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Learn The Basics Of Proper Nutrition with Green Living Now

Whether you are a dancer, fighter, manager or janitor, you are going to have to eat healthy in order to live a long life. There’s no doubt that eating terrible foods will lessen your chance to have a full and happy life. One thing that we advocate is healthy living, green lifestyle, and eating natural and organic foods. Ensure you get at least 8 ounces of protein each day. Also be sure to grow your own fruits and vegetables and make healthy smoothies. Be sure to read our articles about how to grow your own home-grown ingredients and also make sure you buy an excellent blender for your kitchen that is environmentally friendly. That doesn’t mean you eat meat, it means you eat protein which can even come from beans. You can keep up with your protein and iron this way.

Try having oatmeal for breakfast in order to put you on the right course for the day. Remember that breakfast is in fact the most important meal that your body will eat all day and that having a lot of protein early will make sure you have a great long life. Since they are whole grains, you will feel full longer if you eat oatmeal. When planning your diet, always remember breakfast. Breakfast really is the most critical meal, because it jump starts your metabolism and floods your body with needed nutrients after hours of not eating. Again, no carbs and try to have lean proteins and one thing that will work is making breakfast burritos with egg whites and lots of yummy vegetables inside it.

People who study nutrition for a living often choose to avoid processed grains. Getting rid of the outer casing of these types of grains is getting rid of its nutritional content. To make up for this, most people buy supplements or whole wheat products. It is not logical at all.

While you can't put it in a blender, you can eat a breakfast burrito in the morning

While you can’t put it in a blender, you can eat a breakfast burrito in the morning

One way to improve the nutritional content of your diet is to make use of artificial sweeteners in place of refined sugar. A high-sugar diet leads to a lot of potentially-serious health risks, including heart disease and diabetes. These are all bad-news situations for any human being so be sure to not intake a lot of sugar. If you do make sure it’s in low doses. Again, if you are going to have it, try to have it early for breakfast, and not late in the evening. Examples of artificial substitutes include Stevia and Splenda. You probably won’t even taste the difference.

Try new and trendy recipes if you are planning on engaging in a new diet. Make your own granola protein bars with common ingredients like organic peanut butter and protein powder. Oatmeal pancakes is another healthy recipe that is easy to make.

Two things linked to nutrition are overall health and wellness. This is why there has been a surplus of supplements and food fascination. Remember what you have read here when you go shopping so that you can choose the healthiest foods. Embrace a healthy lifestyle, life green, life great.

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Confused About Solar Energy? These Tips Can Help!

All people that enjoy a green lifestyle embrace alternative forms of energy. Why pay someone when the energy companies should pay you? This is a reality that everyone can enjoy. It’s not a complicated as Kung Fu Fighting as some people might tell you. No, no my friends, with expert timing you can hire people like Billy Kim and Carl Douglas who are pioneers in the art of solar panels and alternative energy home technologies.

Have you ever considered how solar energy can benefit you? You don’t have to pay for electricity! How great is that? Solar energy systems are very beneficial. If you cannot afford or simply do not want to completely go solar right now, you can partially go solar. That’s right you can go half way if you don’t want to go all the way. So if you are not totally convinced or don’t have the funds to do everything then determine small ways you can do this. This is accomplished in one of two ways. First, locate solar panels that can be mounted on windows so that you can get electronic devices recharged. The second is to check out solar-powered camping supplies as they are available everywhere in camping stores across the country. Every little thing you do, can help reduce costs on your energy bill but also further embraces the green lifestyle.

There are many rebates and grants that can help offset the initial costs involved with solar power. It can be expensive to install solar energy systems, but there are ways to make it a bit cheaper. Verify whether state or federal rebates and grants are available to assist you. These forms of assistance can greatly reduce your costs. You might be able to get extra deductions on your taxes.

It is important to regularly check your solar energy system, including the core, otherwise you can have a major leak that can destroy your home in one huge fireball. A green light is normal. If it is blinking, or off altogether, you need to call in an expert quickly otherwise you might turn from a green lifestyle to becoming a crispy piece of toast. Most owners do not have the knowledge to solve most problems. In fact, having a tech come out should cost you nothing if your panels are under warranty.

If going green is a top priority for you, consider switching to solar energy. It’s the best energy because you are harnessing the power of the closest star to us, the sun. It’s bright, I am sure you have seen it before. Solar energy harnesses the power of the sun, a free and entirely renewable source of power. Do your part to use less fossil fuels by using solar energy instead.

Now you know more about solar energy and what it can do for you. Continue to learn about this natural energy resource. Make the most of these suggestions, whether at home or work, and move forward with green energy.

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Organic Gardening Advice For New Organic Gardeners

Ir you read our last article you will know that one of the keys to green living is to grow and eat your own fruits and vegetables. We hope to come out with a film that is the opposite of “Super Size Me” which means we take someone who is already unhealthy and make them eat fruit and vegetables ONLY to see what happens. It’s an interesting and fun idea, right? So, you will need to learn how to farm your own goods in an organic way, so let’s get to it.

