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For example, did you know that the health benefits of almonds can help lower or reverse the chances of Alzheimer’s? Amazing! Or that kukui nuts can help psoriasis? Me neither and there are tonnes more like it.
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This year brings several new dates for your diary, with the first being from the 11th to the 12th September 2011. This year is the Soil Association Organic Food Festival at Bristol Harbourside on Anchor Road Bristol.
The association has been showcasing organic foods for more than 10 years and is open to consumers looking for organic food, organic farmers and organic food producers. This years event has a wide range of stands selling and promoting many organic food products to suit all budgets!
The event attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year and supports local producers who want to sell their products to individuals and see there products in major supermarkets. The event is always a massive success and is a great place to sample, learn and buy organic products.
When the show is running you will find sections regarding organic health and beauty, organic textiles, organic food, a sheep show and event organic cookery shows with some of the UKs best chefs!
If you would like to take part,sell or visit the event later this year you can do so by contacting sales director Louise Sweeny at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or by visiting their site http://www.organicfoodfestival.co.uk/ .
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If I am honest before I really understood the whole ‘green’ and environmentally friendly concept I thought it was a bit geeky and only for those uni students who want an ‘experience’. However, the more I learn about the concept, the more I understand and follow it – the more I see it is more a way of life and is a lifestyle that is not what I originally thought.
It seems that more people are clocking on to the fact that caring about our environment by being more energy efficientt and looking after our bodies by taking notice of what is going into our foods and exploring organic products. Celebrities are no exception to this realization, take Natalie Portman for example, the American beauty who has starred in films such as Closer with Jude Law is one of Hollywood’s most eco friendly celeb. Natalie has even dedicated her spare time to launch her vegan friendly shoe collection.
Other celebs include the sexy ex of Jenifer Anniston, John Mayer. John has vowed to reduce his carbon footprint by ensuring coaches used for when he is touring to be fueled with bio-diesel, he is also working towards the presence of an ‘eco-village‘ at venues where he will tour. These villages will be used to educate his fans on being more eco friendly.
Finally there is Britains sweetheart Leona Lewis. Leona is the the perfect example of how cool green can be, the pop starlet is anything but geeky and proves that being green can be sexy! Miss Lewis stated “I am vegetarian so I don’t have clothes, shoes or bags made from leather or suede, or any animal products… I’m on a mission,” Her attitude has impressed not only he fans but also animal rights group PETA. PETA have been so impressed by her dedication that she is now a spokesperson for them and an ideal role model!
My weekly food shopping used to cost me a fortune, often costing around £80 to £100, apart from cleaning products I found that the highest costing items on my bill were actually fresh veg and herbs. It got to the point where I considered not buying them, but my friend suggested growing them at home instead.
Now my garden is not exactly big, and I have never really considered myself much of a gardener. In the past the most gardening I have done is quickly mow the lawn so to me this was something new. However I was very suprised at how easy it was to do – so much so I felt silly for not doing it before.
First thing we done was to check out my cuboards for things I could use to plant my herbs in rather than go and buy them. I had an old tin, plastic container from last nights takeaway (bad I know!) and an old small pot. This is a great tip if you too want to grow herbs at home, scout your home for tubs and tins and re-use them – this saves you money and is a great way to recycle, you can use other things such as egg boxes, tins and even cans. If you only have one tub then don’t worry as there is no harm in growing more than one herb in the same container.
Next thing was to get some seeds, I spend £5 in total for basil, coriander, tomato and cress seeds and another £2 on soil. When I got home I simple divided the soil between each container and planted my seeds. As I said before I have not got a huge garden so I have simply popped some plants on my window lege inthe kitchen and some outside under my kitchen window.
All I need to do now is water them and watch them grow. Easy…and it means I am eating fresh organic herbs whilst knocking at least £10 off my weekly food bill!
Browsing the net I stumbled across the most adorable organic kids shoes. Robeez cater for organic kids shoes from 0-6 months right up to 3-4 years, all of there shoes are made from organic materials and are very soft, comfortable, affordable yet durable.
The specific pair of shoes I just love for children are the Robeez organic lady bug shoes. These organic shoes for infants are made form leather and organic cotton. The sole of the shoe is made with a soft suede which is skid resident. Another great benefit to these shoes is they can be washed in your washing machine!
Now our kids can join the organic trend too
Whilst doing some research for Organic and Green Living I came accross a very interesting blog by a lady named Lisa. Lisa is 49 years old and is undergoing a lifestyle change. Her aim is to stick to a healthy lifestyle in a bid to get healthier thus be extra fabulous by her 50th birthday – and by the looks of it she is doing just great!
Lisa is sharing her journey via her very own blog named http://14monthsto50.wordpress.com within readers can follow her lifestyle changes. Some of which include what exercise she is doing and what delicious fresh veg she is growing! I have found this blog very inspiring and I am sure she is doing the same for many more men and women!
One great area of 14 months to 50 is the ‘what’s in my fridge section’ here readers can see what food Lisa has, browsing through her blog you will find loads of fab tasty recipes all of which include some of these organic or fresh ingredients.
I wanted to share the 14 months to 50 blog with my readers as it just goes to show that it is never too late to start a healthy lifestyle and show that real people such as Lisa are making changes for a healthier thus happier life. Be sure to check out her blog or her facebook page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/14monthsto50 and maybe you too can pick up some fab tips to try at home.
Cate Blanchett is one celeb that is known for her green ethics. The famous beauty has been widely reported to have made it her personal mission to turn the Sydney Theater companies building green…not literally although that would be amusing to find the building simply painted green
Joking aside Cate has generously stated she wants to kit the building out with energy efficient and environmentally friendly additions such as rainwater systems and solar panels. Cate is one celebrity that does not just do stunts like this for publicity – this is proven by the fact that her very own Sydney home is very eco friendly and also has features such as solar panels.
Well done Cate!