How much fiber are you getting and why this is important…

For anyone who has made the transition to being vegan, you know that the question that you get asked most often is, “Where do you get your protein?”  I think instead, people should ask, “Where do you get your fiber?”

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Fiber is incredibly important to our overall health and longevity.  Not only does it help us feel full after a meal, but it also helps to eliminate unwanted toxins and excess hormones.  The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine states that, “without adequate fiber, hormones and other chemicals are continuously reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.”  In addition, did you know that fiber has the ability to control cholesterol levels and to clean out the intestines?!  Did you also know that ANIMAL PRODUCTS (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy) CONTAIN NO FIBER???!!!!!!  It’s no wonder that colon cancer and skyrocketing cholesterol levels are so common.

So, where do you get fiber and how much should you be getting daily?

Fiber is found in plant foods including: beans/lentils, soy, vegetables, fruit, and grains.  The recommended amount is 40 grams per day!  Make sure to give your digestive system a few weeks to get used to the change.  Do not add it all in at once 🙂

I hope that helps, and remember next time someone asks you about your protein, make sure to ask them about their fiber :).

 

 

Lyme Disease Treatment & Health Tips for Everyone

Hello all,

I hope that you are having a wonderful Monday!

It has been almost 2 years since I was first diagnosed with Lyme Disease, and I wanted to give you a quick update on how I am feeling.  After visiting numerous doctors and spending $1000’s on treatment, I have finally figured out how to “heal” from this illness naturally (*please watch the video to see why I have quotations around the word heal).

Before you think “I don’t need to watch this because I don’t have a chronic illness”,  please know that these health tips can help everyone live a happier and healthier life.

Thank you as always for your support and make sure to click on the link below to watch my short video 🙂