Indulge in Superfood hemp seed desserts!
You don’t have to be a hippie to love hemp. Recently making it’s presence known as a superfood, hemp is one of the highest plant based protein sources and has made appearances in smoothies, power cookies, in salads, on top of yogurt, cereal and even mixed in with mashed potatoes.
With a nutty yet versatile flavor, hemp seeds also make great additions to desserts, providing protein, fiber and healthy fats. Because they contain these macronutrients, hemp seeds also help stabilize blood sugar levels and help to slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream, avoiding energy spikes and crashes.
A healthy, vegan twist to the original comfort food!
Chilly winter weather calls for comfort food. Although we may be in anticipation for the warmer months ahead, one great way to enjoy the present moment is to warm up with a nourishing meal. Since mac ‘n’ cheese is a classic, here’s a healthy twist on the original.
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Take up the challenge: Go meatless for a month!
Trying out a vegetarian lifestyle can be a great way to benefit not only your health, but the environment too! On average, vegetarians are known to have lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and are at a significantly lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Also, by switching to a vegetarian diet, you can help prevent the ecological impact that comes from meat production – a 2007 United Nations study found that 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions are a direct result of the livestock industry. Find out how you can test drive a vegetarian lifestyle, today!
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