Water Water Everywhere

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I always knew the importance of water.. but im not going to lie .. i’ve been really nonchalant about it .. and basically assumed everything has water in it … so im good , im hydrated .. we’re cool . until people started telling me about this guy called and then i must admit .. i saw Rosie Huntington Whitely‘s instgram post on reading it and thought.. fuck if i could even get 1 millionth of her hotness tips in my life i’ll give you my first born child(son) i have big plans for my daughter …

 F. Batmanghelidj, M.D -Author Of :

Your Body’s Many Cries For Water

(you’re not sick you’re thirsty)

When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Dr. Batmanghelidj was placed in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two years and seven months. It was there he discovered the healing powers of water. One night, Dr. B. had to treat a fellow prisoner with crippling peptic ulcer pain. With no medications at his disposal, Dr. B. gave him two glasses of water. Within eight minutes, his pain disappeared. He was instructed to drink two glasses of water every three hours and became absolutely pain free for his four remaining months in the prison. Dr. B. successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease with water alone. While in prison he conducted extensive research into the medicinal effects of water in preventing and relieving many painful degenerative diseases. Evin proved an ideal “stress laboratory,” and despite his being offered an earlier release, Dr. B. chose to stay an extra four months in prison to complete his research into the relationship of dehydration and bleeding peptic ulcer disease. The report of his findings was published as the editorial of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983. The New York Times Science Watch reported this discovery on June 21, 1983.

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READ ABOUT THE MANY CURES OF WATER ON THE WEBSITE :

http://www.watercure.com/wondersofwater.html

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Superhuman Superfood Super Smoothies .. SSSUPPPEERRR

The Super Smoothie

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ohh super smoothie .. why you so delicious , on my hunt for more combinations .. i found the Smoothie Index on Navita’s Naturals Website.. its basically the porn of smoothie websites ..

*dribble*

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Secondly .. buying each individual powder was making my brain hurt.. not only remembering them all but finding them all in one place.. so instead opted for these superfood mix ins .. they are f*cking delicious..

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Rich in chlorophyll & high in magnesium, green foods alkalise the blood & provide minerals. As well as wheatgrass, barleygrass, spirulina and chlorella green foods, this excellent mix also contains zeolite, pau d’arco & milk thistle for exceptional cleansing support. 100g.

Ingredients/More Details

Wheatgrass powder (29%), spirulina powder (19%), chlorella powder (14%), milk thistle seed powder (14%), barleygrass powder (14%), zeolite powder (not raw-5%), Pau D’arco powder (5%).

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InSpirals magnificent maintenance mix to nourish and sustain you in your day, providing plenty of natural plant-based nutrients and antioxidants. Pleasantly sweet-tasting. 100g.

Ingredients/More Details

Maca root powder (24%), yacon root powder (23%), baobab fruit powder (15%), ho shou wu (fo ti) powder (11%), ginseng powder (9%), purple corn extract powder (9%), acai powder (9%).

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InSpiral’s mix is a perfect boost to lift your spirits. This stimulating mix is high in natural caffeines and will surely keep you alert and bouncing into the night the natural way! 100g.

Ingredients/More Details

Guarana seed powder (27%), maca root powder (20%), raw cacao powder (20%), yacon root powder (20%), suma powder (13%).

BUY THEM AT INSPIRALLED.COM

SO ALL THE HARD WORK IS DONE FOR YOU >>>YAYYAYYA

The Ultimate Guide To Eating .. And A Cartoon Gut .. EWWW

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The Optimum Nutrition Bible By Patrick Holford

.. should really be something that everyone gets if they are even remotely interested in health .. but im guessing the rest of you aren’t as obsessive with it as i am .. so I’m going to highlight the good sh*t

Specifically this section on the “perfect diet” which is does outline to be relative to the individual .. however the following tips are cruiual for your digestive health and making sure your body runs perfectly ..

here they are

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-Eat 80% Alkaline

-Eat Fast Fermenting and acid fruits ALONE

-Eat Animal Protein Alone or Solely with vegetables

-Avoid ALL refined Carbs

-Don’t eat until you are fully awake

The Alkaline Diet & The Acid Trip … I Mean List

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so everyone’s all like.. we must get alkaline.. acidic things are bad!! boo ..

and you all nod along thinking .. i understand the concept .. what the hell is acidic food and alkaline food? how am i supposed to know this shit?? i just learnt what Chia Seeds are and am looking into buying a juicer.. now i have to have a periodic table of foods and PH levels NOOOO .

dont worry i got your back

 .. so heres a chart .

