Everyone knows that they should be eating more fruits and vegetables, but with today's lifestyle, we find it to be akin to a mission impossible.
According to health.gov, the recommending daily servings are 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day. To help you figure out what a serving is, they break it down as such:
In case you haven't noticed, there's a movement happening right now. That movement is about taking back our health and going plant-based. With the state of healthcare on a delicate tightrope act within our government, it is up to us to start making smart food choices.
I've been a vegetarian for 9 years and recently became a whole food, plant-based vegetarian. I used to eat eggs and dairy on occasion. Recently, I learned that eggs triggered my migraines. It's so funny to me how all these years I'd get headaches and feel nauseated and blame it on the weather or PMS, when all this time it was the food I was eating! I stopped eating dairy after watching this talk by Dr. Neal Barnard on Youtube. People give up animal products for different reasons and whatever reason you choose, you should make sure it is right for you. Now, I sleep better and just overall feel better...and so can you.
July will make it 9 years since I became a vegetarian...or is it 10 years? It's been so long that I don't even remember. I do, however, remember why I stopped eating meat. After many failed attempts of trying to go vegetarian (like the time I got hungry and ate a can of Chef Boyardi because I forgot that I stopped eating meat) I watched a now cancelled TV show and decided right then to never eat meat.
I originally gave up meat for moral reasons. The show was 30 Days with Morgan Spurlock where people were asked to step out of their comfort zones and live in someone else's shoes for 30 days. The particular episode that resonated with me had a deer hunter live with a PETA exec and learn about being a vegan and the meat industry. I won't tell you the details of the show, you can watch any documentary about the meat industry, but what I decided is that if we are what we eat, then we are eating sadness and misery. I don't want sadness and misery in my body.
Scarlett is a business owner and lover of pretty things. She started this blog to share some of her witticisms and favorite things.