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New Study Links Processed Meat Consumption With Breast Cancer

A new study from the University of Glasgow has discovered that women between the ages of 40-69 who eat three pieces of bacon a week have a higher chance of developing breast cancer. The study analysed the results from 273,466 British women to make the link, stating that eating nine grams of processed meat a week (the equivalent of three pieces of bacon), ups a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer by 20%. The study also found that even by consuming less than 9 grams of processed meats, you still increase your risk by 15%. Naveed Sattar, co-author of...

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New Study Reinforces That Consuming Red Meat Increases Cancer Risk

For a long time now red meat has been linked to cancer. The warning has yet to find a mainstream spot in food health conversations. However, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, have dug deeper into this connection and found out exactly why red meat dramatically increases the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis. The research identified a gene in animals called CMAH, which causes a certain sugar to form. This sugar triggers inflammation in the people who, down the line, eat the animal with this gene. Increased inflammation then leads to the development of tumors and arthritis, as...

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Obesity and Diabetes Cause 800,000 Cases of Cancer a Year, Study Finds

New research out of Imperial College London points to a high body mass index (BMI) and type-2 diabetes as the sources of nearly six percent of all cancers across the globe — nearly 800,000 cases of cancer a year, according to the researchers. The research, published in the recent issue of the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, found that higher BMIs and type-2 diabetes were particularly prevalent among cancer cases in Western countries. It’s the first research to link diabetes to increased risk of cancer. “While obesity has been associated with cancer for some time, the link between...

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New Study Suggests Soy Consumption Could Help Fight Breast Cancer

The effect of soy on health has been a hotly debated topic for some time. However, a new study has claimed that a compound found in soy could help prevent the development of breast cancer. Researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed whether a property found in soy products could affect breast cancer development. Ultimately, this could reconfigure therapies used to treat cancers. Why soybeans? The popular legume contains a high protein level similar to that of meat. It is also high in calcium and iron and can improve heart health. Genistein is also found in soy. Genistein is...

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Whole Milk Consumption Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Men suffering from prostate cancer should avoid whole milk, says new research out of the University of California, San Francisco. The research, published in the November 6 issue of the journal The Prostate, found that of more than 1,300 men participating in the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Research Endeavor study over the course twelve years, the men who reported drinking whole milk four or more times per week experienced an 80 percent increased risk of recurrence compared with men who drank milk infrequently or not at all. The researchers also noticed a correlation with body mass index (BMI)...

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High Fiber Diets Dramatically Cut Risk of Death from Bowel Cancer, Study Claims

According to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a new study published in JAMA Oncology has suggested that increased fiber in an individual’s diet can reduce the risk of them dying from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer, or bowel cancer, is the third most common cancer to be diagnosed among both men and women in the US. It is also the third leading cause of death in women and the second leading cause of death in men. Participants in the study all had pre-existing colorectal cancer, and in order to monitor the impact of a high fiber diet, their previous...

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Doctors Encourage Rugby Star to Stay on Vegan Diet Amid Cancer Battle

In his recently publicized battle with testicular cancer, London Irish rugby star Darren Dawidiuk says his switch to a vegan diet is helping his recovery and he plans to get back in the game as soon as doctors give him the go ahead. “The doctors have already noticed the benefits of me being on a vegan diet and they are encouraging me to keep it up and continue with my training,” he explained to BBC Sport. That’s right — Dawidiuk, 30, is training during his cancer treatment. The hooker has yet to get on the field with the London...

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Eating Purple Sweet Potato Shown to Reduce Bowel Cancer Risk by 75%

The disease-combating effects of a plant based diet is already well documented within the progressive medical field, and the diet is even advised by a leading cancer support website. Showing off the power of vegetables, a study at New Zealand’s Auckland University has suggested that eating purple-fleshed sweet potatoes reduces the risk of developing colon cancer by a staggering 75%. Dr. Khalid Asadi, an Iraqi/Kiwi researcher, discovered the purple variety of this sweet root vegetable could prevent colorectal cancer when fed in various forms to mice. Another recent study uncovered that a vegan diet can cure cancer in mice. This research was...

