Shiitake Mushrooms and Phytonutrients

Shiitake mushrooms are full of phytonutrients – plant-based compounds that deliver positive health effects.   Numerous scientific studies have shown that shiitake mushroom phytonutrients can help regulate our immune system, improve…

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Basics for a Plant-Based Diet: Get to Know Your Grains

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!

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Kamut: Rediscovering an Ancient Grain in Modern Society

I made a discovery a few months ago that would transform my meals forever: I found a super yummy ancient grain called Kamut khorasan wheat… it’s an ancient grain with tons of protein and a delicious nutty taste!

Originally cultivated thousands of years ago in Egypt, I found Kamut at my local store while I was searching for new grains to supplement my veggie plates.

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Dr. Neal Barnard: Weightloss on a Vegan Diet

Physician, nutrition researcher, author, and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard is a vegetarian and a leading proponent of a plant-based diet. Dr. Barnard spoke to our Yummy Plants reporter about his latest book, 21- Day Weight Loss Kickstart. The Kickstart is an easy weightloss plan using a vegan diet. Dr. Barnard found that participants on the vegan diet burned 16% more calories in the after-meal period than those who were on a traditional diet!

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Amazing Asparagus!

Spring has sprung! And that means the return of asparagus, one of our favorite spring veggies. Asparagus is a very special veggie – it gets 50% of its calories from protein! Guest blogger and Nutrition Educator, Kimberly Hanley, is sharing her thoughts about this vitamin packed vegetable.

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