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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Is it OK to Eat Goji Berries Every Day? (Are they Really Healthy?)

Is it OK to Eat Goji Berries Every Day? (Are they Really Healthy?)

Goji berries have been on my list of superfoods for several years now. In the beginning, I ate them occasionally. Until I saw that they lower cholesterol, which naturally made me wonder: Is it OK to eat Goji berries every day?

Goji berries aren’t new to people in Tibet, the Himalayas, and China. However, they’re fairly new to our part of the world and I am glad they can now be bought in most organic stores.

A variety of benefits were associated with Goji berries in ancient Chinese medicine. They are mentioned in the oldest Chinese medical and herbal books.

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What Energy Balls Recipes with Dates are Excellent for our Health?

What Energy Balls Recipes with Dates are Excellent for our Health?

Power balls or energy balls are marvelous for fighting the afternoon slump. These energy balls recipes with dates are quite easy to make and they’ll be finished before you know it. Making them as well as eating them. 🙂

My yearly health checkups often show that my cholesterol levels are above normal. So I have a list of foods that lower the LDL level or are good for the HDL level. It’s pinned to the refrigerator.

Lots of these foods are perfect to mix in energy balls. If you have an ailment that requires certain foods try to blend them into the power balls.

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Slow Cooking with a DIY Solar Cooker can be so Much Fun

Slow Cooking with a DIY Solar Cooker can be so Much Fun

How slow cooking with a DIY solar cooker brought my mind back to my childhood? I have no idea.

But did you also have such fun as a child with a shoelace and a magnifying glass? It was fantastic to try to light the fire by burning the lace with the sun shining through the magnifying glass.

I never thought about that fun again until I started researching solar cookers. Not that we need a magnifying glass for a solar cooker, but the sun is definitely needed.

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7 Healthy Junk Food Alternatives that won’t Make you Feel Guilty

7 Healthy Junk Food Alternatives that won’t Make you Feel Guilty

We’ve all been there. After a whole week feeling great because we stuck to our diet. Then something unexpected happens, we get stressed. The only thing that’s going to help us is comfort food. I am sure you recognize this, don’t you?

The problem is, comfort food usually equals unhealthy junk food. So yes, we probably feel better, for a while. But in the long run, we add lots of unneeded calories to our bodies. Which of course adds to our stress.

Instead of munching on unnecessary sugar and fat calories, why not try some healthy alternatives? Do such things exist? Healthy junk food alternatives? Yes, with some small adjustments to your already satisfying foods, you can cut the calories without cutting the taste.

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What is the Function of Dietary Fiber for our Body?

What is the Function of Dietary Fiber for our Body?

In The 6 Essential Nutrients to Have a Balanced Diet, I have mentioned that some say this should actually be “the 7 essential nutrients” because dietary fiber should be included as well. This poses of course the question “What is the function of dietary fiber?”.

Our ancestors had a diet rich in fiber. Gradually, a large part of our food has been refined and stripped of nutrients and fibers.

In the US, 40% of the inhabitants eat fast food every day, which does not contain any fiber. In Europe, most people eat an average of 15 grams of fiber per day, which should be double the amount.

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Review of Nutriciously – How to Change Lifestyle Habits Sustainably

Review of Nutriciously - How to Change Lifestyle Habits Sustainably

In The Essential Nutrients to have a Balanced Diet I was talking about diets and lifestyles. Through the years my husband Tom and I have developed our own lifestyle, based on our preferences, experiences and (of lately) ailments.

We have to study and know a certain diet or lifestyle before we can decide if we will fully embrace it or take elements out of it. And most of the time we decide the latter. I am so happy that Tom and I both love to try new things and experiment. 

This article is a review of Nutriciously, the company of a German, vegan couple. If you have decided it is time to change your lifestyle habits, you need to know what you can expect from their publications. Will it benefit you? Does their information give you enough guidelines to know what you can do best?

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How to Buy Organic Food on a Budget the Smart Way – 9 Tips

How to Buy Organic Food on a Budget the Smart Way - 9 Tips

Buying organic foods is a growing necessity for many families. A lot of children are already obese at a young age. Half of the people living in the Western world have chronic diseases. The majority of elderly people are on medications that can be avoided for a great deal if we make healthy choices.

The more concerned we become about the pollutants and chemicals in our food, the greater the need for organic replacements. However, it’s not always easy to go the organic way as this can be expensive.

Once we are motivated enough it is very doable to buy organic food on a budget. If more people did this, it would be a big advantage in two ways: prices would drop because of more demand and organic farmers would get their fair share.

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