Mar 28, 2016

Are cows to blame for global warming?


Methane is a greenhouse gas much like carbon dioxide (CO2). A single cow releases between 70 and 120 kg of methane, on average, per year. The negative climate effects from methane, however, are approximately 23 times more devastating than those from CO2; a cow’s release of 100 kg of methane in one year is equivalent to 2,300 kg of CO2 per year!


To put the 100 kg of methane/2,300 kg of CO2 into perspective, let’s compare the CO2 to burning petrol. That same amount of CO2 produced by one cow in a year is equivalent to the amount of CO2 generated from burning 1,000 liters of petrol. To further put this into perspective, 1,000 liters of petrol could fuel a car for 12,5000 km (~7,767 miles) if that car uses 8 liters of petrol per 100 km.

  Mar 28, 2016

Benefits of eat vegetarian products and meat comparative


Lentils

100 gm
Cal: 106
Fat: 0.55 g
Cholesterol: 0 g
Protein: 9 g (all amino acids but Methionine and Cysteine) Sprouted (All essential amino acids)
Fiber: 8 g (32%)
Carbohydrates: 20 g (7%)

  Mar 15, 2016

Pulses are a Superfood


Beans, peas, lentils & chickpeas are a healthy food choice


“Pulses” or “legumes”, include crops like dry peas, dry beans, lentils and chickpeas. They are an excellent food choice with health-promoting benefits. Their key nutrients include complex carbohydrates (e.g. fiber, resistant or slowly digested starch), vegetable protein, folate and other vitamins, and minerals like potassium and iron. All support a healthy diet.

• High Fiber ~15 g dietary fiber per cup!
• High Resistant and Slowly Digested Starch
• Vegetable Protein ~23% protein
• Low Fat ~1%