Are You Reading The Signs?

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Heya Vegalicious Readers,

Signs are everywhere. All around us and it gets confusing, I know! Which signs do we follow? If you watch TV, you’re constantly blasted with advertisements that tell you this or that is good for your body. I have been going through a program with more than a hundred nutritional theories. I can see why people are confused about what to eat, how much, etc. etc. So I totally get it! However, I thought I’d share some of the signs that I follow and have enjoyed seeing posted via FaceBook lately. One thing I asked my friends is, “Are you ignoring the signs or are you paying attention?”

 

Dr. KahnFantastic sign from Joel Kahn, M.D.

If that sign was not enough Drs. Pulde and Lederman put out this one

Nutrient

Then this brilliant one by Jon Gabriel. Many people are nutritionally starved in their diets. They eat lots of food, but it is not the “right” kinds of foods. I am thinking here of people who are eating fast food high in salt, sugar and fats! However, when you’re eating a plant-based diet your stomach, because it is nutritionally dense, fills up faster!

Eating

Are you eating enough fiber?

 

Fiber

 

Plant-based foods provide a multitude of benefits. Julianna Hever, The Plant-based Dietitian, shares that,

Not only does fiber make you full faster and keep you full longer, it also:

  • Reduces your risk for colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, and promotes gastrointestinal health.

  • Promotes a healthy bacteria profile in your gut to improve immune function and overall health.

  • Removes excess cholesterol from your blood, helping to moderate and lower lipid profiles. 

  • Removes excess sex hormones, heavy metals, and other toxins from your blood and pull it out of your body through the bowels.

  • Controls blood sugar and insulin levels to promote steady energy, without peaks and valleys, and reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.

  • Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease.

  • Helps with weight loss and healthy weight maintenance by promoting satiety. 

You can find all your fiber in fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods and legumes (beans).

What’s more extreme?

Extreme?

In all humor there are nuggets of truth…

Big Corp

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Okay, this final one not only made me smile, but I laughed out loud when I saw it!

I am certain my single female  vegan readers can relate to this one…

…and with a few more words added, this sign would almost be perfect!

Haven’t met him yet, but I am certain that I will one of these days…

…and if he’s a WFPB vegan, or open to eating healthier, that would be a dream come true!

She's vegan

What signs have you seen or read lately that have made an impact on you?

Health & Happiness,

Nina, UVC

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About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

2 responses »

  1. Great to see all this info getting out there. If that doesn’t motivate you then there is this latest news item that ought to do the trick:

    Indictments Handed Down in California Cancer-Cow Meat Recall. You can read more at Ecowatch.com

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