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Leading Cancer Support Site Recommends Vegan Diet

Mesothelioma is an extremely rare type of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos. Just 14,000 people globally will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and it is often misdiagnosed by medical professionals and thus mistreated. The website Mesothelioma.net has helped more than 1,000 patients suffering from the rare cancer since it launched more than 15 years ago. It specifically works with a large population of veterans with mesothelioma. And now, the website is recommending people suffering from the disease may benefit from a shift to a plant-based vegan diet. “One of the most compelling findings from modern...

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New Study Shows Vegan Diet Helps to Cure Cancer in Mice

Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has recently uncovered more on the cancer-fighting power of a plant-based diet. In this study, specifically, researchers found that vegan food could transform lethal breast cancer in mice into a treatable form. Simply, this data suggests that removing meat and other animal products from one’s diet can reduce the potency of breast cancer AND that one ingredient, in particular, may be the key. Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., D.O., professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences spoke about the significance of this research, particularly for more aggressive forms of breast cancer. ER-negative breast cancer...

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Experts Propose Vegan Diet to Combat Cancer

Top scientists and clinicians from various fields of cancer research, united this September at the Rethinking Cancer conference held at Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute in France. The conference focussed primarily on the role of diet and metabolism in cancer control. This included angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels that promote cancer. Conference speaker and Harvard graduate William Li has stated that angiogenesis is the “hallmark of cancer – every type of cancer”. Angiogenesis inhibitors can come in the form of drugs, however, due to the costly nature of these, science has turned its attention to how diet can be...

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Link Between Meat and Cancer Discovered 100 Years Ago but Ignored by Government

Nutrition expert and author of The China Study, T. Colin Campbell, has recently published the first in a series of pieces detailing the ways in which we have ignored scientific research linking nutrition and cancer. The researcher, who was part of the widely discredited National Academy of Science report ‘Diet, Nutrition and Cancer’ in 1982, is publishing this series as a way of presenting some of his unreleased work from the 1980s. The paper originally comprised of over 60 pages and was a result of a vast amount of research conducted by Campbell to try and understand why the...

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‘Orange is the New Pink’ Breast Cancer Initiative Recommends Veggies Over Ribbons

Right now it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, many women take to wearing pink ribbons on their chest, having made a donation to breast cancer research. However, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are suggesting that women switch the pink ribbons for orange veggies this year, with their new initiative Orange is the New Pink. PCRM suggest that consuming foods rich in carotenoids will leave women much less likely to develop breast cancer than wearing a pink ribbon will. ‘Carotenoids,’ says PCRM ‘are colourful pigments found in plant that provide an ample supply of...

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Time Magazine Advises a Plant Based Diet to Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Time Magazine has recommended that a plant-based diet is the best diet for people who are fighting breast cancer. The magazine has suggested that alongside good sleep, exercise, yoga and meditation, ‘[e]ating well through treatment is also helpful.’ Aside from the physical benefits to be gained, a plant-based diet has often been reported to increase a person’s happiness, give them more energy and overall leave them feeling more positive. As Time notes, it’s just as important to look after your mental health as it is your physical health when battling cancer. Patridge of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has said...

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Campaign to Reduce Bowel Cancer Deaths Urges People Toward a Vegan Diet

‘Meat Free Week’ in Australia runs from 18-24th September and the campaign, which is run by Bowel Cancer Australia, raises awareness of the risks of eating meat by challenging people to have a meat free week. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics has found that the average Australian consumes 27.9kg of pork per year and around 27.9kg of beef per person every year. The World Cancer Research Fund found that the  risk of bowel cancer increases by 17% per 100g of red meat consumed each day and that risk of bowel cancer increases by 18% per 50g of processed...

