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Our modern food production jeopardizes human health and destroys the environment.
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Healthy Eating Guidelines That Will Help You To Prevent Diseases, Lose Weight Safely, Thrive Fully, And Eat Sustainably For Our Planet

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Healthy Eating Guidelines

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Following healthy eating guidelines is very easy with the right information and food choices that are tasty and nutritious. Healthy, balanced diets nourish your body perfectly, keep your body weight down, and protect you from disease and high cholesterol.

Preventing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, Alzheimers, etc. is worth a little effort to follow healthy eating guidelines, wouldn't you agree? A fully plant-based vegetarian diet is the best heart healthy diet to accomplish this. With the right tools it's easy to manage your food choices for long-term health.

  • Did you know that 72% of the US population is overweight, and of these, 30% are obese - mainly due to wrong food choices? Find out what healthy weight loss really means and how you can achieve a long-term healthy weight.
  • Worldwide, heart disease is the #1 death cause. Are you aware that we can avoid most cases of coronary heart disease and stroke with the right healthy eating guidelines alone?
  • Many so-called healthy eating plans simply cut down on the bad foods - but don't eliminate and replace them fully, which is the only long-term resolution for good heart health. Get introduced to really heart-healthy diets that work naturally to keep you in physical and mental top form.

Through eating plant-based, unprocessed whole foods you can prevent diseases, achieve long-term healthy weight loss, and even slow global warming - all at once!

You have heard the phrase "rubbish in - rubbish out", and that's the same with the food you put into your body. It is hard to prevent heart disease if you eat a lot of processed foods and saturated animal fats. These foods have no nutrition that your body needs, and the leftovers are deposited as plaque in your arteries, or stimulate hormone production, which attracts certain cancers.

Why are animal foods so bad for us, even if cultural traditions, medical doctors, and the food industry tell us that meat and dairy are healthy foods? Find out with these healthy eating guidelines.

Easy Healthy Recipes

Easy healthy recipes

Eating healthy is much more easy and fun if you know where to look for your food!

To ease your way into a healthy diet that is low in fat and calories too, I have collected these delicious easy healthy recipes that are vegetarian or vegan, so you can get the maximum of health benefits without any cholesterol or excess saturated fat, processed sugar, and salt..

These recipes also include heart healthy, low cholesterol, and low calorie meals and recipes. You will be amazed how good heart healthy foods can taste without any animal products at all!

For friends of the little extras in life, take a look at the healthy snacks and low calorie desserts, which are free of saturated fat and use mainly unprocessed, whole ingredients. Cookies anybody? Look no further than here!

Asian foods are our personal favorites and they are great for healthy eating guidelines too, so I am happy to share our best Indian and Thai vegetarian recipes with you.

Healthy Eating Plans - Vegetarian Diets

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The best healthy eating plans for us humans are fully plant-based whole foods that pack the nutrients and energy, without the bad fats and empty calories. Find out more about specific healthy diets and healthy eating guidelines that may work for you. Discover which of these healthy eating plans could be beneficial for your needs.

So how can you incorporate more vegetarian foods - or make the full switch to vegan - without having to eat bland foods or lacking important nutrition?

If you are not sure where to start or are afraid of malnutrition - Belsandia will bust the vegetarian myths and answer all of your questions about healthy eating guidelines and healthy diets.

Take a look at these interesting facts about the vegetarian diet, vegan diet, raw vegan diet, and macrobiotic diet.

Are you concerned about getting enough essential nutrients like protein, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, etc. in a plant-based diet? Do you really still think that carbohydrates make you gain weight?

No need to worry and we can clean up some common misperceptions about healthy eating guidelines right here!

Take a look at these nutrition data facts and the food nutrition chart that lists health nutrition, all vital nutrients, and where they occur in animal and plant foods.

Ina's Healthy Eating Tips and Insights

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After years of learning about the relationship between food and disease and along with many hard-learned cases in my own family, I decided to start sharing what I learned with others, and to debunk the myth that “eating everything in moderation is the way to stay healthy”.

For a few of us these healthy diet tips may work just fine, but for many others it is not delivering on the promise to prevent or reverse diseases. Our society is used to popping pills or having invasive surgeries once our bad eating habits catch up with us the wrong way.

Many of us may not be aware that we are what we eat

On my Healthy Eating Tips pages I will show you how easy it is to take your health into your own hands – and to take full control of your own life. I will provide you with healthy eating tips and the tools to select foods that heal.

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Healthy Eating For The Planet

A Worldwatch Institute study from 2009 found that animal factory farming collectively creates up to 51% of all greenhouse gases on the planet. This is much more than formerly assumed and substantially exceeds the global warming contribution of ALL cars, planes, trains, etc. worldwide combined!

