Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut!
Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties of beans? Holy abundance! Continue reading
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Gary Yourofsky’s entire inspirational speech on animal rights and veganism held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010. Listen to this amazing speaker who will blow away the myths, fill your mind with interesting facts, and help you make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul. His charismatic preachy style is one of a kind – a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
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It is encouraging to see some of the main stream scientists talking about things as they really are, without promoting anything or trying to deceive the public for personal gain. You probably won’t find it in your daily paper, therefore I translated the text to English for you.
An interview with Prof. Mark Naruszewicz PhD, one of the leading Polish scientists, about a recent study on the effects of our diet on the body.
– What are the scientists from the Institute of Food and Nutrition working on ?
We work in the field of nutrigenomics. It is a knowledge which is very rapidly developing, dealing with the impact of nutrition on gene expression. Today we know that what we eat directly affects our genetic material.
– Can you explain that a bit more?
Each gene is a single protein. Human physiology is based on the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It turns out that the fatty acids regulate gene expression. In other words, the type of fatty acid consumed determines human growth, the development of the central nervous system and other defence mechanisms, including immunological functions. A factor that best stimulates our genetic material to develop properly are unsaturated fatty acids, derived from plants and fish. Hence a lot of pressure from all medical societies, to change our diet and started eating what is compatible with our physiology. Continue reading
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Courgette/ zucchini is another underrated vegetable (it is actually a fruit from plant-science point of view) which is simply delicious and so versatile. Most of the time they are served cooked or baked, in various pasta or rice dishes, stir-fries or soups, however they can also be eaten raw in salads or raw pasta dishes.
One of the main courgette’s properties (along with other squashes) is cancer prevention, by inhibiting cell mutations, especially effecting in preventing colon and lung cancer.
It is rich in nutrients like magnesium and potassium which help normalise blood pressure and plays an important role in cardiovascular health in general. The vitamin C content along with carotenoids stops the oxidation of bad cholesterol in the blood, therefore prevents the occurrence of strokes and heart attacks. Apart from Vitamin C they contain lutein which can serve as an herbal remedy for people with vision disorders and for sharpening the eyesight. Continue reading
If you have decided to stop eating meat/reduce meat consumption that’s great and I’m very happy for you.
It is not an easy switch, in practical terms, and requires a lot of determination and patience. Mentally, you are already there, you have made your choice, now you just have to stick to it.
Couple of aspects you need to be prepared for (some of them may not apply to you):
Family – they tend to live in denial for quite some time. They’ll be trying to persuade you to try this or that ‘special’ and so delicious meat dish, just a little bit, as it surely can’t hurt… Just be consistent and they will come around, and accept the ‘new you’. You have the right to be different. Continue reading
Deep down a lot of us know already that there is something wrong with the way we live and what we eat. We wonder why we crave the things that are not good for us, things that make us ill or generally not well. When we don’t give our bodies the proper nutrients we are in a vicious circle, with the body always wanting more food, as it’s not properly nourished, so we consume yet another portion of ‘barren’ food. This so called ‘junk food’ affect our brains, leads to confusion, mood swings, low levels of energy and concentration.
The very first question we all need to ask is ‘where does our food come from’, we really shouldn’t need another ‘horse meat scandal’ to open our eyes. We need to start thinking consciously and appreciate what process went into the food we have on our plate. Make an effort, visit a farmers’ market or a local farmer’s shop, talk to some real farmers. There is a lot of information on the internet too, including videos, there are no excuses nowadays for ‘not knowing’. If you are struggling to find time to do your research, think again, what can be more important that knowing about the food you consume which is used to rebuilt your whole body, cell by cell. If you are caring for somebody, do it for them, although if you are not looking after yourself properly, it may lead to your own illness. There is nothing more important for survival than the air, water and food. Give it the attention it deserves. Continue reading
A fantastic article on ‘True Activist’ about some amazing properties and nutritional values of seeds.
Even the United Nations is urging us to
‘Stop eating meat and save the planet’.
And that’s why another great person stopped eating meat for good and explains
‘Why I’ll Never Eat Meat Again‘
Greetings, nice to meet you. I will keep you updated about my other websites here. I intend to document my journey to awakening, by creating separate pages dedicated to different, however equally important, elements of my personal transition.
I will tell you about a change of my eating habits, the importance of physical and spiritual exercise. I will also share some other stories which I have read and watched that contributed to my shift of consciousness.