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How to switch to plant based diet easily

As of Tuesday’s post, we talked about the benefits of switching to a plant based diet. So this is your guide to doing so the healthy and easiest way!

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Here are seven simple strategies to help you easily transition to a wholesome, plant-based diet:

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1- Start slow

 Pick a few plant-based meals and rotate them through in a week. “Start with meals you have always enjoyed that just happen to be plant-based.

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2- Cut down meat and processed food intake.

 Instead of going cold turkey from the beginning, start by changing the proportion of plant and animal-based foods on your plate. This will give your mind and body time to accommodate to the new diet. Make simple changes like adding a large portion of salad or a fresh fruit bowl to your daily meals.

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3- Go for plant-based breakfast. 

Once you’ve tested the waters, you can take the next step by committing to eat at least one plant-based meal every day. A wholesome, vegetarian breakfast is a good place to start.

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4- Stock up on healthy foods.

Take time to explore vegetarian and fresh produce aisles at your local supermarket. Stock up your kitchen with nutritious, plant-based foods and keep healthy snack options in easily accessible places like your bag, desk drawer, kitchen counter and fridge.

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5- Keep your meals fun and exciting. 

Focus on foods you like and ones that are easily accessible to you. Then learn new ways to make those simple recipes more fun and flavorful. Try out new recipes every now and then!

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Lastly, keep in mind that any transition takes time. So try, make mistakes and test the waters to see hwta works for you and helps you keep your body in harmony.

For more check the complete article here.

10 reasons why you should change to a plant based diet.

No we’re not the new “Vegan Teacher” of tiktok but we support every diet and plant based is our current favorite honestly. There are a lot of reasons as to why it’s important to switch to a plant based diet now more than ever, So here’s a list to help you know why it’s important to do so:

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1- Prevent chronic diseases.

Vegetarians tend to have a lower body mass index and lower overall cancer rates. Vegetarian diets tend to be lower in saturated fat and cholesterol and have higher levels of dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium, vitamins C and E, folate, carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytochemicals.

2- You feel more energetic

People eating a plant-based diet have consistently found themselves to be happier, stronger, and more energetic. Better yet, a plant-based diet can boost your immune system.

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3- Help fight climate change

Non-vegetarian diets take a lot of water, money and CO2 to be produced. Meat, chicken and animal products have a higher production rate that increases the CO2 emissions in the air, and waste more money than vegetarian food.

4- It can help solve world hunger

World hunger isn’t an issue of scarcity, it is an issue of resource allocation and distribution. It would mean that earth producing calories most efficiently and this would lead to more space for additional crops, which could help feed hungry people around the world.

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5- It saves money

Vegan/Vegetarian options are more popular and more famous around the world. Vegetables and essential vegetarian diet ingredients are cheaper than meat and animal produce.

6- Clearer skin

Eating vegetables and reducing unhealthy, unnecessary excess of oils in your body will help the body detoxification itself from toxins faster which leads to clearer glowy skin. Plus fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and other substances necessary for skin glow up.

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7- Weight loss

Vegetarian diet is rich in fiber and low in calories. So eating a full plant based meal will leave you fuller for a longer time and with much less calories which could lead to weight loss, while staying full.

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8- It will boost your heart’s health

Plant based means low fat, lower cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure which contributes to a healthy well functioning long lasting healthy heart.

9- Boost brain strength

It helps you protect your brain against serious illnesses, Alzheimer, risk of cognitive impairment and dementia.

10- Overall well-being

Eating healthy, lowering blood pressure and chronic diseases risks, helping fight climate change, and improving your overall healthy and body, will lead to a whole wellness check. An overall well-being that could be inside and out

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Should you add collagen supplements to your diet?

Collagen is the new trend of 2021, different celebrities and tiktok dieticians are recommending collagen in all it’s form for the skin, hair and overall well-being. But is it something worth adding to your diet and do we really need new pills to take everyday?

