Healthy Living

What Is Prime Day – and what are the healthy choices?

I’m so excited that Prime Day is here for 2020.  I’ve been hoping for something fun and exciting to come along.  So what is Prime Day?  Prime Day is a 48 hour event with over a million deals worldwide for Prime members at Amazon.  Not a prime member?  No worries!  Use this link to become a Prime member today and take advantage of all the great deals.

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What Is Pea Protein?

I’ve heard so much about pea protein. But what is pea protein? I think it’s simply a plant based powder made out of peas. It’s usually used to increase the protein content in smoothies and shakes.  It’s also used in some packaged foods like veggie burgers, vegan mayo and a subsitutute for dairy in some ice creams.  Pea protein is made from extracting the powder from green and yellow split peas.  The peas are the same ones used to make split pea soup.  Pea protein is a healthy alternative to whey protein and other animal derived powders. There are also several other types of powders such as soy protein, rice protein, and hemp protein.

 

what is pea protein - pea pods

The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum. Yes, peas are a fruit because they have a seed.

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What Is Moringa In?

The Moringa tree is known as one of the most nutritious trees available. It’s used almost entirely due to its rich antioxidant qualities and includes most of the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids. So what is Moringa in exactly? Let’s find out but first let’s find out what it is.

WHAT IS MORINGA IN? - moringa leaves

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What Is Black Gold?

First hearing the term “black gold” made me so curious. I imagined so many definitions and topics of what is black gold. Is it a new drink, an oil, a type of jewelry, a song or a movie? It inspired me to dig deep and uncover what exactly is black gold. Well I guess it depends who you ask. I asked some friends and they all have their own ideas of what is black gold. I think for me the best answer is it’s the result of successful composting. I wrote about this in an article awhile back that you can read here. I’ve always planned on researching more about this because I do find it interesting.

If you want to watch a film about composting read below!

 

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How To Indoor Garden – a growth experience

It’s always fun to learn something new! So I recently started researching how to indoor garden. My interest sparked from the last couple months of staying home and wanting more greenery inside my home. There are other important reasons for example, apartment living or extreme seasonal weather. I chose to grow a mini fruit and veggie garden from Urban Leaf which came with great directions for getting started and how to have a healthy indoor garden. I actually have both an outdoor and indoor garden so I can’t wait to see what I enjoy better. My outdoor garden which you can read more about here, is doing fabulous! We have grown many different sized tomatoes, zucchini and basil. I love going out to harvest and support the farm to table concept on a mini scale.

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What Is Avocado – a fruit or vegetable?

Some think it’s a fruit and some think it’s a vegetable. I consider it another great plant based superfood that I could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. It’s one of my favorite choices when choosing something healthy. But what are the professionals saying about what is avocado-a fruit or vegetable?

 

WHAT IS AVOCADO-a fruit or vegetable - Avocado photo

One of the top purchased items on Prime Day 2019, avocados rank up there with many of the most popular items last year.   Let’s do it again and make avocados among the top purchased item of 2020.  Click here to go to some popular avocado items and take advantage of Prime Day on October 13-14.  Click here for my article on Prime Day!

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What Is Plant Collagen?

This is so exciting to have some healthy plant based options for collagen support and protection for aging skin. I’m talking about Plant Collagen by yoursuper.com.  It’s designed to help protect and support the skin’s natural collagen production. But I can’t wait to receive my order so I can tell you all about what is plant collagen. This product is new so the reviews are not available but you can see my past reviews of products like Moon Balance and Magic Mushroom by clicking here.  Here’s what I know about this amazing new product and what I’ve learned about the ingredients in it.

If you’re interested in purchasing Plant Collagen click here and be sure to use discount code HEALTHYFOODIE.

 

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What Is Ashwagandha For?

I’m so intrigued by this word Ashwagandha that I decided to do some research on it.  Pronounced ash-wa-gand-ha. It’s considered the King of Ayurvedic Herbs.  Withania somnifera is the official name of this plant that is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. It’s a small evergreen shrub plant in the Solanacease or nightshade family. It’s grown in India, parts of Africa and the Middle East. The root is used to make the substance that is crushed into a powder that makes up the medicinal properties.  The berry doesn’t taste very good but is used to propagate for future planting.

 

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What Is In A Plant Based Diet

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What Is In A Plant Based Diet

 

Four billion people today live primarily on a plant based diet. That’s alot of the world trending towards a plant based diet and this global shift is here to stay. Some are celebrities, some athletes, some millennials and even entire large companies have made the shift of this healthier lifestyle. Some of the reasons due to shortages of freshwater, energy or cropland. Some due to animal welfare, health or food security. Everyone has a different reason for starting a plant based diet and all the reasons are important for that person. I’m going to uncover for you here, what is a plant based diet, why it’s important and what is in a plant based diet.

A plant based diet is not a fad

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10 Ways To Walk At Home

I can think of so many ways to walk at home but I’m going to focus on just 10 ways to walk at home. Walking at home leads to a healthy lifestyle that helps maintain good health and prevent disease.  With the gym limitations in some areas, it’s important to find ways to walk at home.  In my opinion, to walk from home is the most convenient and safest for me. I’ve adjusted my home to fit my needs for exercise by purchasing an elliptical machine and setting up a workout area in my home. The whole family is always encouraged to join in the routine to walk at home either walking the dogs or in the new workout area.

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10 ways to walk at home - girl walking at beach

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