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Luscious Glazed Ginger Bundt~ No Eggs, Dairy or Added Fat ~ Neat!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 28, 2016
File under: Healthy Eating, Natural Alternatives, Recipes, Vegan

Eggs are the number one source of dietary cholesterol in the American diet. Just one egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol. That is the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac and more than 60 percent of the calories in eggs are from fat.

Hypercholesterolemia, particularly high LDL cholesterol is a recognized risk factor in the development of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), but what about diabetes?

Researchers have found a graduated increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes with a corresponding increase in the amount of eggs consumed. Eating just one egg a week appears to increase the risk of diabetes by 76 percent. Two eggs a week appeared to double the risk, and just a single egg a day actually tripled the risk. [1] Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputations, kidney failure and death.

Health conscious cooks are always on the lookout for ways to eliminate artery-clogging ingredients and a great place to start is in baking. …read more of Luscious Glazed Ginger Bundt~ No Eggs, Dairy or Added Fat ~ Neat! here

 
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Natural Products Expo West Best of Show 2016

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 6, 2016
File under: Healthy Eating, Natural Products, Raw Foods, Snacks, Superfoods, Supplements, Vegan

Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, broke industry records again this year!  This annual springtime event grew by 6.9 percent in 2016 hosting more than 77,000 attendees.

Exhibitors from around the country and across the globe came to Anaheim, California to showcase the newest in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products.

Five vast halls of the Anaheim Convention Center were teeming with over 3000 exhibits from more than 1,800 companies and included over 600 first-time exhibitors.

VegTV has been covering what Vogue Magazine aptly called “Fashion Week of Natural Foods” for 15 years and it never disappoints! This is the place to spot trends in food as well as other types of consumer packaged goods. …read more of Natural Products Expo West Best of Show 2016 here

 
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Cans ~ Economical, Convenient and Environmentally Superior

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 15, 2016
File under: Food Production, Food Supply, Healthy Eating

Facts about canned goods that may surprise you!

Canned food has been feeding the world for more than 200 years.  Necessity is the mother of invention and like many inventions the metal can came into existence to solve a specific problem.

In the early 19th century, soldiers in Europe had to carry their food supplies for long distances in harsh conditions and the first cans were designed to sustain them in the field. This innovation proved to have many benefits for civilians, offering wide food access, previously restricted by seasonal factors and geographic reach.

Today, can manufacturing is a major economic force. Americans use more than 130 billion cans a year, which translates into an eight billion dollar industry with 200 manufacturing plants in 38 states, employing more than 35,000 workers.

Endlessly adaptable, versatile and efficient, the metal food can remains one of the safest of packaging solutions and the most economical and environmentally friendly. …read more of Cans ~ Economical, Convenient and Environmentally Superior here

 
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Make Delicious Dairy-Free Yogurt ~ Good For You and the Planet!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 9, 2016
File under: Dairy Free, DIY, Green Lifestyle Tips, Recipes, Saving Money, Vegan

I have a new obsession… Homemade soy yogurt!

Making yogurt is easy and delicious and like all DIY foods you make in your own kitchen… you know everything that went into it and it just couldn’t be fresher.

Soy yogurt is a plant-based food and is planet friendly by its very nature. Even the culture we use is vegan. When we choose DIY, we are avoiding packaging by decreasing waste pollution at the source.

In addition to reducing the proliferation of landfill package waste, when we eliminate waste before it has been created we minimize resources used in the production and delivery of goods. …read more of Make Delicious Dairy-Free Yogurt ~ Good For You and the Planet! here

 
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Celebrate Earth Day with Rose Scented Chocolate Almond Brownies

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
April 22, 2016
File under: Climate Change, Environmental Impact, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Since 1970, Earth Day has become a global event that promotes environmental protection. For vegans, every day is Earth Day.

There are many good reasons to choose a plant-based lifestyle, with compassion for animals and concern for health and for the environment being cited most often.

Plant based-eating, AKA the vegan diet is an easy and economical way to reduce your environmental footprint. Research published in the journal Earth Interactions, was one of the first to report that the average American diet requires the production of an extra ton and a half of greenhouse gases compared to a vegan diet.[4]

Science has weighed in with a mountain of evidence associating meat-centered diets with numerous debilitating health conditions. From heart disease and hypertension to obesity and diabetes, the plant-based diet has been shown to prevent and even reverse disease. [1] [2] [3]

Being aware of the link between all living things and what we put on our plate, our health and the health of the planet helps us to make smart choices. Issues of health and sustainability are inextricably linked and for the thinking consumer, the answer lies in the content of our plate! …read more of Celebrate Earth Day with Rose Scented Chocolate Almond Brownies here

 
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