Healthy Eating Articles

Thess healthy eating articles are here to help you get on track with a balanced healthy eating plan, and showing you how to have fun while maintaining it.

How We're Handling The High Elevation In Cusco, Peru

High Elevation In Cusco

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When I booked our flights to Cusco, Peru, which is at about 11,200' elevation, I looked into all kinds of ways to prevent altitude sickness.

A friend of mine had a really unpleasant experience adjusting to the altitude, so I was maybe a bit overcautious in preparing, but I think that's better than underpreparing, right?

We started two weeks before we were heading to Cusco by taking gingko biloba. What I read didn't say that it would definitely help, but I figured it wouldn't hurt anything and wasn't expensive.

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Travel Snacks And GIVEAWAY For 3 Months Of Vegan Cuts Snack Box!

Travel Snacks

Finding good vegan travel snacks can be tricky, but I have some ideas for you - plus I'm so excited to have a really awesome giveaway for you from my friends at Vegan Cuts!

With all the fast food in airports and train/bus stations, I tend to take my own travel snacks with me. My favorite snack by far is just plain fresh fruit.

I always take an apple or two, and bananas are good but you have to be careful not to squish them. The only trouble with fruit is that you can't take it across borders...

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Phenomenal Lunch At El Alma Zen in Lima, Peru

El Almazen: Phenomenal Organic Vegetarian Restaurant in Lima, Peru

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For our first lunch out in Lima, Peru, Phil and I headed to El Alma Zen, an organic vegetarian restaurant, and were blown away.

We had to go, after being highly recommended by our friends Jill and John of Vegan Cuts, as well as Happy Cow and several other vegan/vegetarian bloggers.

Not only was the food delicious, but the restaurant was so homey and comfortable, the servers friendly and we had a wonderful conversation with the owner, Henry, after our meal.

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Heather's Update For 2013

Heather's Update For 2013

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I can't believe 2012 is almost over! I've had such an amazing year, and a lot of that is to do with the energy I get from the stories and kind words all of you share with me :)

I also can't believe that my youtube channel just hit 15,000 subscribers! That's amazing, and I'm so grateful to each and every one of you for your support.

For me, 2012 has been a year of building relationships - with all of you through my weekly videos, with some of you that I've been working with more closely for coaching, and with other vegan and health professionals through my Better Health Summit and some conferences (like Vegetarian Summerfest).

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Fighting Colds With Herbs

Fighting Colds With Herbs

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Fighting colds is no fun. My mom and I are visiting Ottawa for a few days, and she caught something pretty badly so I went out to the health food store.

I picked up a bunch of different herbal remedies for her, all of which she says don't taste very good - except for the super-antioxidant-packed juice, which really is tasty.

You can use these kinds of things to prevent getting sick if you start to feel something coming on, and some of them are powerful enough to help stop something that's already started.

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Top 10 Fun Benefits Of Eating A Plant Based Diet

Top 10 Fun Benefits Of Eating A Plant Based Diet

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Eating a plant based diet can get a bit serious sometimes, but it can also be really fun! I've found a few awesome side-benefits to eating plants.

The serious reasons for eating a plant based diet are so incredibly important - the environmental, ethical and health impacts of animals raised as food are massive and unnecessary.

But I think it's also important to remember to have fun, because no one likes being a martyr when so many around us don't even care.

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Vegan Tour Of Bermuda

Vegan Tour Of Bermuda

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I'm escaping the approaching winter by visiting a friend in Bermuda. No matter where you go, there are options to get great foods for your healthy eating plan while traveling.

We wanted to give you a tour of some of the good spots here in Bermuda, to show that even on a tiny island you can find good stuff.

Most of the places we visited I looked up on Happy Cow before I left, although my friend Laura knew exactly where to take me.

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Giveaway! Dreena Burton's Let Them Eat Vegan!

 Dreena Burton's Let Them Eat Vegan!

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When I think of Dreena Burton, I think of veggie burgers and cookies. Her newest cookbook, Let Them Eat Vegan!, has plenty of both.

If you wonder what a mom of three makes to keep her family healthy and happy on a vegan diet plan, you should see the amazing recipes this lady cranks out.

And she's being ever-so-kind in offering a FREE copy to one of you! I'll put the details on the giveaway down at the bottom, so be sure to scroll down because you're going to want to win this one for sure!!

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Best Non Dairy Milk

Best Non Dairy Milk

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I've been on a life-long search for the best non dairy milk, because I've been allergic to cow's milk since I was born.

It's a bit of a tough contest, because they're all a better option than dairy milk in my opinion (which you can read about this post).

And for anyone worried about getting enough calcium, there are plenty of great plant sources.

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Parsley Health Benefits - Can Parsley Beat Kale?

Parsley Health Benefits

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I wanted to look at parsley health benefits today because it often gets overlooked and seen as just a garnish.

I've been loving all the great articles and recipes showing the benefits of kale, but I want to make sure parsley doesn't get lost in the shadows because the benefits of parsley are just as huge!

I remember once when I was about 7 years old, my brother told me to eat the parsley that was sitting beside my food in a restaurant. He said it tasted good.

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As a Holistic Nutritionist, I want to share how amazing you can feel on a whole foods plant-based diet, and to how to make simple, fast, incredibly delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals that leave you and your family satisfied and full of energy.

My goal is to empower you to make healthy meals, have success with your healthy weight loss plan, find balance in your body and your life. I hope to inspire you to see healthy eating as an exciting and abundant way of life.

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