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Do you agree that plastic toothbrushes add to the major crisis that is largely affecting our ecosystem? Plastics do not degrade easily and end up in water bodies like lakes, rivers, and oceans and with time, decompose into harmful materials that our body can absorb through various means.
As a result, a huge percentage of human and animal population test positive for BPA, a dangerous by-product that is harmful to our health.
Well, there’s a solution for that, and in this blog post, I’m going to talk in-depth about how bamboo toothbrushes can not just keep us healthy but can also save our planet.
Let’s get started.
Since the time when the internet was flooded with pictures of a turtle with a straw stuck up its nostrils, people all over the world began talking about plastic pollution. Not that it didn’t exist before, but, the video and pictures had an effect on people that couldn’t be ignored. People in recent years have started to cut down on their plastic consumption in some way or the other after realizing the effects of plastic waste on the oceans and the environment.
Even though many people know that the environment can’t absorb plastics, a majority of the population remain unaware of the total volume of plastic that ends up in the ocean every day and how detrimental it is. As the number of plastics in oceans continue to grow, wildlife and humans would be affected severely.
Currently, the world produces about 300 million tons of plastic yearly – a significant amount of which would end up in water bodies. Even though plastic is a useful product, most of the plastic is created for single-use with nearly 50% used once and then thrown away. The plastic waste affects about 700 species as well as humans. Ingesting plastic has shown life-threatening effects on wildlife and has been found in over 60 percent of all seabirds.
It is also important to know that only nine percent of the plastic produced can actually be recycled currently. Single-use plastics, including food packaging, water bottles, plastic bags, and straws are the worst offenders. However, solid plastic like water bottles can be recycled if disposed of properly.
It is high time that human beings stop misusing the resources and leave behind as little carbon footprint as possible. Plastics as mentioned, end up in the oceans or in landfills where they remain for years (plastics can take nearly 400 years to decompose entirely). Bamboo is the fastest renewing resource which isn’t just environmentally sustainable but is also inherently anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial.
Bamboo toothbrushes are an excellent sustainable alternative to toothbrushes made out of plastic, and by making the switch; you can reduce waste on your part and protect our planet.
Bamboo toothbrush Handles: crafted from 100% untreated biodegradable bamboo, the handle is eco-friendly and entirely compostable, which means that it won’t sit in the landfill for years.
Bamboo toothbrush Bristles: The bamboo toothbrushes have 100% bio-based bristles that are derived from castor oil, which means no BPA and no petroleum.
We work with the aim of keeping our planet safe and making the lives of our consumers sustainable. This is why we have begun manufacturing high-quality bamboo toothbrushes for our readers that are priced reasonably.
Also, we will engrave a special message or any name on this bamboo toothbrush under 12 characters absolutely at no additional cost for our valuable customers.
To order our high-quality bamboo toothbrushes, click the buy button below. On the checkout page, please submit your shipping address and contact information. Do not forget to add your message or any name which you want to engrave on it under 12 characters on the checkout page. We will ship it within 3-5 days after receiving your order. If you have any questions regarding your orders or any product related questions, kindly email us on [email protected].
By switching to biodegradable options instead of plastic, you would be doing yourself and the planet a favor. The impact of plastic waste accumulated over the years has started to cause harm to humans and wildlife. Choose environment-friendly alternatives to commonly used plastic products and reduce your carbon footprint.
Do you have any more suggestions on how humans can reduce plastic waste? Feel free to leave a comment below.
You must have heard a lot of things about green onions like how they’re good for you, improves your eyesight and so on.
But, do you really know everything about green onions? No? Well, let us tell you everything you need to know about this onion relative (and some hidden secrets too)!
Here’s the deal: keep reading about green onions and we dare you to stop yourself from including green onions as a part of your diet.
Green onions may not have the same girth as its onion relatives, but these white bulbs with green tips are big on taste. They are heavily used in Continental and Chinese dishes, and help to add varied flavors to recipes.
A rich source of potassium, vitamin C and quercetin, these mildly-flavored onions provide a lot of health benefits that you probably don’t know.
In general, onions deliver surprising benefits to health and even though green onions have the same healthy components, they have it in a much higher concentration.
It is the green parts of the green onions where most of the phytonutrient goodness is found.
Did you know that green onions are the widely used ingredient in Chinese cooking and the principle onion in Japanese cooking? We didn’t either!
