This post is geared toward those of you who do not like milk or/and have been looking for a decent milk replacement but have been wary of almond milk.
I first tried almond milk when I was in San Francisco. The people we were staying with had some in the fridge and I had been wanting to try it for a while and since there was nothing else to eat, I figured eh, why not now?
To be clear, to my knowledge I’ve only ever had the plain kind. So not the vanilla nor the chocolate.
It’s hard to describe what it tastes like. I’m one of those people that hates the smell of milk and I’m none too thrilled about the taste either. I can drink it with my cereal but that’s about it. That, combined with the knowledge of what is actually IN non-organic milk makes it rather unappetising for me. Thus, I rarely drink it.
Anyway, its hard to describe what almond milk tastes like. It doesn’t taste like milk but at the same time it sorta does? There is something definitely milky about it, but its not milk. In my opinion, its better. I’m also pleased by the fact that it smells NOTHING like milk. The calories are fewer and, as far as I know, the health benefits are many. It’s still a good source of calcium.
All in all, it checks out to be the perfect milk replacement. It doesn’t taste disgusting nor does it does very almond-y. I would consider it more of a cousin to milk rather than a brother.
It doesn’t taste bad at all and if you want something that resembles milk but is far enough away so as to not disgust you (if that’s what regular milk does to you), then I’d definitely recommend almond milk.
Basically, just give it a chance. It isn’t as scary as you think!
Dried beans and dark leafy greens are ESPECIALLY good sources of iron, even better on a per calorie basis than meat. The best way to increase absorption is by eating foods containing vitamin C along with foods containing iron.
Many vegetables such as broccoli and bok choy, which are high in iron are also high in vitamin C so the iron in these vegetables are very well absorbed. Commonly eaten combinations, such as beans and tomato sauce or stir-fried tofu and broccoli, also result in generous levels of iron absorption.
Rylee & Elle xoxo
People often think that vegetables are poor in iron and protein when really they aren’t. Iron is ubiquitous in biological systems. In some cases, it’s found coordinated to certain amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins.
Reproductive rights is not only about cis women having access to abortion and birth control.
It’s about trans women not being required to be sterilized in order to have legal gender recognition, too.
also trans men having access to abortion ok
The idea that an uninterrupted eight hours is the only sleep pattern natural to mankind is surprisingly recent. Before someone who wasn’t Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, people in areas with more than eight hours of darkness usually slept in segments: three to five hours of sleep, an hour of wakefulness and then another three to five hour nap. The hour or so of awake time was used for quiet reflection, sex, smoking and pretty much everything except staring at the wall terrified of insomnia. In fact, this small window of consciousness was renowned as the best time for boning, as the tranquility between the first and second sleep was known as being uniquely suited to getting up to mischief with the person lying bored beside you.
In recent times, artificial light has pushed our normal bedtime back later and later, and this segmented sleep has been compressed into a single eight hours. Still, our brains are naturally wired for pre-light-bulb days. In a monthlong experiment, healthy subjects were given a long artificial “night” lasting 14 hours. They quickly reverted to the segmented pattern, waking up for an hour or two of “peaceful wakefulness” between two three to five hour stretches.
So why do we still wake up even when we’ve been up until midnight watching Deadliest Warrior marathons? Well, some people tend to revert to this natural sleep cycle despite all the artificial light, especially during dark winter months. Fortunately, having this sort of technology-resistant superbrain doesn’t necessarily spell disaster. According to experts, if you stay calm and allow yourself to fall back to sleep naturally rather than lying there wondering why you’re awake, you usually won’t see any negative effects the next day.
We just found this awesome Twitter campaign from Women’s Health Magazine asking women (and men) why Birth Control Rocks. Given our undying love for birth control, we’ve decided to get on board and turn it to tumblr.
WE LOVE THIS!!!
Horrifying Cigarette Packaging of the Day: The future has arrived — the High Court of Australia has upheld a new law that requires the removal of logos and branding on cigarettes, which means that come December 1, all smokes in Australia will be sold in one of these charming packages.
Graphic images depicting the horrors of smoking will replace the iconic branding, which will be reduced to fine print that includes only the name, variant, and number of cigarettes.
Watch for the trend to head overseas in the years to come — Big Tobacco’s protests are increasingly futile.
Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye’s vitreous humour, which is normally transparent. At a young age the vitreous is perfectly transparent but, during life, imperfections gradually develop. The common type of floater, which is present in most people’s eyes, is due to degenerative changes of the vitreous humour. The perception of floaters is known as myodesopsia. Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina or their refraction of the light that passes through them, and can appear alone or together with several others in one’s field of vision. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer’s eyes. Since these objects exist within the eye itself, they are not optical illusions but are entoptic phenomena.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS POST MY WHOLE LIFE
I’m pretty familiar, myself, because I had to see an eye specialist after eye surgery and she told me what they were
This is a boa constrictor, it’s a snake (duh). The way it kills it’s prey is by wrapping itself around it and then squeezing tighter when the victim breathes out. A Boa and an Ace bandage have that in common… An ace bandage is designed to apply pressure to a twisted ankle or wrist. Much like a snake, its function is to hold a body part as tightly as it can and when this method is used in binding, the results can be very dangerous. While it’s elasticity and cheap price may be appealing for those in need of a binder, there is no healthy and safe way to bind using an ace bandage.
Duct tape is another resource many Transguys turn to. This is also very dangerous. In order to get duct tape to produce the desired ‘flat’ appearance, it would have to be extremely tight. When your lungs can’t naturally fill to a normal capacity your body is receiving less oxygen than it should and long term could cause minor brain damage and fatigue. Reoccurring binding sessions can even leave you bruised.
Showing images of ftms using ace bandages to bind has become an iconic form of gender expression. While using it in art to represent binding may occur all over the interwebs, this is NOT a safe way to bind and alternative methods should be used.
Please check out some of our website articles on the topic:
According to clarifications from the Department of Health and Human Services, the health care reform law’s provision banning sex discrimination also covers transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.
Basically, this means that any health care providers that receive federal funds cannot discriminate against or refuse care to someone who is trans*.
In his response, issued in July, HHS civil rights director Leon Rodriquez states, “We agree that [the health care law’s] sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and will accept such complaints for investigation.”
Among those welcoming the response is Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, one of the groups that made the inquiry. “We have always believed that sex discrimination laws protected transgender people,” she says. “We haven’t always gotten the courts to agree to that. And this is the first time HHS has said so.”
The 2010 law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, prohibits health care providers that receive federal funds, as nearly all of them do, from discriminating on any basis enumerated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal laws, including gender. The statement that this encompasses gender identity and expression “is an important clarification for all transgender people, who so often face extraordinary barriers in accessing health care,” says Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, another organization involved in the inquiry.
This is really incredibly important. Health care reform naysayers, take note of just how big a difference this will make.