Vegans May Need Lysine Supplements

I started taking a lysine supplement to prevent cold sores and accidentally discovered that it's something really important for a vegan diet. 

While plants are a source of lysine and some even have a lot, on a strict vegan diet you may end up not getting enough, like I did. Especially if you're very physically active. 

There were no overt symptoms. Just general tiredness and fatigue. A lysine supplement really made a difference in my overall alertness and physical ability. I stopped sleeping so long and stopped waking up tired. 

If you're sure your vegan diet is healthy and well rounded and don't understand what's missing, lysine may be the answer. It's an essential amino acid found in many animal products. So taking a supplement isn't generally dangerous. You can take in a lot without any negative impact. So it's definitely worth a shot if you're experiencing unexplained fatigue.

Easy Pasta Salad

Here's a quick and easy way to make homemade pasta salad.

1 box tri color pasta
1/2 medium onion diced.
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup frozen small cut bell peppers
1/3 cup frozen carrots
1/4 cup frozen corn niblets
1/4 cup frozen peas
italian dressing to coat

Cook pasta according to package directions. Add frozen carrots when there are 7 minutes left in the cooking time of the pasta.

Drain pasta/carrot mix and add back to hot pat on warm burner. Stir in peas, corn and peppers. Let sit covered two minutes.

Add fresh onions and garlic. Stir.
Sprinkle with Salt and pepper to taste.

Toss with italian or your favorite salad dressing. Or leave plain and let everyone dress with their own choice.

Let chill at least two hours in the fridge.

Serve with chilled beans for optimum nourishment.