3 THINGS : i eat everyday

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if you’ve seen my how to make your smoothie healthier video you already know that i try to eat turmeric everyday. of all the crazy cool plants out there – turmeric is definitely one of my all-time favourites.

but there are of course tons of other amazing plants out there, and quite a few of them have a natural place in my daily diet. except for turmeric, i thought i’d list 3 other plants i eat every day. well almost every day ^^

now before we start i just want to make one thing clear – to me, health is the sum of our whole lifestyle : our entire diet, how we feel mentally, and how we move our bodies. so i don’t want to talk about super foods like i think that all we need to do to be healthy is to chew on some goji berries. a handful of goji berries each day won’t make us fit for fight if they’re the only healthy thing we’re eating. so of course we need to look at our diet in its entirety.

that being said, some plants pack more nutrients than others. so when we’ve got our healthy everyday lifestyle in check, we can get nerdy and spike our nutrient intake or eat plants with specific attributes for the fun of it.
you get what i mean ? ok let’s get going !

1. berries
on a normal day i eat berries twice. for breakfast and for lunch. there are so many nice things to say about berries – there are studies suggesting that they’re good for just about any ailment. anything from fighting cancer, keeping our brains young and quick, good for arthritis, and they might even help us see better. they’re so filled with antioxidants and vitamins, they’re anti-inflammatory and full of fibre.
but the most important thing about berries is in my opinion non of that. it’s the taste. they taste so much ! you can almost tell by the intensity of the taste just how good they will be for our bodies.
my favourites are black currant and then raspberries i think. but i truly love all of them. what are your favs ?

2. beetroot
this won’t come as a surprise to you if you’ve been hanging around this blog for a while. i think beets are one of the most underestimated plants out there. they seem to have a bad rep as hard to handle, and tiresome to cook. i just eat them raw. am i the only one ?
when it comes to colour, beetroot is hard to beat. it gives a beautiful deep red, almost purple, colour to anything it’s cooked with. i love adding it to my smoothies, in salads, or cook my rice with it.
beets aren’t just pretty, they pack a punch ! one of the most antioxidant-filled plants, they seem to be able to help your liver detoxify the body, be great for your gut, protect against heart disease, lower blood pressure, and have tons of vitamins and minerals (especially if you eat the beet greens too).

3. oats
ok, so oats might not be the sexiest species of the plant kingdom, but boy do they deserve some appreciation. so easy to be around, so cheap and accessible all over the world – they really are one of the most important food staples in the world. but don’t be fooled into thinking cheap, beige, and easy means boring. we know better than to judge a plant by its colours right ?
the health benefits of the humble little oats might come as a surprise. for instance, they are packed with one specific type of fibre that prevents blood sugar spikes and slows our digestion of carbs, meaning that they’re super good for people worried about their blood sugar.
they’re also high in magnesium – helping us maintain healthy blood pressure and protecting us against heart attacks and strokes, as well as making oats a proper mood food ! studies indicate that magnesium can help prevent depression. who knew it, porridge actually making you happy ?
oats – not so boring now, are they !

ok now i feel like making a huge bowl of porridge with blueberries and grated beetroot. of course with a dash of turmeric on top.

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one final thing. whenever i talk about health – don’t take my word for it !
always do your own research. and if you’re having medical issues, always ask your doctor before changing your diet.
i don’t have any education in medicin. i’m just a random vegan biologist gone blogger. i share my views on health based on studies i’ve read, advice from professionals, and my own experience. i only share things here that i believe in 100%, and i only get information from sources i really trust. but there’s so much misinformation online and us health bloggers are some of the worst at writing random health advice based on next-to-nothing. and we can all be so easily fooled from time to time by self-proclaimed experts with over-simplified quick-fixes and downright dangerous fad diets. so trust yourself, your instincts, and your own research.
i hope this makes sense ^^

ok just felt like that needed to be said. moving on !
i thought i’d end this post with some recipe inspiration for anyone wanting to add more berries, beets, or oats to their diet :
homemade oat milk breakfast bowl
3 raw beetroot recipes
mango berry nice cream
super healthy granola
pink power plum porridge
healthy & easy oat cookies

ok take care of yourselves for now, and let me know which plants you eat everyday !

love // jenny

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