simple diet

Since I have become a vegitarian, I have spent hours researching the latest science behind what we eat and I would like to share my findings. I will update this page regulary, since the world changes its mind so quickly these days, and new facts are always emerging about our diet (what's good for us and what is not). This is just my little summary from books, news articles, and post-its I leave all over my loft about what just feels good in my body. I want to help make this world a better place, and by sharing my knowledge, I hope I can improve your diet and how you feel. 

Whole Grains: (a must!)
I didn't even know what a whole grain was a year ago. Now I eat whole grains for breakfast! Below is a list of the whole grains I have experimented with in my veggie diet.
  • millet
  • barley
  • spelt
  • kamut
  • flaxseed
  • steel cut oats
  • rolled oats
  • brown rice
  • quinoa
  • wild rice
  • farro
  • whole oats
*Look for word whole grain on the label and in ingredient list (not multigrain or organic)

What are greens? See below.

  • kale
  • collard
  • bok choy
  • watercress
  • daikon (from the raddish family, looks like a big white carrot - I had no idea what this was)
  • leeks
  • squash

This is a great source of protein for vegitarians
  • fermented soy products are ok
  • tempeh
  • seitan
  • miso
  • soy sauce (i.e. shoyu - has no sugar, alcohol or other preservatives)
  • natto
  • almond butter
  • earth balance organic buttery spread (highly recommended!) 

Good Sugar:
  • brown rice syrup
  • barley malt
  • good old fashion pure canadian maple syrup

  • good quality sea salt - sodium chloride
  • unrefined sea salt (i.e. Si Salt)
*avoid iodized free-running table salt

Omega 3 fatty acids:
  • flaxseed oil (try a teaspoon of flaxseed oil a day in your greens)
  • hemp seed oil
  • walnuts
  • safflower oil

  •  need 1,000 mg per day
  • fortified cereal = 1,000 mg
  • tofu = 500 mg
  • brocoli = 300 mg
  • OJ = 300 mg
  • low fat plain yogurt = 415 mg
  • skim milk = 300 mg


1. Enriched and bleached flour
2. High-fructose corn syrup
3. Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils

  • try pomegranate juice (mix with bubbly water)
  • 1.5 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder w/ 70% or more cacao
  • good spices for your body are tumeric, cumin, curry, and cinnamin 
  • vegetable broth - make sure it is LOW sodium
  • brown rice flour
  • umeboshi vinegar - such a cool word
  • oolong Tea - sip 3 times a day for mile eczema
  • have nasal and chest congestion - try pouring 2 cups of boiling water over a 1 inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes and strain. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to water and drink as needed (works like a charm!)

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