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Five Tips for a Green Hanukkah – Recipe, Vegan Potato Latkes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 11, 2017
File under: Dairy Free, Environment, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Perfect Potato Latkes

Hanukkah, the winter festival of lights is celebrated by Jews around the world and begins this year when the first candle is lit at sunset on Tuesday, December twelfth this year.

An eight-day festival marked by the lighting of brightly colored candles commemorates the rededication of the Temple in ancient Jerusalem. The menorah is a candelabrum with nine branches in which a different candle is lit to mark each consecutive night, the primary ritual on Hanukkah.  …read more of Five Tips for a Green Hanukkah – Recipe, Vegan Potato Latkes here

 
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Are Intact Whole Grains Better? What About Fruits and Veggies?

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
November 26, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Vegan, Whole Grains

Fruits and vegetables are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, and dark green leafy vegetables lead the pack. Each of the top five so-called powerhouse fruits and vegetables are greens. If we blend them up in a smoothie, soup or sauce we’re taking food with the most nutrition and breaking cells and dumping that nutrition into the bloodstream.

Chewing is good, but blending is better in terms of digestive efficiency and nutrient absorption.

But, if we take in all that nutrition and it doesn’t all make it down to our colon, might we be starving our microbial selves? Why are intact grains, beans and nuts better than bread, hummus and nut butters?

No matter how well we chew, intact food particles make it down to the colon where they offer a smorgasbord for good bacteria. If grains, beans and nuts are finely ground into flour or paste, we may be leaving our gut flora high and dry. Would the same be true for fruits and vegetables? …read more of Are Intact Whole Grains Better? What About Fruits and Veggies? here

 
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Vegan Thanksgiving, Healthy, Compassionate and Eco-Responsible!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 17, 2017
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan

In America, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the Holiday Season and across the country family and friends gather to enjoy an extravigant feast. For vegetarians and vegans, attending this annual event can be really challenging.

Vegans are among the most eco-conscious consumers. We all can show gratitude to Mother Earth by hosting a meatless meal this Thanksgiving and save money while saving the planet. Factory Farming, Unnatural, Unhealthy and Unsustainable

This Thanksgiving, be kind to your health, the animals and the earth by making my Festive Holiday Roast. It is so delicious, really easy and fun! You will be amazed to see how cool it is to turn five pounds of tofu into a really tasty meal with 12 generous servings.  …read more of Vegan Thanksgiving, Healthy, Compassionate and Eco-Responsible! here

 
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Antioxidant-Rich Pumpkins, Superfood Symbol of Autumn Ushers in the Holiday Season

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 22, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan

October: falling leaves, cool crisp air and pumpkins.

Winter squash are some of the oldest known vegetables in America. Among these hearty winter vegetables, pumpkins have become symbolic of the season and go hand-in-hand with Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Pumpkins are a delicious fruit to include in the diet and have a characteristic orange rind with orange flesh that is incredibly rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Very nutritious, pumpkin is low in calories and an excellent source of vitamin A and flavonoid antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin and carotenes. …read more of Antioxidant-Rich Pumpkins, Superfood Symbol of Autumn Ushers in the Holiday Season here

 
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Tea, Brew a Cup of Health and Relaxation

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 13, 2017
File under: Beverages, Healthy Eating, Natural Remedies, Superfoods, Vegan

The health benefits in a warm steeped mug of tea, whether herbal or caffeinated have been celebrated for thousands of years. There are four main types of tea: black, green, oolong and white tea, which come from the same plant, but are processed differently.

The history of tea is long and complex reaching across multiple cultures and spanning thousands of years. Tea is thought to have originated in southwest China during the Shang dynasty (1766 to 1122 BC) as a therapeutic beverage.1

Drinking green tea  originated as medicine and has grown to become the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. These days, tea drinking can be quite the adventure with an amazing range of choices. …read more of Tea, Brew a Cup of Health and Relaxation here

 
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