Why brown rice is healthier than white rice

We all know that foods in their whole form are healthier than their stripped-down, processed counterparts. It should thus come as no surprise that brown rice is healthier than the white version. Brown rice is higher in fiber, B-vitamins and minerals and is better at stabilising blood-sugar levels. I’ve known these basic facts for a while now and have always tried to use brown rice when I felt it suited the recipe. Yet it wasn’t until I read a section on brown rice in Healing with whole foods that I started to understand how much health benefits brown rice really has over white rice. In this post I share what all the ins and outs on brown rice vs. white.

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10 shocking facts about plastic + how to reduce your use

Plastic is everywhere and in some instances unavoidable. It is something that annoys me to bits at times, particularly knowing what a detrimental effect this has one the environment. I truly admire people who live a completely plastic-free life and I am certain that there are many ways I can still reduce my plastic consumption. But living in a city without a waste-free shop, I cannot always be as plastic-free as I would like. Nonetheless, this is something that I want to continue to improve, as the effects of plastic on the environment are truly horrendous. To inspire myself (and hopefully you) to go plastic-free more often I have compiled a little list with 10 shocking facts about plastic.

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My favourite affirmations

I love using affirmations to set my intention for the day or to overcome a bad mood. Affirmations are powerful tools. They bring a thought pattern into our consciousness that serves us rather than letting us fall victim to the negative thoughts that roam in our sub-conscious mind. We can use affirmations in different ways. Either we repeat them regularly (in our mind, out loud or written on paper) or we meditate on a particular affirmation for a while. This way, we can alter our mindset to a more positive one. I have been using affirmations for a few years now and find them very helpful to overcome challenging times. So today I wanted to share my favourite affirmations that I keep returning to and that have noticeably made a difference in my life.

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