It’s a new year, and for a lot of people it is an opportunity to hit the reset button and start all over again—especially when it comes to their fitness and health. One of the most common new year’s resolution of many is their promise to take better care of their bodies, watch their diet and exercise regularly. Listing them down maybe fun and encouraging, but majority find that sticking to these yearly changes very difficult.
Japan’s high life expectancy can be traced to its longevity diet, of which the Okinawa diet is the most well-known.
The Japanese have the second highest life expectancy in the world. Want to know their secrets of longevity and the longevity foods they eat? See the infographic below!
Naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients and not hearing your stomach grumble an hour later. You should aim to include a fiber source in every meal and snack.
Great recommendations by Anna from made right (here)! There are a couple we haven’t watched, now it’s the time 🙂
Houston is getting hotter by the minute with frizzy-is-my-style percent humidity. Most weekend afternoons are just better spent inside. Contrary to many places where summer brings people out of hiding, Texas Summer makes you beg for air conditioning.
What better time to catch up on some well made and important documentaries?
Here’s my ultimate summer watch list to boost your awareness and kick start some eco living habits for fall. (Woop – they’re all on Netflix)
Diet is everything
This movie finally explained all the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and how devastating meat, especially beef, production is. I’m lucky I have a simple relationship with food and stopped eating beef and most meats cold turkey the same day I saw it. From what I’ve heard, it has had the same effect on many people.
2. Forks over Knives*
And here came the health side of a
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“The demand for meat is outgrowing our ability to supply meat and has a negative impact upon the environment. At present, 30% of the Earth’s surface is used for livestock production, and an alarming 44% of the world’s grain harvest is diverted to industrialized meat production. Not only that, but the livestock farming industry is responsible for emitting 14.5% of greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere.
With the demand for meat set to rise and not fall, scientists have begun turning their attention to alternative sources of protein. In 2015, a team of Dutch researchers at Maastricht University grew the world’s first burger in a laboratory which – despite costing more than €250,000 to produce – could be cheaper than conventionally farmed beef in the long run. Other scientists have chosen to focus on insect meat as a sustainable protein alternative, with at least 2 billion people worldwide already enjoying insects as part of their diets. Other alternatives include plant-based substitutes to chicken and ground beef and egg whites without the need for hens.”
To find out more about the two main contenders – lab grown meat and insect-rich diets – check out the full infographic below.
«There’s a scientific reason women jones for junk food in the days preceding and during that time of the month. Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone—the main reproductive hormones—plummet in the days leading up to your period and remain low for the first few days of it, according to gynecologist Rebecca Booth, M.D., author of “The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age.”
“This sharp decline in hormones results in falling levels of mood-supporting brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, causing cravings for foods that elevate them, like chocolate (dopamine) and starchy foods (serotonin),” explains Dr. Booth.»
Almonds, and cashews, and hazelnuts, oh my! Almost every type of nut pack a nutritional punch. And here’s a bonus: Eating nuts high in unsaturated fats as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart, too!
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