Fiber—The What?!

Another major nutrient that is missing from processed foods is fiber.   What is fiber? Fiber is part of the cellular wall of  plant-based foods—specifically fruits, vegetables grains, nuts, and beans. According to the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences in 2002, the recommended dietary for men aged fourteen to fifty is 38 grams of fiberContinue reading “Fiber—The What?!”

Avocados—The Even More “How”

Guacamole…Guacamole, that traditional Mexican and Central American dip that we are all so familiar with, and that I could eat by the gallons, is another way to incorporate avocado in your diet. Here’s a great recipe to try…Vegetarian Guacamole Recipe by Jamie Oliver   Meals…For my non-vegan readers, avocados can be great meal starters. FillContinue reading “Avocados—The Even More “How””

Avocado—The Why?!

Antioxidant phytochemicals (such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein) — To help protect against various diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts, it’s a good idea to eat a diet rich in phytochemicals like avocados. Antioxidant phytochemicals prevent oxidative damage (also called free radicals) that have the power to change DNA and result in cell mutations…. FolateContinue reading “Avocado—The Why?!”

Facing the Facts and Fiction on Fats

Despite the common misconception that all fat is bad for you and that fat should be eliminated completely our of our diets, our bodies actually require fat in order to stay healthy. Fat is actually an important nutrient in a healthy diet, just like protein and carbohydrates. A study in the Journal of the AmericanContinue reading “Facing the Facts and Fiction on Fats”

Book Review—Cruelty Free Living by Jennifer Thomson

    Living Cruelty Free is a much-needed guide full of tips and advice on how to start making more informed choices as a consumer, living a cruelty-free lifestyle, and perhaps even becoming a vegetarian  This book sparked my interest because I have begun a journey to embrace a more cruelty-free, natural, and minimalistic lifestyle. TheContinue reading “Book Review—Cruelty Free Living by Jennifer Thomson”