England: Viva! Health May 2019 Newsletter.

 

Viva! Health May 2019 Newsletter.

https://mailchi.mp/viva.org.uk/vivahealth-may19-newsletter?e=26c03356b8

Includes:

Something better change! 

New research shows that people eating red and processed meat increase their risk of bowel cancer even if the amount they eat falls within government dietary guidelines.

Vitamin C – are you getting enough?

Vitamin C is necessary for growth and repair. It helps make collagen, one of the basic components in skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. It is also needed for wound healing, for healthy bones and teeth and helps us absorb iron from our diet.

Fat lies and bad science

The pro-fat lobby are determined get butter, cheese and beef back on the menu. Bad science, poor journalism and commercial interests are at the heart of this issue which has left many people confused.

Feeding the planet

A new study investigates which foods are truly sustainable and can feed the growing population.

 

Beef up without meat

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t bulk up by eating muscle (meat). Muscles develop by being used and the best diet to fuel this is a wholegrain, vegan one. This 7-day menu plan will help you gain muscle mass in the healthiest way possible.

 

Dodge dementia through diet
Can diet protect our long-term mental health and prevent Alzheimer’s disease? There have been many claims but even though important, it’s not something that often comes up in the pub or over a family dinner. I had a look at the scientific research and it turns out, it’s not that complicated! The research all points in the same direction.

 

Bite-size fact

Probably the most nutritious, health-protective foods in the world, berries are true heroes. They contain a wide range of essential nutrients and a whole lot more – a wealth of health-defending antioxidants which have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties and are great for your digestive system.

Even though berries are sweet, they don’t contain much sugar because much of their volume is pumped up by water. What little sugar they provide is well-balanced by the amount of fibre in them so it’s a healthy equation. Berries won’t cause sudden blood sugar spikes and as such are a great food for diabetics.

Click on the top link to read more about all these articles.

 

Germany: the export champion of the EU

 

Despite numerous meat scandals, the meat industry has more than doubled in recent years in Germany.
Germany is one of the largest meat exporters in the world.

Although there are over 26 million pigs in Germany, pigs are even imported and slaughtered at German slaughterhouses. And: because of overproduction, meat is also produced for the dumpster.
Did you know that the small piglets from different countries are being carted to Germany? Or that Germany exports meat to China and imports cheap meat from other countries? Everything has to be cheap!

More than 16 million pigs are imported from abroad each year to Germany. In Germany, it is already stinking “to the skies”, because Germany was transformed within a very short time to a country where animal suffering is the order of the day.

But not everything that the German meat consumer uses to meat comes from Germany. While Germany is one of the world’s largest meat producers, meat is also imported from other countries, such as the USA, Latin America or Asia.

A report from the meat industry in May 2017 confirmed that demand for pork in Germany and the EU is shrinking.

Then we ask ourselves: why slaughter more pigs? The meat industry also has an answer to that: exports to third countries increased by 35 percent in pork. That’s why!

 

My comment:

“Once upon a time there was a land of POETS and THINKERS
Now we are leading on export of WEAPONS and ANIMAL CADAVERS”

 

 

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/10/germany-the-export-champion-of-the-eu/

 

My best regards to all, Venus