Coconut bacon’s on repeat over here at Inspiralized.
I toss it in salads, use it as a bacon alternative in spiralized pasta, add it to quinoa bowls and sprinkle it over avocado toast.
But, how do I make it?
I’ve gotten so many questions on how I make coconut bacon and what it is exactly, so I decided to put together a quick how-to video.
Once you make your own coconut bacon, you’ll never go back. Of course, there are some brands that make pretty decent coconut bacon. But, it’s so much better homemade and it’s SO easy to make (as you’ll see in the video.)
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During this week’s module, they focused on healing with whole foods. There was discussions about rural Asian medicine compared to American, the importance of air and water, taking vitamins, and medicines. I felt that I was aware of mostly everything that was discussed, but I definitely picked up some interesting tidbits I want to share.
Beans and digestion
I eat a lot of beans. I also “toot” a lot and often feel bloated and used to get somewhat frequent stomach cramps. I’ve never tried any elimination dieting or anything like that, but after this week’s module, I’m going to try eliminating beans and seeing how I feel. Many people don’t digest legumes well. There’s a way to help aid the digestion of beans/legumes though, which is soaking and sprouting them. By doing this, you’ll soften the skin, which apparently is a big factor in aiding digestion.
Water and our bodies
The oldest trick in the book is to “drink more water” when embarking on a healthy lifestyle. However, I didn’t know that the human brain was 85% water! NO wonder dehydration can cause headaches, digestive problems and even backaches! If we deprive our brains of water, of course there will be issues. I’m very good about drinking copious amounts of water during the day – apparently, the average woman is supposed to drink 9 cups of water a day (which varies based on your own eating habits, activity levels, etc.) I’m definitely not great about drinking water when I’m out of the apartment, so I’m adding that to the below actionables.
- Try sprouting beans and then if that doesn’t help, eliminate them for a couple of weeks
- Drink more water when I’m out of the house
What do you think of this week’s Nutrition Talk?
In case you missed a previous Nutritional Talk, every week, I’ll be sharing some takeaways from the courses I’m taking at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. If you’d like to start Nutrition School, IIN is offering anyone who signs up through Inspiralized a hefty discount off tuition. To learn more, click here. Disclaimer: While IIN has offered these courses complimentarily to me, I have not been compensated in any other way and all opinions are always my own.