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What is collagen?

Collagen is the magical stuff that keeps the skin plump and smooth, and it helps keep joints strong, too. The protein can be found naturally in the body’s muscles, skin, and bones, and makes up about 25 percent of your total body mass

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Some Benefits of taking COLLAGEN supplements:

1- Improves skin health.

Collagen is a major component of your skin.

It plays a role in strengthening skin, plus may benefit elasticity and hydration. The wrinkle-reducing effects of collagen supplements have been attributed to their ability to stimulate your body to produce collagen on its own.

2- Helps Relieving joints pain

Collagen helps maintain the integrity of your cartilage, but as the amount of collagen in your body decreases as you get older, your risk of developing degenerative joint disorders such as osteoarthritis increases

3- Prevents bone loss

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Your bones are made mostly of collagen, which gives them structure and helps keep them strong, just as the collagen in your body deteriorates as you age, so does bone mass.

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4-Could boost muscle mass

 This protein is necessary to keep your muscles strong and functioning properly.

Studies suggest that collagen supplements help boost muscle mass in people with sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass that happens with age

5- Promotes heart health

Collagen provides structure to your arteries, which are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Without enough collagen, arteries may become weak and fragile

6- Hair and nails. 

Taking collagen may increase the strength of your nails by preventing brittleness. Additionally, it may stimulate your hair and nails to grow longer.

So yes, taking collagen supplement is a huge plus to your daily skincare routine and overall well-being.

It’s Ja’s Lifestyle Approved!

A reminder, some supplements are made of different sources of allergies for some people. Read the ingredient list before taking the supplement.

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my current favorite recipe

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Some books that might help you from amazon!

That you should definitely try!

I love trying out new recipes, and this is a very interesting way to keep me on track, because i decided to turn my diet into plant-based only! (cheering sounds)

For this meal i used to follow a recipe with meat in it. But luckily i found a delicious recipe that cuts the meat from it. Thank you Deborah for this delicious recipe. Here’s the link to her website!

Mushroom Stroganoff (vegetarian)

Click here for the vegan version

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500g mushrooms, quartered
  • ½ teaspoon English mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 250ml vegetable stock, made with a stock cube
  • 200ml sour cream (full fat)
  • ½ bunch chopped parsley
  • Your choice of pasta/noodles or rice, plain white rice.

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the garlic cloves and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped mushrooms to the pan and sauté for another 5-6 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and golden.
  3. Mix the paprika and mustard and add to the pan and make sure that the mushrooms are coated. Pour the stock into the pan and stir. Simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sour cream.
  4. Mix in the chopped parsley and serve over egg noodles (or rice).

Bon Appétit!

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10 Must-try matcha recipes that will blow your mind

Matcha is the world’s new favorite drink, and we have some good news for you. We love matcha and it is really important to share this wonderful addition to our favorite recipes.

Shop some organic matcha from amazon!

Find more on our Pinterest, We post new recipes pins everyday!

So Here are Our Favorite 10 Delicious Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind.

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1- Delicious Matcha Latte

Iced, Hot, sugary, or no It’s your decision but either way it’s delicious.

2- Matcha Donuts!

National Donuts day was a couple of days ago so it’s an honorable mention.and who doesn’t love donuts anyway.

3- Homemade Matcha Icecream.

A Marvelous Summer Recipe. And three ingredients only!

4- Matcha Cupcakes

Small tasty cupcakes for the whole family… or a treat for yourself too!

5-Energy Bites

Small matcha bites that can make someone’s day?…. Hell Yeah!

6-Lava Matcha Cakes

No comment just… Yum.

7-Matcha Tiramisu

A very cute, presentable and easy Matcha Tiramisu!

8- Matcha Butter Cookies

Exceptional!

9- Brownies with Matcha Mint Frosting

Delicious treat!

10- Matcha Pannacotta.

Divine, exquisite taste!

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