Consume Healthy Fats and Avoid a Common Mistake

Consume Healthy Fats and Avoid a Common Mistake

By now, it seems like many people know that unsaturated fats, the healthy kind of fat, is not "fattening" as previously thought. There are many amazing sources of healthy fats such as avocados and raw nuts and seeds, and these foods will improve your overall health and your appearance. But another myth keeps circulating about how to consume these fats. Many people assume these foods in any form are good for you, and in the case of oil, use it generously in cooking and dressings. In this post, I'll dispute this myth by supporting consuming fats in their whole food form and talk about how to and why to avoid oil.

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If You Don’t Eat Meat, Can’t You Become Anemic?

If You Don’t Eat Meat, Can’t You Become Anemic?

Many think that you can only get iron from meat, and that vegetarians, vegans, and those who eat just a plant-based diet don’t get enough iron and become anemic. I understand that completely. When Lacey gradually went from eating vegetarian (including eggs and fish) to plant-based (no animal products at all), I too worried that she would become anemic. Then I started reading and researching and found quite the opposite.

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Food Prep: Create Energizing Plant-Based Meals for the Week

Food Prep: Create Energizing Plant-Based Meals for the Week

Each day we consume three meals, and many of these are enjoyed away from home.  Although plants are abundant in the world, and growing in their demand as more and more people are turning to a plant-based diet, the best way to guarantee healthy meal options is to be prepared.  Put your best foot forward by prepping smoothies and salads during the week.  Here are some simple steps that will help you get started.

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