Daily Intakes [Infographic]

Recently I read this article where it reads that –based on an updated advice by the American Heart Association– coconut oil is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol and “is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter”, say US heart experts.

This made me think it could be useful to have a very basic-quick chart with the recommended daily intakes like fats, salt, sugar and carbs.

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Cigarette Butts and the Environment [Infographic]

This infographic outlines the impact cigarettes have on the environment. It really is incredible that 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered worldwide every year. Many of these cigarette parts end up in our rivers and end up killing thousands of marine animals annually.

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Food tips to improve your Mental Health [Infographic]

The evidence of food’s link to mental states has been growing.
As part of our fight against mental health, we have a very much underutilised tool – FOOD. You have the ability to improve the way you feel by controlling what you put on your plate.” – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Here are four of the techniques that you can try at home that can help you:

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Waste Not: Scrap Tyres [Infographic]

Scrap tyres are, sadly, a serious hindrance to the welfare of our environment and to our health. It has become a far too common sight to witness towering piles of flaming, disused tyres that are a complete eyesore and emanate a horrendous odour. What makes this dumping of old tyres even more galling is that they can very easily be repurposed into items of practical value around your home, such as flowerbeds, swings and dog beds.

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How Dogs improve your Health [Infographic]

They say that a dog is a man’s best friend and for a good reason. Dogs keep us company, help us feel protected and make sure we always fell loved. But, did you know that their affectionate kisses may be actually improving our health one lick at a time?

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Green Documentaries: Plastic China

Welcome to the land of “Plastic China.” As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, China receives ten million tons per year from most of the developed countries around the world. With high external costs impacting the local environment and health, these imports are reborn here in these plastic workshops into “recycled” raw materials for the appetite of China – the world factory. This waste is then exported back to where they came from with a new face such as manufactured clothing or toys.

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Longer Life, Healthier Life? [Infographic]

Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), or healthy life expectancy, is a metric used by the World Health Organization to measure the number of years a person can expect to live in good health, taking social and economic factors into account alongside disease and disability rates.

When we deduct healthy life expectancy from actual life expectancy, we see the average amount of years someone can expect to live in bad health – or ‘Bad Health Years’.

This infographic takes a country-by-country look at the change in bad health years since 2000 to see where people are living a longer, healthier life.

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