Månad: december 2017

Plant-based protein

There are plenty of sources of plant-based protein. Whether you follow a vegan diet or not you might want to add more plant-based foods to your diet. Choosing a plant-based diet is not only beneficial to your health, but promote environmental sustainability. A typical question when moving towards a more plant-based diet is ”But where do I get my protein from?” High quality protein foods are essential for a healthy and balanced diet. However, there is a common misunderstanding that people following a plant-based diet are unable to consume enough protein. (Harvard Health Publishing; Healthy Eating Plate)   What is protein? Protein is made up of amino acids that our bodies use in almost every internal process we have. The primary function of protein is growth and repair of tissues and cells. Protein also has a transport function (act as a carrier for other nutrients), hormonal function (e.g. insulin), immune function (antibodies fight illness), buffering function (maintain PH balance of the blood) and enzymatic function (all enzymes are proteins). Essential amino acids: These are the amino acids …

Dear December…

… You are like the finest piece of chocolate. That one piece we save for last. “Nature in its purest form, only exists. She observes our every move. Shocked by our consciousness, and how it simply does not notice all of the magic it has been given.”   December is for joy. Believing in miracles. Warm-hearted smiles and music filled with heartbeats and pure passion. December is for snowflakes dancing outside our window, making every hour irresistible. Gifts wrapped up in affection, kindness and hope. It is December, you can wish for anything. Any. Thing. ​ What will you wish for? This December is all about awareness. It is about love. It is about winter wonderland, Santa Claus and all his reindeer. December is for each and every one of us. It is for our beautiful planet, Mother Nature, and the precious time we get to spend amongst her. Let us create magic, my dear friends. We owe it to her, and we owe it to ourselves. Dear December, I welcome you. I am love-struck …