You’ve heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is what gives you fuel for your day and helps kickstart your metabolism. And, since you won’t be starving by lunch time if you’ve eaten a good breakfast, you are more likely to make healthy food choices later in the day.
I’m a Brussels sprouts freak. I’d even go as far as saying that they are my favorite food. But, I understand why most people don’t share my love for these miniature cabbages: Brussels sprouts can taste like crap unless you prep them correctly. Here are some tips on how to make this vegetable actually taste good.
Bran is one of the healthiest foods that you can eat. The American Heart Association encourages people to eat bran to help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. The American Diabetes Association is also an avid promoter of bran because eating it can lower one’s glycemic index.
Tofu gets a bad reputation because it is a flavorless mass of protein. But it is this exact quality which make it so wonderful. Because tofu has no flavor, it will take on whatever flavor you add to it. Want to make a vegan chocolate cream pie? Just use tofu for the base. Want to make a veggie burger? Mash up some tofu.
Improve your health by eating MORE fat. Simple ways to get healthy unsaturated fats and cut bad saturated and trans fats. Fat can and must be separated into “good fats” and “bad fats” in order to decide what should and shouldn’t be included in our diet…
There is no arguing that milk is a good source of certain nutrients. The main nutrient milk contains is fat, since it is meant to provide lots of energy for a growing mammal. But what about calcium? On the one hand, we’ve been bombarded with government health messages telling us to drink milk because it is a good source of calcium for growing bones. On the other hand, it is weird that humans are the only animals who drink mmilk after infancy, and also that milk-loving Western countries have so much osteoporosis. Vegan advocates will quickly tell you that milk depletes calcium from the bones.
Of all the so-called “health foods”, soy is one of the most controversial. There are the camps which proclaim that soy is a superfood which can do amazing things like kill cancer cells. Then there are the camps which cite evidence that soy can disrupt your hormones and cause infertility. With all this contending information, what is the real truth about soy’s health status?
Kitchen Herbs and Spice – Growing up, my mother’s spice rack consisted of salt, pepper, and some origano. It is no wonder that our meals seemed dull and monotonous. You can imagine my surprise when I tried Chinese food for the first time, and my further surprise when I tried Middle Eastern, Greek, Indian, and the many other types of food which are heavily seasoned. Once I discovered the transformative powers of herbs and spices, there was no going back to bland food!
Eating healthy is really important to me, especially since I have a young daughter. Which is why I dedicated a section in Vegan Made Easy to vegan meal planning and shopping List. But I also am not going to spend hours calculating RDAs, bioavailability, and nutrient interactions each time I make dinner! So, how do …