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Exploring Denver Metro & What I Ate Out and About

This weekend was a busy one! My parents came all the way from Kansas to celebrate my mom’s birthday (March 2nd) as well as mine (Feb 23rd). As always, it was great to spend some quality time with them and explore a bit more of our city. Although we’ve been in the Denver area for over a year and a half now, everything is still pretty new and there’s so much yet to see! This time […]

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What You Need To Know About B12 Part 2

In the last post, I briefly touched on why we need vitamin B12 and how much of it our body requires. In this segment, I’ll be talking about the best vegan sources for vitamin B12. Not all B12 supplements are vegan due to some animal-derived fillers, even though B12 itself is always vegan. As previously mentioned, we need 3-5 micrograms a day of B12. If you are relying on fortified foods to acquire your vitamin B12, pay careful […]

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What You Need to Know About B12 Part 1

As you may or may not know, B12 is a vitamin produced by bacteria in the soil. Prior to modern times, our ancestors consumed enough B12 from the vegetation since they didn’t wash it before eating like we do now. Animals get their B12 in the same manner–they eat the grass and vegetation that has a bit of soil on it containing B12. Because this nutrient is so important (and because as I was researching […]

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Do We Require Animal Protein?

Anytime I so much as yawn at the office, my coworkers quickly jump to the conclusion that I’m tired because I lack animal protein. I know it’s all in jest, but I think some of them really are trapped in that belief that you need it to be healthy. So what’s the deal with protein anyway? Well there are 9 essential amino acids, meaning they can’t be produced by our bodies. We must acquire them […]

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Hey there! I'm Rachel, and this is where I like to dispel nutrition myths by providing the facts backed by science. I am here to show you that eating healthy is easy AND delicious and protects more than just your waistline! This is my journey to find optimum health and happiness in all aspects of life!

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