What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Vegan: Is It Healthy?

Veganism is at an all-time high in the U.S., with 6 percent of American adults choosing to embrace a vegan diet or lifestyle according to a Top Trends in Prepared Foods report. This may not seem like a high figure but is significantly greater than the 1 percent of the U.S. population who were vegans in 2014.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Serving Up a Vegan Burger or Genetic Roulette?

Not all plant-based meat alternatives are created equal.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

Is a Plant-Based Keto Diet Right for You?

A scientific study published in the Nutrition Journal showed that people who ate the plant-based way had an easier time losing weight than those who didn’t, according to Today. They also decreased their risk of developing heart disease. The Keto Diet is very popular these days and some people are choosing to do Keto the plant-based way.

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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+.

Do You Have to Combine Plant Proteins at a Meal?

All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth, and vitamins from the plants and micro-organisms that grow from it.

The calcium in a cow’s milk (and in her 200-pound skeleton) came from all the plants she ate, which drew it up from the soil. We can cut out the middle-moo, though, and get calcium directly from the plants.

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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.

Hold the Beef. Hong Kong's Green Monday Movement Builds a Flexitarian Globe

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

Plant-Based is Not the Same as Vegetarian

Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this disease or its progression?” in an article published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

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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.

Easy 2-Ingredient Turmeric Bombs to Fight Inflammation

By Natural Blaze

Inflammation is considered one of the most formidable causes of disease! Quell the pain and inflammation with your own DIY supplement superfood. Try these easy and sweet 2-ingredient turmeric bombs.

We would like to offer one important suggestion! If you can stomach it – add as much black pepper as possible.

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Passionate about natural health, food freedom, organic living, alternative medicine, and wellness, Natural Blaze provides free health news, remedies, recipes, wellness, and homesteading tips.

Hungry for Health? Try These Pre-Exercise Treats

Belly up to the bar before banishing your belly at the gym. No workout is going to give you the results you want if you're not properly hydrated and fueled to make it through in top form.

Here are some healthy pre-workout snacks to add to your repertoire.

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A former cubicle dweller with a passion for healthy living, I'll make any excuse to get outside. When I'm not on the basketball court you'll find me whipping up a new concoction in the kitchen. Find more great health content, discover www.HealthListed.com

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Veganism is at an all-time high in the U.S., with 6 percent of American adults choosing to embrace a vegan diet or lifestyle according to a Top Trends in Prepared Foods report. This may not seem... read more
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06/27/2019
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A scientific study published in the Nutrition Journal showed that people who ate the plant-based way had an easier time losing weight than those who didn’t, according to Today. They... read more
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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
Three containers of combined plant proteins in vegetarian meals.
01/16/2019
All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth,... read more
Assortment of green fruits and vegetables on wooden table.
04/06/2018
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02/27/2018
Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this disease or its progression?” in... read more
Black ceramic bowl filled with powdered turmeric
01/12/2018
By Natural Blaze Inflammation is considered one of the most formidable causes of disease! Quell the pain and inflammation with your own DIY supplement superfood. Try these easy and... read more
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10/10/2017
Belly up to the bar before banishing your belly at the gym. No workout is going to give you the results you want if you're not properly hydrated and fueled to make it through in top form. Here are... read more

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A blue plate with tiles spelling the word VEGAN
11/05/2020
Veganism is at an all-time high in the U.S., with 6 percent of American adults choosing to embrace a vegan diet or lifestyle according to a Top Trends in Prepared Foods report. This may not seem... read more
wooden casino roulette wheel
02/19/2020
Not all plant-based meat alternatives are created equal. For years the vegans among us have chomped down on black bean burgers and seitan chicken balls, alternatively feasting on Tofurky breast... read more
fresh vegetables spilling out of paper bag onto marble countertop
06/27/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
A scientific study published in the Nutrition Journal showed that people who ate the plant-based way had an easier time losing weight than those who didn’t, according to Today. They... 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
Three containers of combined plant proteins in vegetarian meals.
01/16/2019
All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth,... read more
Assortment of green fruits and vegetables on wooden table.
04/06/2018
Bite-Sized Change After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the... read more
Pile of colorful vegetables spilling across wooden table
02/27/2018
Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this disease or its progression?” in... read more
Black ceramic bowl filled with powdered turmeric
01/12/2018
By Natural Blaze Inflammation is considered one of the most formidable causes of disease! Quell the pain and inflammation with your own DIY supplement superfood. Try these easy and... read more
Shirtless male torso and hand holding fruit and vegetables
10/10/2017
Belly up to the bar before banishing your belly at the gym. No workout is going to give you the results you want if you're not properly hydrated and fueled to make it through in top form. Here are... read more

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