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Not all healthy food is good

yuckEver since Whole Foods opened it’s doors, the demand for healthy food has increased. The health food market is huge and it seems like there’s a new product on the shelves every week. I have tried every healthy packaged consumer good out there: healthy cheddar kale chips, vegan walnut parmesan cheese, mint chocolate tofu bars, etc. Most of these are tasty and they are all very expensive. Every once in a while, an imposter such as Linwoods super power nut topping wants in on the billion dollar health food market. But this product is disgusting and a gimmick. I hate to write a negative review, but there is nothing good I can say about this product. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegetarian Protein

Sautéed tempeh with green beans

Sautéed tempeh with green beans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the most common arguments I come across is that vegetarians can’t get enough protein through their diet. My response to this is that I feel it’s a common misconception. From my research I’ve learned that including meat in two or three meals a day will far exceed your recommended daily limit, and it’s especially a problem because the portions we are used to eating overwhelm our kidneys ability to process it all, which is extremely harmful to the organs. (Not to mention meat is linked to cancer.)

Vegetarians can obtain their proven from many different sources. I do not recommend veggie meat; such as veggie patties, veggie hotdogs, or veggie anything as a protein source because those types of foods are overly processed and should be consumed as a last resort. Your healthier options are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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B-12 and Iron Supplements

The perfect supplement for vegetarians

There are many misconceptions about the vegetarian diet and many people, however well-intentioned, wrongly believe that the vegetarian diet is unsustainable and harmful. One of the challenges of being vegetarian is dealing with worried friends and family members who believe that humans are evolved to eat meat and that we can not survive without it.

To address this important issue simply, I would like to say that it is true that you can’t get all of your necessary vitamins from a meat-free diet. You must supplement Vitamin B12 and Iron (Ferrous Sulfate). Vitamin B12 is needed for energy and iron is needed to allow your blood cells to absorb oxygen. Without it, anemia develops and you will feel weak and faint. 

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