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Why you Should Cook Without Oil

Why you Should Cook Without Oil


Saturday, July 13, 2019

A lot of people are used to cooking their food with oil. In fact, not just with oil but many of us also like to use butter as an alternative to cooking oil. But aren’t you curious to find out if your food will taste just as good whether you cook with oil or not? You’ll be glad ...

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What Plant-Based Doctors Eat in A Day

What Plant-Based Doctors Eat in A Day


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Have you ever wondered about what plant-based doctors eat on a daily basis? For those who are non-vegetarian, few examples of breakfast meals are pancakes, cereals, toast, eggs, sausages, and even slices of bacon; for lunch and dinner, it could be a high-protein or carbohydrate-rich diet, all of which sounds mouth-watering but are in fact, unhealthy. If you want to make ...

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7 Celebrities Going Plant-Based/Vegan

7 Celebrities Going Plant-Based/Vegan


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Recently, so many celebrities have joined the trend of picking up healthy eating habits, with a good number of them now adopting plant-based/vegan nutrition lifestyles. Also, in a bid to help raise awareness about the effects of nutrition on health, celebrities have used their popular status to promote the benefits of switching to a plant-based/vegan ...

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4 Ways on How to Handle Social Challenges When on a Plant-Based Diet

4 Ways on How to Handle Social Challenges When on a Plant-Based Diet


Saturday, April 13, 2019

A plant-based diet is a diet derived from plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, with little to no consumption of any products obtained from animals. A plant-based diet has a wide array of benefits. It can help prevent most of today's chronic illnesses such as heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, obesity, among others. Like ...

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Plant-based on a budget

Plant-Based on a Budget


Saturday, March 23, 2019

After binge-watching the whole MasterChef US series, it never ceases to amaze me how remarkably beautiful and fresh the cooking ingredients found in the MasterChef pantry are. I remember watching an episode in the MasterChef US series wherein contestants had to transform their $20 bill and turn it into a budget-friendly yet Master Chef-worthy that is ...

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5 Plant-Based Athletes Going Strong

5 Plant-Based Athletes Going Strong


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Our culture right now is obsessed with protein. It's in almost every diet plan, or in every lose weight quick schemes, so it may be hard at times to think that some of the world's best athletes are on strict, plant-based diets. Recent studies have shown that we can get all the protein we need from plant-based ...

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Try a Plant-Based Diet for Rapid Weight Loss

Try a Plant-Based Diet for Rapid Weight Loss


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Most people think that to effectively lose weight one needs to reduce the quantities of food one eats. There are even people who starve themselves with an objective of losing weight. This can be both stressing and very inconveniencing. The truth is that it is possible to lose weight without having to starve yourself. One of ...

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How a Plant-Based Diet can Help Improve your Health

How a Plant-Based Diet can Help Improve your Health


Sunday, September 16, 2018

It’s taught from when you are young that you need to eat your fruits and vegetables. But it isn’t as common to teach children or people in general the benefits of cutting meat and other such food products out of their diet. There is a significant impact on a person’s body from switching to this ...

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What You Need to Add in Your Life to Lose Weight

What You Need to Add in Your Life to Lose Weight


Friday, September 14, 2018

Who isn't trying to find a way to lose weight nowadays? There are enough crash diets and crazy exercise equipment to make your head spin. However, most of the crash diets we now know have been deemed unhealthy. What's to stop you from going straight back to that pizza a week after you lost 10 pounds ...

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Plant Based Eating on a Budget

Plant Based Eating on a Budget


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Are you a vegetarian or a vegan looking to eat on a budget? Look no further. Like with every other budget, eating healthy does not have to be expensive. It also does not have to be tasteless. If you have a tight budget, try putting aside a certain amount of money for food to fit into ...

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Best Foods to Eat on a Plant-Based Diet

Best Foods to Eat on a Plant-Based Diet


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Being on a plant-based diet means you are cutting a lot of your food options out of your diet. Usually this means cutting out any types of meat or animal products from what you eat. It also typically means trying to stay away from the pre-packaged foods lining almost every shelf in grocery stores that ...

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7 Reasons to Choose a Plant-Based Diet


Monday, September 10, 2018

Needless to say that there is a lot of evidence which shows that including more fruits and vegetables into your diet has many long term health benefits for individuals. This means eating a primarily plant-based diet in which consumption of animal based products is drastically reduced or completely eliminated. In addition, people who follow this way ...

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Getting Enough Calcium & Protein from a Plant-Based Diet

Getting Calcium & Protein from a Plant-Based Diet


Monday, September 10, 2018

Many people are often asked when they are on a vegetarian or vegan diet how they manage to get all of their necessary vitamins and minerals. It’s not uncommon for someone to be shocked and ask, “But how do you get your protein?” or “Where do you get you calcium from?” then. I will be covering ...

