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The Best and Worst Summer Foods [Visual]

The Best and Worst Summer Foods [Visual] | ecogreenlove

With warm weather, some of us start dreaming of summer picnics and parties. But not all of the foods we typically associate with summer are good for us. Below, you’ll find the summer foods to avoid — and the ones to embrace for health and happiness.

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Quick Tips for Produce Storage [Visual]

Quick Tips for Produce Storage [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Who among us hasn’t had a bunch of bananas go from perfectly ripe to practically rotten overnight? And when it comes to avocados, well, sometimes it seems like you could blink and miss that magical moment between not-quite-ripe and brown mush. With rotten produce in hand, we feel bad about all the nutrition we’ve missed out on, and we’re essentially tossing money straight into the compost pile.

Certain kitchen staples are just notorious for spoiling quickly, but with a few tricks, you can keep many of them around for a few days longer.

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Plant-based Protein sources [Visual]

Plant-based protein sources [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our cells and tissues. Although protein is often associated with animal products, many plant foods are also good sources. As long as protein comes from a variety of plant sources, vegans and vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs. In this infographic, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), shows the protein content of different vegan and vegetarian dishes rich in plant-based protein.

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Promoting Sustainable Gastronomy

Promoting Sustainable Gastronomy [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Gastronomy is sometimes called the art of food. It can also refer to a style of cooking from a particular region. In other words, gastronomy often refers to local food and cuisine. Sustainability is the idea that something (e.g. agriculture, fishing or even preparation of food) is done in a way that is not wasteful of our natural resources and can be continued into the future without being detrimental to our environment or health.

Sustainable gastronomy, therefore, means cuisine that takes into account where the ingredients are from, how the food is grown and how it gets to our markets and eventually to our plates.

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