Here are a few things you can do now to add some more health to your life:
1. Kick the can!
I recently looked at an ingredients label on a can of soda, it said: Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap and oh, more crap… 🙂 As far as regular soda goes, drinking your calories is just not worth it. A 20 oz. Coke contains 65 grams of sugar, that equals 240 calories, all from sugar!!! I’m not a doctor or a chemist, but I know that there is nothing whole or nutritious about diet soda. Certainly our bodies are worth more than artificial sweeteners and bone robbing phosphorus.
Try: Green Tea with some agave, add some fruit, cucumbers or fresh mint to your ice water.
2. Make brown your favorite color:
Instead of white rice, bread and pasta try buying Brown Basmati rice and whole grain pasta’s and breads. Chances are if it’s white, it has been highly processed and refined. If you are not used to eating whole grains it will take some getting used to. Try out different brands and find what works for you. Just make sure that the first ingredient is whole grain or 100% whole wheat. The clickable link above is a great whole grain guide.
Oatmeal is an easy way to get whole grains into your diet. Add some walnuts, berries, soy milk and agave for a power packed breakfast.
3. Indulge in some antioxidants:
I recently read a fantastic article about the benefits of dark chocolate and thought that all of you would enjoy it. I love the dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s. The darker the better and a little goes a long way. Enjoy a few squares in the afternoon with a cup of green tea or at night with a glass of red wine (also known for its great antioxidant benefits).
Happy weekend friends, thanks for reading!
Your Vegan Friend