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Six Easy Ways to Improve your Health

Six Easy Ways to Improve your Health


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Everyone wants to find a way to improve their health. There are many products that claim that they can do this. But the best way to improve your health is to have a balanced diet that includes a lot of fruits and vegetables. A plant-based diet is the best way to improve your health. There are ...

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Benefits of Going Meatless Once a Week

Benefits of Going Meatless Once a Week


Friday, September 7, 2018

In recent years, a trend has gone around called Meatless Monday. It has become so popular that beloved musician Paul McCartney even wrote a song about it a few years ago. While many know about Meatless Monday, there are still who do not. For those who do not know about Meatless Monday, it is exactly how ...

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A Plant-Based Diet for Beginners

A Plant-Based Diet for Beginners


Thursday, September 6, 2018

In recent years, people have been proclaiming that a plant-based diet is great for you, especially for your health. Because of this, people have been trying this diet to see if it works for them. This article should give you a basic understanding before you decide to start a plant-based diet. You will learn such things ...

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5 Effective Exercises to Fit your Plant Based Diet and Lose Weight Fast

5 Effective Exercises to Fit your Plant Based Diet and Lose Weight Fast


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

We all know that first starting a plant-based diet can be a struggle, but once you’re there, your body, mind, and soul are crying tears of absolutely happiness. But sometimes the effective diet plan is not enough to keep the body going in time of work, stress & anxiety, and the regular goings on of ...

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Vegetarian vs. Vegan vs. Plant-Based What's the Difference

Vegetarian vs. Vegan vs. Plant-Based: What’s the Difference?


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Most people may think that a vegan, vegetarian and a plant-based diet is the same when in reality they are three different things. Each diet comes with its own specific set of perks and shortcomings and is motivated by different reasons. To start off, let's see how the above mentioned differ from one another. Vegetarian vs. ...

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Top Ten Healthy Fruits

Top Ten Healthy Fruits


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Despite their differences, all diets have one thing in common: they all recommend eating plenty of fruits. This is because not only are fruits incomparable when it comes to taste but are also jam packed with nutrients that have countless benefits for skin, hair, bones, tissues and organ systems of the body. Each fruit is ...

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How to Lose Weight with a Plant Based Diet

How to Lose Weight with a Plant Based Diet


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

In a world where junk food rules, staying in shape can be a difficult thing to do. However for those who want to adopt a healthy lifestyle and get back into shape, the plant-based diet is one way to shed the weight and keep it off too. Here are some ways a plant-based diet can help ...

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4 Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Unhealthy eating habits and lack of adequate exercise cause not only some very serious health conditions for people but are also counted as the leading causes of death in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Figures suggest that approximately 678,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. due to poor ...

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The Importance of Eating Leafy Greens and Vegetables


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Greens and vegetables are undoubtedly one of the best foods you can eat to improve your health as well as lose weight. And the reason is simple. Leafy greens and other vegetables are not only packed with fiber but also a number of vitamins, minerals and other plant-based substances that can help protect you against ...

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How to Cook Quinoa, Rice, Amaranth, Buckwheat & Millet

How to Cook Quinoa, Rice, Amaranth, Buckwheat & Millet


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Whole grains are not that hard to prepare and can even be cooked in a slow cooker. In fact, cooking most grains is very similar to cooking rice. You can start by putting the dry grains in a pan of water or broth and bring it to a boil. The next step is to simmer ...

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How to Prep Beans, Lentils and Legumes

How to Prep Beans, Lentils and Legumes


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The legume family is a versatile and nutritious one containing all varieties of dried beans, peas and lentils. Even peanuts are a legume but are more similar to tree nuts than other members of their family. Legumes are an exceptional source of plant protein and come with excellent supplies of fiber, vitamins B and iron. Legumes ...

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Reasons to Add More Plant Based Foods into your Diet


Saturday, November 19, 2016

While many other traditional diets build their dinner plate around meat, the plant based diet does the same around vegetables of all sorts. But do not limit yourself to thinking greens only, for while these may be fairly healthy, they do not have the caloric density and therefore the needed energy, to keep us going ...

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Food Combining for Better Digestion


Friday, November 18, 2016

Often different diets will suggest combining foods in combinations to get the most nutritional value out of your meal. The principle behind this is not only to provide you with all the necessary nutrients in one meal but also to make sure that foods are efficiently digested so that your digestive system does not have ...

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Why you Should Start Eating Whole Grains


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Whole grains contain all the parts of the original kernel including the bran, germ and endosperm. This makes whole grains a food that is packed with fiber and making them part of a healthy diet can be beneficial to reducing the risk of many types of serious illnesses as well as be helpful in effective ...

