"Do you or someone you love suffer from lactose intolerance or dairy allergies? Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk, and to a lesser extent in milk-derived dairy products. In most cases this causes symptoms which may include abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting after consuming significant amounts of lactose. In this case you have already heard about milk substitutes.
Nowadays there is a big variety on the shelf of milk substitutes, but when it’s so easy to make it at home, why won’t you give it a chance and make your own milk substitutes? It’s easy, cheap and healthy.
Below you can find healthy and nutritious milk substitutes that contain only 2 ingredients. These milk substitutes are not flavoured, but you can add natural vanilla extract, dates, cinnamon, or one of the natural sugar substitutes (Visit this link for alternative: http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/5-best-natural-sugar-substitutes/) that I’ve written about in the past.”
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📌1. Coconut Milk
Put in the blender 1 cup of firmly packed ground coconut and 2 cups of water. Blend for 30 seconds to a minute, and strain the liquid using muslin (squeeze well to extract all the liquid). •••••
📌2. Rice Milk
Put in the blender 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice (more nutritious than white rice) and 3 cups of water. Blend for 30 seconds and strain well. •••••
📌3. Almond Milk
Put in the blender 1 cup of raw almonds that have been soaked overnight and 3 cups of water. Blend for 30 seconds and strain well. •••••
📌4. Oat Milk
Put in the blender 1 cup of rolled oats and 3 cups of water. Blend for 30 seconds and strain well. •••••
#coconutmilk #almondmilk #ricemilk #oatmilk #alternativemilk #vegan #nondairy #nondairymilk #veganfoodshare #diy #doityourself #ilovehealthycravings
A Quick Berry Fruit Smoothie I Had Earlier This Morning Before The Main Course Breakfast… 🍓🍌🍇🍍
• Base: 1 cup Santa Cruz Organic White Grape Juice
• 1/2 cup frozen Blueberries
• 1/2 cup frozen Strawberries
• 1/2 cup frozen Pineapples
• 1 Ripe To Perfection (Black Spots All Over) Banana
• 1 pack of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts (Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds)
📌Add EVERYTHING to the blender (I own a Ninja) and blend on high until smooth then ENJOY!😊
#fruitsmoothie #smoothie #smoothierecipe #hemphearts #masonjar #masonjarmug #ilovehealthycravings #healthycravings #health #healthandwellness #veganfoodshare #vegan
What are your favorite nuts and seeds???… Oh yea! I can’t forget to mention the valuable info that I learned from the wonderful people at www.SproutPeople.org!
Why you should soak your RAW (Raw meaning: Natural state - NOT sulphured, roasted, salted, etc.) nuts and seeds before consuming them:
1. To remove or reduce phytic acid.
2. To remove or reduce tannins.
3. To neutralize the enzyme inhibitors.
4. To encourage the production of beneficial enzymes.
5. To increase the amounts of vitamins, especially B vitamins.
6. To break down gluten and make digestion easier.
7. To make the proteins more readily available for absorption.
8. To prevent mineral deficiencies and bone loss.
9. To help neutralize toxins in the colon and keep the colon clean.
10. To prevent many health diseases and conditions.
To learn more details on Why you should soak, How to soak, Soaking times per nut/seed variety, and How to sprout visit the site I mentioned in the beginning or go here 👉: http://www.raw-food-living.com/soaking-nuts.html
Now Back To Health Business!😉
Produce Shelf Life & Care Guide:
Below is the link to the full article that also gives you 4 amazing tips on how to make your groceries stretch and you can also PRINT the care guide for quick referencing! Have Fun & Tag A Friend!😋
(Link to full article with care guide: http://bit.ly/1bUrGOZ)
I don’t think I’m doing this #babywearing correctly!
Even looking at the Baby K’tan manual on how to wear this wrap and I’m still unsure… I guess a YouTube tutorial it is!😩
She seems comfortable as she is sound asleep!😴💤
#babywearing #crunchymom #newborn #babywrap #wrap #1month10daysold #LondonAlexandra #babyktan
What’s For Dinner!??🍴
Spicy Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Burger🍔
Full Recipe Here!: 👉 —> http://whatthehelldoveganseat.com/black-bean-sweet-potato-and-quinoa-burger/
#vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #protein #glutenfree #quinoa #blackbean #sweetpotato #burger #whatveganseat #burgerrecipe #veganrecipe
Why Yes… Yes it was VERY HARD for someone like me who hates to exercise and procrastinates but it will be sooooo WORTH IT in the end!!!!
I will be the 1st to admit that I loooooove natural remedies & good food but loathe exercise. There is not much that motivates me to do so other than my husband @fit2motivate!
