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Does Going Vegan Automatically Mean It's A Healthy Choice?

Does Going Vegan Automatically Mean It's A Healthy Choice?

Unfortunately, going vegan does not automatically mean that it’s a healthy choice. It’s important to point out the difference between going vegan and eating plant-based. For individuals that follow a vegan diet, it’s much more a lifestyle, not just an eating regime. They do not consume any animal products (meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, honey etc.), and exclude all ingredients or materials made from animal products from their lives (like leather, wool, silk, beeswax, lanolin etc.). Most of them also do not use any products (e.g. makeup, shampoo and cleaning products) that have been tested on animals. The decision to...

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Elsy Azzam
If You Want To Be Healthier, Change Your Taste Buds!

If You Want To Be Healthier, Change Your Taste Buds!

When we consume highly processed foods, we are training ourselves to eat certain foods that are not fueling our body with proper nutrition. When we are hooked on such foods, our taste buds become “desensitized” and we often lose the appreciation for natural flavors found in whole foods. For example, fruit is naturally sweet, but individuals often lose their appreciation for this more natural, subtle fruit sweetness because they are looking for that ‘hypersweet’ taste they find in processed, refined, artificial foods. Did you know that it can take between 10 to 14 days to change the way you taste...

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Fresh and Healthy Lentil Salad

Fresh and Healthy Lentil Salad

We know life gets busy, with long working hours and many chores to get back to when you reach home, not to mention trying to keep up a healthy social life! If you're looking to stock your fridge with some healthy, easy to prepare options to fuel you throughout your week, try making this delicious and fresh lentil salad. This salad tastes great right after mixing it all up, but it gets even better with time in the fridge! Just remember to stir it before serving to redistribute that wonderful dressing. Serves: 4-6 Prepping time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup...

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How Stress Can Affect Your Health

How Stress Can Affect Your Health

For World Health Day today, let's have a look into the effect stress can have on our overall health and how it can cause weight gain. Many of you may have heard that stress can lead to weight gain. There have been many studies done on stress levels and how our bodies respond to stressful situations. Firstly, when we are stressed, our bodies go into fight or flight mode to handle the situation. Usually this leads to overeating. Why does this happen? Our stress hormone, cortisol, increases during stressful, tensed situations. What exactly happens when you face a stressful situation?...

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