You can gain innumerable health benefits by including green onions as a part of your daily diet. Some of the benefits are:
Green onions are mostly used in cooking in its raw form and it is completely safe for consumption. As a matter of fact, it is probably one of the few vegetables which you can eat whole. Every part of green onion is edible and can be used in different types of food preparations. You can consume its roots, stalks, shoots and the bulb.
If you are like me and do not like the strong flavor of onions, green onions are your go-to green vegetable. It has a much less severe flavor and it is basically onion, just premature.
Green onions come loaded with lots of nutrients that your body needs to function and stay healthy. As they are low in calories, they make for an excellent addition to your every diet. Since a majority of the calories come from carbohydrates and dietary fibers, consuming green onions will give your body the energy it needs to carry out day-to-day functioning and the fibers will aid in better digestion. So, if you are suffering from weight issues or digestive problems, you must increase the intake of green onions.
Do you want to improve your eyesight? You can do so naturally by increasing your intake of green onions. These vegetables contain carotenoids including lutein, vitamin A, and zeaxanthin. While zeaxanthin and lutein will work together to improve the health of your eye, vitamin A will ensure that you are able to see clearly at night and do not fall a victim to night blindness. If you consume green onions daily, your eye cells will be protected from damage and will be able to fight against macular degeneration.
Green onions are an excellent source of sulphuric compounds, vitamin C, phytochemicals, and flavonoids. So, it turns out that you no longer have to cry over onions, but can simply switch to green onions.
By incorporating green onions as a part of your diet, you will be able to take full advantage of their vitamin K and C content. Both of these content offer wonderful benefits to your skeletal health as it helps to synthesize the collagen responsible for keeping bones strong and makes it easier for the body to make use of calcium as it is beneficial for bone density.
Every part of green onion can be used in different food preparations. Even though you will mostly find the pale green and white root portion in most recipes, the green leaves are also heavily used as the garnish for soups, casseroles and so on. In fact, you can also use green onions in place of chives in some dishes. You can use green onions raw or you can choose to toss it in olive oil or in some kind of dressing. Irrespective of how you choose to use it, these vegetables will alleviate the taste of the food and provide you with all the essential nutrients that your body needs to grow and remain healthy.
Green onions are the most versatile among its onion relatives and can be used in any way that one chooses. It can be cooked or used raw in various recipes from around the world.
The medicinal part of green onions is the stem. It also works as an expectorant, antipyretic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Green onions are particularly effective against headaches, colds, indigestion, chills to the stomach and also for insomnia. The white stem of green onions even contains a lot of allyl sulfides and glucose.
The health conditions where green onions can be used as alternative medicine are:
Green onions are a natural food supplement that not only makes food tasty and flavorful but also adds health. Consuming green onions daily would keep the doctor away.
There are also topical applications of green onions. It can be cut, put in a cloth and steamed to act as a hot compress for sore throat. You can boil the green onions, grind it and make a paste out of it to place it on your swollen foot. The green onions can be mashed and placed on the nose to get relief from nose congestion.
Green onion leaves offer numerous health benefits and can even be used as traditional medicine for numerous health complaints. As they contain anti-inflammatory properties, it helps in reducing inflammation of any kind. The vitamin C content in the leaves of green onions protects the body against diseases, such as wrinkles, heart disease, and eye pain.
Eating green onion leaves are especially beneficial during the winters as it helps in overcoming runny nose. It can also solve the problem of nasal congestion and give you the relief that you need. Even if you are suffering from sore throat, green onions can help you overcome that.
You can cook delicious dishes using green onion leaves, along with other ingredients. You can choose to grill it, steam it or simply chop it up and use it as a garnish. You can eat as much green onion leaves as you please because it contains very less calorie!
Green onion leaves are like the magical vegetable that can solve all your health problems without much effort. Moreover, it tastes so delicious that you will not have a problem adding it as a part of your daily diet.
Green onions can be eaten raw, cooked or used as the garnish. Here, given below are few tasty ways to consume green onions:
Green onions are considered to be extremely healthy for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, eating green onions will provide you and your developing baby with copious amounts of important nutrients. As this vegetable contains vital minerals and vitamins including several micronutrients that are not available in vitamin supplements, it is highly recommended that pregnant women add green onions to their diet.
Eating green onions are known to make pregnant women healthy leading to a good supply of breast milk.
Do you want a hit of onion flavor, but less intense? Green onions and scallions will be your alliums of choice. But, wait. What are spring onions? Are green onions, spring onions and scallions all the same? Or are they not?