Meat consumption is the #1 reason for the greenhouse effect and global warming

Global warming

Not only does animal factory farming pollute air and water, it also wastes land, fossil fuels, food grains, and leads to land degradation and loss of bio diversity.

Research shows that 20 vegetarians can live of the same farm land that is required to feed just one meat eater. Imagine what this could mean for fighting world hunger!

Crops needed to feed farm animals use almost 50% of US water supply and a whopping 80% of US agricultural land. Farm animals - not people - consume 70% of total US grain production.

Green food that is truly sustainable is healthy for us and for our planet. Find out why even grass-fed beef and pasture raised livestock don't fit this bill.

My interview with Comfortably Unaware author Dr. Richard Oppenlander - read his insights on why our food choices are killing our planet.

Going green with food saves more greenhouse gases than switching to a hybrid car. Find out why.

Healthy Eating Saves Animals

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Industrial factory farming operations are raising large numbers of animals in close confinement with the purpose of producing meat, eggs, or milk in the fastest, most efficient, and cheapest way possible for human consumption. More than 81% of cows, 50% of pigs, and 95% of chickens are now raised in the US this way.

Factory farming with its continuous quest for efficiency in food production comes at a high price for human health, animal welfare, and the environment.

Unspeakable animal cruelty is standard operating procedure on factory farms, and our food animals have almost no protecting from the torture and inhumane slaughter methods they are subjected too.

But grass-fed beef and pasture raised livestock are not the silver bullet either! The environmental pollution from these can be even greater, and most food animals grazed on pasture lands endure many of the same cruelties that their factory farms brethren do. Find out more on our food animals page.

Healthy eating can save many animal lives! If you switch to a plant-based diet you not only protect your own health, but also spare many of our food animals from being abused to become your dinner.

Animal Rights

In the USA alone, 10 billion animals are killed for food every year - and that's just land animals. In addition, many more animals are tortured and killed for the purposes of research, fashion, entertainment, sport, pet trade, and other areas.

Find out more about the latest animal rights updates and legal victories for animal cruelty laws.

Do you believe that wearing faux fur is less cruel than real fur? You may be in for a surprise! Take a look at the latest atrocities of the fur industry in our Skin Trade - The Movie review.

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The Belsandia Healthy Living Blog
provides the latest news about healthy eating guidelines, vegetarian easy healthy recipes, news about healthy living tips, going green ideas, and how to prevent animal cruelty in the most efficient way.

Healthy Eating Guidelines
Find out how you can prevent common diesases with the right healthy eating guidelines. Learn about the many common diseases that are caused by diet and how you can prevent or reverse them: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and more.

Healthy Eating Plans
Find out what healthy eating plans truly are, and what they are not. Learn about the components of healthy diet plans and find specific healthy eating plans for you. Read about various vegetarian diets and how they can benefit your health.

Easy Healthy Recipes, Healthy Vegetarian Recipes, Low Calorie Meals
Our easy healthy recipes are all heart healthy and low calorie. Check out our healthy low fat snacks and vegan dessert recipes, which make following healthy eating guidelines a breeze.

Ina's Healthy Eating Insights
Get my personal healthy eating tips and find out why I believe that "eating everything in moderation" is simply not enough to keep you in optimal health. Find out how you can easily follow healthy eating guidelines and how to save money on healthy foods.

A healthy weight loss diet, natural weight loss foods, easy metabolic weight loss
A healthy diet plan should not only let you lose weight fast, but also ensure your long-term health and easily maintainable weight loss. Find out how these healthy eating guidelines could be your answer for permanent weight loss!

Famous Vegetarians
Starting with vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, this section is dedicated to popular people who make a difference in their lives and those of others, by embracing a compassionate vegetarian lifestyle.

Healthy Eating For The Planet
Going green with food is more effective in reducing greenhouse gases than clean energy. Factory farming is one of the major global warming causes and emits more greenhouse gases than all transportation means combined. Green food saves our planet.

Healthy Eating Saves Animals
Factory farming with its continuous quest for efficiency in food production comes at a high price for human health, animal welfare, and the environment. "Humane farming" just white-washes the facts. Find out how our food animals suffer to become our meals.

Animal Rights
Read about the latest animal cruelty laws and updates from the Animal Rights Conference 2010 in Washington DC.

Amazing Animal Stories
Discover the surprising and heartwarming stories that our readers have sent about their encounters with animals at home, in the wild, or on animal farms.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended as medical advice. It is solely based on the experience and information researched and gathered from reputable sources by Ina Mohan. Please consult with your certified healthcare provider to ensure that you can safely follow the healthy eating guidelines provided on this website. Ina Mohan encourages you to research and verify all health and diet information that you receive, particularly from sources that may have a commercial interest in disputing the healing capabilities of the human body with wholesome nutrition.