P.s Thank God Breast Milk is alkaline ?!?!? WHAT … because if you’re reading this table .. you’re obviously not a baby (if you are .. its blowing my mind a baby is reading my blog) … therefore .. who the f*ck is consuming the breast milk ?? *shudder*

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Read up on alkaline here : http://www.raw-foods-diet-center.com/alkaline-diet-detox.html

Cracked : Healthy Myths

thought these were true .. think again … written so simply/funny  so you don’t feel you need a degree to justify your opinion .. thank f*ck ..

#1. The Food Pyramid Is the Bible of Healthy Eating Habits

#2. Eating a Bunch of Mini-Meals Boosts Your Metabolism

#3. Eating at Night Makes You Fat

#4. Sugar Causes Diabetes

  and finally

#5. Diet Soda Helps You Lose Weight

The Myth:

Nobody truly likes artificial sweeteners, but they’re an accepted evil, because how else can you replace all the sinks in your home with soda fountains without feeling guilty? Of course, we all know that such freedom comes at a price — in this case, that price being that they taste horrid, at least for the first few months before your tongue just gives up. What else can we expect when aspartame is concocted by Satan himself from beetle asses and baby tears? And hey, limitless soda, guys!

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The Reality:

Scientists noticed a strange trend: People who drink diet soda do not in fact lose any weight. They reason appears to have something to do with how your body processes sugar.

You see, with the exception of one organ in particular, your body is kind of a dumbass. That’s why, when you wash down your meal with a half-gallon of fake sweetness, your gut is all “Dur, sugar!” and tells your pancreas to get all revved up to process said shitload of sugar. Because your pancreas is not the sharpest tool in the shed, it starts cranking out insulin. This is a problem, since there is, in fact, no shitload of sugar to process.

This kicks off a vicious cycle in which your body A) absorbs more of the sugar that you ingest from other foods and B) craves more food, since you got it all aroused with promises of sugar overload and then cockblocked it with a bunch of counterfeit sugar instead. Researchers point out that this “might explain in part why obesity has risen in parallel with the use of artificial sweeteners.”

So while you may think you’re helping out your diet by allowing yourself some low-calorie (but still sweet) alternatives, chances are you’re actually screwing over your waistline in the long run.

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_20217_5-well-known-tips-healthy-eating-that-dont-work.html#ixzz2UK3Bnywa

For the Full Facts Of The Article:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20217_5-well-known-tips-healthy-eating-that-dont-work.html#ixzz2UK1mLNL5

KICK COFFEE.. ADD THESE DELICIOUS THINGS

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why say no to coffee?.. or at least cut down..

because dun dun dunnnnnn..

It inhibits the absorption of essential minerals, such as iron, magnesium and zinc, as well as B vitamins. (we slightly need those )

it jolts the body’s central nervous system.(not good)

it can exhaust the adrenal glands leading to chronic fatigue and weight gain .. dammit

increases cortisol (stress hormone) which makes yo’ tummy fat !! (abdominal hoarding is for squirrels and bears.. and things that hibernate)

dehydrates thus causing blockages .. ewww stagnant body

each cup of coffee contaicns 100-190 mg of caffeine

did you know  its been proven that the thought or smell of coffee is stimulating  just as much as actually consuming it ?

having kicked (some) coffee compared to my 8 cups a day.. i shit you not ..it can be quite difficult just ruthlessly getting rid .. so instead of just eliminating it .. substitute it or at least that 2nd or 3rd cup for these alternatives .. you’ll “crowd-it-out” with better alternatives and wont even miss it .

Alternatives :

The Other Caffeines :

Black teas

with less than half (50mg)  the caffeine of a cup of coffee .

less chemicals involved in the processing .. and its not too weird healthy freakness of an order so you don’t feel strange and can still go to Starbuck’s

Green Tea ..Matcha Powder

high antioxidant levels .. some of which have shown ant ageing properties

 … it is actually derived from the same leaves as black tea , however leaves are steamed as opposed to fermemented

30mg Of Caffeine

and have you ever had a Matcha Tea Latte? .. I am about to blow your mind

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Your Herbal Mates:

Yerba Mate

a type of south american Holly Plant (hi christmas ) is similar to tea however instead of caffeine it contains the stimulant xanthines which is less stressing on the body and with fewer side affects than caffeine (how many times will I say caffeine in the post?!?) it also contains theobromine the same stimulating feel good little beauty in CHOC-CO-LATE mmmm

