided with Vivid Sydney, now the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

“The Australian Good Design Awards attracted innovative entries from all corners of the world and the standard of submissions this year has really been incredible,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Good Design Awards program.

Making our lives better and happier

“This is one of the few design award programs in the world where design and innovation are celebrated so broadly. This year’s Good Design® Selections represent excellence in design across the widest spectrum of design including Product Design, Service Design, Architectural Design, Design Strategy, Digital and Communication Design and Social Innovation,” Dr Gien said.

“Good design is about making our lives better, safer and happier. It extends to everything around us – from the products we use in our daily lives and the services we interact with to the buildings we live and work in – they can all be improved through better design. That’s what lies at the heart of these Awards”.

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