I haven't been sick with a cold or have had intense cold symptoms in years (knock on wood). I literally remember the last time I was sick. It was my second year of college. My colds always began with a sore throat, and that one started bothering me at night as I was trying to sleep. My nose was also blocked, causing my throat to be dry, worsening the pain. I wen't to school that morning, but ended up coming right back because the instructor suggested that I take a day. Back home the intense throat pain made me feel as if I were going to vomit.
Though I wasn't sick as often as some people are back then, catching a cold when I did was very frustrating for me. I couldn't imagine what it's like having the flu, which I've never had.
Sleep is a very important part of maintaining a healthy body; it's like recharging your batteries for the next day. Unfortunately, a lot of us aren't getting enough sleep. We are staying up late to finish projects, or homework, watching TV, Netflix, Hulu, etc., playing video games, or partying. We kind of dismiss the importance of sleep. We’ll wake up the next morning feeling drowsy and get a fix of caffeine to wake us up, which can hurt the body in the long run. If we understand sleep, we will take it more seriously.
“I don't like the taste!”
“I'll have to use the bathroom all the time.”
“I have a hard time remembering to drink it.”
Do you use any of those excuses, or any other excuses, for why you're not drinking enough water? It's time to consider the health benefits of chugging h2o before we utter another tired excuse:
For any outfit, a bag can make it ten times better. Unless it's cheap looking then it sticks out like a sore thumb. Most people buy leather bags for the look and because it lasts much longer. However if you're trying to live a vegan lifestyle then this is a huge no no.
Some might think if you're living a vegan lifestyle then you have no choice but to carry fabric purses. Some like how fabric bags look. I personally don't like fabric bags because, one, to me they're unattractive, and two, they fall apart easily. I prefer the leather look.
I don't know what happened. I was making stir-fried tofu on my messy stovetop (because I still needed to clean my kitchen), and I randomly began singing Marvin Gaye. I ran through a few songs off of the What's Going On album, one that my mom played a lot when my siblings and I were younger, and was suddenly filled with emotion. The album spoke about so many things that felt so relevant today such as environmental destruction, sickness, war, hatred, the power of spirituality, etc. I grabbed my phone and pulled up the album, and played the songs back to myself. I cried...Hard.
One of the biggest concerns in a vegan diet is, where do you get protein? This information is not very common when it comes to learning about veganism. There are, surprisingly, a lot of vegan options that have good sources of protein. They are actually consumed daily by vegans, but because of the lack of knowledge about these products, we think we are not consuming enough protein. So, I decided to make a list of the most common foods that are consumed by vegans that are a good source of protein.
Growing up, we didn't have a microwave in the house. So when I first approached one at about 20 years old, I wasn't confident on how to work it. The buttons had various commands, but none I fully understood. And then I found that even if I learned to use one, the others I'd encounter would have totally different buttons that meant totally different things!
It wasn't until I began my career and started working everyday that I would use a microwave on a normal basis. Every day I would bring my meals and then heat them up in the microwave during lunch time like everyone else in the workplace. It's interesting how quickly we can get used to new habits. For all of 2018 and 2019, I exposed my body to harmful, radiated meals! Unfortunately, though, that didn't hit home until recently.
As a vegan and a "tree hugger", I find vegan and green fashion important for numerous reason. One being that chemical clothes, like acid-wash jeans, are harmful to the earth. Due to global warming, I believe that we should do all that we can to decrease chemical use.
We were all kids at some time, right? At certain points in our childhood, our peers became very important, and their opinions even more so. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was tempted to do something that my mom explicitly told me not to do, or tempted to not do something that I knew I was ordered to do. At the time, it definitely seemed worth whatever consequences I would face. Oh, how wonderful it would’ve been if someone had given my mom some tricks to get me to follow her rules!
Well this is your lucky day. I’m going to give you some pointers on how to keep your children vegan in a non-vegan world. Getting them to obey you in other situations is up to you.
The holidays have officially come to an end, and it is now time to get back to working on getting the ideal weight you wanted. Doing a lot of cardio is one common way to help, but it is not the only way to lose weight. How you eat is also important in helping to lose weight. Most times, people workout everyday but do not eat right. This is usually the case because the information of what to eat is not always easy to find. We are always told to eat vegetables and drink water, but there is more to it than just that. So to help with the lack of knowledge, I will make a list of what should and should not be eaten to help lose weight.
Looking Through Vegan Colored Glasses is a vegan lifestyle blog curated by a Black mom and four of her vegan raised kids, covering their opinions on health, food, and fashion.