Plant-Based Diet

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Plant-Based Starter Shopping Guide

Making sure you have the right ingredients in your kitchen when starting (and maintaining) a plant-based lifestyle is essential to making delicious food at home and sticking to your plant-based goals. [more…]

Plant-Based Eating When You're Out and About

When planning your day of plant-based eating out, you ideally want to think about how you can choose a balance of meals that offer your body enough variety to keep you satisfied and full. These options [more…]

Maintaining Your Positive Plant-Based Attitude and Energy

The process of transitioning to a plant-based diet can be as big or small a deal as you want to make it. It's just about how you approach it and want to make it happen. You have to have a desire to eat [more…]

Plant-Based Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

What's great about a plant-based diet is that it's not just a diet — it's a lifestyle. As such, it encompasses many different aspects of your life, and it can be hard to remember everything you want to [more…]

10 Bad Things about Eating Meat

There is no doubt that eating meat creates health concerns not only for consumers but also for the environment and (of course) the farmed animals, and it’s unfortunate that people overlook so many of these [more…]

10 Plant-Based Beauty Treatments to Use on Your Skin

Did you know that any good commercial beauty product likely contains extracts of plant-based whole foods? If you look at the ingredients closely, you’ll see them — maybe hidden between all the other [more…]

10 Plant-Based Foods That Boost Your Immunity

The plant world contains a natural army of foods that are ready to fight — infections, that is! Getting a steady supply of the following foods helps you build up immunity so that, when that cold comes [more…]

10 Foods That Are Surprisingly Not Plant-Based

Don’t be fooled — some non-plant-based foods present themselves as plant-based. Look closely at labels on these innocent-looking foods, and you may find ingredients you don’t want in your body. Some of [more…]

What Does Plant-Based Mean?

Eating a plant-based diet simply means eating more plants. No matter where you are, or what you eat right now, you can eat more plants (everyone can). Of course, your goal should be to eat predominantly [more…]

The Basics of a Plant-Based Diet

A core of foods makes up a plant-based diet. Making sure that you really understand them is key for a strong foundational knowledge that you can continuously build upon. You’ll find so many wonderful foods [more…]

Appreciate the Power of Greens in a Plant-Based Diet

The earth isn’t half green for no reason! You were meant to eat greens. In fact, half of your plate at mealtime and at least half of what you eat daily from the plant world should be green. [more…]

Focus on Quality, not Quantity When Eating a Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based diet is not about how much you eat; it’s about what you eat. In fact, the amount you eat is irrelevant. This may shock you, given that most diets are so focused on portion size, calories, [more…]

Common Questions and Answers about a Plant-Based Diet

As with anything new, considering a plant-based diet can bring up all sorts of questions and concerns. Here are five of the most common questions about taking up a plant-based diet. [more…]

A Quick Guide to Making Plant-Based Part of Your Everyday Life

You can start with simple ways to make eating plant-based foods easy and noninvasive to your existing diet. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started today: [more…]

Fiber and a Plant-Based Diet

You can never see enough commercials telling you to eat more fiber; American society lacks fiber. It’s from not only the processed food but also the meat and dairy that the average North American eats, [more…]

Eating According to a Plant-Based Food Guide

You’ve probably seen some version of a food guide — a graphic representation of food categories divided into segments. The more space a food group takes up, the more you’re supposed to eat of it to maintain [more…]

Feeling Good while Eating a Plant-Based Diet

Although it sounds simple, feeling good is really important. When you don’t feel good, all other aspects of your life get out of balance — you can’t be your optimal self, either personally or professionally [more…]

Fighting Cancer with a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based diets are effective against cancer because they’re jam-packed with phytonutrients — the chemicals in plants that help prevent disease and infection. The more of them you eat, the better you [more…]

Fighting Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet

Diabetes is becoming one of the leading diseases and causes of death in North America. With fast food, sugary snacks, and soda pop easily available, it’s no wonder that this blood-sugar disorder has become [more…]

Fighting Heart Disease and Hypertension with a Plant-Based Diet

When it comes to heart health, a plant-based diet is really the only way to go. Because animal-based foods are loaded with fat and cholesterol that build up in arteries, causing high blood pressure and [more…]

Fighting Osteoporosis with a Plant-Based Diet

Osteoporosis is the deterioration of bone mass in the body. This can happen as a result of aging, lifestyle, and diet, and many people have grown up thinking that a glass of milk will prevent osteoporosis [more…]

Health Conditions that Benefit from a Plant-Based Diet

The nutrients available in plant-based foods can drastically improve your health, no matter which disease you’re suffering from or trying to prevent. Plants are nature’s medicine! In case you need more [more…]

Protein in the Plant-Based World

Protein. You eat a lot of it so you can get big muscles, right? But wait, can you only get enough protein if you eat meat? Most people think they understand protein and that it’s pretty straightforward [more…]

Protein Sources to Avoid in a Plant-Based Diet

If you’re committed to eating a plant-based diet, you probably won’t be getting your protein from animal sources. However, you may be wondering why plant-based sources are so much better. [more…]

How to Get Enough of the Right Carbs in a Plant-Based Diet

Ancient grains are some of the oldest foods on the planet. They’ve been used for thousands of years and are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, which help curb appetite. These grains also contain [more…]

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