Vegan Challenge: Day 5/Nutritional Awareness

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Well, folks, it is Day 5 of my 7-Day Vegan Challenge & I lost 3lbs already, I feel much lighter & brighter & quite magical, I must say. I do miss eggs, yogurt, sour cream & cheeze most of all, I must admit, however, I haven’t had a field trip to the whole foods market as of yet though either. Exploring the zillions of multiple options that are available as replacements for meat & dairy….is an essential step within the Vegan initiation process

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On my way to Veganhood! Join me, guys… on the Freedom march!download-5meat_substitute_vegetarian_deli_slices_lightlife-2

Freedom from carrying the weight of “the sin of mankind” on our backs. Draggin’ the dusty crusty Karmic influx of poor choices & greedy gorging around with us throughout our lives. Off with their heads, I say! The slaughter-man should taste his own medicine. The senseless slaughtering of animals is mass murder. These massacres take place hidden from the general population, daily. That is not something that is morally righteous. In fact, it is WRONG. And, I am not afraid to say it.

We must practice Veganism wisely though, & that means that it is essential to our mental & physical well-being to have vitamin & nutrient resource knowledge. Veganhood might be a challenging lifestyle change for some, especially at first. But it is well worth the health benefits, moral kudos & all around Auric amplification. You will GLOW brighter guaranteed. You will grow stronger with vitality, energy, endurance & with a tougher resistance to sickness or disease via the natural immunity boosters A Vegan diet provides. Come on guys…it’s really, a no-brainer.

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My recommendation with regard to meat/dairy replacement items is to allow yourself the allotted time it takes to investigate, explore, experiment & essentially taste many different versions, variations & brands of the vegan/vegetarian substitutes. Keep a little fun pocket book list or journal to document your preferences. That little book will likely be your most valuable resource in the coming weeks & months, until you taste your way to acclimating new habits which blossom into second nature choices just like when we would choose our favorite go-to trusted brands of meat & dairy, without a second thought. Eg: Oscar Meyer, Hellman’s, Kraft, Velveeta, Breyers, Perdue.

After some healthy research on Vegan cheese & egg substitutes…I found that this next brand has the most stars & is a top-rated Vegan product with an excellent reputation. Not to mention…who can resist the name! Follow Your Heart

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Follow your Heart Vegan Delish! <<Click here for a variety of diff cheese alternatives, an egg alternative, dips, dressings, mayo…

Follow Your Heart/Store Locator <<Click here for your local neighborhood hub 🙂

As previously mentioned, with regard to being nutritionally informed & nutrient sound, as a Virgin Vegan….(as I was called last nite by a co-worker….lol)…..It is NECESSARY to be well aware of vita-resources.

Excellent resource guide for Vitamins/Nutrients/Minerals for the Vegan Diet

I also do feel inclined to mention & emphasize the importance of B-12. I would recommend taking a b-12 supplement whether Vegan or not. Our bodies don’t produce enough of this naturally & we do not always ingest it from foods enough either.

A slight deficiency of vitamin B-12 can lead to anemia, fatigue, mania, and depression, while a long term deficiency can potentially cause permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system. Vitamin B-12, or Cobalamin, is naturally found solely in animal foods and thus vegans have to supplement their diets with fortified foods or supplements.

Great article on: Vegan Sources of Vitamin B12  <<Click Here

Article on Calcium & the Vegan Diet

Food Empowerment Project

Protein in a Vegan Diet

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