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Video: Can Soul Food Be Healthy?


Growing up African-American in the South, I always relished eating what I considered to be a cultural delicacy: soul food. It was savory, saucy, and reflected my heritage. But with all the fat and meat, it wasn't healthy. Due to their diet and lifestyle, most people in my community suffered from heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. When I made the conscious choice to go vegan for health and spiritual reasons, I thought I'd never get to enjoy soul food again. On this episode of Soul of Green on Conscious Living TV, I found two of the best soul food restaurants in the country, both owned by African-American entrepreneurs who are putting the heart back into soul food - and their communities - without meat and dairy.

Bianca Alexander

Bianca is the creative director and host of Conscious Living, a lifestyle TV show highlighting health, sustainability and spirituality, now airing on broadcast TV across the U.S. She is a certified yoga instructor and plant-based nutritionist. Connect with her on twitter @ConsciousTV or via Conscious Living TV on facebook and instagram.

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