2 years ago
The Importance of Vitamin B-12

sustainablyvegan:

Since high school, I have been really good about taking my vitamins since I was a vegetarian and I knew I didn’t want to have any nutrient deficiencies. 

After seeing this article, I thought it would be helpful for me to post a little about my least favorite vitamin.

Vitamin B-12 (I order it here) is really important. Not getting enough can lead to anemia, loss of energy, confusion, and even depression. As a student, this these are things I really want to avoid.

However, the biggest problem I have with this vitamin (I am really good at taking my vitamins everyday) is the way it tastes. Even if you are able to swallow it with the strongest tasting food or drink, the putrid aroma and taste of this vitamin lingers with you all day.

I have tried taking it at night, so I would not have to really deal with this problem but I ended up staying up all night feeling ill. So I take it in the morning with breakfast and deal with the aftertaste for hours after.

So if anyone knows of a better tasting B-12 or a better way to mask the taste/smell let me know.

I know there is vitamin b12 in cultured drinks like kombucha and water kefir. I brew water kefir now and it isn’t very hard. Supposedly has a lot of other nutrients, though don’t know offhand.

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2 years ago
jazmineleath:

This is some SERIOUS dedication! My fridge WILL look like this one day!

Someone needs to make their own kombucha..

jazmineleath:

This is some SERIOUS dedication! My fridge WILL look like this one day!

Someone needs to make their own kombucha..

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2 years ago
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME.

leighajo:

http://features.peta.org/Sexiest-Vegetarian-2012/Contestant.aspx?cid=8583

To all my followers on Tumblr!  If you could please take 2 minutes to click on the link above, I have applied to be a contestant for the 2012 sexiest vegetarian/vegan next door on PETA’s website.  As most of you know, I am vegan, 100% cruelty free, and a huge animal rights activist!  Please, click on the link, then in the top right hand corner of the screen hit the vote now button, put your name and click on the vote for me button =) … it would mean a lot to earn this title and give me the opportunity to reach an even greater amount of people if I were to win.  Thanks so much to those of you who do!  Please let me know..  Did you vote for me?

what activism!

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2 years ago
Why go Vegan?

leveganblog:

You will feel amazing physically and mentally.

GOOD KARMA.

Less cruelty in the world.

It’s super Healthy.

You will feel great.

You will look amazing.

You will have a new found knowledge of food and the food industry.

You will broaden your horizons with new food and knowledge.

You won’t have to miss out on anything. (Trust me there is a fake everything which is healthier and nicer).

Your look good on the outside and the inside. 

[Reblog and add your own reasons!]

Someone doesn’t know what Karma is..

Fake everything is nasty as fuck, what’s the point of being vegan if you are going to just eat a bunch of processed shit.

And plenty of vegans are just as ugly inside.

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2 years ago
Drinking Liquids with Meals

coreytkelly:

If you have ever made a drink from powder or added water to a juice, you will have realized that the more water added the more diluted the drink becomes.  What you are left with is a juice flavored water.  The same applies for your digestive enzymes.  The more water you take in at a meal time the more diluted your enzymes become.  The more enzymes that are carried off by the water the less available to aid in digestion.  It is best to eliminate beverages 45 minutes prior to eating and 45 post meal.   This is one way to help strengthen digestion.  If this is not a current practice you have it is a great one to begin.  

peace and wellness

I try to limit my liquid intake before and after meals.

Whenever we go out to eat the server always finds it odd that I don’t order something to drink, and they always end up bringing me water. (which I only drink purified water..)

I remember reading a while ago how drinking fluids during digestion can hinder your digestive enzymes.

Whenever I tried explaining it to someone, they thought I was crazy, or wrong..

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Chewing Your Food

coreytkelly:

Digestion is a topic of much importance, so it will be a topic I will be speaking about on going.  I recently went out to lunch with someone who, is a plant based, part raw champion of real food.  I actually paused eating myself to observe this machine that was building momentum before my eyes.  The machine could be more anatomically defined as a hand and mouth.  I am not one to exaggerate, so when I say they did not pause, I mean that they did not pause.  What is the benefit of eating such great, nutritious food if you are not going to absorb and digest its full benefits.  When eating it is best to put your fork or spoon down until you have finished chewing and finally swallow the food in your mouth.  There are many different opinions on how many times to chew but 30 or more times, from my understanding and experience, is recommended.  At the beginning count how many times you chew your food and bring awareness to the size and feel of the food. Notice if chewing your food 30 or more times feels foreign to you.  After you do this practice for some time you will no longer need to count how many times you chew.  Through practice you will develop awareness.  If we were meant to swallow food whole we would have a different digestive system and would be able to disarticulate our jaws like a snake.  Chewing your food is not only important to help with digestion and absorption but is also a great way to have a stronger connection and honor for the food  you eat.

peace and wellness

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2 years ago
To Kombucha or not to Kombucha…

evidencebook:

About a month ago I got wind of how great Kombucha tea/juice is and how good it is for you. I wanted to try it since then mostly because of the name sounding exotic and intriguing. But the other day I found it at my local health food store and was only briefly excited before I got a closer look at it. There were giant globs of this moldy looking goo at the bottom of every bottle. Needless to say it did not look very appetizing. 

