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while taehyung’s parents call him “bear”, “baby bear”, “honey bear”, possibly even cuter names, there’s my mom, who calls me “chips”. as in, the thinly-sliced yellow vegetable full of carbohydrates and deep fried in oil, then sprinkled with different kinds of spices. a 536 calories per 100 grams snack. food.

anonymous asked:

Why do writers like to describe poc characters with food? "His skin was like cappuccino" "Her exotic body was like a SENSUAL COCOA" (seriously, I saw it once). We never see something like this to white character ("I bit my lips hard when he removed his shirt revealing his mozzarella perfect abdomen")

I read a comment on a post once that talked about how describing PoC as food is another form as describing us as something consumable much like how the world treats our cultures and etcs so maybe it’s a subconscious form of that? Either way it’s dehumanizing.

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I made this guide for my mom because she is trying to eat more plant based! I hope this helps you too :)

- B1 (Thiamine)
 - B12 (Cobalamin)
 - B2 (Riboflavin)
 - B3 (Niacin)
 - B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
 - B6 (Pyridoxine)
 - B7 (Biotin)
 - Folate
 - Vitamin A
 - Vitamin C
 - Vitamin D
 - Vitamin E
 - Vitamin K

- Calcium
 - Copper
 - Iron
 - Magnesium
 - Manganese
 - Phosphorus
 - Potassium
 - Selenium
 - Sodium
 - Zinc

B1: Maintains healthy hair, nails and skin and aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, pine nuts, soymilk, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green peas, asparagus, most beans, rice bran, watermelon, whole grains, macadamia nuts, artichokes, coriander.

B12: Red blood cell production, needed for optimal brain function to prevent depression and mania. Aids in digestion and improves iron uptake.
-Fortified almond milk, fortified cereals, spirulina, vegan protein powder and nutritional yeast. I just take a B12 tablet J

B2: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Whole grains, almonds, sesame seeds, spinach, fortified soy milk, mushrooms, quinoa, buckwheat and prunes.

B3: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
­-Chili powder, peanuts, peanut butter, rice bran, mushrooms, barley, potatoes, tomatoes, millet, chia seeds, whole grains, wild rice, buckwheat, green peas, avocados, and sunflower seeds.

B5: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, paprika, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, whole grains, broccoli, avocados, tomatoes, soy milk, rice bran and sweet potatoes.

B6: Aids in maintaining homeostasis, prevents anxiety by helping the amino acid tryptophan to convert to niacin and serotonin for healthy nerve function. Also helps ensure a healthy sleep cycle, appetite, and mood. Helps with red blood cell production and immune function.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, onions, oats, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts.

 B7: Converts food to energy, helps reduce blood sugar by synthesizing glucose, helps make and break down fatty acids needed for healthy hair, skin and nails.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, peanut butter, sweet potatoes, oats, onions, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts. 

Folate: Merges with B12 and Vitamin C to utilize proteins and is essential for healthy brain development and for healthy red blood cell formation.
- Spinach, beans, lentils, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, avocados, mangoes, oranges, whole grains, basil, peanuts, artichokes, peanut butter, cantaloupe, walnuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, peas, celery, hazelnuts, and chestnuts.

Vitamin A: Keeps skin healthy, improves immune system function and aids in the production of healthy blood and cellular function.
- All leafy greens, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, winter squash, wheatgrass, grapefruit, cantaloupe, red bell peppers, orange bell peppers, and goji berries.

Vitamin C: Helps fight inflammation, improves your mood, and helps fight off diseases and colds. Beneficial for skin, hair and nails and supports natural collagen function in the body.
- All leafy greens, all vegetables, all fruits, chestnuts, goji berries. Oranges, lemons, limes and fortified orange juice are the best sources.

Vitamin D: Helps with bone health, digestive health, overall metabolic health, and important in preventing muscle weakness, cancer and depression.
- All types of mushrooms, fortified cereals, almond milk, soy milk and the sun!!

Vitamin E: Protects your skin, fights the look of aging. It’s a powerful fat soluble antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes against damaged caused by free radicals. Helps with cholesterol.
- All nuts, all seeds, avocado, spinach, rice bran, wheat germ, whole grains, broccoli, mango, tomatoes, kiwi fruit, swiss chard, olives, mustard greens and asparagus.

Vitamin K: Helps with blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding. Also helps prevent blood clots. Important for protecting our bones and prevents easy breaks and fractures.
-Kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, parsley, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, blueberries, prunes, grapes and raspberries.

Calcium: For bone building, as well as responsible for proper muscle contraction, maintenance of the heartbeat and transmission of nerve impulses.
-Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, kale, sweet potato, chickpeas (hummus), lentils, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, fortified almond milk, fortified soy milk, whole wheat, fortified orange juice, orange and raisins.

