Vegan Foods to Help With Period Pain

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January might be a blue month for some, but we think it’s the perfect time to start anew! Just look at Veganuary (going vegan for January) – this year will see a record number of people signing up to participate.

Plant-based diets are so much more than salads. It’s a real chance to get creative and eat a healthily balanced range of food. And did you know that going vegan can help ease period pains? Studies have linked stomach-fulls of meat, eggs and dairy contributing to “inflammatory reactions inside the body”. If you don’t want those cramps to keep coming, here’s our list of tasty vegan foods to include in each meal of the day.

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Natracare Joins 5 Gyres’ Mi Mar Youth Expedition

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Almost every piece of plastic that has ever been produced still exists, and will exist for far longer on this wonderful Earth than we will. Though created and used under the guise of convenience, single-use plastics are littering our planet, creating huge gyres of plastic waste in our oceans, being consumed by animals, and instead of biodegrading, they are breaking up into smaller microplastic that make their way up the food chain and into our bodies.

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Project Green Challenge 2018: Students take Environmental Action

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Since 2011, the inception of Turning Green’s Project Green Challenge (PGC), over 40,000 students at thousands of school campuses in hundreds of countries around the world have been challenged to shift their lifestyles and mindsets from conventional to conscious. And since its inaugural year, Natracare has been a proud sponsor and supporter of the program by Turning Green.

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5 Veg Subscription Boxes to Tackle Food Waste

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Looking to sustainably source more of your groceries? Veg subscription boxes do all the heavy lifting for you. Carefully selected fresh fruit and veg, perfectly packaged, and delivered straight to your door to help get in your five a day… it’s a veg lover’s dream!

If you’re looking to make some changes now or in the new year – whether it’s cutting down on food waste, being more adventurous with your cooking, or simply admitting defeat to laziness – subscription veg boxes are the perfect solution! Continue reading

Natracare’s Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas

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Do you have loved ones you want to shower with gifts but you don’t want to contribute to the environmental fall-out of our culture’s annual Christmas spurge? Or maybe you want to give gifts that don’t contain toxic chemicals to a special little person in your life?

If you’ve landed on the Natracare website, it’s likely that you’re a green-minded person, so we’ve come up with a few guides to eco-friendly gift giving which we hope you find useful.

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How to Have a More Eco-Friendly Sustainable Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of the year that reminds us to take a moment to slow down and be grateful for the people we love, the accomplishes we’ve made, and the struggles we’ve overcome.

However, the holidays also tend come with a lot of waste with 40% of all the edible food in the United States ending up in the landfill.  To help us combat the waste and be grateful to our marvelous planet this holiday, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips to stay green while giving thanks:

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