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The (Amazing!) Planetary Health Diet

Around Easy Light Sources, we say this a lot : The Earth has everything we need to be healthy and healed.

As human beings, we talk about ourselves a lot… And a majority of us see things from our perspective pretty much exclusively.

However, from the Earth’s perspective, the same quote applies to the health of Planet Earth.

Planet Earth has everything that it/she needs to be healthy and healed. But the practices and industries that human beings have created make it harder for the Earth to heal itself.

Things like factory farming and cutting down trees are violent energies that a lot of people have become desensitized to.

But those are the things that are destroying the Planet.

We all have a choice: help to heal the World OR stay on the same track that you’ve been on, eating the same unhealthy things that you’ve been eating forever and continuing to be addicted to it.

Whatever attachments people have to meat, sugar, and dairy – it doesn’t matter. The Earth is having a harder time to sustain itself as the violence to the Earth, ocean, and the atmosphere continues.

The word violence here is very appropriate. Anyone who thinks it’s too drastic to say that only perpetuates that desensitization is embedded in Earth culture.

Not meaning to get too fussy but it’s important to highlight the importance of giving caring energy to the Earth.

If you care at all about:

  1. The Health of Future Generations – (Not just the Earth that our children will inherit but the dietary habits as well. Childhood addiction to sugar is how you start your child down a path that is hard to break. And yes, meaty products are “tasty” but they’re also addicting. Teach babies that strawberries (and other fruits) taste good and they’ll be on a healthier path for life. Learn how to cook and season vegetables and it won’t be hard to eat them.)
  2. The Oceans – ( they are getting to hot and acidic and nautical habitats are dying. And over harvesting creating dead zones all over the natural world under the sea.)
  3. The Trees (Amazon Rainforests continue to be cut down for mass farming. And seriously, IS THERE ANY RAINFOREST LEFT AT THIS POINT?? Somebody go and take a picture because I need to see something.)
  4. The Planetary Water Supply (Harvesting animals uses sooo much fresh water. After all this time (70+ years), the Earth is having a hard time maintaining the balance. Especially with trees being torn down. Trees help to maintain balance on the surface of the Earth and below. Is the meat and dairy industry so dumb that they don’t understand the importance of trees, or do they just not care? The answer: they don’t care.)
  5. The Animals – (Everyone agrees that murder, rape, manipulation, and separating a mom and baby are terrible acts for someone to go through. But that happens to thousands of animals every day. Why is it okay to rape animals? That’s not fair. It happens all the time. Desensitization.)

Okay, this is Easy Light Sources so let’s lighten it up!

The good news? It’s EASY to help the environment!!!

You probably think I’m going to say GO VEGAN because of the mass amount of vegan propaganda but I’m not going there. I don’t even call myself a vegan.

Want to help Planet Earth? Stop eating so many animals and animal products. Stop consuming so much sugar, too! THAT’S IT.

In the case of sugar, make a choice to eat smaller amounts of it. Sugar is in almost everything and in high amounts. It takes effort to be healthy. But laziness has never been very rewarding anyway.

For meat, eat less of it. Make a conscious effort to take a day or a few days and just not eat animals. It’s really not that hard, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE VEGETARIAN MEAT AND CHEESE SUBSTITUTES OUT THERE.

Technically, cheese is already vegetarian but you know what I mean. Mother cows are raped for that extra sharp cheddar cheese, too.

It all comes down to better choices. Let’s do it for the Planet!

Here’s an article on why sugar is bad.

And here’s a video about the Planetary Health Diet! https://youtu.be/G0JMZWgmA_o

When Are Vegetables Better Than Water?

Yes, water is amazing and we should drink a lot every day! But, there are also a lot of people who claim they “don’t like to drink water.” No judgement πŸ™‚ I have some good news if you can relate!

When it comes to long lasting hydration, that can be accomplished with a steady intake of fruits and vegetables!

Yes, you can eat your water. And you should!

Vegetables and fruits are key for lasting hydration in the body because of one key component: FIBER!

The human body is 70-80% water and it’s really good at processing pure water. It goes in and out quickly!

Vegetables, on the other hand, take longer for processing/digestion.

The fiber in fruits and vegetables holds the water inside of us longer.

At least one full serving of fruits and vegetables a day will help your body stay moisturized.

Keep it fresh too! Tin canned fruit and vegetables are not nearly as good for your body system!

Remember, all body organs benefit from proper hydration. πŸ’§ Stay thirsty, Lighters.

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What are those?! [It’s taro root!]

Taro root vegetables are not in the popular vegetable category in my part of the USA. Which is why when I saw them, I had to grab some.

Taro are brown root vegetables. They’re small, about the size of a golf ball. I scooped up a couple of handfuls and added them to my shopping cart.

At the check-out counter, the cashier flips through her produce code book so she can ring it up.

“What are those??” she asks.

I don’t remember the official name but I tell her taro because I guess I knew all along.

Well, she still can’t find it in the book.

“Yucca?” she asks. The line behind me starts growing and we both notice.

“No…” I answer, fighting the urge to apologize for my grocery choice.

The cashier pauses a moment, then enters the code for kiwis instead. That’s fine with me! πŸ˜‰

But now that I’m home, what to do with these things? I’ve never had them before.

Well, you know the strategy:

Roasting is key when trying new vegetables.

Although trying new foods raw seem like fun too, the taro was hard like a potato so I didn’t.

I did wash and peel them, and then I cut them into quarters.

Tossed with some olive oil, salt and garlic powder, they cooked as expected.

They look like potatoes, but did they taste like potatoes?

Nah.

Well, a little. The flavor is mild and kind of sweet.. but different – you can tell it’s not a potato.

I saw a lot of recipes on Pinterest for desserts using Taro and I’d give it a try.

Are you familiar with this root vegetable? Leave a comment and let me know what you think πŸ™‚