Monday, June 25, 2012

Savory Vegan Veggie Strudels (V) by vega-licious.com


I just made this recipe I found on vega-licious.com and it was filling and delicious. I added one large sweet potato instead of regular potatoes, and used vegetable broth instead of water, also my dough seemed a little dry so I added a splash more water, I think I rolled it a bit too thick and had to cook it longer which made everything kinda turn super soft and meld together but it tasted great so I didn't mind! Make sure you are using a very large pot for this. Click Here for the recipe.

Why I Don't Take A Multivitamin


    A lot of people are asking me lately what vitamins they should take or why don't I just take a multivitamin, well the answer is simple, I get most of it from the food I eat. Most people are low in vitamin B12 regardless of diet type so I take that. I eat enough green vegetables, dark leafy greens, chia seeds, and ground flax seeds for omega 3 ALA but it's said we may not convert to DHA and EPA efficiently so I take an algae supplement for those. I believe diet is more important than we realize and what you put in your body plays a huge role in your health. Everybody has different nutritional needs, if you aren't sure or want to know where your at it's always a good idea to have your minerals and nutrient levels checked by a dietitian or someone that specializes in food and nutrition (I hear most doctors do not study nutrition). I'm not a dietitian and I'm not telling you what to eat, especially if you are on medication it's always good to consult one. I'm just telling you what I eat and do.

Some videos on why multivitamins may not be beneficial:
Multivitamin Supplements And Breast Cancer
Some Dietary Supplements May Be More Than A Waste Of Money

Also:
Click here for a basic requirement of nutrients.

Obviously there are a lot of other nutrients you should be considering especially if you are a woman and in certain times of life, for instance- folate/folic acid, this I get plenty of from foods, you also want to make sure you are not taking a lab created folic acid, natural folate is better for you.

   What I eat in a day changes depending on if I cooked something or not like soup or another dish, or what fruits and veggies are in season, sometimes I have oatmeal with raisins, it just depends. I like to bake so I might have a biscotti or a cookie but it's not as often as it used to be and I try to make it healthier. I'm always trying something new, for example I will be getting some hemp seeds soon, and I'm going to try some beets, I keep a variety of foods and have fun trying new things. My diet consists of mostly fruits, veggies, nuts/seeds, grains, beans/lentils and I drink mostly water, and tea, I try to stay away from most processed foods, fast food, and oils that have been extracted from their original form like walnut oil etc. I try to eat organic when possible to limit my intake of GMO and pesticides etc. I also exercise with cardio and weights.

*If you would like to know more about what I buy check out my Shopping Guide & List.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Little Things



Even though everything in the world might seem crazy, and it might be hard to let it go once in a while because your worried about so many things, don't forget to have fun and enjoy what we still have, green grass, tall breathtaking mountains, exotic animals, snowflakes, our pets, a pretty flower, beautiful scenery, wonderful family and friends. Stop and look around at what is here for us to enjoy, take a breather and just appreciate what's in front of you. Don't forget the little things :)

Click here for pictures that will restore your faith in humanity.

Click here for hundreds of more "little things" :)

Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


A friend posted this on a social site we share and I just thought it was really awesome and brought tears to my eyes. This is definitely worth taking the time to look at. These pictures really inspire me to help people, and it's nice to know that other people still do.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why I Don't Eat Cheese


I came across some disturbing studies about cheese and thought I would share them with you just in case you wanted to know, otherwise just ignore it, it's up to you. But these are just a few of the many reasons why I don't eat cheese-

Apparently cheese contains the highest amount of Aluminum in your diet. This is toxic and is linked to Alzheimer's.

I discovered Cheese mites and maggots, how gross is that? Just click on the link, yuck!

Also Saturated fat and breast cancer is an informative video.

Of course there are plenty of videos about dairy and saturated fats on that website, but I don't want to list them all, that would be overwhelming, so feel free to look at them or other subjects, I could watch them for hours! Also check out more of my posts under Dairy is NOT a Health Food.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Air Freshener Spray

Could it be any easier? 
Who needs aerosol cans with chemicals, just try this:

1 small spray bottle
1 cup water
10 drops of essential oil

-Put it in a spray bottle and there ya go!

I like to use Lavender because it has antibacterial properties and it smells nice :)

*You can probably find essential oils at any health food store or even in the organic area at the grocery store, just make sure it isn't "fragrance"

Click here to go to a website full of information about essential oils.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Chia Seeds


Well, I guess I'm the last person to find out how great Chia Seeds are, but hey better late than never right? And just in case you are also out of the loop here is some info on these wonderful tiny seeds:

Chia Seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 and fiber, when mixed with water they turn into a gel like substance and become soft, I like to use them for thickening up my smoothies. You don't have to rinse them first, you can add them directly to salads, energy bars, cereals, make a tapioca like pudding, or even use as an egg replacer! I found mine at a co-op, you can also find them at health food stores or online.

Click Here for more ways to use chia seeds!

More info about Chia Seeds.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Foods That Kill Healthy Eating


Hello there! I have another wonderful video for you! This one is super informative, this is a doctor that talks about what you may be doing to your body in a more detailed way, and will help you realize how important diet is. I'm watching it right now, so far it's simply amazing- feel free to join me! Click Here!