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Concerned about getting enough calcium and nutrients on a vegan diet? Medical experts share advice how to get plant-based calcium and which supplements are advised (like B12). We’ll learn about a variety of grains and how to prepare them, plant-based protein sources, natural sweetener options, and even alkaline-forming foods.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet: why do we always hear “Eat like a rainbow?” Each fruit and veggie offers a different assortment of phytonutrients (nutrients from plants). By eating a diet packed with a variety of fruits and veggies, we can get a complete range of these powerful plant compounds that [...]
Harvard University’s School of Public Health has created its own “Healthy Eating Plate.” The Harvard plate supports more plant-based calcium foods such as dark leafy greens (especially kale) and beans instead of relying primarily on dairy products. The Harvard plate also promotes the consumption of whole grains, plant-based fats, and vegetables. We’re glad to see support from Harvard for plant-based sources of calcium!
This article was contributed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Dr. Fuhrman is a best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine. Learn more by visiting his website at DrFuhrman.comand his blog at Diseaseproof.com, and following Dr. Fuhrman on Facebook andTwitter. One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts [...]
These chewy, brown morsels are full of phytonutrients – plant-based compounds that deliver positive health effects. Numerous scientific studies have shown that shiitake phytonutrients can help regulate our immune system, improve our cardiovascular health, and protect us from cancer. Read on to learn more about these delicious and healthful shiitake mushrooms!
Are you new to a plant-based diet? Or maybe just looking for some new plant-based recipe ideas? Let’s get to know our grains! Whole grains can add depth and texture to create super yummy plant-based recipes. You may find that changing up the grains can add a whole new flavor to some of your favorite recipes!
“Grains are a great source of nutritional support. Whole grains are one of the best sources of dietary fiber. They are an excellent source of the B-vitamin complex. Incorporating more good quality grains into your diet helps balance your body and your life.” Alex Jamieson is the author of The Great American Detox Diet and Vegan [...]
According to Dr. Ragnar Berg, a Swedish nutritionist and Nobel Prize winner, we should be eating about 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods at each meal. Why does it matter? Dr. Berg’s research suggested that disease cannot live in an alkaline environment. He was the first scientist to discover the importance of [...]
Flax seeds are amazing. These tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. Two common varieties are the brown and golden flax seeds, and the nutritional content seems to vary slightly depending on the variety. According the nutritional information from the Nature’s Path brand of organic brown flax seeds, two tablespoons contain 4 grams of protein, 5 [...]