Summer Chic at Sharm Boutique

Call in to Sharm and check out the beautiful summer clothes, the quality is unmatchable in Mahmutlar.

We love this outfit, dress it up dress it down, day or night.

You will look so fresh and cool

Pop in and see Tanya, ask her to show you the different designs.

You will feel the difference when you touch the fabric

or browse their Feature Page on our website – go on spoil yourself

You deserve it!

Sharm Boutique, Mahmutlar Alanya

Time for Watermelon | 7 Great Health Benefits

Cheap, delicious,  in season and in plentiful supply  in Mahmutlar Markets

 

BUT

 

Did you know that WATERMELON has many health benefits?

 

ITS TIME TO START EATING WATERMELON

HEALTH BENEFIT 1.

Watermelon Helps You Hydrate and is great for portion control

Drinking water is an important way to keep your body hydrated.

Watermelon is 92% water.
A high water content is one of the reasons that fruits and vegetables help you feel full.
The combination of water and fiber means you’re eating a good volume of food without a lot of calories

HEALTH BENEFIT 2. 

Watermelon is low calorie and contains important nutrients

As far as fruits go, watermelon is one of the lowest in calories — only 46 calories per cup. That’s lower than even “low-sugar” fruits such as berries
A cup (154 grams) of watermelon has many other nutrients as well, including these vitamins and minerals:
  • Vitamin C: 21% of the RDI
  • Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 5% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
  • Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.
Here’s an overview of watermelon’s most important antioxidants:
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage from free radicals.Carotenoids are a class of plant compounds that includes alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A.
  • Lycopene is a type of carotenoid that doesn’t change into vitamin A. This potent antioxidant gives a red colour to plant foods such as tomatoes and watermelon, and is linked to many health benefits.
  • Cucurbitacin E  is a plant compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Bitter melon, a relative of watermelon, contains even more cucurbitacin E.

HEALTH BENEFIT 3

Watermelon may improve heart health

Studies suggest that lycopene may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It can also help prevent oxidative damage to cholesterol. Watermelon also contains citrulline, an amino acid that may increase nitric oxide levels in the body. Nitric oxide helps your blood vessels expand, which lowers blood pressure.

Other vitamins and minerals in watermelon are also good for your heart. These include vitamins A, B6, C, magnesium and potassi

 

HEALTH BENEFIT 4

Watermelon lowers Inflammation and oxidative damage

due to the presence of inflammatory antioxidants an lucopene and vitamin c. 

HEALTH BENEFIT 5

Watermelon may prevent macular degeneration

It may help in preventing it from developing and from it getting worse due to the presence of lycopene

HEALTH BENEFIT 6

Watermelon may help relieve muscle soreness

This is due to the presence of citrulline, which is an amino acid present in watermelon. It can be used as a recovery beverage after exercise

HEALTH BENEFIT 7

Watermelon is good for the skin and the hair

This is due to Vitamin C, which helps your body make collagen, and Vitamin A which is important for healthy skin. It can also help prevent sunburn.

 

SO ITS TIME TO BUY YUR FRESH WATERMELON

DO REMEMBER YOUR MARKET DAYS

IF NOT POP OVER TO OUR MAIN WEBPAGES ON

WWW.WELOVEMAHMUTLAR.COM

AND CHECK OUT THE TIMETABLES AND MAPS OF MARKETS IN MAHMUTLAR AND KARGICAK   

 

This post is based on an evidence-based nutrition article from experts at Authority Nutrition.

 

All Inclusive Day Trips to Yalihan Una, Avsallar.

all inclusive day trips early morning until midnight

DREAM VILLAS has negotiated All Inclusive Day TRIPS to this great hotel which is right on a sandy beach.

COST – ALL INCLUSIVE  DAY PASS 30 EURO from breakfast to midnight

TRANSPORT – RETURN TRANSFER 90 EURO for up to 6 persons

TO BE COST EFFECTIVE WE SUGGEST PARTY SIZES OF  between 4 – 6 persons

For example;

TRANSPORT  and  DAY PASS = 45 euro per person for parties of 6

TRANSPORT  and DAY PASS =  55.50 euro for parties of 4

Payment for the transfer must be made 3 days before

We will give you a booking reference. You pay the hotel when you arrive.

WE MUST GIVE THE HOTEL SUFFICIENT NOTICE OF YOUR VISIT

SO PLEASE TELL US AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE HOTEL

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE YALIHAN UNA

yalihan una, avsallar - we love mahmutlar

CENTAUERA BOUTIQUE HOTEL – a glistening gem in Alanya

We had a real treat on Sunday

When you have spent so many years in a resort you would think you know everything and have been everywhere.

 

 

We have been here 15 years and we learnt this weekend that no matter how many years you have been in this beautiful city there is always something to discover. Alanya with its many suburbs is such a vast city you just cannot ever complain about being bored.

 

On top of that businesses you once frequented and maybe did not enjoy can change hands, get make overs, new management, restaurants employ new chefs, offer new cuisine, book new musicians which can change the atmosphere of a place overnight.

 

So if you fancy rediscovering old haunts or want to find something totally new then just go and explore. Go treasure hunting!

 

Hop on a bicycle, a bus or call a taxi.

 

If you usually walk –  hire a car.

 

If you usually drive – walk.

 

We are so used to driving around Alanya we decided to walk. We wanted to film, but we wanted to film something different, find some unusual angles, experience something different and share our discoveries.
We also wanted a treat for ourselves, a relaxing time together.

 

 

We found ourselves discovering the romance of Alanya city all over again by stumbling upon a beautiful little gem hiding away on the hillside above the harbour.

 

We found the stunning Boutique Hotel called Centauera.

 

The cosy lounge/bar has a picturesque and panoramic view of the harbour area around the Red Tower. We had comfy seats and and above us the pagoda shaded us with vine leaves. We felt so much at home and so relaxed. We sat back and enjoyed watching the tour boats anchoring off for snorkling, diving and swimming. Well – I did – Gra was off taking shots of everything.

There was no stress, no waiters hovering and making you feel that you should eat, drink and move on.

 

We enjoyed a few beers, priced around the norm for the harbour. We ate a really tasty toasted cheese sandwich which was just 10TL and a very impressive homemade burger and crispy wedge style chips for only 20TL.

 

Everything we ate was fresh, made to order and delicious. For sure we thought the prices would be higher considering the location.

 

The hotel itself looks so romantic and the kind of place we would feel it worthwhile booking ourselves for a special occasion, anniversary or birthday. It boasts an impressive 9.8 score from Trip Adviser and Booking.com which can only mean that it lives up to everyone’s expectations and its standards are consistent and high.

 

We are definitely going back in the evening as we can just imagine how beautiful it is going to look in the night with all the lights in the trees and the harbour twinkling opposite.

So we are going to find our as much as we can about this gorgeous place and will post more information as soon as we have it.

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