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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Stay Away From Vegan Junk Food

If you are hoping to lose weight on the vegan diet, then eating too many of the above foods is a definite NO-NO. Store-bought packet foods are notoriously high in calories and fat, and are generally not waist-line friendly. Also, these foods are addictive and most people find that once they start eating one or two pieces, they cannot stop. This is because of the high sugar, salt and oil content that many of these foods contain, so STAY CLEAR if you want to lose weight on the vegan diet.

There are often terrible ingredients in store-bought junk food. For example: msg, excessive amounts of salt, sugar and fat, preservatives, flavorings, the list goes on. So eating lots of these foods will likely make your skin bad, your energy low, and you will find that you are addicted to them – whether you like it or not.

Eating these foods really defeat the whole purpose of why many people go on the vegan diet. Many folk become vegan for health benefits such as weight loss, lovely hair, skin and nails, and also in an endeavor to reverse or reduce the effects of serious health problems. Vegan junk food will put an end to all of this if eaten on a regular basis.

Opt for making your own healthy, easy vegan recipes instead. If you are not really into cooking, then look for some fast and easy vegan recipes to make and if possible, freeze a large batch of them. If you are into cooking – even better! You can have a blast making your own gourmet concoctions and hunting for delicious healthy vegan recipes to add to your collection.

It’s a very good habit to get into – making your own meals and snacks. And they needn’t be difficult. Set aside some time each week to make your own dips, brownies, muffins, health bars or dehydrated cookies, crackers and chips. Nothing could make you feel any better than eating clean, wholesome foods that you have prepared yourself!

Tasty Vegan Meals

No matter which city you live in, you’re bound to have a wide variety of vegan or vegan friendly restaurants to choose from to have a lovely meal. All you have to do is a quick Google, ask Siri, or check your local Yelp listings. Once you’ve chosen a place, you can go on a friend date or something more intimate with your sweetie and have a delicious pad Thai with tofu, or a delicious Vietnamese seitan creation.

These foods are not only rich in vegetables and other health foods, but the lack of animal products means that they’re lower in fat, absent in cholesterol, and still piping with wonderful flavors!

Once you’ve tasted of vegan splendors out on the town, you could (and should!) hit up the local health food store to pick up some ingredients for your own vegan feast. Maybe you’ll make it into a dinner party for work associates, or maybe you’ll bring a dish to a family dinner, but either way, you’ll be showing others that meatless, animal friendly meals are still yummy to the tummy!

Finding a recipe to work with is easy. The internet is a wonderful resource with literally thousands of vegan food blogs to peruse. There are bound to be plenty that suit your palate, be it Southern comfort food, Cambodian delights, or even vegan sushi! You can also check with your local food market vendors and ask what their favorite meat free recipes are.

Once you have found your niche in vegan cooking, you can explore whole new venues in the vegan lifestyle. It may be certainly worth considering to eliminate more and more meat from more and more meals. Meatless Monday has been around forever, but why not make all dinners meatless? They are healthful and delicious without animal products!

Once you get ready to step outside your comfort zone of vegan cuisine, the next place to look is a matter of choice. The options are out there, and they are all of them a matter of personal choice and selection! There are dozens of fantastic vegan cooking podcasts available to download for free, for instance, which can give you countless helpful tips in the kitchen, be it how to cook a jicama or how to properly slice your root veggies.

Super Health Food

  • Have you ever tried coconut water? Well if you haven’t you are missing out on a drink that has some of the most essential electrolytes that the body needs to keep the nerves on the go, the muscles in action and stress under control. It contains a whole lot more potassium than bananas. A doctor once told me that the water from 2 tender coconuts is the equivalent of a bottle of intravenous fluid. Not sure about you but I’d rather drink the coconut water!
  • Rambutans if you can get them are a fruit from South East Asia; you have to peel open the spiny outside to reach the white, jelly like fruit inside. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it – it may not look very nice on the outside but the fruit is simply yummy! It is full of manganese, copper and vitamin C, with trace amounts of calcium, potassium and iron.
  • Beetroot is one of the most interesting of all vegetables, its juice is used as a general tonic; it has therapeutic properties to help with kidney, prostate, liver, gall bladder, kidney stones and even sexual weakness problems.
  • Canned carrots and pumpkin are simply chock-full of carotenoids which are a powerful antioxidant. Pumpkin has alpha carotene which according to some experts is far more powerful than beta carotene. Pumpkin seeds are also full of vitamins and minerals and it is recommended that you consume a small quantity daily.

Vegan Supplements for Better Health

Vegan supplements are ideal for many people who are trying to find effective supplements to include in their diet and exercise. There are a number of vegan supplements that may really make a difference in a person’s goal of becoming healthier and feeling younger. Vegan products are a lot better in countless ways.

One main reason why people choose them over other products is they make use of a lot of plant based ingredients that are more natural and effective compared to synthesized ingredients found in the majority of the supplements being sold today. The greater ingredients within vegan supplements are simply as effective, if not more, and will not cause one of the problems that synthesized and chemical ingredients could very well cause with long term use. Two brands that have become very popular among vegan supplement supporters are VEGA and Lorna Vanderhaeghe.

VEGA’s Whole Food Health Optimizer is one great vegan product, and is a good meal replacement. The VEGA Whole Food Health Optimizer may also be used as a dietary supplement that maximizes your body’s functions. This supplement contains different proteins, in addition to essential fatty acids, quality carbohydrates, and a lot of fiber, all important nourishment that people can benefit from daily.

VEGA also provides a version of the Whole Food Health Optimizer in berry flavor. This product contains similar ingredients to the previously mentioned item, but is offered in a more pleasing berry flavor.