Category: Healthy Living

Is Oil Bad Good or Bad for You?

Is Oil Bad Good or Bad for You?

Vegetable oils are plant-based, but they are not whole foods. Basically, oil is just fat extracted from olives, nuts, seeds, corn, palm, coconuts, or other sources. Oils are the processed remains of plant foods and have little nutritional value.

Use Your Circadian Rhythm to Manage Your Weight

Use Your Circadian Rhythm to Manage Your Weight

With the recent public interest in Intermittent Fasting and Timed Restricted Eating for weight loss, nutrition researchers are turning their attention to the effects of eating at different times of the day.

Can You Get Enough Protein on a Plant-Based Diet?

Can You Get Enough Protein on a Plant-Based Diet?

It was long believed that because animal-based protein contains all the essential amino acids needed by the body, and is utilized faster, that it is superior to plant protein sources. Now we know that faster is not better. Animal proteins speed the growth of bad tissues- like cancer cells- along with muscle cells, and also increase the risk of liver and kidney disease.

Why is Fiber so Important?

Why is Fiber so Important?

Everyone is worried about getting enough protein on a plant-based diet, but that is rarely a problem. A much bigger issue is the lack of fiber in the Standard American Diet.

Can I Transition to a Plant-Based Diet?

Can I Transition to a Plant-Based Diet?

Any positive changes you make will have a positive impact on your health. Virtually every diet that has ever been published has touted the benefits of increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. While going 100% plant-based would be the best thing for your body, it’s OK to transition over time or at least be mostly plant-based.

A Plant-Based Diet May Help Prevent Depression

A Plant-Based Diet May Help Prevent Depression

Did you know that eating plant-based foods may help to prevent depression? Keep reading to learn what foods are best for fighting depression.

How to Add More Plant-Based Options to Your Restaurant Menu

How to Add More Plant-Based Options to Your Restaurant Menu

Do you need some ideas on how to add more plant-based options to your restaurant menu? Here are some easy and inexpensive ideas that will satisfy plant-based eaters and omnivores alike!

Plants as Medicine: A Return to Our Roots

Plants as Medicine: A Return to Our Roots

Over 20,000 plant species have medicinal properties that many cultures around the world have relied on for their health care needs over thousands of years.

Going Plant-Based: Should You Transition or Go Cold Tofu?

Going Plant-Based: Should You Transition or Go Cold Tofu?

You’ve decided to give plant-based eating a try–that’s great! It is one of the best decisions you can make for your health and your environment, but will you transition or go cold tofu?

Rewriting Family Traditions: Introducing Your Plant-Based Diet

Rewriting Family Traditions: Introducing Your Plant-Based Diet

Many traditions are rooted in cooking together and sharing meals, so when a family member changes to a plant-based diet, it can affect everyone.


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