Scallions and green onions are one and the same thing. So, no confusion there! They can either be harvested young from the bulb-forming onions that you probably eat everyday or they can also come from different varieties that never really form bulbs. Scallions or green onions are long and come with a white stem, and they are onions, but with a lot less onion-like flavor. You can cook them or eat them raw. Your choice!
So, you must be wondering about spring onions then. Well, they do look quite similar to scallions, but if you look carefully, you will notice that the bulbs at the base are much smaller. They even differ in taste and are a lot mellower and sweeter than regular onions.
Often confused and misnamed with one another, green onions and spring onions are basically both immature onions. The green onions are generally sold in bunches and feature really long, green leaves, but no bulb. It has a mild flavor and you can eat them raw if you like or cook them lightly.
On the other hand, spring onions have round, white bulb with long stems. They are also sold in bunches. Spring onions have a more pungent and sharp flavor when compared to green onions.
The reason for the confusion between green and spring onions, however, may be because of the fact that green onions are called spring onions in different countries, such as the United Kingdom and Canada.
Green onions are commonly called scallions in Australia. However, they have numerous names across the world, such as table onion, spring onion, salad onion, green onion, long onion, onion stick, precious onion, gibbon, yard onion and shallot. These diverse names are one of the reasons why people are perpetually confused regarding the difference between green onions, spring onions and scallions. Well, hopefully now you won’t be confused anymore.
Another confusion that most people have is between green onions and chives. Chives are in no way associated with green onions. They are a completely different species. Even though they do have an onion-like flavor, they are basically used as a garnish or herb instead of the whole ingredient.
So, the next time you go for grocery shopping, you are not going to pick up chives in place of green onions.
The nutritional value of green onions per 100 grams is given below:
It is usually recommended that a person consumes 100 to 150 grams of green onions. The wonderful health and medicinal benefits of this green vegetable is simply incomparable. Green onions will not make you cry when you cut into it and its subtle flavor is not going to overpower any of your preparations. If you want to lead a healthy, long life, make sure to add green onions to your diet. From providing relief from arthritic pain to lowering your blood pressure levels and ensuring that your developing baby is born healthy, green onions is the answer that you have been waiting for.
Consuming green onions is the latest food trend. Have you tried it out yet? Share your experience.
We love traveling. But, even when we are traveling, we are constantly thinking about the damages that we are knowingly or unknowingly inflicting upon nature. From the use of energy in transportation to food we waste and disposal products, it is hard to wash our hands off the negative effect caused by us.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a few simple ways by which you can reduce the adverse effect on the environment without affecting your travel fun.
A crucial part of green living is reduced consumption of natural energy. If we use less natural energy, we will be able to protect our natural resources from running out so that our future generations. Also, we will not have to shell out money to other countries for their fossil fuels.
As a conscious traveler, let us intimate you with green travel tips that we follow.
Even though there are hotels that strictly follow sustainability policy, we still make it a point to carry our own reusable bottles and so on. You can either do the same or thoroughly research the policy of the hotel where you will be staying.
Saving paper means saving trees. From travel documents to receipts, we travel paperless.
Why buy disposal products when you can carry your own? For instance, if you like listening to music, carry your headphone instead of buying the disposable ones that are given on the flight.
We understand that refusing to accept things that are free can be very difficult, but we have overcome our temptation and so can you. If you absolutely need the pair of free headphones or want to seriously read the newspaper, only then accept it otherwise politely refuse. No good will come from stocking up.
The fewer things you carry while traveling, the less energy you will be using. Moreover, you also need to avoid bringing back home things that you will not need.
Green living refers to refraining from everything harmful and toxic with an aim of improving health and the environment. This form of living promotes less pollution, and if you are languishing under several health issues, the solution lies in separating yourself from questionable and pernicious chemicals and objects around you.
When you are leaving your hotel room, make sure to turn off the lights, TV, fans and all other such electrical gadgets and appliances. In fact, you can adopt this habit and also do the same when at home. You will be saving so much of energy and doing your bit for a greener today and tomorrow.
Do you require linens to be changed daily? If not, just let it be and have it changed when you need it.
We understand that you need to take something for your loved ones. But, we suggest that you give some thought before randomly buying a souvenir. It’s no point if the souvenirs will be thrown away.
When exploring the travel destination, we make sure to always carry our own water bottles and also shopping bags. This way, we avoid buying bottles on the road and also non-biodegradable bags. We highly recommend that you do the same and sparingly use disposable products so that you prevent wastage.
