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While some ingredients and foods that go against veganism may seem obvious, there are plenty that may surprise you. Veganism is a lifestyle choice that tries to exclude all forms of animal cruelty, whether it is for food or any other reason. This is why vegans stay far away from foods of animal origin like meats, poultry products, etc. Many foods even contain animal-derived ingredients, while many vegan foods are very unhealthy, hence their intake must be limited.
Gut bacteria determine not only your digestive health but your overall immunity as well. Eating a variety of foods, mostly plant-based, fiber-rich, and naturally fermented can help foster the growth of a range of good bacteria. The more diverse your microbiome, the greater will be your health benefits. Refraining from red meat and artificial sweeteners can help discourage disease-causing bacteria in the body.
There are many foods such as processed meats, alcohol, cold foods, and caffeine that are notorious for triggering headaches and migraines. In many cases, a headache after eating chocolate is really a symptom of a headache, contrary to many people believing it to be the cause itself. In the case of yogurt, headaches are actually a good sign. Maintaining a migraine diary can actually help track headache patterns so that it's easier to diagnose and cure.
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Identify and eliminate the common food allergens (eggs, shellfish, peanuts, cow's milk, wheat, food colorings) from your diet. Follow a vegan diet rich in vit. C, E, carotenes and low in salt. Seek nutritional supplements: Vit D3 (2000-5000 IU/day), Fish Oil (1000-3000 mg/day), Magnesium (150-250 mg thrice a day), Grapeseed/Pine Bark Extract (150-300 mg/day).
Perpetually high insulin levels prevent your brain from recognizing insulin in circulation. This stimulates insulin production and unnecessary storage of fat. Excess sugar also triggers fat storage. Substitute high-glycemic carbs (bread, pasta) with healthy fats (e.g. butter). Avoid artificial sweeteners that the brain mistakes for sugar. Stabilize blood sugar levels by consuming spices.
Stress, veg oils with high omega-6 fatty acid content (canola oil), toxins, artificial sweeteners cause inflammation. Do yoga. Cook in olive or coconut oil; use whole-leaf stevia as sweetener. Leave shoes outside to keep toxins away. Use homemade and non-toxic makeup. Cook on lower heat; charred meat forms carcinogens (HCA, PAH). Eat probiotics to rectify imbalance of gut bacteria, which causes inflammation.
Contrary to mass belief that diet sodas help you consume less calories than regular colas, the truth is they cause fat accumulation and weight gain. The artificial sweetener, aspartame, used in diet sodas, dehydrates you and increases your risk of leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Revitalize yourself with herbal teas, fruit juices, smoothies, and iced lemon soda water.
Artificial sweeteners have been proved to cause cancer in animals but not in humans (in limited quantities). The FDA has approved and prescribed a recommended acceptable daily intake for saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium, and advantame. Still on the fence? Opt for natural options like honey, molasses, and maple syrup to gratify your sweet tooth.
Substances found in animal protein such as meats, fish and shellfish may increase uric acid in urine. Dairy products, high-sodium foods and caffeine increase calcium levels in urine. Oxalates, found in beetroot, asparagus, chocolate, berries, parsley, nuts, soy products, oatmeal, wheat germ and whole wheat inhibit calcium absorption. Excess uric acid and calcium in urine can lead to kidney stones.
Low-fat diets are often high in carbs. High fructose corn syrup, simple sugars and additives in processed foods, trigger food cravings. Food allergies, gluten sensitivity and bacterial infections hamper digestion. Chronic stress impairs thyroid and adrenal function and increases levels of insulin and cortisol. Any or all of these could lead to weight gain.
Artificial sweeteners in diet soda trigger the satiety hormone leptin and stimulate receptors in the tongue and brain. This increases sweet cravings, increases your threshold to sugar as artificial sweeteners are 600 times sweeter than sugar and also reduces the sugar satiety level. It also deprives your body of vital bone minerals and acidifies the body.
It is best to eat thicker, bland foods, including oatmeal, bananas, plain rice and applesauce. It’s best to consume foods that that are unlikely to give the stomach too much work or be uneasy to digest. Avoid fatty foods, dairy, artificial sweeteners and old food. Toast, plain crackers, pretzels, baked chicken without skin and fat, probiotics, boiled potatoes are safe.
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