Health Food

Health is a tricky subject - there's so much contradictory information out there and it's hard to know who to trust. Eco-Vegan Gal may not have all the answers (yet) but when Whitney finds solid information from trusted sources she shares it here. Consider her a wellness warrior leading the way to optimal health!

Learn more about the following health topics:

  • organic
  • unprocessed, whole food
  • raw vegan diet
  • holistic
  • alkaleine vs acidic
  • glycemic index
  • pH
  • Eastern medicine
  • macrobiotic

Monday, 19 September 2011 06:57

The Healthiest Salads at Chain Restaurants

 
Don't be fooled by the salad selection at restaurants, especially the chains - not all salads are created equally! You wouldn't believe the calorie count and unhealthy ingredients in many of them. Check out this list of the Top 5 Healthy Salads at Sit-Down Chain Restaurants in an article I wrote for Organic Authority. *I did mention some salads that are on the menu with animal products in them, but they can be vegan if requested. 
image from greggavedon.com
 
A very common question I receive is, "where can I find natural food?", especially when it comes to unique recipe ingredients. My answer is typically to go to your local natural market or buy online. Availability really depends on where you live, so I did a poll on the EVG Facebook page & Twitter to find out where my community shops, and here are their answers (it's quite the list!):



View Natural Food Stores in a larger map

Unconventional shopping:
  • farmer's markets
  • community gardens
  • CSAs
  • your backyard!
Got any to add? Leave 'em in the comment section!
Friday, 09 September 2011 19:29

Healthy Finds At Kroger's Foods Co.

 
If you frequent this website you know that I shop mainly at natural markets like co-ops and Whole Foods. I stopped shopping at Trader Joes because of all the packaging and lacking organic options, though I do enjoy the occasional visit. However, these stores are all quite expensive due to their high quality offerings, and I realize that not everyone can afford to shop at them and may not have a location nearby. So I've decided to start visiting bigger chains with lower price points in search of healthy foods - focusing on vegan items of course. 

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