Vegan Recipe Resources
People have heart bypass operations to remove excess tissue from their heart. Most of the time this life threatening aliment has been created by a poor diet. Fresh vegetables and fruit intake has been stressed by mothers over the centuries. With good reason. They posses many ingredients the human body needs to function properly.
"You are what you eat" Good food consumption is a matter of choice. The need for quick calorie intake in our fast paced world has influenced the spread of unhealthy eating habits.In the past the vegan diet conjured images of a skinny person eating bean sprouts. It is now known that a vegetarian diet can sustain a human body sufficiently, or even enhance the person's normal life expectancy. Less red meat intake equals lower amounts of intestine build up and fewer fat cells that clog heart arteries.
An example could be running a low grade fuel in your vehicle compared to a high grade. The low grade fuel will have less fuel mileage and your engine may run rougher. High grade fuel enables more power, fuel economy-distance and a smoother running engine. The human body has a limited life expectancy. Taking care of it gives the owner more years to enjoy earth's natural and mysterious wonders.
Top super foods
SOY Research shows that soy contains plant substances called isoflavones that help ward off heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. This humble bean is an excellent source of protein and contains little to no cholesterol or saturated fat.
SALMON Many North Americans are deficient in an essential fatty acid called omega-3. Salmon and other cold-water fish (e.g. tuna, mackerel and halibut) contain oils that are rich in omega-3. This "good fat" will protect your arteries against plaque build up and is effective in lowering the "bad" cholesterol.
WATER Although technically not a food, the body is completely dependent on water for survival. Dehydration is one of the main causes of fatigue and muscular stiffness. By drinking six, eight-ounce glasses of water daily, you will notice a dramatic increase in energy levels and in the health and vitality of your hair and skin.
BROWN RICE Think brown instead of white for weight loss, a healthy colon and lower cholesterol readings. High in fibre and loaded with vitamin B, folacin, iron, potassium, zinc and trace minerals, there is no beating this mealtime staple.
OMEGA 3 EGGS Eating omega-3 eggs in moderation (no more than five per week) is an excellent way to sneak in more of this "good fat" into your diet. This type of egg is now available in most grocery stores.
BERRIES Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries -- you name it, they've got it. These colourful gifts from nature contain substances that offer protection against cancer, harmful bacteria such as E. coli and help in fighting off urinary-tract infections.
SEEDS An excellent snack food high in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and iron. For optimal nutritional value, it is best to eat seeds raw. Sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are delicious sprinkled over top of a salad.
BROCCOLI This green giant is a nutritional powerhouse. Part of broccoli's protection is derived from phytochemicals, plant compositions that appear to halt tumour growth and give your immune system a boost. This complete vegetable also provides an excellent source of vitamin C.
YAMS A healthier alternative to the white potato. Yams are filled with carotenes that provide protection against tumour growth and heart disease. To include more carotenes, also think orange and green -- carrots, squash, apricots, spinach and broccoli.
GARLIC This sometimes stinky food is a powerful anti-fungal, an anti-viral and an anti-bacterial. Studies show garlic lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. In order to benefit from these health-boosting effects, it is important to mash the garlic prior to eating.