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This Week's Q&A (Talking Energy Drinks & Flours)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

You've got questions and we've got answers! Q: What's your stance on eating honey? A: I don’t really have a 'stance' on honey. I feel, as with everything, everyone has to make their own choices based on what they believe and what’s right for them. That said, I’ve written about my personal beliefs before. Q: What do you suggest for an energy drink or food? I’m wiped out because of stress. A: It's important (especially during stressful situations) to eat as healthy as possible and drink lots of water. That is the best way to fight fatigue and stress. Greens (like kale) and fresh or dried fruits are great at providing energy quickly and whole grains, like brown rice or quinoa, and potatoes also provide slow and steady energy. I don't recommend caffeine or energy drinks or pills. It's like paying a credit card with a credit card. Also, if you haven't already, try our meal plans. -- you prepare a week's worth of healthy, energizing meals in 2-3 hours, and reheat during the week. I find having healthy food on hand helps reduce my stress and anxiety, particularly in situations where so much of my life is out of my control, in limbo or out of balance. It’s always great to have a plan and structure. Feel better soon!Q: Is it better to buy refrigerated or shelf-stable soy milk? A: My general advice around non-dairy milk is to find a brand/kind you like and stick with it; using it in any recipe that calls for a non-dairy milk (note: I suggest rice, almond and soy -- I find hemp and coconut don’t work well in a lot of recipes). That said, I’ve noticed that shelf-stable milks tend to have less ingredients and some of the refrigerated milks also contain oil, so I’d personally pick shelf-stable over refrigerated for those reasons. Plus, shelf-stable milks are much more economical and you can stock up :) But remember: The most important thing is that you buy something you like and will use. For more info see my video what is non-dairy milk. Q: What is the difference between whole wheat pastry and whole wheat? Can I interchange them? A: Please see this FAQ. For a more indepth discussion about flour, see this post on whole wheat flours.
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