Curing Yourself With Food

This morning I woke up, not feeling like too much of myself. For one, when you’re a vegan, it’s easy to know what has come into your system that your body can no longer tolerate. For instance, I cannot longer tolerate alcohol. Actually, I could never tolerate alcohol, but when you’re vegan, anything that passes through your body also speaks to you, with a thumbs up (energy boost, pain reduction, feeling revitalized), or a thumbs down (diarrhea, stomach cramps, bad bathroom episodes, very smelly gas, lethargy, the “itis”, and IBS) to name a few stomach issues.

The reality of it is that food is meant to heal and treat any issues or concerns we have in our bodies... ALL THE TIME. Food never stops treating and giving our bodies what we need, but when we feed ourselves with junk, we’ll have a lot of toxins to remove later. Acne, headaches, depression, the flu virus and colds, eye problems, excess mucus, pains and aches in joints and heart, exhaustion and irritability is all caused by the foods we consume. Don’t believe me? Look it up! I challenge you to a Google dual. Go on up in there and type in just a few ingredients in your cereal, or even look up where carrots come from. Just to let you know, you’ll never be the same once you’re vegan. It’s all spiritual. Once you know about what’s in your food, you won’t be able to return to the dark side, and you’ll find yourself telling everyone “they’re trying to kill us.” Vegans will understand that phrase!

Let me be your plug: If you haven’t seen “What The Health” yet, get on that bad boy.

I digress.



If you were to take some time to find out what fruits and vegetables and were able to do for you, you’d be astonished. According to Health.com, in an article titled “Seventeen Superfoods That Fight Diseases”, by MaryAnne Gragg, “Just one half of a medium-size avocado contains more than 4 grams of fiber and 15% of your recommended daily folate intake. Cholesterol-free and rich in monounsaturated fats and potassium, avocados are also a powerhouse for heart health.” Avocados are great in salads, for creamy guacamole’s on tacos, with. Tortilla chips or on a burrito. They serve as a purpose to deliver potassium, which we need in our bodies for proper digestive and muscular function. According to The University of Maryland Medical Center, in a journal article on Potassium, it states that “Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. It is also an electrolyte, a substance that conducts electricity in the body, along with sodium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium. Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function.” Potassium is more important than we think, and though the banana has been hailed for many years (but I am allergic), avocados have more potassium than bananas! The Huffington Posts article on “6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Acocados”, it claims that A single avocado has 975 milligrams of potassium, while a banana, well-known for being loaded with potassium, delivers just half that, with 487 milligrams per large fruit.” THAT’S REALLY GOOD.

Fruits like avocados carry even more benefits, and it has been linked to assisting with depression. This is all very beautiful. We have been provided with he natural sources to survive and thrive.
As I work through my journey, I hope to share the knowledge I have with all of you on food and vegan health. When you know better, you do better, so let’s get the discussion going and leave a comment, subscribe to the website and begin the learning together with me.


Try the 7 day vegan challenge with me and see how your body changes. It’s time to take your life back.

Peace, love and light.


Sher

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Source websites: UMMC: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/potassium

Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/08/26/avocado-health-facts-didnt-dont-know_n_3786419.html

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