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10 Life Changing Ingredients To Add To Your Diet ASAP

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It’s pretty simple to get healthy, just grab yourself by your glittering bootstraps and make the choice to add at least two healthy new ingredients to your diet per day.   If you can’t give yourself the gift of commitment, how on earth do expect anyone else to? Before you know it, you’ll be on the feeling-fabulous-and-looking-even-better-bandwagon.

1.           Ingredient:           Sweet Potato

Why Eat It? Rich in Calcium, Vitamin C, and Beta Carotene, fewer calories than White Potatoes, and contain over a day’s worth of Vitamin A!

2.           Ingredient:           Quinoa

Why Eat It? A balanced set of protein, iron, and fiber in a deliciously tasty little grain.

3.           Ingredient:           Kale

Why Eat It? Packed with powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins, Kale is the ultimate green.

4.           Ingredient:           Veggie Protein (aka TVP)

Why Eat It? The benefits of protein without the cholesterol, animal fat, and trans fats.

5.           Ingredient:           Tempeh

Why Eat It? High in protein and iron and it promotes good digestion.   The least processed of all meat substitutes.

6.           Ingredient:           Red Cabbage

Why Eat It? Low in calories, high in calcium and essential vitamins such as K, C, and B6.

7.           Ingredient:           Portobello Mushroom

Why Eat It? Large amounts of potassium and antioxidants, plus super low calorie count and meaty taste!

8.           Ingredient:           Walnuts

Why Eat It? A versatile source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and incredibly heart-healthy.

9.           Ingredient:           Agave Nectar

Why Eat It? Lower on the glycemic index than refined sugar, and suitable for diabetics & low-carb diets.

10.   Ingredient:           Dark Chocolate

Why Eat It? Packed with antioxidants & heart-healthy flavonoids.

Thanks to one of our favorite, affordable California chains, The Veggie Grill, for this Guest Blog (where you can order a number of items off the menu which feature all the ingredients above!) By using a balanced combination of nourishing ingredients with bold marinades and sauces, The Veggie Grill’s innovative menu turns simple every day “veggies” into guilt-free indulgences. The Veggie Grill’s array of satisfying, flavorful soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, sides, and desserts are all 100% plant-based and under $10 each.   Locations: 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046, University Center 4213 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612, Plaza El Segundo 720 Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245, and Irvine Spectrum Center 81 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information visit, www.veggiegrill.com, become a fan on Facebook and follow the restaurant on Twitter.

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Readers Comments (10)

  1. Kristin says:

    Most are my favorites!!! I never did much with TVP or Tempeh really, though I’ll give both a go when I find a recipe that interests me enough. <3

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  3. brook says:

    it gives me a thrill to know i eat all of these on the reg. i need a gold star(fruit)!

  4. Chastity says:

    Kale chips (especially the cheesy flavored) are DA BOMB! I can’t have bananas so it’s nice to know that one of my favorite foods (that being portobello) can take care of the potassium!

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  6. Ariela says:

    I eat all these on the reg too! yay yay

  7. Frani says:

    I’ve never tried kale but since I’m reading posts about it, it makes me want to go get some kale chips and start munching away!

    P.S. I ADORE sweet potato!!!

  8. kathryn says:

    I visited the Veggie Grill with two friends over Christmas and it was delicious! We are a ton of food for under $40. I highly recommend!

  9. OrganiKooK says:

    Veggie grill needs locations in Pittsburgh, especially in the eastern suburbs like Greensburg, PLEASE! All great tips by the way, all of them are my regulars I am pleased to say.

  10. rex tyler says:

    No. fine No2 Quinoa make sure you buy Ecuadorian its been washed and dried.Quinoa contains saponins
    which for want of a better word is soap so if you buy any other types wash 10 times to get the soap out.
    TVP highly processed might be GM

    Walnuts chinese say they are good for the brain
    but not very good for the joints or for the skin
    avoid with psoriasis

    Agave is highly processed syrup from a succulent
    from mexico grows on the apron of the jungle
    in Mexico,Ecuador but has more claories than white sugar so use sparingly and buy organic

    hope this helps




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