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Health Tip

Eating Right, Your Way, Every Day

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March is National Nutrition Month and this year the focus is on “eating right, every day, your way.” Often, when we make a resolution to be healthier, we mostly think about eating differently. However, changing our habits is hard and avoiding the foods we like is usually a failing strategy. This year, instead of focusing on all the things you need to stop eating, try getting creative with the dishes you already love. Taking baby steps towards a health plan that acknowledges your unique lifestyle and heritage is the best way to ensure you keep eating right, your way, every day.

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In the News

Kahului Renovation To Be Completed This Spring!

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The renovation of the Down to Earth Kahului store is well underway!

When work is completed this spring, customers will have about 3,000 square feet of extra retail space - for a total of 9,000 square feet. The renovation is expected to be completed in the April-May time frame. The bulk of the work is being done during off hours, so the store is open during the renovation.
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Farm Sanctuary President's Talk Sponsored by Down to Earth

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As continuing support for the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (VSH), this week Down to Earth sponsored talks by Gene Baur, co-founder and president of the Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Mr. Baur was the guest speaker at VSH's February 12th meeting at the Ala Wai Golf Course in Honolulu and the Maui Chapter of the VSH, at the Kaunoa Senior Center February 14th.
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Health Tip

Meet Some Plant-Based Meat Replacements

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Who says that eating a plant-based diet means missing out on your favorite foods and living off salads? A common misconception among those interested in eating a plant-based diet is that they will have to say goodbye to many of their favorite dishes, especially local and cultural ones.

Meat-based dishes can actually be easily altered and still taste very similar to the way you remembered them. This way you can eat right, your way, every day. Best of all, plant-based substitutes don’t have the negative health aspects of meat and other animal-based foods, and often taste just like the ‘real thing’.

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Veggie Quote

“The risk of heart disease in vegetarians is about a third lower than in comparable non-vegetarians.”

-Professor Tim Key

January 2013: The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.*

*Crowe L.F., Appleby N. P., Travis C.R., & Key J.T. Risk of hospitalization or death from ischemic heart disease among British vegetarians and nonvegetarians: results from the EPIC-Oxford cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. January 30, 2013, doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.044073

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Hot and Sour Soup

Additional tasty recipes:

Leafy Greens with Umeboshi and Lemon

Vegan Kalua Pork

Okinawan Sweet Potato Manapua

Kale Ginger Juice

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