What is a whole foods plant based diet? If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a way of eating that focuses on a variety of whole, unrefined plant foods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. It eliminates all animal products, processed foods, sugar, animal fats, and oils.
Why would you want to consider eating this way? It has the potential to prevent or reverse chronic diseases, lead to weight loss, improve mental clarity, lower cholesterol, and reduce or eliminate inflammation. An added bonus is reducing your carbon footprint.
Here are a bunch of ideas for you. In addition to being good for you, they’re pretty tasty too!
Here’s the thing. It IS possible to implement long-lasting behavioral changes and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to do it! Really any time is a good time so if your reading this at a later date don’t wait to begin. The only thing that’s necessary to create change is that you take action and follow through on your plans.
To create a Grain Bowl you’ll need:
- A grain (pretty obvious I know)
- Fresh greens
Do you shop for products, including cosmetics, that are safe? Are your eyes drawn to packaging with words like “natural” or “pure” across the front? You assume since the label is marked “natural” you’re good to go. That may not be the case.
Unfortunately products with those labels may still contain a laundry list of ingredients that could be hazardous to your health. This is called greenwashing. The label makes you feel like you’re getting a trustworthy product but once you start researching the ingredients you discover otherwise.
A list of toxins that can be found in cosmetics:
- Coal tar
- Lake dye
- Mineral oil
- Nano particles
- Petroleum based ingredients
- Synthetic colorants
- Synthetic fragrances
What can you do? Start looking for makeup that is:
- toxin free
- plant based
- responsibly sourced
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