How Plant-Based Diets Will Improve Your Life

It seems that everyday consumers are inundated with an array of new fad diets. There are new rules, new requirements, new superfoods, new banned products. And to make matters more confusing, the requirements of one diet often contradict with the next trend to hit the market. With all the conflicting data coming at us, it’s understandable to be confused about what diet you should select if you’re looking to look weight or live a healthier lifestyle.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Plant Versus Animal Iron

Deficient? Are You Sure?

It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to get more fiber, magnesium, and vitamins like A, C, and E, but they also get more iron.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Vegan Holiday Eating Guide for the Newly Plant-Based

So you just decided that you’re going to stick to a plant-based diet to better your health and the health of the planet. Good for you! I did the same thing a couple of years ago. I now get emails from my doctor in CAPS telling me how great my blood work numbers are. Yes, being plant-based or vegan or whatever you want to call it is definitely a good thing if you eat a well-balanced diet. But I didn’t think it through completely when I made the decision.

I forgot about the holidays. I forgot about traveling. I forgot about wine.

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02/09/2019
It seems that everyday consumers are inundated with an array of new fad diets. There are new rules, new requirements, new superfoods, new banned products. And to make matters more confusing, the... read more
Rinsed spinach in white colander on towel and wooden table
07/29/2017
Deficient? Are You Sure? It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron... read more
fork in salad with overlay reading "Season's Greetings"
12/22/2014
So you just decided that you’re going to stick to a plant-based diet to better your health and the health of the planet. Good for you! I did the same thing a couple of years ago. I now get emails... read more
Man chopping vegetables on his kitchen table
02/09/2019
It seems that everyday consumers are inundated with an array of new fad diets. There are new rules, new requirements, new superfoods, new banned products. And to make matters more confusing, the... read more
Rinsed spinach in white colander on towel and wooden table
07/29/2017
Deficient? Are You Sure? It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron... read more
fork in salad with overlay reading "Season's Greetings"
12/22/2014
So you just decided that you’re going to stick to a plant-based diet to better your health and the health of the planet. Good for you! I did the same thing a couple of years ago. I now get emails... read more