#28: Vegetarian Diets: The Myths vs. Facts

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  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of Active Vegetarian we uncover the truth about the top 9 veggie-eating myths. Whether you’re interested in learning more or are already plant based eater, test your knowledge of animal-free living. Nikki & Zuzana hope to help in answering some questions and correcting any misconceptions…

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#27: The Real Deal on Detox and Cleanse Diets

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] From guzzling lemonade and gulping green juices to popping herbal pills, it seems everyone is talking about detoxing and cleansing these days. But what works and what doesn’t? Listen to this episode to find out more. In this Podcast episode Nikki and Zuzana give a great deal of…

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#26: Eating for Energy with Andrew Raines

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you have to drag yourself through the day, it’s easy to think popping a supplement or chugging an energy drink can help recharge your battery. Not so fast. All-day energy doesn’t come from a pill or a concoction in a can. It comes from real food, which…

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#24: Protein Myths Answered

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode, Zuzana and Nik discuss the number one question surrounding plant based eating… You will learn how easy it could be for a plant based eater to meet recommendations for protein, as long as calorie intake is adequate. Strict protein combining is not necessary; it is more…

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Dieting Hazards

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Saturated by an obscure amount of information that supports the importance of a “healthy diet”. Media and the internet bombard us with the idea that a “perfect physique” is only achievable by what ever diet is popular at that time. or some new miracle food. With technology being so advanced we are often overloaded with…

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#20: Reading Food Labels Part 2

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It may come as a surprise to some, but buying foods labeled cage-free or grass-fed does not necessarily mean that those items are what they say they are, or what we assume they mean.  This can be really frustrating if you are trying to do your best to purchase humane and sustainable food, not to mention…

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#19: Reading Food Labels

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Health claims on food packages can be confusing! Have you ever been confused by the information on the food labels you buy ? Especially when you are eating a healthy plant-based diet and watching what goes into your body? Are you taking the time to read the labels? If not, it is time to educate…

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#17: What is your body missing???

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] We are back…… Do you suffer with low energy, brittle nails or hair loss? In this episode, Zuzana and Nik talk about common health challenges plant based eaters might be dealing with and how to fix them.     Download the Episode Here! (27min – 21sec) Zuzana

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TOW # 6: How To… store fresh herbs

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When it comes to gardening, I have a bit of a black thumb, however I can care for a bunch of fresh herbs once they are out of the soil. A little help of the best garden tools on https://bestofmachinery.com can get a long way when it comes to caring for these herbs as they…

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TOW # 2 – The Amazing Health Benefits of Cilantro

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I am huge fan of cilantro. There are so many amazing health benefits of this powerful herb and it tastes great. I add it to almost every dish, including my green smoothies. Watch our “Tip Of the Week” video bellow to learn more 🙂 Check out our recipe for Black Bean, Mango, Cilantro and Lime…

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#14: How To Make Cooking Easy

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of Active Vegetarian we discuss 5 essential tools every vegan/vegetarian kitchen should have. We put together a list of kitchen essentials we personally use on daily basis to help you create healthy and nutritious meals without wasting your money and kitchen counter space. Download the…

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“The Mother Of All Grains”

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While Quinoa(pronounced keen-wah) is considered by most people to be a grain because it cooks up much like a grain would, it is actually a seed. When cooked it has a wonderful nutty flavor. It is very versatile and can be used as a main dish, side dish, baking or breakfast.  It can easily be…

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#12: Should You Go Vegan?

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] With so many celebrities and high profile people going vegan lately we discuss whether or not we feel it’s best for the average person. In our fitness tip we teach you how not to fall victim to the next useless fitness craze. WARNING: I did very little editing…

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#11: Stop Yo-Yo Dieting Forever

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of Active Vegetarian we discuss how to maintain a healthy weight, and stop the cycle of Yo-Yo dieting forever. And in the fitness tip, we talk about how to add pull ups and chin ups into your fitness routine, even if you can’t do a…

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#9: The Truth About Protein

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] The number one question people ask plant based eaters is…”So where do you get your protein?” In this episode we address this question …and reveal some shocking information about how much protein you really need, and the best sources for plant based protein. And in this fitness tip…

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