Rooibos Tea

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leaves from the African red bush it has immune-boosting properties

with an earthy taste

high level of antioxidants

assist with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems .. so basically counteracts everything coffee does to the body , YAY!

its amazing in this african blend …by yogi tea

The Upgrade From Coffee:

Barleycup

looks like coffee, smells coffee-ish .. is not coffee…

a powdered cereal drink made of roasted barley, rye and chicory.

prepared the same as you would a normal coffee , and is caffeine free

it tastes like a very sweet mild coffee .. smells caramel like and i think its delicious .

so far the best alternative to coffee

health wise it increases circulation and its full of antioxidants

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chai tea latte

black tea  and cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper-all of which aid digestion and help circulation

and its f*cking delicious

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The Superfood To Add To Your Life:

if you’re worried about your energy and alertness without coffee .. get some MACA in your LIfe

its a superfood and relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch and a taste of bitter butterscotch .. I don’t actually mind it .. some people don’t like it as it is strong .. but you can hide it well in most smoothies or coffee’s and juices .

Its been used for centuries as a remedy of “tired blood”  enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory and overall adrenal hormone health

filled with vitamins, minerals, proteins, tannins, complex alkaloids and other phytochemicals

plus Miranda Kerr swears by it … and she be babe’n

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I Took One For The Team .. The JuicePress NYC Menu

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Everyone who doesnt live in NYC is literally about to carry me down a crowded street chanting my name . because I took a Juice Press Menu .. and this is it .. 

so no longer will you have to sip on your kale,cucumber,apple and lemon juice that is so boring you never feel satisfied

http://JUICEpress.com/

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i know you just dragged it onto your desktop… good.

The reason It is so f*ckingly fabulous is that no one could fathom even like a quarter of these juice concoctions and super blended smoothies if they tried . and certainly you’ll be hard pressed (yes the pun is back) to find a similar juice cafe/store/detox that is as imaginative and so full of super foods .. 

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so because I couldnt take NYC with me at least i can make my Harvey Wallbanger from the comfort of my cold London abode.. pretty sure the sun is shunning England like a band geek in the lunch room.. just pretending we don’t exist . boo sun boo

I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE SOUND OF .. NUMBER 14

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SO BASICALLY YOU WILL NEVER NEED TO THINK ABOUT GREAT JUICE TINGS AGAIN

AND THE FINAL BEAUTY … THIS LIST

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now run my children and fill your homes with juicepress vibes.. but also the founder is super hot hey ? he always looks angry… which i think actually makes him hotter … mmm marcus antebi

The Regrets Of Those Who Lived.. So We Don’t Have To Relive Them

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Sweetness Of The Day.. WISE WORDS

 

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In the end, only three things matter: how much you have loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. — Buddha

WHAT DOES YOUR CRAVING MEAN ? plus a donut with eyes ..

Cravings , cravings cravings ..

annoying and or baffling ..

but they’re actually our bodies way of balancing itself nutritionally .. either when we have too much of something E.g when we have a salty meal we crave water for hydration as salt dehydrates the body , same goes for certain nutrients. we also crave when we have deficiencies ..like when you’re desperate for a fry up .. your body is craving either fats (not the naughty ones) or protein eggs and meats  .. so look out for cravings .. because they can mean the following .. with a little help from Intergrative Nutrition Book you can get Online here

http://www.integrativenutrition.com

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LIKE :

Chips, crisps , fry ups , meats .. or dem colourless things

WHY?

other than the fact im pretty sure McDonalds is 50% food stuff and 50% crack cocaine … its usually a mineral deficiency – our bodies crave the minerals in sea salt and although normal salt gives the taste satisfaction .. its been stripped of its minerals , so you will never satisfy that reason behind the craving unless you replace those minerals

COUNTERACT IT :

leafy green vegetables , seaweed salads , Himalayan sea salt (tiny bit guys ) or mineral supplements if its something that reoccurs

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LIKE :
Icecream , yogurt, milky , even oils or creamy dressings

WHY ?

