Healthy Living and Benefits

Vegetable protein and challenges for consumers
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Vegetable protein and challenges for consumers

Rebalancing our intake between proteins of animal and plant origin is the central point of the transitions towards healthy and sustainable diets. But are consumers ready to…

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Cooking lentils is easy
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Cooking lentils is easy

Lentils are grouped with beans and peas as part of the legume family because, like all legumes, they grow in pods. Besides being packed with plant-based…

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Kids’ lunchboxes - some ideas to make them a success
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Kids’ lunchboxes – some ideas to make them a success

Finding creative ways to pack tasty, and healthy, lunchboxes for your kids, week in and week out, can be a challenge. Here are 10 ideas to…

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Why less meat means showing a little love to our planet
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Why less meat means showing a little love to our planet

Greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, water consumption: livestock farming strongly affects our environment. Never have we produced and consumed so much meat as today. In 2014, 312…

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keeping lettuce fresh
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Keeping lettuce fresh

Crisp, crunchy lettuce every time? Yes, it’s possible! Soggy, slimy and wilted leaves don’t have to be part of your lettuce experience. Here are a few…

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Cooking chickpeas perfectly
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Cooking chickpeas perfectly

Soak slowly + cook slowly + cool slowly = the best way to cook dried chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Not too hard, right?! Cooking…

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Grow veggies from leftovers
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Growing veggies from leftovers

Did you know that many fruits and vegetables can regrow from their leftovers? Vegetative multiplication of plants allows some plants to reproduce without needing to be…

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Cleaning your home the non-toxic way
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Cleaning your home the non-toxic way

Conventional cleaners are usually toxic, but cleaning products shouldn’t be more dangerous than the problem you’re trying to solve, right? Here are several DIY solutions to…

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Cleaning with no chemicals
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Cleaning with no chemicals

Today’s home cleaning products can contain a range of chemicals harmful for both ourselves and the environmental. A big culprit in harmful cleaning agents comes from…

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Dietary changes can deliver environmental benefits
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Dietary changes can deliver environmental benefits

Feeding our 7.6 billion population with current diets and production practices, is fast degrading terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, depleting vital water resources, and helping to drive…

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