What an adventure the #plantfueledyoga challenge was – really pushed me to not only commit to participating in Yoga daily, but got me thinking more and more about my nutritional journey. The challenge ended on April 21st and I totally missed the last two blogs, so am wrapping it up here….a week later. Hey, better late than never and it’s never too late to start.
Day 20 of the #plantfueledyoga challenge busted the Myth that as a vegan or someone on a mostly plant-based diet needs to take a ton of supplements.
The only supplement that is recommended for plant-based eaters is Vitamin B12. This vitamin, which is only found in significant quantities in animal-derived foods, can be purchased in tablet or liquid form at most pharmacies and health food stores. The recommended dose is 25 to 100 micrograms per day or 1,000 micrograms 2-3 times per week.
There’s a ton of debates out there about supplementing; how they’re not regulated, how you can possibly do damage to your body with too much, how the wrong mixture could be worse than you think.
Our thinking here is that if you’re eating a well-balanced diet, literally eating a rainbow a day, you should be getting the right amount of nutrients.
Would love to hear others’ thoughts on the subject, so feel free to comment!
Day 21 of our #plantfueledyoga challenge wrapped up our adventure.
Although I missed the actual ending of the challenge by a week (our 21-day challenged started April 1st and ended April 21st), I really wanted to share my thoughts on this commitment, what this lifestyle means to me, and how nutrition continues to blow me away.
Healthy is a lifestyle. Not a fad diet, cleanse, pill, supplemental fad. Choosing a healthy nutritional plan is an on-going choice – it can be difficult at times, hell even frustrating (especially hanging with people who may not share your views, want to go to horrible chain restaurants, or who straight up laugh at you for your choice). Truth be told, everyone is different and may need different things, but one thing is universal – eating food-like substances doesn’t sustain anything, is taxing on the body, environment, and is slowly killing us.
Choose plants, or try to incorporate more of them into your diet. Promise I’m not preaching, just think it’s an easy start to a severe problem our world is facing today.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the challenge and continue to tune-in for more recipes, fun, ramblings.