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Superfoods You Should Eat Daily


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Superfoods are mostly plant based foods that are known to be nutritionally dense and can therefore provide a lot of health benefits. Among these there are a number of fruits, greens and vegetables that have earned the label of being superfoods. These foods have extra large doses of vitamins and minerals that can help prevent the ...

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Health Benefits of Sprouts


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A sprout is essentially the shoot of a plant that grows from the seed. When exposed to the right moisture and temperature levels, it develops into a very young plant. Almost any nut, seed, grain or legume can be sprouted and offers a lot of nutritional density as well as easy digestibility. When you sprout foods, ...

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Why Organic Matters


Monday, November 14, 2016

Once you have established your options of plant based proteins, carbs and fats available, it is now time to think organic. Not only do healthy food choices matter, but the way the foods are grown in safe soil is also equally important. Since questions about food safety, nutrition and sustainability all make a difference on your ...

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Probiotics are Essential for a Healthy Gut


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Probiotics are live bacteria that are beneficial for the health of your digestive system. While bacteria is typically associated with something that causes disease, it is important to know that bacteria can be both good as well as bad. This good bacteria helps keep your gut healthy as well as boost the immune system and is ...

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Are you Getting Enough Vitamin B12?


Saturday, November 12, 2016

While other nutrients can be supplemented effectively through sensible food options, Vitamin B12 is a genuine issue for people on a plant based diet. Since this vitamin is primarily found in animal products, it can be hard to supplement on a 100% plant based diet. Vitamin B12 protects the nervous system so is essential for the ...

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The Importance of Vitamin D


Friday, November 11, 2016

Calcium and vitamin D are closely related because to absorb calcium, your body also needs vitamin D. Now there are a few foods that naturally contain small amounts of vitamin D such as egg yolks and canned salmon with bones as well as fortified foods, but the biggest provider of vitamin D remains sun exposure. Our ...

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Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Calcium is important in your diet as it plays a part in bone development, along with proper functioning of your heart, muscles and nerves. Many people turn to dairy for meeting their calcium requirement, but others who do not tolerate dairy well or may avoid it given its saturated fat and cholesterol content, have the ...

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Choose Healthy Fats


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Another nutrient that deserves mention is the addition of healthy fats into your plant-based diet. When looking for fats that support your health it is important to choose from those that do not raise your cholesterol levels and risk of certain diseases. These good fats are classified as unsaturated fats as opposed to saturated fats or trans-fats. ...

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4 High Protein Foods


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Protein, as we all know, is needed for proper muscle growth and repair. In addition it helps the slow release of carbs into the bloodstream preventing sudden sugar spikes. On a typical diet plan, protein is almost always sourced from meat but what would one do on a plant based diet? The answer is not as ...

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Best Sources of Carbs


Monday, November 7, 2016

Carbs, in general, have long been criticized by dieters and nutrition experts of all sorts. However, the problem lies not with carbs but the stage of refining and processing that they go through before they are ready for consumption. Simply put, carbs are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long, complex chains. ...

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The Health Benefits of Eating Fruits


Sunday, November 6, 2016

If greens and veggies make up the bulk of main meals on the plant based diet, then fruits have their fair share in satisfying your sweet tooth. Just like the color coded health benefits of vegetables discussed in the previous post, fruits also follow the same principles. Fruits have also been categorized into the colors ...

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Top Fiber Rich Foods


Thursday, November 3, 2016

There are many areas of nutrition that lead to controversy, but dietary fiber is typically not one of them. Instead nutrition experts belonging to all schools of thought agree that including more fiber rich foods into the diet can lead to a number of health benefits for those who do so. Some of the most well-known ...

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Why Everyone Should Eat More Plants


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Eating a plant-based diet simply means eating more plants. In fact, experts suggests that this style of eating is so much more than a diet; it is a lifestyle change that can give you not just a short-term schedule of healthy eating but a lifetime of better health. For anyone, no matter where they are, including ...

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5 Dangerous Toxins to Avoid in your Food


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The world has truly transformed into a global village where so much more is now readily available to many of us. This includes exciting foods and flavors from around the world; goodies that we did not even know existed before. But at the same time the food choices lining supermarket shelves are so filled with ...

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Why Sugar is Bad for your Skin


Friday, September 30, 2016

Pretty and tempting as they may appear, cakes, cookies, candy, desserts do no favors to the complexion or the waistline. But it doesn’t just stop there. Even savory treats that are carb laden like bread, pasta and crackers are also guilty of the same crime. When looking for a radiant complexion, sugar spells trouble. Sugar can ...

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