Is Curcuma Healthy or Should we Avoid Eating it?

Is Curcuma Healthy or Should we Avoid Eating it?

Is Curcuma healthy? Curcuma belongs to the superfoods. Its health benefits are huge, yet there are some circumstances when it’s better to minimize or skip eating Curcuma.

Other names for Curcuma are Turmeric, Kunyit, Indian turmeric, and Indian saffron. It is the yellow root of the Curcuma longa plant and is available both fresh and in powder form, and even as a supplement.

Scientific research shows that Curcuma has many health benefits.

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The 6 Essential Nutrients to Have a Balanced Diet

The Essential Nutrients to have a Balanced Diet

No matter what diet or lifestyle we have, it is necessary to get all the nutrients a body needs. Those are called essential nutrients for a reason.

This article is about the essential nutrients to have a balanced diet. And I was curious what kind of diets there are, so it is also about specific diets and lifestyles. 

The 6 essential nutrients are water, carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Some say fibers are the 7th essential nutrient.

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Season Food for Health Benefits with Organic Tasteful Spices

Season Food for Health Benefits with Organic Tasteful Spices

We all supplement our food unless you cook totally pure without herbs or spices.

Usually, we season our food because of the taste, yet spices are also a great source of necessary vitamins and minerals. We can season food for health benefits.

As an artist, I can’t resist mentioning that spices also make a great dye for paper and fabric. But don’t worry, this article is about how to season food. Although cooking is of course also an artistic process. 🙂

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How many Different Forms of Supplements are Easily Available?

How many Different Forms of Supplements are Easily Available?

For a long time, I’ve had an aversion to supplements, based on what I saw at the gym. I have now overcome my prejudice and especially now, in corona time, I have added supplements to my diet to strengthen my immune system.

We usually think of dietary supplements in the form of capsules or tablets. Nowadays there are many different forms of supplements.

For a big part, it depends on your own preference which form is best to choose. In this overview, I will mention a few pros and cons if there are any.

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Nutritional Guidelines with a Sustainable Focus

Nutritional Guidelines with a Sustainable Focus

Nutritional guidelines with a sustainable focus are hard to come by. A sustainable nutritional guideline combines such diverse goals as a healthy lifestyle, weight control, a nutritious diet, animal welfare, biodiversity,  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 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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Why Are Veganism and Vegetarianism Dangerous?

Why Are Veganism and Vegetarianism Dangerous?

Why are veganism and vegetarianism dangerous? The first question to be asked is of course: for whom are veganism and vegetarianism dangerous? 

The answer is simple and straightforward: veganism and vegetarianism are only dangerous for the multinational food industry.

The multinational food industry is responsible for 15% of human-produced greenhouse gas emissions. 

Moreover, the multinational food industry is responsible for more than 90% of the destruction of the Amazon forests. 

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Biodynamic Farming and its Unknown Monumental Impact on the Ban of Pesticides

Biodynamic Farming and its Unknown Monumental Impact on the Ban of Pesticides

Silent Spring is one of the most prominent books regarding the negative effects of pesticides, with direct influence on government, industry, and civil society.

More specifically the book was a fierce complaint against the use of the pesticide DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane.

The book was published in 1962 and was written by Rachel Carson. The impact of the book was immediate and substantial. Silent Spring lies at the roots of the rapid and extensive growth of the environmental movement in the 1970s. 

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How to Choose Supplements that are Beneficial and Important

How to Choose Supplements that are Beneficial and Important

What aspects can we consider when looking for supplements because we have a deficiency of an element? How to choose supplements that are beneficial for our health, for our wallet, but also for our environment?

First of all, you must be certain that you have a deficiency at all. This might seem to state the obvious, but even though supplements are no medicines, they shouldn’t be taken lightly.

So make sure you base your choice on a medical test or blood analysis.

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