Food:

Impress your carnivore friends with these delicious vegetarian dishes

Any vegetarian knows the best way to win over carnivores is to show them just how good a meat-less meal can be. So, if you’re looking for new ways to wow everyone at the dinner table—including the carnivores—here are a few delicious veggie dishes that are full of flavor and nutrition. The first dish is a lentil and fennel salad, which features a mix of bold and light flavors and is packed with heart-healthy ingredients. The taste of this nutty legume is complemented by the refreshing light essence of fennel and topped with lemon zest. It’s also a quick one…

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  • MindBodyGreen
  • Date:04/23/2019

High-tech indoor farming could be the answer to our agriculture problems

While agriculture is suffering from the impacts of climate change, it is also one of the leading causes of the problem. The production of this food is costly: meat and dairy have the highest global carbon footprint and the agriculture sector uses 70 percent of the world’s freshwater. This coupled with higher demand and pressure from the effects of climate change creates a vicious cycle. But how do we break it? Bowery Farming, an innovative farming startup, believes it has the answer. The company’s high-tech, indoor, farms use a hydroponic system allowing them to use 95 percent less water than…

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  • Clean Technica
  • Date:04/18/2019

Another major fast-food chain has announced new items made of faux-meat

It was only a couple years ago that faux-meat was a niche outsider in the world of food. These days, meat alternatives are going full-blown mainstream after the second fast-food chain in two weeks announced new menu items that are made using plant-based meat. The trend started when Burger King announced a new partnership with Impossible Foods to offer a new meatless burger. Now Mexican fast-food chain Del Taco has quickly followed suit by selling tacos with Beyond Meat. Starting April 25, the new “Beyond Tacos” will be available in all 580 stores. So, why are fast-food chains suddenly opting…

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  • Vox
  • Date:04/17/2019

This is what makes the Impossible Burger look and taste like real beef

At the Optimist Daily, we tend to write quite a bit about meat alternatives. After all, getting people to eat less meat (thus creating less emissions) by offering faux meat that looks and tastes just like the real thing seems to be working pretty well. Just look at Impossible Foods, which has impressed so much with its plant-based burger that Burger King has added it to its menu. But have you ever asked yourself what exactly is being added to this veggie burger to make it seem so real? Well, if you haven’t received an answer yet, look no further.…

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  • GreenBiz
  • Date:04/17/2019

Why you should turn your kitchen into a place for ‘closed-loop cooking’

It's easy to toss plastic wrap, wilted greens, or a mushy apple in the trash without considering the resources that were required to get them to you or what happens to them after they leave your home. A typical trip to the grocery store is so far removed from the land, water, and energy that created the products on the shelves, we are quick to forget the true cost of the items we buy. But if we truly want to minimize our environmental footprint, the best thing we can do is turn our kitchen into a place for closed-loop cooking.…

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  • MindBodyGreen
  • Date:04/16/2019

Why you need to add more raw honey to your diet

Honey is Winnie the Pooh’s favorite snack for good reason. Not only does it add a sweet kick to whatever you drizzle it on, but it’s a medicinal food, one that is packed with health benefits. Before we dive into the main benefits of honey, it’s important to note the difference between raw honey and the honey you find in the grocery store. Most of the honey you see on grocery store shelves has been pasteurized to remove yeast and crystallization and to extend its shelf life. It’s good for you, but nowhere near as powerful as raw honey. If…

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  • The Chopra Center
  • Date:04/15/2019

Are your eggs still fresh? Find out by doing this simple test

Eggs have become more popular as people try to cut down on meat consumption and embrace a more ‘flexitarian’ diet. Unfortunately, this also means more eggs are getting wasted than ever before. People in the UK alone are throwing away 720 million eggs every year – three times more than in 2008. The scale of waste has been blamed on overcautious consumers who think that eggs are unsafe to eat past their best-before date – which isn’t true. In most cases, eggs are actually fine for 2-3 weeks after their best-before date, and there’s even a fun little test you…

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  • TreeHugger
  • Date:04/12/2019

Fiber is the ultimate superfood. Here’s how to add more of it to your diet

This week we’re talking a lot about food, and for good reason: an overwhelming number of health conditions these days are linked to poor diets that lack diversity and good nutrition. One of the main things that people are missing in the fiber, which is the closest thing we have to a true superfood. Eating a fiber-rich diet is associated with better gastrointestinal health and a reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. That’s because fiber is amazingly helpful in many ways: It lowers cholesterol and inflammation, feeds our microbiome, and slows…

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  • Vox
  • Date:03/28/2019

How diversifying the foods we will eat is a must if we want to spare the planet

Why would a wildlife conservation organization be involved in a campaign to push people to diversify their diets? As it turns out, the way we humans eat is very much linked to preserving wildlife — and many other issues. This was the topic at a recent conference in Paris where the World Wildlife Fund and Knorr foods teamed up to launch their campaign and report, titled "Future 50 Foods: 50 Foods for Healthier People and a Healthier Planet." According to the report, 75 percent of the food we consume comes from just 12 plant sources and five animal sources. And…

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  • NPR
  • Date:03/26/2019

Add these metabolism-boosting foods to your diet to lose weight more easily

While good fitness can help cue your body to burn fats and lose weights, eating the right foods can get your body to do the same. Take seaweed, for example. This salad of the sea is rich in iodine, which is the master nutrient of our thyroid gland, which plays a central role in our metabolism. Pineapple salsa is another food that gets your body digesting food more efficiently. That’s because it contains enzymes and compounds that rev up the metabolism and tells your body to work harder. Want more foods to add to your diet that will keep your…

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  • MindBodyGreen
  • Date:03/25/2019
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