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RELAXATION AND SUNLIGHT

Sufficient rest is just as important for physical health. During sleep, hormones that regulate metabolism and immune function are released. According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic sleep deprivation causes health problems. Moreover, it promotes diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Plentiful sunlight and rest are essential for health and well-being. Mood and vitamin D levels are positively influenced. Adequate rest and sleep improve cognitive functions, physical health, and general well-being.

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Scandinavian Wonder Bread

Preparation Add the baking mixture to a bowl, pour in the water and mix well with a mixer, using the dough hook attachment. Mix further using the whisk attachment. Shape the dough into a loaf, cover the bowl and leave in the fridge overnight. The next morning, cover the oven grid with baking paper and place in the centre or lower part of the oven. Bake the bread for 80 minutes at 200°C (select upper and lower heat). The oven should not be preheated. The baking mixture can also be used to make small bread rolls or crispbread.

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Vegan Salad with spelt “Hörnli” (Swiss small, curved macaroni)

Preparation Add the “Hörnli” and chopped pepperoncini peppers to salted water and bring to the boil. Cook al dente and drain well. Add some olive oil to a pan along with the “Hörnli”. Turn off the heat and briefly stir. Leave to dry in a sieve on a towel. Wash the peppers and zucchini and chop finely. Combine 2-3 tablespoons of the salad seasoning mix with the white wine vinegar and stir to a paste. Add olive oil and stir until it has reached the consistency of a sauce. Fold in a small tube worth of vegan mayonnaise and thin down with approximately 2 tablespoons of the soya cream. Season well with pepper. Add the finely chopped parsley, chives, peppers and zucchini and mix well with the warm “Hörnli”. If needed, season further to taste. The remaining 100g or so of “Hörnli” can be used for other dishes. Serve warm or cold. This recipe can be easily stored in Tupperware in the fridge and enjoyed the next day.

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Nutritional Advice Part 2 Which carbohydrates to choose? Why protein and how much?

To begin a small aside which approaches speculation. Just a moment ago I watched an interview with Dr. Rüdiger Dahlke, whose approach is explained in the book "Peace Food". Even the most optimal means of feeding (feeding cows with grass) does not change the fact that animals which are used for consumption ultimately end up in the slaughter house. Even the small percentage of animals which are slaughtered in the most humane way possible go through extreme stress and fear. These fear and stress hormones are not simply diffused; instead, they are consumed by humans when they eat meat.

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