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New Studies Show Plant Based Diet Reduces Risk Of Cancer & Heart Disease

Two separate studies have shown the increasing benefits of plant based foods for combating two of the biggest global killers, heart disease and cancer. The first study published by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund reviewed 99 scientific studies from around the world comprising more than 29 million people. They reviewed diet, weight and lifestyle and the impact it has on colorectal (bowel) cancer and found that eating wholegrains and dietary fibre reduces the risk of colorectal cancer whereas consuming red meat and/or processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is...

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Children’s Hospital Ditches Cancer Causing Hot Dogs From Menu Thanks To PCRM Initiative

A children’s hospital in Arkansas has removed cancer causing hot dogs from it’s menu recognising the serious health risks associated with eating them.  Earlier this year, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) wrote to the CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital and also embarked on an advertising campaign urging the hospital to protect patients from #HazardousHotDogs. As the PCRM campaign highlighted hot dogs are the number 1 choking hazard for children, they are directly linked to higher rates of colon cancer and have been designated by the WHO as “carcinogenic to humans“. PCRM have been advising medical professionals and...

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Dr Neal Barnard Talks Cancer And Why We Must Ditch Hot Dogs For Good

With apologies to apple pie, nothing says American more than the hot dog. From concession stands to school cafeterias, hot dogs have become such a standard in the American society that they even have their own month (July), and the volume at which Americans are consuming them is staggering. During peak hot dog eating season from Memorial Day to Labor Day alone, 818 hot dogs are consumed every second, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Yet one group is hoping to end America’s dangerous tryst with the hot dog by pushing children’s hospitals to ditch hot...

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Dairy Milk Sales to Drop 11% in Western Europe as Consumers Continue to Choose Plant-Based Milk

A recent report by global market researchers Mintel estimates dairy milk popularity will drop 11% in Western Europe by 2020. The report comes as plant-based milk sales rose 19.1% over the past year in Europe. Vegan milk sales in the U.S. also rose by 61% in the past five years. With a declining demand for dairy products, the number of dairy herds has dropped, too. UK government statistics show that during the decades between 1995 and 2015, the number of farmed dairy cows decreased by 700,000, as an estimated 10 million people ditched dairy from their diet. Between 2014 and...

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Waitrose Introduces New Vegan Options as Part of ‘Good Health’ Range

Kicking off the year with a healthy start, luxury supermarket Waitrose has announced some new products making their way onto shelves, and they are completely vegan. In the on-the-go options, Waitrose has included two new vegan sandwiches: Vegan Mean Greens, and Sweet Potato and Chipotle. The supermarket is also beginning to offer Mushroom and Miso Stir Fry Bites which as well as sounding delicious are also labeled vegan! In addition to this, as part of the Good Health range, Waitrose will sell meat products that have hidden veggies and legumes. Pork sausages that have a hearty portion of butternut squash and...

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Huge New Vegan Mexican Restaurant Launches in Major Canadian City

A new, plant-based Mexican eatery will soon be joining Toronto’s Financial District. The “vibrant, feel-good vegan Mexican restaurant” will finally come to fruition after having been contemplated for over a decade. The 136-seat venue (titled ‘Rosalinda’) was imagined by vegans Max Rimaldi and Jamie Cook of Pizzeria Libretto. Cook said: “We’re excited to be opening Rosalinda at a time when people are more open than ever to incorporating meatless dining into their lives.” He certainly has a point. Veganism has continued to climb to new heights as awareness on the health benefits of plant-based eating grows. Public venues like hospitals and...

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Vegan Milk Brand Forced to Expand Facilities to Keep Up With Demand

This week, Starbucks released vegan oat milk in their stores due to consumer preference. Now, vegan milk company Oatly has been pushed to expand their manufacturing facilities due to their “growing demand”. The independent, plant-based business told LIVEKINDLY that even though the stock is arriving in the UK weekly, products are rapidly selling out. While many consumers love Oatly for its taste, the milk alternative also demonstrates strong health and environmental values, which may explain its’ popularity across the globe. The oat drinks are created with GMO-free Swedish oats and are entirely vegan, furthering Oatly’s pledge to deliver products with “maximum nutritional...