When craving something creamy, consider if you’ve had a lot of bread, crack- ers or other baked flour products recently. When eaten in excess, these foods create feelings of dryness and stagnation, and can also make us feel stuck, hard and irritable. When we reach that state of imbalance, we very often crave creamy, relaxing foods, such as ice cream, milk products or oily foods.*

COUNTERACT IT

Try eat- ing porridge made from whole grains, such as amaranth or brown rice. You can also make cream of broccoli soup, or cream of watercress soup, and use oatmeal rather than cream to get the consistency you desire. *

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LIKE:

Coffee & Beer

WHY?

this is usually a craving that occurs from digestion problems .. yep .. tum tum probs , as naturally bitter foods actually cut through a slugish digestive track and get sh*t moving .. literally (sorry )

COUNTERACT IT :

try eating dark leafy greens, such as dandelion, mustard greens, arugula, kale and collards. These greens will unblock stag- nant organs and promote healthy assimilation and elimination. *

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ahh this sweet F*cker

LIKE:

Donuts, sweets , pastries .. honestly do i have to list sweet things?? we’re not retarded .. basically everything processed, resembling funfair food or pretty coloured … dammit

WHY?

its an ENERGY THING , sugars are the easiest processed nutrient into energy .. therefore our bodies will look for it .. hence after work sweet TOOF!

OR

Its An Emotional Thing.. because sugar produces more insulin which helps tryptophan go to the brain , thus increasing serotonin (the happy chemical)

COUNTERACT IT:

 Emotionally you have to deal with that.. i cant help … but spikes in your blood sugar levels by eating refined sugar will actually deplete your serotonin further .. so its a vicious cycle …. basically pinpoint the emotional reason and deal with it without food . hard but what am i supposed to say .. get a shrink basically

The problem is that the more refined the sugar e.g white sugar , high fructose corn syrup (and agave sorry foodies ) makes the bodies blood glucose spike.. so we get a surge of energy and then a quick fall .. we then continue to do this throughout the day .. so its long chained sugar intake thats required  to stop this sugar monster , which is found in fruits and veg because  fructose (fruit sugar) is accompanied by water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, so it assimilates into the body slowly and with ease

so allow for unrefined sugars or naturally occurring sugars , like fruits and sweet vegetables like pumpkin , carrots, parsnips etc .. natural sweeteners like stevia , yacon and maple syrup , coconut sugar .

Dates are amazing because they taste fudgy and delicious and will satisfy that taste but still have the fiber needed to make them slow releasing

ALSO QUALITY MATTERS .. instead of shitty chocolate .. by ridiculously expensive RAW ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE .. because you will feel so guilty you spent so much on it .. you wont inhale it .. and it has health benefits

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hot tamales (remember when Mariah Carey use to say that just mid way through sentences .. she was cray )

but Hot Spicy cravings …

LIKE:

Spicy Curries , Pizza, Mexican food … basically all that dirty food , Or even just dousing everything in Tabasco Sauce.. i know someone who travels with it , and has been know to withdraw from pocket at the most amazing times ..

WHY ?

Too Much Cholesterol & Fat in the diet

similarly with bitter foods spicy foods aid digestion by cutting through that stagnation. spices like Cayenne and chillies also speed up metabolic rate , which if you have high cholesterol or a high saturated fat diet .. your metabolic rate tends to be sluggish (ey fatty!) as well as aiding in circulation , spices are actually amazing for people with bad circulation … but its the forms it comes in which aren’t .. indian spices are great , but become obsolete when you’re eating them in a curry that has more saturated fat that a tub of Haagen Dazs (thats for real .. like actually )

People can crave The Spice O’ Life if they have a low vitality diet as well.bland or repetitive .. spice literally is craved to liven up the energy of the body and its spoken about vastly in Ayurvedic Medicine ( so if you always crave it like my tabasco friend, its good to read up on )

COUNTERACT IT :

like i said spices are great, craving them all the time is a sign you’re out of balance so make sure you eat clean and lean and sprinkling tumeric, cayenne, indian spice blends,  chilly flakes are all great and should hit the spot .

Tummy tips! From celebrity nutritionist Kim Snyder…

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Feeling tired?

Skin looking greyish? Eyes lost their twinkle?
And how is that tummy of yours… Bloating? Burping…?

Rest assured you are not alone!

Digestive health is one of the most common yet under studied areas in modern medicine, yet it is one of the key systems in creating energy and feeling beautiful!

Its lucky we have wonderful tummy experts like Kimbery Snyder, author of ‘The Beauty Detox Solution’ for tips on how to lose the food baby and renew our sparkle.

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Working with the likes of Fergie, Hilary Duff and Drew Barrymore, she knows a thing or two about how to give ourselves an energy kick, shed some fat and glow from the inside out – all without crazy calorie counting or cutting carbs.

“The less energy we tie up in digestion, the more energy we can “unlock” to spread through our bodies and confer beauty benefits” she says.

So what are some of her tummy tips to get that gorgeous glow?

