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.

Great Garlic Goodness

Do you love garlic? I mean, do you really love garlic? If you do, then this technique I'm about to share will become one of your all time favorites.

Do you have a microplane? Some people call it a zester. Whatever you call it doesn't matter. What matters is that you use this magnificent device on your garlic. A garlic press ain't got nothin' on this baby. You'll get crazy garlic flavor when you grate your garlic with this little gadget.

Just try it. Tell me you don't get the absolute most awesomest garlic flavor ever.

Just be careful. Don't grate your fingers in the process. Be certain to only grate the garlic and not yourself.

Also use this baby on your ginger root. And horseradish if you like that. And it's perfect for zesting citrus as well.

But you haven't really lived until you've had food with microplaned garlic in it.