The main reason people decide to go organic when gardening is that they think commercial chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers, may degrade soil quality, harm the environment and cause long-term damage to their personal health. There are a lot of studies that prove that this is actually true and not just green paranoia. A lot of organic gardening strategies are cheap and can be done inside your home or in your backyard.

Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust. This is a very important point so be sure to write it down. Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. If you live in a nice climate like San Diego you might not care about seasons at all, which is nice as you can focus on some specific goods to grow. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.

Plants require a good amount of CO2 in order to grow to their maximum height. Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present. The best way to get a lot of it is through a greenhouse. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high. You might want to invest in some tools that track these levels, otherwise you might not really be able to understand what is happening inside your own garden.

Organic gardening is healthier. You won’t be exposing your plants – and yourself to toxins or chemicals. This is the best way to really live a healthier lifestyle and embrace a green lifestyle too!

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Feel Better, Get Healthy! Simple Ways To Make Better Nutrition Part Of Your Life

Whenever someone decides to really take control of their life and be green, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to what you put inside your body. Eating a proper diet is essential for maintaining a healthy weight and overall body abilities, including running, skiing and just overall activity with your friends. Make sure you look out for your health by following along with this article. There is no reason for ignorance on the subject of good nutrition.

Many have always thought of salad as being quite healthy, but it is common for people to use dressings that make it far less so. If you go to any restaurant in America you will see that the typical “house salad” on their menu will actually have more fats and calories than getting a burger and fries! It is true my friends, just look it up. Remember that creamy dressings contain a lot of fat and very little nutrients so try to avoid them. Instead, choose a vinaigrette dressing or make your own with vinegar and olive oil and if you need to, just add a little salt. You might want to try olive oil and a freshly squeezed lemon as that is my personal favorite. Adding healthy toppings to a salad (like cranberries or walnuts or even concentrated oxygen) will also improve their benefits.

A piece of advice is to increase the amount of vegetables and fruits that you eat everyday for every meal. It’s recommended by the USDA and even by our team that you consume between 9 and 13 servings of fruit and vegetables each day and ideally ones that you have grown in your own yard. You might think this is a lot but it is not. Orange juice at breakfast counts as a serving. but remember that no matter which nutrition focused diet you engage in, breakfast should be a solid mainstay. That is when your body needs the most calorie intake and ask you move the rest of the day you should decrease the amount you take in. After your body has gone without food for the entire night, it needs breakfast food to provide you with energy and the metabolism kick-start that helps you get through the day feeling good.

Green Living and Healthy Life Means Growing Your Own Vegetables

Green Living and Healthy Life Means Growing Your Own Vegetables

Make sure that you get enough selenium from your diet. Selenium is a trace mineral that works as a potent antioxidant to increase your skin’s elasticity and fight off the signs of aging. You can get this element from just about any vitamin shop in your town, but you might order it online as well. Selenium offers protection from the suns harmful rays, and can defeat the efforts of free radicals. Selenium rich foods are easy to find at the market, such as Brazil nuts, oat bran, fish and bacon.

Buy fruit juices if you’re not into preparing raw vegetables and fruits. Fruit juices are a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins and mineral without have to waste time pealing, chopping and cooking. To prevent damaging your teeth, choose juices without added sugar, and sip them through a straw. Just remember that you can blend these together too and you’d be getting one power packed green lifestyle beverage. If you are ill, consume foods with a lot of zinc in order to assist in the recovery process. Zinc can boost immune system health, make you recover from illness quicker, and prevent future illness. Pumpkin seeds, strawberries and peaches are all great foods that contain zinc. These foods also contain beneficial antioxidants.

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Welcome to the Green Lifestyle Film Festival

Welcome one and all to the Green Lifestyle Film Festival. The old festival was handled by a different group of people, but we are highly enthusiastic people that really love the green life and aim to lessen all humans’ carbon footprint. We are all about healthy living and a clean, green, natural living situation. We live in an era where it is totally alright for oil companies to destroy the Earth and then have governments reap in the profits. It’s a sick situation where big oil and big business can do anything they want and make the rest of the world suffer. We’re not for that.

Through the use of the arts, and specifically film, we hope to revive the Green Lifestyle Film Festival in an online capacity. This way movies about global warming, conscious living, healthy eating, juicing, growing your own vegetables and other great initiatives can be read about and watched in film form.

If you hope to submit a film and have us post it, you’ll need to upload it to Vimeo or YouTube and then what we can do is embed it. We do not have the capacity to host video files ourselves, but this way you get more exposure anyways. Another important thing to think about is what kind of video are you going to make. Will it be tips on how to grow your own fruits and vegetables and then how to prepare them to maximize their nutrients? Or are you going to do an expose about car emissions and the declining state of our air quality?

Really think about the type of initiative you’d like to sponsor and then feel free to get in touch with us through the contact form you find on our site. Thanks so much for reading this and be sure to stay tuned for more, obviously we just took this site over and because we’re trying to revive the site, we need all the support we can. Live free! Live Strong! Live GREEN!

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