Why Some Budgets Don’t Work

Having a budget in your life is a great way to ensure you’re making the most out of the income you worked so hard to earn. There are many people who live by budgeting and can attest that they work.

Nevertheless, there will always be reasons why a budget may fall apart. Everyone is different, thereby making all the reasons different. However, the following reasons have made many budgets fall apart and left the owner wondering, “Why don’t budgets work?”

Your budget is too complicated.

When budgeting, you want to make sure every dollar gets an assignment. That means every dollar you earn should have a place you’ve designed it to go.

That being said, you don’t need to go into too much detail. For example, when I write my budget I label a portion for “food”. I don’t label a portion for the bread, rice, and spaghetti. That would overcomplicate it and eat too much of my time. Read more

6 Benefits Of Budgeting

Benefits of budgeting

Budgeting. This simple word can cause many people to tense up and dread the following conversation. However, there are many benefits of budgeting every dollar each month.

Personally, I’ve found that having a budget in place gives me peace of mind and eliminates money quarrels within my family.

Since there are many people out there who may dislike talking about budgeting, I thought I’d give a little insight on a few different benefits of budgeting.

Your bills will always be paid on time.

Paying our bills are important. So much so, that forgetting to pay a bill can cause sudden stress on an individual. Read more

Vitamin E Foods For A Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet

Vitamin E Foods For A Plantbased Diet

About Vitamin E

Vitamin E has eight different forms. However, only one is active and can meet human requirements – alpha-tocopherol.

Vitamin E helps support the immune system, regulates gene expression, and helps with other metabolic processes. It also aids in keeping the inner lining of blood vessels clear and smooth by preventing build up.

This vitamin is considered an antioxidant, which means it neutralized free radicals and can help prevent the onset of diseases.

Taking Vitamin E supplements are linked with negative effects such as a stroke. [2] Read more

Vitamin A Sources For A Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet

Vitamin A Sources

About Vitamin A

The term Vitamin A is used to refer to a group of compound necessary for growth, immune system, reproductions, and vision.

There are two types of Vitamin A-

  • Preformed Vitamin A – found in animal products.
  • Provitamin A Carotenoids – found in plants.

Provitamin A carotenoids can be converted to Vitamin A. Beta-carotene is the most known of these carotenoids and the most active. Carotenoids have a wide spectrum of colors, such as yellow, red, and orange hues. Read more

Vitamin C Foods For A Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet

Vitamin C foods

Vitamin C, AKA L-ascorbic acid, is a necessary nutrient and can be found in many delicious foods. But first, let’s take a look at what Vitamin C does for the human body before we take a look at different Vitamin C foods.

Vitamin C helps to create L-carnitine, collagen, and certain neurotransmitters. Also, it aids in protein metabolism, iron absorption, and boosts the immune system. Plus, it acts as an antioxidant.

Although nearly impossible on a plant-based diet, a Vitamin c deficiency leads to a very rare disease called scurvy. Read more

List of Foods High In Iron For A Plant-Based Diet

Foods high in iron

Iron is a mineral that is necessary for our survival. There are many very important roles of this mineral including transporting oxygen, producing energy, growth and development, healthy cells, immune activity, and brain function.

Unfortunately, 30% of people suffer from iron-deficient caused anemia. [1] Getting enough iron is vital and should be a priority.

So the real question is: Can you get enough iron on a plant-based or vegan diet? And the answer is: Yes. There are plenty of plant-based foods high in iron. Read more

Wonderful Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Health benefits of dark chocolate

If there’s one thing I absolutely loved growing up, it’s chocolate. I clearly remember disliking dark chocolate. However, after reading about the health benefits of dark chocolate it definitely makes it taste a lot better.

As I began to experiment with dark chocolate, I’ll admit that the taste wasn’t that pleasant. It was bitter and sort of… gross. I’ve always given my tastebuds highly processed and factory-made foods, so of course, anything natural was gross to me.

That’s why I know 100% that once you cut the junk food from your life, you’ll be able to enjoy more and more of all the great foods the planet has to offer, including dark chocolate. It’s truly a delicious treat and a great snack with wonderful health benefits. Read more