Essentials of Composting Daily Waste

Daily waste comprisescompostlogo2 of all organic wastes intended to go into the dustbin each passing day. These wastes include dead plant leaves, dead flowers, stems and seeds of vegetable and fruits, and other wastes from kitchens etc. People tend to throw these wastes not realising the value it can add to your home garden and flower pots at home, thus, decompose them! The composting of these wastes and their effective usage will lead to nature’s nutrients going back to nature itself. Compost looks dark, rich and moist on making and nurturing. However, do not underestimate the requirements of compost too. Certain bare requirements are needed to get the best out of it like…

Air

Air is one of the most essential ingredients to fast and good decomposition of your collected wastes. Decomposition with the help of oxygen is called aerobic decomposition, while without oxygen decomposition also happens but, that is a slow process. You can improve the oxygen levels around it by adding shifting and rotating the resource.

Water 

Just like how a healthy plants need water to grow, so does the mixture of waste needs adequate water to decompose well. A thin layer of moisture should always be retained on the top layer. Microbes at work on your material need water to remain healthily at task or else they dry out and cause disruption in their ability to work in the remains.

Food

Think it funny for waste to require food, well, that’s nature demanding from you. Any decomposition requires two kinds of food, green and brown. The greens include waste from fruits, vegetables, coffee beans and tea bags. The browns include twigs, branches, dried leaves, brown weeds, and twigs.

Thus, composting is not easy as it sounds; it requires efforts and certain parameters to be fulfilled for it to be prepared well.

Good Tips for Choosing Organic Food

helpful_tips buyersGood things come at a price! Well, in this context we don’t mean a monetary price, we mean a price equated in terms of effort. Come on, this effort eventually means good, better and best, to not you alone, it means better to the environment and the farmer and the climate. Do you still think you don’t want to take this extra effort vis-à-vis putting food filled with pesticides and insecticides lying loosely around supermarket shelves?  If you desire to lay your hands on some good organic food then there are few things you be careful about while shopping for the same. We help you out with some good and really handy tips here, read on to find out more.

  • You anyways have decided to organic. If you have done that it reflects your priority towards freshness of food. Thus, make sure that you choose organic food which is the freshest, just out from the farm. Although, all of it is grown naturally, however, freshness adds more value to your organic endeavour.
  • Just like how you read food labels to measure up the calorie intake per serving, even with organic food this practice is a must. Do read the food label, even if it is kept on the organic food shelf. Many a times you may notice many non-organic elements in the products. Hence, this practice will help you procure the real food.
  • Stay in the market, we don’t mean literally but, be in the loop of things. If you are truly passionate about the organic food you eat then get yourself closer to the ground professionals like framers and other organic food growing communities.

Thus, as we said if you want to eat right and eat well you need to research well. Do your bit while choosing your organic food.

The Tough Task of Balancing Fats

Who doesn’t like fatty food? You think I asked the wrong question, I should ask who doesn’t like food. But, no wait; I am repeating my question, who doesn’t like fatty food? Still haven’t understood? Alright, do you like cheese, mayonnaise, milk, cream, butter? If yes, then absolutely, you love fatty food. Let’s explain it simple terms rather than divulging chemistry that there are two types of fats, good fat and bad fat. The good fat is good and necessary for your body while precisely diagonal is the case with bad fats. The issue here leading you to a hard and extremely tough task is to  choose ok tasting and less tantalising good fats over the yummy bad fats. Below listed are tough but still relatively simpler ways to reduce the bad fats intake in your daily life.

  • Condense your intake of creamy sauces, dressings, dips and processed spreads like cheese sauce, mayonnaise etc. Avoid even in small quantities as dips with chips, or a thin layer of them on bread.
  • Fried food is strict no-no, the oil unless avocado oil or olive oil is filled with bad fats like trans fats and saturated fats.
  • Processed foods should be avoided with due care. These food literally drain out the essential nutrients and goodness of the natural content of the food to make them stomach fillers and nothing else.
  • Deserts are a weakness but you can lay your hands on some low fat yogurt based deserts low in fat and sugar. Similarly, avoid chips and packaged and preserved foods.
  • Try less refined and certified organic foods. They are tastier and are filled with nutrition and are cultivated without using pesticides.

Try adhering to the above suggestions at least for one month to see the difference in your health. Not only will you lose weight but your body too will feel more nourished with lesser bad fats and more good fats.

Kick Cancer with Good Food!

Just like the way there’s more to it than meets the eye, similarly there is more to food than the stomach digests! Changing lifestyles and a faster pace of life each year affect the body in ways unknown. Hasn’t your lifestyle change too?  Researchers say the big ‘C’, Cancer is caused not only by the verdict of the genes in one’s body but a slew of other lifestyle and dietary factors. Probably eating some good anti-cancer organic foods could avoid it.  Here is list of some virtuous foods for a healthy lifestyle that can dodge cancer.

Grapes

Wine is no replacement for what is written ahead! But, the skin of grapes is stored with a miracle ingredient called Resveratrol, especially found in the purple and red grapes. These are filled with rich anti-oxidants that reduce the growth of tumours and help in fighting stomach, colon, liver and breast cancers. Include naturally found grapes in your daily fruit consumption basket.

Tomatoes

Tomato’s colour is attributed by a chemical called lycopene which is naturally founds to be anti-cancerous in nature. Lycopene kills the tumorous cells and control the damages of some on all.  Regular consumption of tomatoes assists in fighting prostate, lungs and breast cancer. It also tends to absorb all the harmful rays of the sun deterring skin cancer too.

Garlic

Garlic although pungent in flavour has rather beneficial properties in wading away the cancer. Garlic holds an exclusive antioxidant chemical called allyl sulfide. This is believed to stop the cancer causing process to a great extent. It helps in prevention of stomach cancer, breast, colon, and oesophageal cancers.

Include these foods in your daily diet and reduce your chances of getting the deadly fatal disease of cancer. Kick the cancer out and call life in!