I absolutely love seafood and have been an avid pescetarian most of my life. Fish and crustaceans can be incredible sources of protein and anti-inflammatory omega 3-s. As if that is not good enough, they also contain important minerals your body thrives on.
Did you know that oysters are one of the richest food sources of zinc? Zinc is immensely important in the body and its functions extend from maintaining healthy mood, strong immunity to good reproductive health. It also helps to form the structure of 300 different enzymes which can then participate in numerous different chemical reactions. Most seafood is high in Zinc, with oysters being the best source.
Another mineral seafood is plentiful in is Iodine. Iodine is a fantastic aide to the metabolism, as it supports your thyroid gland in the conversion of inactive form of thyroid hormone (T4) to the active form (T3), making sure your metabolism is up to speed, literally speaking.
Another ocean friend worth mentioning is also the marine vegetables. Seaweed and other sea vegetables (such as dulse, kelp, algaes) are chock-full of natural vitamins and minerals, including but not limited to vitamin A, B12, C,E, K, potassium, iodine, calcium, magnesium and iron, all essential nutrients to good health! Looks like this feast is not just great to my palate, but also my body. Now we're talking! ;)
Special up! 🛎 Tasmanian Angus Beef short rib TACOs 🌮
4 soft tortilla shells, “fall off the bone” beef short rib - Pico de Gallo salsa and sweet tomatillo 👌🏼 Fun fact: Pico de Gallo is a Mexican salsa salad and translates to ‘beak of the rooster’ because traditionally the ingedients were pinched between thumb and forefinger .. thanks @wikipedia 😆 .
5 THINGS ABOUT ME you’d never know unless you asked:
(nominated by @rebecca_pbj)
1.) I am the first and oldest child in my family, with just one younger brother named Kyle who is 20 years old. We look VERY similar, and often get mistaken for twins.
2.) I was born and raised in Northern VA, and went to Virginia Tech for my undergraduate education where I received a BS in Marketing, and minors in Spanish and International Business. During my time there, I was a part of a social sorority, a business fraternity (President actually) and founded @vt_vegclub.
3.) I started working for @vega_team by meeting my now coworker and former manager at a vegan holiday cooking class I was attending at a local vegan restaurant (@greenfarecafe) that my coworker was actually leading as a certified macrobiotic chef. Aka do things you love and you’ll meet the right people!
4.) I’ve been to almost every Caribbean island, as my family were Caribbean cruise junkies when I was younger. From this experience, I would now much prefer to stay in one location when vacationing, avoiding all major tourist destinations and exploring the local culture and community.
5.) One of my 2017 New Years resolutions was to travel more, but lightly. I’ve taken at least one trip to a new city or country each month this year with just a small bag or carry on, and have plans into 2018 to continue that.
I now nominate @conscious.tay, @eco.angela, @gratitudegaby, @juliawithjoy and @crunchyvegangal.
Oil of the week: Message me to order your own bottle of Copaiba. Oil of the week, Copaiba. The most important and impressive health benefits of copaiba essential oil include: its ability to reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, protect against infection, heal the skin, prevent fungal growth, and boost the respiratory health.
Message me to order your own bottle of Copaiba. Oil of the week, Copaiba. The most important and impressive health benefits of copaiba essential oil include: its ability to reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, protect against infection, heal the skin, prevent fungal growth, and boost the respiratory health.
Oil of the week, Copaiba. The most important and impressive health benefits of copaiba essential oil include: its ability to reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, protect against infection, heal the skin, prevent fungal growth, and boost the respiratory health.
🍃PEPPERMINT🍃 •5ml - $13.16 •15ml-$29.29
What is Peppermint good for?
1.Can use topically to cool the skin after a workout
2.Diffuse for a scent that invites feelings of peace
3.Promotes healthy intestinal function
4.Supports normal digestion
5.May also support your performance during physical activity.
What else can you do with Essential Peppermint Oil?
1.A drop on your tongue for minty fresh breath without all the chemicals that come with chewing gum and breath mints
2. A drop of PEO in a cup of hot water for tea 🍵
3.Cut with a little olive oil and rub on tired tootsies
4.Stimulating & Invigorating
5.Great to make peppermint brownies 🍃FUN FACT🍃 Peppermint Pure EO is said to work for up to 50 minutes to repel mosquitos re:Insect Repellents (Debboun)
PEO is commonly adulterated with cornmint oil because it is less expensive. #funfacts#peppermint#workout#chemicalfree#cleanlifestyle#freshbreath#insects#repellent#happiness
Post by @forrestinwonderland ・・・
Anyone been watching the new Blue Planet? Anyone else feeling both inspired to go play in the ocean, and vaguely terrified about what we’re doing to it?
Alongside the usual incredible footage on the latest episode was heartbreaking scenes of a pilot whale carrying her dead calf, potentially caused by pollutants linked to plastic pollution. While there’s no way to know for sure what killed the calf, this is all too likely.
Plastic itself is produced using many potentially toxic additives (like phthalates & flame retardants). It then can accumulate persistent organic pollutants (like heavy metals & pesticides) while floating at sea. When the plastic is eaten, these chemicals move into the food chain, often accumulating in the top predators (including large fish, sharks, marine mammals and us).
One example: a recent WWF study of whales in the Mediterranean Sea looked at concentrations of pthalates (a common plastic additive used in everything from packaging to shower curtains to nail polish). A level of 300 µg/kg (micrograms per kilogram) of pthalates is considered dangerously high. Tissue samples of sperm, pilot & fin whales found an average concentration of 1060 µg/kg !!
So, we know our pollutants are at dangerous levels, potentially causing harm to our oceans, whales, and even ourselves. Want to do something about it? Choose one thing, just one single-use plastic item right now, and quit it. Bags, bottles, straws, coffee cups, whatever you like. Pick one and start there, make this your motivation to get started on making a switch to reusable. If you’re not sure what to switch to, there is a world of solutions online or feel free to ask. You have everything you need to be part of the solution.
(Photo: BBC Blue Planet) #whale#plastic#pilotwhale#bbc#blueplanet#plasticpollution#protect#underwater#solutions#wwf#science#funfacts#pollutants#ocean
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