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Healthy Vegan Desserts - A Great End For Every Healthy Meal! | Plantraw

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When we go to a wedding or any function, we end our meals with desserts. But why do we eat it only at the end? Well, there’s a scientific reason for it. Our brain's primal urge to consume as many calories as possible. According to food scientist Steven Witherly, our desire fades after overeating the same type of food. A dessert course deceives our brain into wanting more food. Another reason is that our stomach can only handle some decadent desserts after eating other food. If such is the case, why not consider healthy vegan desserts after the meals? An excellent...

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Steps to avoid blue light at night

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Blue light is the blue part of the spectrum that signals to our circadian cycle that it is now daytime. Exposure to blue light in the evening and night hours can prevent sleep.  Blue light is amply emitted by electronic devices. Here is what to do: 1) Reduce usage of electronic devices in the evening, and, if possible, eliminate it at night. Eliminating work-related usage will have the added benefit of letting the nervous system calmly slide toward a sleeping mode. 2) If not possible, or if a gadget is used for a relaxing activity like reading, we recommend installing apps that allow you to...

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Dates? Keto? Really???

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Dates? Keto? Really???

The ketogenic diet requires minimizing carbohydrate ("carb") intake to no more than 50g a day (some practitioners put this figure at 30g or even 20g), to get the body accustomed to burning fat instead of carbs.  Dates, like many other fruits, have a relatively high carb content, which will interfere with this "fuel conversion." For those who are in the stage keto adaptation, we recommend filling this narrow carb allowance with nutritionally-dense, fiber-packed raw foods like veggies in general, and green leafy vegetables in particular. These will provide important phytonutrients and fiber. The latter is crucial for gut health, especially while maintaining ketosis (which relies on fiber-poor foods).Keto...

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Willpower and Food

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"I have tried everything; I failed. Look, after every diet I gained it all back and then some. I just don't have the willpower to stick to it." In the fog of major efforts, false hopes, and frustration, this has been the conclusion of many dieters, and perhaps yours too. If so, you are wrong. You didn't fail. You succeeded, at least for a while, and you demonstrated a tremendous willpower. You were fighting three draconian enemies:1) Your own body sensing that you are starving and acting as your friend, activating multiple systems to retain every calorie that you are trying to lose; [1]2) The modern...

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This One Ingredient Can Stop Refined-Carb Cravings

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In the 1967 classic "The Graduate" Walter Brooke advises the young Dustin Hoffman that he has one word of advice for him: "Plastics." In this post we have one word of advice for our readers: Fiber, meaning, dietary fiber, as in Plantraw™ snacks. This one ingredient can make a huge difference in the pursuit of better health. Fiber, (aka, "dietary fiber," "roughage," or "bulk") is the part of plants that is not digestible. According to the Mayo Clinic, fiber can help in preventing constipation, achieving a healthy weight, and lowering the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Fiber contributes to the feeling of fullness. Thus, fruits, veggies, and Plantraw™ snacks,...

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