I never had an issue with weight other than trying to GAIN it because I felt I was too petite.
I’ve always had a flat and toned stomach (until post pregnancy but it’s almost back to normal).. I’ve always had a toned back and arms and my legs are fairly decent but as I watch my friend @simplymert_ GO EXTREMELY HARD at this fitness thing I think to myself, ‘STOP BEING LAZY and do this before you won’t be able to! Genetics won’t last long the older you get so… Do what’s best for your body and your health!’.
I can’t PREACH Health and Wellness and not incorporate exercise into my own life… That is crazy! So, as I wait for my body to completely heal from natural childbirth.. I will ease into fitness mode by stretching and using my own body weight to tone for now then get into the hardcore stuff later with my husband.
I will also be purchasing a bicycle now since they are cheaper in the winter time and I cannot wait to ride it!
What are your favorite things to do to keep in shape????
#fitness #gym #workout #exercise #health #healthandfitness #healthandwellness #inspiration #motivation #encouragement
6 Reasons to Drink Water
It’s no magic bullet, but the benefits of water are many.
By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks). But water lovers got a jolt recently when we heard that a new report had found that the benefits of drinking water may have been oversold. Apparently, the old suggestion to drink eight glasses a day was nothing more than a guideline, not based on scientific evidence.
But don’t put your water bottle or glass down just yet. While we may not need eight glasses, there are plenty of reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water (either plain or in the form of other fluids or foods) is essential to your health.
“Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost each day,” says Joan Koelemay, RD, dietitian for the Beverage Institute, an industry group.
Kaiser Permanente nephrologist Steven Guest, MD, agrees: “Fluid losses occur continuously, from skin evaporation, breathing, urine, and stool, and these losses must be replaced daily for good health,” he says.
When your water intake does not equal your output, you can become dehydrated. Fluid losses are accentuated in warmer climates, during strenuous exercise, in high altitudes, and in older adults, whose sense of thirst may not be as sharp.
Here are six reasons to make sure you’re drinking enough water or other fluids every day:
1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
“Through the posterior pituitary gland, your brain communicates with your kidneys and tells it how much water to excrete as urine or hold onto for reserves,” says Guest, who is also an adjunct professor of medicine at Stanford University.
When you’re low on fluids, the brain triggers the body’s thirst mechanism. And unless you are taking medications that make you thirsty, Guest says, you should listen to those cues and get yourself a drink of water, juice, milk, coffee — anything but alcohol.
“Alcohol interferes with the brain and kidney communication and causes excess excretion of fluids which can then lead to dehydration,” he says.
2. Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.
“What works with weight loss is if you choose water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat a diet higher in water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help you trim calorie intake,” says Penn State researcher Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan.
Food with high water content tends to look larger, its higher volume requires more chewing, and it is absorbed more slowly by the body, which helps you feel full. Water-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, oatmeal, and beans.
3. Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. “When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer,” says Guest.
Drinking enough fluids is important when exercising. Follow the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for fluid intake before and during physical activity. These guidelines recommend that people drink about 17 ounces of fluid about two hours before exercise. During exercise, they recommend that people start drinking fluids early, and drink them at regular intervals to replace fluids lost by sweating.
4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don’t expect over-hydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines, says Atlanta dermatologist Kenneth Ellner, MD.
“Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration,” he says. “But once you are adequately hydrated, the kidneys take over and excrete excess fluids.”
You can also help “lock” moisture into your skin by using moisturizer, which creates a physical barrier to keep moisture in.
5. Water Helps Your Kidneys. Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine, explains Guest. “Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate,” he says.
When you’re getting enough fluids, urine flows freely, is light in color and free of odor. When your body is not getting enough fluids, urine concentration, color, and odor increases because the kidneys trap extra fluid for bodily functions.
If you chronically drink too little, you may be at higher risk for kidney stones, especially in warm climates, Guest warns.
6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration — and the result is constipation.
“Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps up the fiber and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly,” says Koelemay.
5 Tips to Help You Drink More
If you think you need to be drinking more, here are some tips to increase your fluid intake and reap the benefits of water:
Have a beverage with every snack and meal.
Choose beverages you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories, go for non-caloric beverages or water.
"Are you one of the many people who suffer from acne, dandruff, athlete’s foot or toenail fungus? I barely know anyone who doesn’t suffer from one of those nuisances. Well, you will be surprised to know that tea tree oil can help you to get rid of all these nuisances."
To learn how to use Tea Tree Oil to treat these ailments visit the link below. You can purchase any essential oils online or at a health store like WholeFoods but you have to DO YOUR RESEARCH to make sure the oil is pure quality. I personally shop online at VitaCost.com and seek the help of @HealthTruth as she sells high quality oils.. Even ones you can digest and use for cooking, baking, making smoothies and teas!
