Many of you may or may not know that I am vegan. I have been vegan a little over two years and I have to say that changing my diet has been extremely beneficial for my blog and social media. It has brought about so much creativity due to releasing toxins from my body and the spirits of dead animals. I have been consuming so many plant foods and I have been having such creative bursts since then.
I used to have so many creative blocks before going vegan and when I became vegan, I was still eating poorly. There are many junk foods that are vegan that many people don’t know are vegan (i.e. oreos). I was still unhealthy and consuming so much soy the first year and a half or so.
Over the past month I have solely been eating plant foods, nothing processed and little to no vegan meat alternatives. I am telling you guys that food grown from the ground is essential to the brain, which is essential for creativity. Eating the flesh of dead animals is not conducive for your health or creativity. You have these souls and rotten flesh harboring in your body, and that not only messes up your gut and digestive system, causing discomfort, but it also clouds your mind.
Chemicals found on animal products have been linked to chemical imbalances in the body. Here is an excerpt by Amanjeet A. Kaur, and you can find the full article here:
The negative effects of eating meat are not limited to just cardiovascular disorders. Eating meat over a long period of time can also affect brain function. A Dutch study revealed that cognitive function in males aged 69-89 suggests that a high intake of omega-6, which is found in red meat is positively associated with cognitive impairment. Cholesterol that accumulates in the arteries around the heart also accumulates in the blood vessels inside the brain. It is possible that the extra fat accumulation in the brain slows down the thinking process.
I notice that even as a vegan, when I eat foods that are high in saturated fat, salt, or are fried, my thinking becomes clouded. Here are some tips to becoming healthier for your creative mind:
- Drink a lot more water.
- Stop drinking alcohol, Kool-Aid, juice (that is not homemade), soda, sugary drinks like Gatorade.
- Reduce the amount of dairy you consume.
- Reduce the amount of meat you eat.
- Buy more fruits and vegetables.
- Reduce the fried foods you eat.
- Stay away from processed, packaged food.
- Cook more and stay away from fast food chains.
- Buy local.
- Read labels carefully.
- Eliminate sugar and their alternatives.
- Exercise and get more sleep.
This month begins a new series of posts on health and how it relates to being a creative. I will go more in depth for each of the tips above and there will be a suggested exercise for each day of the month. It is time to get healthy not only for you but for your business. A healthy you, equals a healthy business.
Check my Instagram @simplymoniqua daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas!