Nutritional Guidelines with a Sustainable Focus

Nutritional Guidelines with a Sustainable Focus

Nutritional guidelines with a sustainable focus are hard to come by. This is a guideline combining such diverse goals as a healthy lifestyle, weight control, a nutritious diet, animal welfare, biodiversity, a fertile soil, waste and energy reduction, good labor conditions, affordable prices and a fair income.

It’s easy to attribute good health to our diet. However, there is a limited truth in this. Our age, the height and weight of our body, our lifestyle, hereditary factors, our hormones, medication, and in general our health status, contribute to how we feel.

Of course, as far as food can make us feel better, it is good to reflect on our dietary intake with a nutritional guideline. The governments of more than 100 countries issued such guidelines.

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Unlock the Benefits of Reducing Food Waste with a Personal Food Plan

Unlock the Benefits of Reducing Food Waste with a Personal Food Plan

The benefits of reducing food waste are economic and environmental. When we pay more attention to the food we waste, we start to economize and contribute to a more sustainable world.

The best way to start to reduce food waste is by developing a Personal Food Plan. This plan helps you to reduce food waste by reflecting on why, what, when, how and where you eat.

Your Personal Food Plan has many more advantages, but for now I stick to the benefits of reducing food waste. Write your Personal Food Plan down on your laptop or mobile.

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How to Live with a History of Allergies

How to Live with a History of Allergies

A history of allergies can have a severe impact on our lives. More and more people are diagnosed with allergies. Particularly food allergies are on the rise.

When we visit the food department of the supermarket there are a lot of products on offer without gluten. We all have friends that are afraid of bees or peanuts. A lot of dust in the air makes most of us sneeze.

Allergies are related to many other ailments. How to handle the consequences of allergies is not easy. For people with mild to serious consequences this is a lifetime job. Moreover, with the current pandemic much more is at stake.

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How to Control Eating Habits to Our Benefit in the Best Way

How to Control Eating Habits to Our Benefit in the Best Way

How to control eating habits is quite a challenge. Some of the following insights might support our efforts. These insights focus on the way we make everyday decisions. And more specifically, how we play tricks on ourselves.

No matter how smart we are, to avoid these tricks is not easy. So we never have to be ashamed when we are fooled by our own arguments. It takes awareness, time and training to outmaneuver our tricky eating habits.

I will first explain some revealing ways how we make food choices. The first refers to how we assess portion size. The second refers to the influence of our social environment on how we forage our food. There are a number of other ways, but for now these 2 are sufficient to make my point.

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Global Biodiversity Dictates the Quality of Our Life

Global Biodiversity Dictates the Quality of Our Life

Global biodiversity dictates the quality of our life. You might compare it with our personal health. It’s one of our most important assets. The reason of course is that it makes us feel good. Yet, there is more. We perform better when we are healthy. Physically and mentally. We measure our wellbeing by our health. Our quality of life is measured by our health.

There are a lot of pines where we live. All the neighbors in our street spray poison against the pine processionary caterpillar. This spraying is totally nonsense and goes against every biodiversity logic. All the natural enemies of this caterpillar live here: the praying mantis, dozens of bats, cuckoos, and the great tit. Our neighbors consciously destroy the habitat of these animals and are a threat to the biodiversity in this area.

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