Are there any other health freaks out there that can tell me if this stuff is worth it or not? Should I ignore the off-putting appearance? 

Kombucha is alright, I don’t like the amount of effort that goes into making it, or the amount of time it takes to culture. I prefer to make water kefir instead, its much easier to make and is ready in two days or so, and doesn’t look nearly as funky as kombucha.

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2 years ago
To breathe in consciously is to know that the air is entering your body, and to breathe out consciously is to know that your body is exchanging air. Thus, you are in contact with the air and with your body, and because your mind is being attentive to all this, you are in contact with your mind, too; just as it is. It needs only one conscious breath to be back in contact with yourself and everything around you Cite Arrow Thich Nhat Hanh (via lucifelle)

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2 years ago
knowapower:

truthstream:


infowars.com


When you hear about Bill Gates and Warren Buffet donating billions upon billions to charity, you need to understand what they are really doing, they are trying to reduce the population of other countries and if you don’t believe me, watch my next video.

knowapower:

truthstream:

infowars.com

When you hear about Bill Gates and Warren Buffet donating billions upon billions to charity, you need to understand what they are really doing, they are trying to reduce the population of other countries and if you don’t believe me, watch my next video.

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3 years ago
Probiotics found in foods like yogurt and kefir can help to reduce the number of colds children and adults experience in a year. People taking probiotics experience fewer upper respiratory tract infections than those who don’t take them. A new evidence review provides support for probiotics’ popularity. Cite Arrow Health Behavior News Service - Review: Probiotics Have Slight Preventive Effect on Colds (via hbns)
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3 years ago

Friendly Bacteria Cheer Up Anxious Mice
A happy stomach leads to a happy mood? While some of us may have already experienced the wonders of a full stomach, these neuroscientists have shown why that is.
Most everyone knows that stress can cause a clenched, gurgling, unhappy stomach. What’s less well known is that the relationship goes both ways.
Beneficial gut bacteria, or probiotics, have been shown in the past to alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety, but it wasn’t clear whether the bugs could have an impact on the brains of healthy animals. Now, John Cryan, a pharmacologist with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center at University College Cork, Ireland, and colleagues have found that probiotics have a direct impact on mood neurotransmitters in mice1. The findings further support the idea that one way to heal problems of the mind might be through the stomach.
Cryan’s group fed a strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus — a species found in some yoghurts — to 16 healthy mice. The dose they used was roughly the same as the amount of probiotic cultures claimed to be in a pot of Actimel yoghurt.
The team then ran the mice, along with 20 mice fed a bacteria-free broth, through a battery of stress tests. In negotiating a maze, the mice that received probiotics ventured out into open spaces more than twice as often as the control mice, suggesting that they were less anxious. And when forced to swim, the bacteria-fed mice were slightly more prone to struggle — rather than give up — than their broth-fed brethren. “These mice were more chilled out,” says Cryan, adding that the effects of the probiotics were similar in magnitude to those seen in mice for antidepressant drugs. Cryan and his colleagues report their results in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.
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Friendly Bacteria Cheer Up Anxious Mice

A happy stomach leads to a happy mood? While some of us may have already experienced the wonders of a full stomach, these neuroscientists have shown why that is.

Most everyone knows that stress can cause a clenched, gurgling, unhappy stomach. What’s less well known is that the relationship goes both ways.

Beneficial gut bacteria, or probiotics, have been shown in the past to alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety, but it wasn’t clear whether the bugs could have an impact on the brains of healthy animals. Now, John Cryan, a pharmacologist with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center at University College Cork, Ireland, and colleagues have found that probiotics have a direct impact on mood neurotransmitters in mice1. The findings further support the idea that one way to heal problems of the mind might be through the stomach.

Cryan’s group fed a strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus — a species found in some yoghurts — to 16 healthy mice. The dose they used was roughly the same as the amount of probiotic cultures claimed to be in a pot of Actimel yoghurt.

The team then ran the mice, along with 20 mice fed a bacteria-free broth, through a battery of stress tests. In negotiating a maze, the mice that received probiotics ventured out into open spaces more than twice as often as the control mice, suggesting that they were less anxious. And when forced to swim, the bacteria-fed mice were slightly more prone to struggle — rather than give up — than their broth-fed brethren. “These mice were more chilled out,” says Cryan, adding that the effects of the probiotics were similar in magnitude to those seen in mice for antidepressant drugs. Cryan and his colleagues report their results in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.

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