IS EATING EMOTIONAL? Advantages to a vegan lifestyle

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Whenever I talk in social gatherings about diet, nutrition or detoxing I get everyone’s full attention. We are obsessed with image, quick fixes, sugar and prescription drugs. Majority wants to know how to set themselves free from all bad feeding habits. We tend to hold on to things we value the most. Eating is such an emotional act and letting go of some favorite unhealthy dishes can cause some psychological chaos. We are sugar addicts with set rules for devouring food. It has become a hot topic. Those who take huge effort to maintain a good quality of life will be repaid with turning clocks and enjoy more youthful vigor. Statistics tell us that those who drink, smoke, eat meat, lack sleep and rest, overwork, and stress prematurely meet the early grave. And those who manage to survive significantly reduce their quality of life.

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I felt compelled to try this kinder, healthier lifestyle change to improve my health, well being and I must say the transition to living foods diet was noticeably smooth. It wasn’t a sacrifice at all. I decided to be in charge of my own rules what I could eat. It opened a new exciting window of pursuing life and its manifestations. At the heart of Veganism is compassion, it is simply an attempt to reduce the suffering of animals and understanding that they are not source of vital nutrients. I love animals but not on my plate. Life is sweet right now! In fact, it is so sweet that I am once again avoiding sugar, or rather I guess I find creative way to make it sweet vegan way.

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Giving up all animal products including meat, milk, eggs, yogurt and cheese at first seemed impossible. Just imagine spending few months in la Cote Basque, France where its all about eating world’s best cheeses, rabuggo and pata negra hams and freshly baked baguettes that tempt you from every farmer’s corner. I was asking myself how can I let go of these deceiving my health “goodies”.  Fortunately I found huge abundance of fresh organic non-GMO locally produced tasty fruits, legumes, and nuts that build full powerful immune spectrum. I turn my focus to strengthening the longevity and superior health with yoga, fitness, meditation, pure air, sunshine, oxygen rich forests, breath taking mountains, ocean waves and beautiful nature. I focus on gratitude and appreciation. Few undesired pounds just came off, energy increased, clothes fit better and seemed more colorful then usual. Its been blue print of mind reprogramming and took more then dietary changes.

A common misconception about vegan diets is that it is impossible to consume healthful levels of protein. One can easily derive more than enough protein from a vegan diet. (like sprouts and see vegetables that are protein rich) Human body thrives wholly on plant based vitamins and minerals. Most foods that you regularly eat can be made vegan with little effort. For example, you can still enjoy burritos, but instead of meat and cheese, you may substitute with nuts, beans, salsa and nut cheese with pinch of sesame and sea salt. If you have a sweet attack frozen banana or nut icecream are great solution to satisfy your sweet tooth.BOOK-PROJECT-38
We all have a responsibility to listen to our own souls and each of us desires something different and that’s a good thing. As I continue to “Vegucate” myself I am planning to  compensate fully vegan lifestyle by staying within vegan vortex, explore new recipes, throw vegan dinner parties and share this message with the world!

P.S. As always i would like to hear from you if eating is emotional for you? How does it effect your life. Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.

KASIA

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Eat like a bird and crack the secret

SEEDS ARE NO LONGER JUST FOR BIRDS! 

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Canary grass, Chia, hemp, Mila seeds gaining a whole new generation of fans. Those who believe that the birdseed are only for “birds” do not know the properties and multiple  health benefits which are almost miraculous!  I must say I was intrigued when I discovered all benefits deriving from its daily consumption, and decided to start testing its greatness on my own.

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They are most nutritious and powerful on this planet. They are rich in high-quality vegetable protein.  Five tablespoons of canary grass seed contain about 9 grams of protein – which is superior when comparing it to 1lb of meat protein. Further more birdseed protein is not harmful or difficult to digest, and is very good stable amino acid assimilation.

They have always been around for thousands of years but we’re only beginning to discover their immense benefits. Very few know that it can be a great benefit for human consumption. The seeds which are very similar to flaxseeds are shiny brown, (Del Alpiste) human grade (silica free).  I buy them packaged whole grain then ground them in my magic bullet to sprinkle them over my salads, veggies or simply add them to my delicious smoothies and soups. They can be made into milk as well. (Recipe below on the page bottom)

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Canary grass seed is one of the most powerful and nutritious seeds on earth because of its high content of enzymes, vegetable protein, amino acids, and antioxidants. Its antioxidant properties are very close to those found in Vitamin C. It also contains many enzymes, of which lipase is the most abundant.

BENEFITS:

Because of its high enzymatic content, canary grass seed helps to reduce the inflammation of internal organs such as the liver, kidney and pancreas, which has proved to be of great help for people with diabetes and cirrhosis. I did some serious research and here is what I found out:

  1. Helpful in weight reduction.
  2. Helpful in sleeping problems
  3. helpful to clean veins and arteries from harmful fats.
  4. Very powerful pancreatic regenerator.
  5. Helps in cases of gout, edema, gastritis and stomach ulcers.
  6. Ideal for hypertension.
  7. Provides muscle tone.
  8. Gets rid of fat deposits in the body, leading to a reduction of obesity and cellulite.
  9. Kills bacteria in the urinary tracts, thus reducing UTI’s, as well as kidney and gall bladder infections.
  10. Refreshing.

Its important to consume it raw, otherwise it looses its all properties when cooked. I also like to make milk out of it and drink it twice a day. First thing in the morning 30 minutes before my breakfast, and at night after the dinner. No other food should be followed after drinking the milk at night.

MILK ALPISTE RECIPE

Ingredients:

Five spoons of alpiste seeds + 1liter of water (4 glasses)

Process:

Rinse alpiste.

Soak five tablespoons of canary grass seeds in pure water the night before. In the morning, remove the water that has been dipped, soaked and put the birdseed in the blender, you can add soy milk and fruit to taste or simply liquefy and birdseed’s milk sweetened with honey (no sugar), which is a nutritious milk and energy to start the day (morning) and to finish it.It is very important not to sweeten the milk with white sugar, which is very harmful and irritating on your body, besides destroying the enzymes and the powerful effect of this milk. You can add some cinnamon. Avoid refined sugar whenever you can, and if you have small children do not get used to the milk sugar or candy.

Eat and drink like a bird. Ready to give it a go?

KASIA

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