- Vitamin C builds immunity and connective tissue
- Vitamin A enhances immunity and helps growth
- B-vitamins are essential for energy
- Vitamin D strengthens bones
A balanced diet should provide our complete vitamin quota, many nutritionists argue that modern life often leaves us depleted. High-speed lifestyles leave many people eating pre-made meals and grabbing a coffee, which is not a recipe for nutritional balance.
I get it, you should take vitamins if you are not maintaining a balanced diet. I’m pretty strict about what goes into my body, and I know I do not get enough animal protein. Take a good look at your diet, is there something you know you over or under indulge?
- Enhanced energy level and physical response to stress
- Improve memory and concentration
- Maintain a healthy heart and bones
- Improve immune system response
- Short on sleep
- Lactose intolerant
- Eating unbalanced meals
- Pregnant or planning to be
- Consuming tobacco or alcohol
- Ill or have medial conditions
1000 mg – Up to age 50
Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem
By ANAHAD O’CONNOR, Published: November 3, 2013
Americans spend an estimated $5 billion a year on unproven herbal supplements that promise everything from fighting off colds to curbing hot flashes and boosting memory. But now there is a new reason for supplement buyers to beware: DNA tests show that many pills labeled as healing herbs are little more than powdered rice and weeds.
This article turns everything I just researched on its head. They did not include the company’s names, so we don’t know if we are getting the real vitamins or just powered rice and weeds. I am still going to take a multivitamin, but who knows if it will do what its supposed to or not. Maybe I need to get my vitamins through food after all. What do you think?
Blessings My Friends
I’m in the best shape of my life, I’m working towards my true dreams, I’m in love, and I’m happier then I have ever been. I know I’m on the right track for the first time in my life. I feel comfortable in my skin, I get up everyday excited to see what the day is going to bring me. I feel blessed to be in the space that I am.
As blessed as I feel, I also realize I am part of the reason I am so satisfied with life. I keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone and its paid off. I cook 3-4 days a week, I have a blog that is constantly growing, my business isn’t exactly where I want it to be but I know it will get there. I have amazing people in my life that love and support me. I also have some haters, that I pray for every night. I think my beauty, power, and positivity is too much for them, but that’s ok, they will also find their way.
I don’t have any big Birthday plans yet. That’s not 100% true. I’m going to be in Maryland with my Father my birthday week. My boyfriend is going to fly out a few days before my birthday to hangout with us. My dad is my hero. He took the time to teach me right from wrong and always loved me unconditionally.
Without him I wouldn’t be me. I started sending him birthday cards on my birthday last year. It’s a feat that I made it to 30, so every year, from now on, My Father and I will celebrate together. I got lucky, I got the best dad in the world, and I’m willing to share him with anyone that needs a Great Dad. Sometimes he doesn’t say what you want to hear, but he is always honest, and he always listens to my opinions, right or wrong.
Enough with the daddy stuff. I could talk about him all day and night.
Food trucks are tasty, creative, non-traditional, and adventurous. Talented chefs and home cooks have the opportunity to make good food and money out of a vehicle. Instead of trying to raise thousands of dollars and dealing with the stress of starting a new resturant, the inspired can purchase a truck and serve their creations to anyone that’s willing to eat them.
Most trucks have vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options, which is a blessing to people like me. Yesterday I decided on a Tofu banh mia, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich, with an added fried egg. The sandwich was $7 and I couldn’t finish half.
I have never had a lot of money, and I love giving presents around the Holiday season, so I’m used to making handmade gifts for my friends and family and this year is no different.
This year I’m thinking about making homemade s’more kits, with homemade graham crackers and marshmallows. What do you think? It will be a challenge, and you know I love a challenge.
That’s about it today friends. I have a lot of business to take care of, but my spirits are high so I’m sure I’ll be smiling all day.
Blessing my friends
Yesterday was my nephews 1st birthday party. Whenever I go to events I always like to bring a dessert. I usually go for low fat, low calorie treats, but since it’s so close to the Holiday season I decided to do something I never ever do. I made a boxed cake!!! yuck yuck yuck.
My Mother is to blame for my distaste of boxed desserts. She always ranted about the unneeded sugar content, added preservatives, and the high sodium count. I 100% agree with her reasoning, but I didn’t have the time or energy to invest yesterday.
If you know me, you know I wasn’t going to make this easy. Check it out
Unhealthy Pee-A-Boo Pound Cake
with brown butter pecan icing
- 1 (14-ounce) box Gingerbread mix
- 1 (16-ounce) box pound cake mix
- Orange food coloring or red and yellow food coloring
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
- 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Bake and cut
Make pound cake
The cake was hit. my heart shaped gingerbread cut-outs looked more like a triangle, but it was still pretty impressive.
That’s all today folks
These last few weeks have been a little unpredictable, I promise everything will be back to normal on Monday.
Thanks for hanging in there with me