By eating and drinking local as much as possible, you will be actually reducing the effect of having to transport food items. What we also do is carry out own clean set of plastic silverware.
So, we hope that the above-mentioned tips will help you to transform your travel into a green one.
Try to abide by it as much as possible. We always try to travel accordingly so that we are able to help the environment in our own little way. If you want, you can also come up with more green travel ways so that you are able to make your mark in the sustainability effort.
We sincerely wish you a happy and safe journey wherever you decide to travel next. So, pack your bags and look forward to experiencing a green way of travel.
Modern life is extremely competitive and complex. As a matter of fact, there is not one single task in your list of daily chores that is cut and dry. From the moment one wakes up in the morning, one is faced with a number of options and challenges.
All you need is a peek inside the cabinet of your bathroom and you will be looking at myriad scented shampoos, scrubs and shaving gels that will leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Whether you believe it or not, the truth is that everyone today is living in a consumerist culture and requires ten different products for basically the same purpose.
Owing to an ever-expanding consumerist society and this constant yearning to have the best products – from clothes to shoes, cars to electronics and everything in between – everyone has amassed even more products that they will probably ever use or need. It may be that you have purchased the product with the intention of using and think that they will improve the quality of your life in some way, but in reality, you are basically just getting stuff for the sake of getting it.
Do you know that green living is not something that you can buy? It is about treasuring the things that you have and doing all that you can with what you have.
When you bring home a lot of stuff, you are basically creating a physically and visual clutter. If you think that just stuffing all of your old clothes and shoes inside the closet will magically make it go away, you are certainly mistaken! The more clutter you bring into your home and also surrounding, the less you are able to concentrate and process information. Studies have also revealed that living amidst litter leads to increased levels of anxiety and stress. So, how can you avoid facing the negative effects of too much stuff? You can begin by living with less.
Let’s make one thing absolutely clear – living with less does not mean sacrificing the basic necessities of your life or giving up the luxuries of life. Living with less simply means acquiring the knowledge required to maximize the usability and efficiency of the items that you use every day.
It also means curbing your urge for buying a new gadget on impulse and before buying any item, asking yourself about the value of the item and if you actually need it. You also need to evaluate if you have any more room to bring in more stuff.
Do you know that recycling can help you to reduce costs while also decreasing the carbon footprint in the environment? A large part of living green is recycling and this way, you will be able to make use of your old stuffs that you thought has no use anymore, such as newspaper, old cans, bottles, etc.
By being conscious about your choices, you are actually helping people like you, animals and also the environment. As you begin to eat less and useless, you reach a point where you also need less. Initially, it may be difficult to control your impulses, but you will get used to it and also start to enjoy the benefits that living with less will provide you. Some of them are given below.
The moment you start to consider the things you have versus the things that you actually need, you become self-aware about yourself and surrounding. This is when you come face to face with all the extravagances of your life. Upon gaining self-awareness, you will be able to put a check on your consumptive nature and only get the things that you absolutely need. You will be motivated to live a life where you need less and thus, waste less.
Simply put, you give yourself far too many choices than what you actually need and also contemplate over them for a really long time. Do you really need 8 different types of devices to cut fruits or vegetables? No! But, you do spend a lot of time and even money getting all those 8 types of cutting devices. So, you see how overtly complicated you are making your life! This thought of getting the money to pay for all this overabundance lead to high levels of stress. If you could just cut down on the number of things you use, you will be doing yourself and the environment a favor and also your anxiety levels will reduce.
Do you often feel frustrated with all the clutter in your house? Do you feel claustrophobic in your own home? The problem is not that your house has no space, the problem is that there are just too many things that you don’t even need taking up all the viable space. Even look at your social media feeds. Aren’t they just too much sometimes? Cut down on all of this and start leading a simple life with little distraction. You will find inner peace and a lot of space to breathe.
Living with less automatically means spending less on things that you do not need. This means that your financial pressure will be greatly reduced and you will have enough money to spend on the things that you actually need, such as healthy food, good quality household items and so on. In addition to saving you money, this practice of yours will also reduce the pressure on the resources of the planet. The less you use, the less is the need to manufacture more products and the focus will be on sustainable development and growth.
Even if you live with less, you will be able to enjoy all the amenities and luxuries of life. All you have to do is simply use the things that you actually need. If your life is truly precious to you, the life of the planet should also matter to you. It is high time that you start leading a simple, yet fulfilling life by adopting a green lifestyle. This way, you will be leaving behind a beautiful world for your children to cherish and enjoy.