Uses for Tea Tree Oil Link 👉: http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/tea-tree-oil-for-acne-dandruff-athletes-foot-toenail-fungus/ or the short link version (Copy verbatim or it will not work) 👉: http://bit.ly/1boXSnt
#teatreeoil #acne #athletesfoot #toenailfungus #dandruff #skincare #bodycare #feet #gym #workout #athlete #sports #health #fitness #healthandfitness #healthandwellness #hair #naturalhair #teamnatural #vegan
27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last Longer…
“With the limited shelf life our food has, we seem to spend our lives shopping.
This amazing list of tips and tricks will mean you can wait longer between each trip to the store and your food will stay as fresh as the day you bought it. Save money, save time, spend less, no waste…perfect.”
Share & Tag A Friend!!!💕
Link to 27 Grocery Tips: 👉 http://www.diyhomeworld.com/make-your-groceries-last-longer/
📌Bonus Tip: A good remedy to keep PARSLEY fresh is to wash, dry, and chop it up.. Put a paper towel over the top and bottom inside a Tupperware container and put it in the fridge and is should last up to 2-3 months!!!
What are some tricks that you’ve learned to keep your groceries fresh? Please share in the comments below…😉
"Sure, we take time to choose organic and to avoid chemical food additives when we can, but these aren’t the only toxins that can be present in our food. Our cookware may also be contributing to our toxic state.
Think about it, you want to cook with your pots and pans, but you don’t want to eat them! And frankly, most modern cookware leaches toxins right into the food we’re eating. So that’s not just an omelet you’re tasting–you could be munching on some not so nourishing aluminum or fluorocarbons.
The topic of safe cookware is somewhat controversial. For instance, some say stainless steel is safe, while others warn that acidic foods may cause toxic nickel, cobalt and chromium to leach into your food.”
Read more about the different types of cookware and how they compare to one another and then YOU can be the judge as to what you deem is safe for you and your family. Remember RESEARCH IS KEY so…
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!… And… Share this information and Please TAG A FRIEND!
Safe Cookware Article Link: 👉 http://bit.ly/18pf2kR
#cookware #toxic #cooking #baking #kitchendiaries #safecookware #crunchymom athomemom #workingmom #fitkitchen #healthycravings #ilovehealthycravings #ilovefood #bestcookware
"You can’t expect to look like a MILLION BUCKS if you eat from the DOLLAR MENU!"
Great sites that I love to go to for delicious and healthy recipes are the following:
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE SITES THAT YOU GO TO FREQUENTLY TO GET HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS FROM?
WORD!?… #Monsanto never ceases to amaze me & the fact that they think I’m that naive to believe their lies makes me even angrier!😠
📌Note: “Hybrids vs. Genetically Modified Organisms Hybrids should not be confused with Genetically Modified Organisms or (GMOs) which can be any plant, animal or microorganism that has been genetically altered using molecular genetics techniques such as gene cloning and protein engineering. Plants like corn that has the pesticide Bt engineered into its genetic makeup to make it resistant to certain pests are GMO crops. Bt is a natural pesticide, but it would never naturally find its way into corn seed. If you’re thinking about starting your own organic garden, make sure you get informed about the seeds you will use to start and maintain your garden. Recommendations Hybrid foods are everywhere so if you eat you’ve got to be eating some hybrids. If you want to make eating hybrids work for you, David Wolfe recommends that you eat small amounts of fruits and vegetables. Mix bananas with fat (avocados, nuts, olives) and it will lessen the hybrid effect on the system. If you eat more green-leafed vegetables and avocados, nuts, or olives with hybrid sweet fruits or vegetables it will decrease their effect on the blood sugar and increase the utility of elements in the food. Hybrid grains, and legumes should be soaked and sprouted, and absolutely never cooked. As long as they are raw, the body can draw nutrients from them and can deal with them.” Some common hybrid fruits are:
Common hybrid vegetables include:
Common hybrid nuts and seeds include:
Common hybrid herbs include:
Queen Anne’s Lace
Health conscious individuals who are vegan & vegetarian need to be very conscious about consuming soy products. There is no other food (or crop) that is more genetically engineered than soy, well, perhaps with the exception of corn. Non-GMO Tofu and Soy products do exist but DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
You all should read these articles and Enlighten yourselves on GMO & Hybrid Foods: 1. http://bit.ly/18lLXKn _____
#vegan #vegetarian #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #killertofu #tofu #soy #healthycravings #ilovehealthycravings #hybrid #healthconscious