The origins of our daily meals are as exotic and distant as the faraway places we daydream about during our nine to five jobs.
According to the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service produce in the U.S. travels 1300 – 2000 miles before it reaches the consumer. The Leopold Institute in Iowa, U.S. found that most fresh produce available in local supermarkets could be easily sourced within 50 miles, but was traveling between 300-2000 miles.
In Part 1 of this series, we touched upon alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables and plant-based sources of key vitamins and minerals that can help you build immunity. While there is no denying that vitamins and minerals play a key role in disease prevention, here are some additional tips to help you achieve immunity during the cold season (or year long!):
- The 5 Best Vegan and Gluten Free Breads
- Recipe: Raw Fruit + Coconut Ice Cream Cake with Brownie Crust
- The 10 Step Guide to Dining Out Vegan…Like a Boss!
- Why You Should Be Sipping on Apple Cider: Health Benefits + Product Picks
- What a Raw Diet Did For Me and Why You May Like it Too
- Recipe: Jaffa Cake
- Recipe: Raw Rainbow Noodles with Spicy Jungle Peanut Sauce
- Recipe: Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Burgers
Most people often dread the cold, wet winter season not only because of the natural disasters it sometimes brings in tow but also due to the disaster that it can wreak on their health. But fear not; your health need not be as bleak as the weather. Nature may cause the problem, but you must realize that it also has the solutions. An acidic, disease-prone body that is more aggravated by cold weather can only be restored to health through alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables — mother nature’s gifts to help strengthen and heal our frail and sickly bodies.
The controversy concerning feeding a new born baby a vegan diet is a tragic one. There have been several alarming cases of vegan parents charged with child cruelty or neglect when their infants die or fall dangerously ill due to malnutrition. However, this is far from a common occurrence, and most vegan families are extremely vigilant about ensuring that their infants nutritional needs are being met.
Around the age of 3 to 6 kids start to get quite fuzzy about what they will eat. Some will eat only peanut butter sandwiches, some only want baked beans, others demand candy. In this difficult period when food adventurousness declines rapidly, how do you get your kids to eat their greens and veggies and stay healthy?
When one thinks about harvest festivals in North America, it is easy for most people to not look beyond Thanksgiving, which is celebrated in the United States and Canada. However, festivals celebrating the gathering of the harvest have been around for centuries, before Thanksgiving tradition emerged in North America. Here are ten examples of amazing
In our first two articles in this series, we tackled the question of whether humans need to consume milk and the health dangers of consuming milk. Now finally, we tackle the biggest misconception when it comes to dairy — CALCIUM! One of the most famous nutrients of all, which helps us develop strong bones, teeth and muscles. If humans stop drinking cows milk, where would we get our calcium from? The answer is — exactly from the same place the cows get theirs! (i.e. greens on the ground). Not only cows, but large animals like elephants, rhinos and horses maintain a pretty strong physique by eating greens!
- The Ultimate Superfood Guide
- 5 Homemade Natural Energy Drinks to Fuel Your Workout
- Recipe: Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes
- The Dirty Dozen: An Updated List of Fruits and Veggies You Should Buy Organic
- Recipe: Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Burgers
- Recipe: Vegan “Slutty” Brownies
- Recipe: Raw Fruit Popsicles with Coconut Milk
- What’s the Problem with Plastic Bottles?
As we pointed out in the previous installment of this series, drinking cow’s milk is not only unnecessary, but it is also getting increasingly unsafe due to farming practices. There is no good reason why fully grown men and women need to consume milk; let alone milk from another species. This habit is only prevalent in the human race and goes beyond logic! In addition, evidence shows that nearly all cows (unless raised by you or a farm you know well) are full of toxins such as pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.
Milk is central to our development — it is universally accepted and understood that a mother’s milk is unequivocally what nature has planned for the growth of babies across all species. Not only does it provide essential nourishment, but by drinking it, a baby also shares its mothers immune system and gets the right balance of fats, proteins, vitamins, hormones, and enzymes for development.