1. You are not a tiger – don’t eat like one!
So many people are eating animal proteins every day, sometimes for 3 meals a day! Our stomachs just aren’t designed to tolerate that much. Take it easy on the steak and kidney pie and opt for veggie options when available. For meat lovers, this can be hard at first, so a good habit to start is meatless Mondays 😊 every week!

2. Alkaline first!
Before any meal, try to have some high-fiber alkaline foods like raw carrot sticks or a garden salad. This will ensure you’re getting your fiber needs, but more importantly, will help to balance your ph balance before you load up on saucy, starchy or meaty meals which are very acidic for our bodies.

3. Skip breakfast
Yes, that’s right!
Well, maybe that’s a bit extreme… But
eating breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper is a health myth… and its high time everyone stopped forcing breakfast into their mouths to “kick start their metabolism”
Our bodies didn’t evolve like that. Breakfast should be eaten when we first feel hungry in the day, not because cereal companies are telling you to chow down corn flakes at 7am.
You will have more energy if you actually delay your morning meal until you are feeling hungry – when the best thing to eat is fruit, a green smoothie or a fresh vegetable juice!

One look at Kim and its easy to see how this way of eating has its beauty benefits…

Her signature glowing green smoothie recipe is a big hit in LA, see the recipe below and watch your inner beauty shine through 😊

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Ingredients:
4-5 large handfuls of leafy greens – Kim recommends romaine lettuce, kale and spinach
Parsley or Coriander (if taste doesn’t bother you – very detoxifying)
1 liter of water (filtered is best!)

1 Apple (cored)
1 Pear
1 Banana
Juice ½ Lemon
1 cup Ice

Instructions
Place ingredients in a big blender (the more powerful, the better and more appetizing your smoothies) – water and greens first, blitz, then add fruit and ice.
Blend until smooth.

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Enjoy!

Tip – use seasonal fruits – if apples aren’t available, substitute with peaches or whatever is lying around! Fresh is best.

BY AZUSA HYDE

 

Sweetness Of The Day …Make It Mindful

its so much easier to be mindful when someone draws a cute picture , but honestly there are so many moments we all flip out when we should be practicing like karate-kid style mindful masters

Courtesy Of

http://www.getsomeheadspace.com

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RAW CHOCOLATE.. the angry infographic

oh hey angry bean .. why you so good and delicious ??
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ok thanks

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Important Public Health Announcement …

NOOTTTTTTT

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i haven’t been buried in a mountain of kale .. nor did i run off to an ashram ( soon my precious , soon)

im in New York… assisting in building whole foods stocks by spending all my money there .. drowning in The Juice Press’ Harvey Wallbanger (Homemade Almond Milk , Cold Brewed Coffee , Raw Cacao ) i know sooo dribble  and walking till my knees click .. because this subway thing is hard guyzzzz.

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so considering all this , as well as an active hunt for James Franco *naturally*  I have been unable / unwilling to post anything . but i’m learning loads and collecting lots to write about . sooo hold up peeps .. mummy still loves you

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Jess Ainscough gives good advice Courtesy of MindBodyGreen

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finally someones summed it up in a tight little package

here are the foods people think are  healthy , but in fact are NOT .

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Sweetness Of The Day … Dribble Inducing ICE CREAM

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Sometimes its FUDGING (yay more puns) hard to find healthier alternatives for everyday things..

but occasionally you come across a particular food that actually tastes better than in unhealthy alternative .. i know youre thinking .. lies… so many lies

but honestly Dairy Free Ice Cream is delicious and rarely requires more than 4 ingredients .. usually based of frozen banana’s , coconut milk or frozen berries .

DONT BELIEVE ME .. but hold up! this pinterest called

WE ALL CREAM FOR VEGAN ICE CREAM 

IS.GOING.TO.BLOW.YOUR.MIND

Created by VegNews its got cake batter, peanut butter, watermelon, fudgy chocolate .. literally all the best flavours ..

*holds napkin to face .. absorbs dribbles*

Jainism 101… sounds good

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I love learning about other forms of spirituality and religion(how Oprah of me I know )   because you dont need to follow one religion to adopt some of its beliefs you can even Pick N Mix to what speaks to you most (yes i just said “speaks to you” let me run and get my spirit stick )  as most fundamentals of religion are based around “peaceful living” and living happily in the world around you . 

I learnt a lot about buddhism and recently came across Jainism quite similar in ideals to hinduism or buddhism it is one of the oldest religions of the world originating in ancient India and is most notable for its strong beliefs in non-violence and self-control. 

it has some beautiful ideals 

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