Nothing is better for you and your beauty than a healthier INNER self!
Within the past couple of years organic trendy retailers such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s are popping up all over town. With brands creating food options for both allergy sensitive to specialty ingredients it is hard to ignore that being aware of what you put in your body is much easier to do now days. With summer slowly creeping it’s way around the corner rather than considering another diet plan sometimes it’s just easier to, well, eat healthy.
Vegetables and fruits have always been our day ones and very loyal companions. From our doctors reminding us to eat an apple a day to our moms adding more carrots to our plates, we just can’t forget about them!
Although it seems that choosing the vegan option will never fail and will always be the healthier option it is important to be aware of the complete nutritional value of the foods we put into our bodies. With this increasing overflow of vegan or vegetarian options we have noticed there are a couple of things that even vegans missed!
Don’t be fooled by the “health halo”
I am sure we have all indulged in those delicious acai bowls, but just how guiltless is it? Called one of most overrated health foods by many nutritionists, the sweet granola chunks sprinkled in our acai bowls or yogurt isn’t as good for us as we think. It is important to keep in mind that just because something is marketed nutritional it doesn’t mean it is!
Snacking on refined carbs
Girl, put down the donut! The wheat is a vegetable card does not fly any longer! Yes French fries, gummy bears and energy bars are vegan however; they are still refined carbs and sugar. Looking into whole grain options and food with fiber rich choices such as oats, millet, or brown rice are great choices.
Being aware of your vitamins
There are something’s that the fruity Flintstones chewable can’t even help. Keeping in mind of vitamins such as D (especially for our friends living without much sun), Vitamin B12, and Omega 3 are important for our metabolism and heart! For Omega 3 we recommend a lean salmon fillet or some flax seed oil along with your salads.