To detox your body you must first eliminate the foods that are toxifying your body. There would be no benefit in adding health foods to a diet that consisted of processed, artificially sweetened foods. To see real benefits, these foods must first be removed from the diet so that your liver can fully focus on detoxing any remaining toxins in the body.
Let me ask you this first, can you put a price on your health?
Many people ask me if it is expensive being on a plant based diet. For me, my health and well-being is very important so I am happy to pay whatever amount it takes so that I can feed my body a whole variety of nutritious foods. I am always up for trying out new recipes so you’ll find me browsing around the health aisle of the supermarket a lot sourcing out new ingredients to stock up my kitchen cupboards with. That’s the part that makes my plant based diet expensive.
Avocados are a special type of fruit that are a great addition to any meal. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats, making it an overt fat. Overt fats are foods whose calorie content is dominated by fat. Oils are 100% fat, avocados are 75% fat, nuts and seeds are around 70% fat. If you are going to eat fat, eating the freshest possible fat will be the best choice. Avocados are incredibly fresh. Nuts and seeds on the other hand, are dehydrated and may have been on the shelves for years. Oils are simply empty calories and are better avoided if possible. Continue reading
One reaction I’ve noticed when I tell people I don’t eat meat or dairy is the baffled confused look on their face trying to think of what is left for me to eat. To be honest, I thought that too a few years ago, before I went vegan. I really thought “what a boring diet”, I didn’t think it would be possible to make exciting, tasty vegan recipes. Well, I know now I was wrong. Continue reading
One of the main things I’ve loved since going plant based is my growing interest and awareness of superfoods that can really benefit the quality of your health and vitality. The more I learn the more I believe that food can be our medicine.
The latest superfood that I have come across and have started to incorporate into my daily diet is Spirulina.
Spirulina has many many health benefits, so much so that I needed to share this information with you all. This blue-green algae, typically grown in Africa, Mexico and Hawaii is one of the top superfoods today. Its nutritional profile is loaded with chlorophyll which alkalizes your body, B Vitamins, Vitamin K and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. It is also a great source of quality protein if you aren’t getting enough in your diet. Great for vegetarians or vegans who are looking to get more quality plant based protein into their diet. Continue reading
As I was making my buckwheat granola, using Carob powder instead of my usual Cacao powder. I began to wonder what exactly the difference was between Cacao, Cocoa, and Carob powder. Cue this blog post….. I done some research and I found some interesting facts.