Raise Your Energy Levels

Health, Nutrition, Yoga
Activities That Raise Your Physical and Mental Energy Levels There are many activities that you can do to help raise your energy levels, whether you need more mental energy or physical energy. Your mental and physical energy are so intertwined that when you do something to help one you’re automatically helping the other. Here are some effective activities for raising your energy levels. • Develop a Daily Meditation Practice – Meditation is an important way to help reduce mental stress so that you can focus better. Not only that; you’ll also learn to be more mindful of everything you do, which will help you avoid exhaustion in the first place, most of the time. • Move Your Body Every Single Day – Moving is something that is so important that…
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Vegan Recipes

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Now, it’s time to put all of the information from our vegan article series to good use and try some vegan recipes. This section gives you a sampling of some of the recipes you can prepare on a vegan diet. Feel free to adapt and change them as you see fit. People’s tastes differ and you may also want to change things around depending on your mood or what you have on hand. Keep a cooking journal for your vegan recipes so you can keep track of what you liked and didn’t like about each of them. That way, if you prepare something you like, you can replicate it. If you didn’t quite like it, you can make adjustments the next time. VEGAN RECIPES: APPETIZERS BRUSCHETTA A classic Italian dish…
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Create A Vegan Meal

Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Just because someone is a vegan does not mean they will be naturally thin and super healthy. This is because it is still possible to have too many calories as a vegan, despite the wealth of nutrient dense foods to choose from. So, every effort needs to be made to create a vegan meal that is balanced and nutritious. This can be a challenge, especially if you are first starting out as a vegan. One reason for this is because certain vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B12 and Iron, are more easily found in meat products. In addition, Iron is more readily absorbed in the body when paired with meat. NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS This section will cover some of the challenges when trying to create a vegan meal. It is…
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Creating A Vegan Pantry

Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Setting up your vegan pantry is an essential step to being able to easily create meals on a whim. For people who have been vegetarians all their lives, setting up the pantry will not be a struggle. However, if you’ve just recently converted to a vegan, you’ll probably need to start from scratch. You may have some ingredients on hand, but most of your pantry may not be vegan friendly. Of course, this list will not include perishable items such as fruits and vegetables. However, even some perishable items, such as certain brands of tofu, soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, etc can be stored on the shelves and not in the refrigerator because of the special packaging. STEP ONE: TAKE INVENTORY The first step to building a vegan pantry…
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What Is Vegan Cooking?

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Many people on our modern society are concerned with multiple issues. Because health and the environment are two very big issues some turn to vegan cooking as their personal solution. People want to eat well and lessen their environmental impact. Threats of global warming and obesity are two of the biggest concerns. Some people decide they want to tackle both at the same time. Making the choice to become a vegan is a decision that is made just as much for health reasons as well as environmental and ethical ones. Vegan cooking is simply food that is prepared within the vegan specifications so that it supports that lifestyle. SO, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE VEGAN. ANYWAY? Vegan is a subset of vegetarianism. There are several different types. Some vegetarians…
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Benefits of Spirulina

Natural Healing, Nutrition
The benefits of Spirulina Most people can enjoy the benefits of Spirulina, but there are some people who will benefit more than others. These are:  Children who don’t eat enough vegetables or sufficient balanced food intakes.  Teenagers in rapid growth spurts who need a burst of nutrients – spirulina is highly suitable for this.  Pregnant woman requiring the extra nutrients.  Seniors who are unable to eat correctly and who have difficulty managing to get in three sufficient meals a day.  Athletes and sports lovers who require extra nutrients for the extra energy required.  Today’s modern people who rush around, not finding the time to eat good nutritional meals.  Sick patients and other people who require the high nutrients to aid in their recovery.…
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What Is Spirulina

Natural Healing, Nutrition
Not everyone has heard about Spirulina. Its scientific name is Arthrospira platensis and it is a spiral-shaped small microscopic organism. Commonly, people call it chlorophyll or algae. There are several species of the genus, but Arthrospira platensis is the one most widely distributed. Probably all of us have at some time in our lives, seen that green scum-like stuff floating on top of ponds and dams, not really believing that it would turn out to be an invaluable and viable food source. Naturally, all the special processes of turning it into spirulina didn’t just happen overnight. Nevertheless, It has a rich history of starting off as that “scum”, to what it is today, enjoyed and accepted as a food packed with nutrients with many, many health benefits. Humble beginnings to…
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Benefits Of Clean Eating

Clean Eating, Nutrition
The benefits of clean eating are wide ranging which is why it has been gaining a lot of attention from people looking for new ways to lead a healthier life. Clean eating is simple, yet so many people get it wrong. In basic terms, the goal of clean eating is to consume whole foods that are minimally processed, refined or come from a natural source. One of the benefits of clean eating is that it challenges us to choose more fruits and vegetables as well as foods that are free of additives and preservatives and choose foods that are of nature. What Makes Processed Foods Bad? Although some experts will tell you that processed foods are not necessarily a bad thing, because it removes bacteria and toxins and helps to…
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Low Fat Clean Eating

Clean Eating, Diet, Nutrition
If you’re trying to improve your eating habits Low Fat Clean Eating can make a positive, healthful change in your life. Changing lifelong habits can be difficult; you have to learn what foods are good for you and what aren’t, how to cook healthier foods, and get used to new, healthier habits and behaviors. Through this article, we’ll help you find some clever ways to change up your routine and get you started on a Low Fat Clean Eating diet. Eat more vegetables Vegetables are the best source of low fat, clean food. Eating more vegetables, particularly green vegetables, can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy diet. There are many veggies from which you can choose to add variety to your meals. Each vegetable has something unique to…
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Low Carb Clean Eating

Clean Eating, Diet, Nutrition
A low carb clean eating regimen calls on us to change our way of living to improve our health. While many naysayers may try to label this way of eating as a tagline, fad or “a latest craze” diet, low carb clean eating continues to receive praises for its impact on people’s lives. It challenges us to make healthier decisions about what it is we put into our mouths. It forces us to ask the hard question –am I eating food real food or that which comes from nature? This way of life enables us to enjoy a plethora of health benefits including the prevention of heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Low-carb, clean eating can improve our mood and boost our energy levels. What…
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