One more week gone (Poof!) and we’re now past the half-way point of 2012. Where does the time go?! This week also marks the five year anniversary of this blog. Let’s keep it going and growing. Share these tips with your friends and family. Do it for their health, the animals and the environment.
Tip #183: Vote with your dollar.
Over 80% of the world still allows animals for use in cruel experiments. Be sure to buy products not tested on animals.
Tip #184: New vegan feed.
Check out this new website, The Vegan Feed, compiling a bunch of vegan blogs in one location.
Tip #185: H2O is king.
Stay hydrated in this heat and drink plenty of water.
Tip #186: Happy 4th of July!
Fireworks scare animals. Keep your pets indoors today.
Tip #187: Eat your sunscreen.
I first read about the concept of foods protecting my skin from sunburn in Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen. She mentions that EFAs and antioxidant-rich foods help shield our skin from sun damage. I have found this to be true for me. As a child with fair skin and eating the standard American diet, I got sunburned all the time. As an adult eating a healthy whole foods diet, I rarely burn even after hours in the sun. I believe my diet with the help of some natural sunscreen has worked wonders.
Tip #188: Get cultured.
Check out the National Museum of Animals & Society’s online exhibit: Be Kind: A Visual History of Humane Education, 1880-1945. Then check out the online museum.
Tip #189: Spice it up!
For extra flavor, use herbs and spices instead of salt. Grind your spices fresh from seeds or grow fresh herbs. You can also replace salt with alternatives such as Spike natural seasoning. I use Spike a lot.