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How Safe Is Vegan Eating Really?

How Safe Is Vegan Eating Really?

Some of you may have read the title and scratched your head, while saying “What the heck?” lol, but that’s understandable. Most people transition to the vegan lifestyle for the health benefits but coming into this realm is going to take a lot of self-studying of what’s really natural for us to consume. In theory, if you’re going to eat the whole food plant based way, then your alley is veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, grains, and legumes.

Not everyone that transitions will go the healthy way and will consume someone more of the vegan comfort food style. This means that however they ate before is primarily the same but with alternatives to the flesh and dairy foodstuff. Such as, the soy “chicken” “beef” “pork” “seafood” and etc. They’re all acidic because they’re not alkaline in nature so in the body, your cells will be like what the fuck again. It’s been in that state even when you ate the cookies, cakes, snickers, chips, and all of that. However, now there are vegan alternatives to almost everything you had before so now this type of person would be all happy with the cruelty free way of eating. Yet, it’s still cruel on the insides, but that’s none of my business. Of course the vegan alternatives aren’t as detrimental as the flesh and dairy to the body, however you should think of the saying where the lesser of two evils is still evil.

Recently, I stumbled across a vegan doctor by the name of Robert Morse on Youtube which gives a WEALTH of information about healing. Long story short, fruits and herbs are alkaline in nature that we as human beings were designed to consume. We can eat veggies; however it’ll be a lil hard on digestion allegedly. Have also learned how cooked foods are also a detriment to the health a bit. These concepts explained my health a lot from the past as far as how I personally ate. You think you’re doing well until you’re peeing yellow sometimes and feeling a way after eating a certain way. Had no clue how seeds and nuts were acidic to the body and I’m a lover of CASHEWS so it’s like I had to look up at the ceiling and contemplate life for a bit.

How I personally used to eat was 90% whole foods and 10% vegan comfort foods. A fair ratio in my opinion which includes a raw cleanse periodically in a year. After finding out this new info on top of Dr Sebi’s information about hybrid and alkaline plants, then it became experimentation time. On day 5 of fruits and herbs only and I feel even more super than when doing first raw detox. Who knew eating simple could make such a difference? We only live in this particular form once, so you have the choice on how the story goes, so make it worth it.

40 days of this practice will let me know if it’s something worth referring people I meet in person. All in all, it’s best you do the best you can do for YOU. Be the example you wish to see in the world to inspire others to better their well-being. Go fruit yourself and eat plants 😉

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Germany Fruits

Germany Fruits

A few months ago, I had the wonderful privileged of writing an eBook on how to maintain the vegan lifestyle while in Germany. If there’s one thing I recall is how the fruits tasted so different compared to the US, however that’s none of my business

What you see here are bananas, apples, nectarines, blueberries, and mangos. I’m a mango ho and proud of it lmao. For those that know someone that is interested on how to maintain the lifestyle while in Stuttgart or surrounding areas in Germany, then CLICK HERE 

Thank you for fruiting yourself and eating plants lol.

5 Healthy Rice Alternatives To Eat

5 Healthy Rice Alternatives To Eat

Keeping it 100, I used to be a white rice eating ho. Yeah I said it. Especially the white sticky rice or white rice you get at the Asian restaurants. To me it tasted AMAZING, but it’s funny how unconscious I was years ago about how unhealthy it is to eat. From memory, it has been said that white rice is somewhat as acidic as plastic. At the end of the day, it is refined, which means it barely has any of the nutrients that would be beneficial to the human body. On top of that, it’s high glycemic, which your blood sugar level may go up after eating it.

After finding out how detrimental to the health white rice could be, like most I converted to brown rice. Thought that was the best to have until further research brought up that most rice is acidic to the body. The only alkaline rice is wild rice because it’s electrical in nature. Learn something new every day, right? These days I may have white rice or brown rice like once every 4 or 6 months just to relive the taste. You live in the physical form once, so you don’t have to completely limit yourself with what you eat.

If wild rice is the only alkaline rice that is properly assimilated in the body and other rice variations are toxic to the body, then alternatives to rice as a staple while eating vegan food can be viewed as important. Although many are out there, a lot of people have no clue they exist. One of the five that I’m about to mention is known by most, however I’ve never heard of it or had any until either 2012 or 2013. This rice alternative is actually a seed is called Quinoa. It took a long time before I was able to correctly pronounce it. For those that don’t know, it’s pronounced “keen-wa” for those not aware.

The 5 rice alternatives are quinoa, teff, fonio, amaranth, and kamut.

Quinoa, in my opinion, taste like magic being casted from a Disney film which’ll give you positive vibes. IT’S THAT DELICIOUS. Used as a grain, the benefits include its high content of nutrition such as protein or iron, fibrous in nature, and gluten free. A little FYI for those that don’t know about quinoa is that it’s a complete protein food. It’s also low glycemic for those conscious of the glycemic index when it comes to eating.

Teff is also a seed by nature but used as a grain which looks weird after you cook it. The first time I made it, I thought it was made wrong until I did a video search on how to make it and was like ooohhhh snappp, the homie got it right the first time lol. The seeds are very tiny yet full of amino acids and nutrition, as well as being gluten free.  Low in sodium and fat, it may also help your blood sugars be manageable. The iron content will help your body feel nourished J

Fonio was a challenge to make the first time due to no directions on the package, so a brother had to take a major guess. This guess led to an epic fail but I ate it anyway lol. Got to do what you got to do and we don’t waste food around these parts. Fonio is a millet and superfood with gluten free capabilities to excite those that are gluten intolerant. It’s great for those looking to lose weight and assist in cardiovascular function. Nutritious, it can also help with hair growth.

Amaranth looked like what the heck when I first made it. It was kind of a letdown, until I seasoned it to perfection. Sometimes you have to put love in your meal creations. This grain is actually a seed that’s also gluten free and a complete protein. It’s rich in iron content and also has a porridge like texture after being cooked so don’t be surprised of its appearance when it’s done lol.

Kamut is an ancient grain which isn’t gluten free but is alkaline nonetheless. However, a lot of water is needed to cook so make sure you follow the directions unless you want to be chewing on rocklike food LOL. It is on the wheat side and has a chewy texture which originates from Egypt. It’s a great source of many vitamins, lipids, minerals, and amino acids. Some people with wheat problems from consumption can actually eat fine. I wonder if it’s because it’s a natural food. Can help detox the body of toxins, improve bone health, and balance hormones.

There you go.

5 rice alternatives to help you thrive in your health and well-being. Which will you chose to let in your life and why?