VZ 235: Counteracting the Effects of Eating Too Much Sugar

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll review what happens to the body after eating too much sugar, and offer some suggestions to mitigate the sugar crash that follows.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on […]

VZ 232: Tips for Giving Up Dairy

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  For those new to the veg lingo, vegetarians consume some animal products whereas vegans avoid all foods and products made of or by animals (including honey). When we started out on our plant-based journey, we decided to become lacto-ovo vegetarians rather than vegans because we weren’t quite ready to give up dairy and eggs. As […]

VZ 231: Do I Need to Add a Protein Powder to My Diet?

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  Most of us who are vegetarian or vegan have, at some point, been asked the question, “But where do you get your protein?” In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about protein–how much we really need and some great non-animal protein sources. If you do want to use a supplement, we […]

VZ 228: Kombucha

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll talk about fermented tea, commonly called kombucha. We’ll talk possible benefits, store-bought versus homemade, and how to make your own, plus share insights from the Peas and Carrots Society.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find […]

VZ 226: To Cook or Not to Cook? Hint: Some Vegetables Are More Nutritious Cooked!

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss why some vegetables are more nutritious cooked. We share some tips for retaining nutrients when cooking, and some factors to consider when deciding whether to cook veggies or eat them raw.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! […]

VZ 220: Exercise Isn’t an All-or-Nothing Proposition

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  We’ve always maintained that living a plant-based lifestyle shouldn’t be an all-or-nothing thing. It’s better to have a meatless Monday every week and make small changes at other times than to do nothing, right? Well, the same holds true for exercise. Too often, a fixed all-or-nothing mindset prevents us from getting the exercise our […]

VZ 217: Spotlight on the Peas and Carrots Society — Talking Yoga with Chris Bishop

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  Over the past couple of years our Facebook group, the Peas and Carrots Society, has grown into a vibrant, engaged community of amazing people. We’ve had so many interesting and inspiring discussions with members within the group, and we thought it would be fun to have some of those discussions on the podcast! In […]

VZ 216: Stay Super-Charged with These Energy-Boosting Foods

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we sharing some foods that will help to keep you energized throughout your busy day.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving us a rating and […]

VZ 214: Switching to Natural Beauty Products

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be sharing some tips for making the switch to natural beauty products.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please […]