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3 huge lessons my vegan friends taught me about cooking healthy

My relationship with meat and animal byproduct is simple: I love it. So anytime I find out another one of my friends is making the change to no animal products, I feel like I’ve lost a soul-sister in eating. However there are a few lessons my vegan and vegetarian friends have taught me that are changing the way I think about cooking at home. Essentially, these changes have made some of my favorite dishes healthier and even tastier!\r\nMushrooms aren’t just a topping in your salad\r\nMushrooms hold superfood status. That means they are loaded with some of the most potent nutrients on earth. Mushrooms in your regular diet means better weight management and a healthier immune system. They also act as a “prebiotic” for the growth of probiotic gut organisms. Not only are they great for your body, but they can be a great addition to a meal or stand alone. A…

Healthy eating: Get more Vitamin B12 out of your diet

\r\n \r\n\r\nAs women sometimes we count on one another for health tips, especially as age changes the way our body uses and produces energy. One thing you may have gone to your mother or best girl friend to find out is which vitamins you need to take. There’s plenty of variety in the supplement department. One general vitamin that we can’t get enough of is vitamin B12. It keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy for the most part, and critical in many body processes. The older you get, the harder it can be to absorb vitamin B12 in the body. Strict vegetarians, drinkers, smokers, pregnant women, and the elderly are usually at high risk for B12 deficiency. Sure, you can take a daily supplement, but this is one complex vitamin that can be found in food sources you use every day. A few benefits of vitamin B12 include more energy…