Copper: Helps with bone and connective tissue production. Also helps produce melanin. Without it you can cause osteoporosis, joint pain, lowered immunity and helps absorb iron.
-Kale, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sesame seeds, chickpeas, prunes, avocado, and tofu.

Iron: Needed to make proteins, such as hemoglobin and myoglobin in the blood. It helps carry oxygen from our lungs to our tissues. Iron rich foods should be eaten with foods high in Vitamin C to help with absorption.
-Molasses, dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, tofu, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

 Magnesium: Important nutrient for a host of regular enzymatic functions throughout your body. Helps with energy, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, lack of energy and fatigue, joint pain, low blood sugar, lack of concentration and PMS. 
-Oats, almonds, cashews, cocoa and cacao, seeds, all leafy greens, bananas, sweet potatoes, whole grains, beans and brown rice.

Manganese: Required by the body for proper enzyme functioning, nutrient absorption, wound healing and bone development.
-Hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sesame and flax seeds, whole wheat bread, tofu and beans.

Phosphorus: Required for proper cell functioning, regulation of calcium, strong bones and teeth, making of ATP, and helps with anemia, muscle pain, bone formation and weakened immune system.
-Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, Brazil nuts, tofu, beans and lentils.

Potassium: Important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues and organs in the human body. Helps with your nervous system and shin splints or locked toes.
-Lima beans, swiss chard, sweet potato, potatoes, soy milk, spinach, avocado, lentils, pinto beans and coconut water.

Selenium: Mineral that is needed in small amounts by the body to help regulate the thyroid hormones and support a healthy immune system. It is also an antioxidant that protects cells from damage due to free radicals.
-Mushrooms, couscous, whole wheat pasta, rice, oats, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, tofu and beans.

Sodium: Needed for proper muscle contractions, nerve transmissions, maintaining pH balance and hydration.
-Everything has sodium, don’t worry about this one. If you use table salt, you are good. (But don’t use too much or it will cause bloating). Drink lots of water when consuming sodium.

Zinc: Helps your body with carbohydrate metabolism, efficient production of testosterone to prevent estrogen dominance, helps enhance skin and nails, helps enhance your sense of smell, healthy growth, healthy eyesight, wound healing and your immune system. 
-Beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, oats, wheat germ, and nutritional yeast.

So there’s this “What paladin are you?” test on the Voltron site..

That seems to give you some info about the characters.. And I found some of the stuff very interesting, so I’m just gonna share my thoughts here. (answers colored according to the paladin)

What I love about this is that Keith maybe isn’t very passionate about flying even, and is still like the best pilot of their generation. While Lance probably loves it so much but just sucks at it. 

I think we all can identify with Lance there haha.

(Keith is that artist with no formal education that draws freaking awesome art and is like “meh just a lil doodle I did in 2 minutes” and makes everyone go “Holy shit that’s amazing!” while Lance is there sweating, practicing day and night, spends 4 years in art school, reads all the tutorials online, and it still takes him 6 hours to draw a stick figure and he’s so proud of it and he goes to show it off to everyone and everyone just go “wow, you suck Lance.” haha. Hang in there Lance, we believe in you!!! You’re gonna be great one day!)

Probably my favorite part about this whole quiz.

Shiro’s fear is regret huh.. This connects to what he said to Pidge when he quoted her dad “If you get too worried about what could go wrong, you might miss a chance to do something great”. 

I wonder if Shiro did something or didn’t do something that made him feel regretful in the past. This is very interesting actually, cause it makes it seem like Shiro is the kind of person who just goes “YOLO” at things haha, or maybe someone who’s really afraid of making mistakes and has to force himself to go “YOLO” at things. (I just wanna see Shiro going YOLO at everything haha)

Pidge’s fear is failure. Not sure if it’s just related to finding her family or something deeper.

Hunk is.. well not much to say about that.

Lance! Losing... So like, a self confidence problem? My guess, and you can see it very clearly in the show I think, he probably doesn’t think much of himself despite how he acts and talks.

Keith, wow, I… I dunno where to even start on that one. Just gonna say, buckle up! Cause we’re probably in for a very emotional ride there with Keith. 

That boy is gonna feel so much. 

I wonder though, is he scared of feelings because maybe he considers them a weakness? Maybe because as a freedom seeking person he’s scared of attachments? Is it because he experienced something very painful that made him not wanna feel anything ever again?

Also ok, we definitely see something that looks like feelings there atleast when it comes to Shiro… (Not that much with the rest yet. yet.) like you know, the kind that I think Keith is afraid of.. So now I’m even more curious about what the hell that’s about, and I really wanna see how it’s gonna develop.

Well not much to say here..

So, why I haven’t seen any fan art of the paladins with their official animal yet? Where it’s hiding?