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Will.i.am Hints That he Went Vegan for the Animals and Joins the #VEGANG

After making headlines recently regarding his dramatic weight loss and improved health following the adoption of a plant based diet, Black Eyed Peas lead and the Voice judge Will.i.am has now shared his own voice on the matter. (Well, Tweet) The star took to Twitter earlier today (Jan 5) with a rather symbolic message. ‘No’ chicken, eggs, fish, crabs, chickens (again), turkeys, ducks, cows, pigs, squid, and shrimp. Will ended the Tweet with a ‘#Vgang’, a term (and now part of the Ethcs clothing brand) created by ethical vegan athlete Timothy Shieff. Although it was reported that Will.i.am reported that became vegan for health, his...

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Will.i.am Credits Vegan Diet for Improved Health And Dramatic Weight Loss

Black Eyed Peas lead and the Voice judge Will.i.am recently shared that he’d started following a vegan diet. After a recent struggle with weight gain and poor health, the singer decided it was time to make a change. The star reported that he weighed roughly 15 stone (210 pounds) after filming for the Voice. He said going vegan was what helped him get back where he wanted to be, healthwise. “After we finished filming in December I went home, I became vegan, I biked to work and I lost 15lb.” However, this wasn’t just about weight loss but rather his overall health....

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Vegan Doctor Launches Cookbook to Help Reverse Diabetes

Dr. Neal Barnard, of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), has just announced the release of a new vegan cookbook next month, designed to provide readers with knowledge and recipes to help reverse and prevent diabetes. Barnard said in a tweet “I’m so excited to announce that I’m teaming up with @dreenaburton on a brand new cookbook with 150 delicious, plant-based recipes that can help you beat type 2 diabetes!” This book, called “Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes” will be available for purchase from the 27th of February. You can find it here. Type 2 diabetes...

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7 Easy Tips for Creating a Vegan Friendly Fridge This New Year

So ‘go vegan’ is your New Year’s resolution, but you just don’t know how to get going? Well, the beginning is a very good place to start and, as I’m sure Julie Andrews would agree, every great journey in life commences with opening the door to the fridge. Here’s a handy guide to address those niggling worries at the back of your head and have your fridge fully veganized in no time. 7 Easy Tips for Creating a Vegan Friendly Fridge This New Year ‘What about milk? I need my morning cappuccino, I can’t eat dry Weetos!’ Don’t panic!...

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Sky News Challenges Vegan Myths in Support of the Lifestyle

In a new feature named The rise of the vegans – Are we falling out of love with meat?, Ceren Senkul of Sky News has encouraged people to give plant based eating a try. The article links the rise of veganism across the globe with the rise of the internet, stating that ‘the internet means people can share videos, photos, articles, opinions and recipes with virtually anyone who happens to stumble across their page. It means that you cannot escape hearing news stories about heart disease and cancer.’ It also busts myths that have always surrounded veganism, such as...

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Vegan Doctor Launches 3-Month ‘Healing America’ Tour

Starting on January 20th, vegan doctor and health pioneer T. Colin Campbell will be touring the United States with one simple goal… to help heal the country and teach people about the (many) benefits of a plant-based vegan diet. The Healing America tour begins January 20 and continues through March 24, with stops in Tampa Bay, Fla., Long Island, Atlanta, Houston, San Diego, and St. Louis. Folks can even sign up for text updates on specific locations the tour will be hitting. Joining Dr. T. Colin Campbell is his son, PlantPure Founder and President, Nelson Campbell. To many, Dr....

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A Vegan Guide to 13 Unusual Ingredients in Plant-Based Recipes

If you’re a newbie to the wide and wonderful world of veganism – or simply veg-curious and have been browsing though recipes for food inspiration – chances are, you’re unfamiliar with some (or many) of the unusual (yet amazing) ingredients required. You can find simple recipes to help start your journey and you certainly don’t have to eat these 13 things – but they are commonly associated with a vegetarian/vegan diet and are often required (and very useful) when replacing animal products. So – if you’re lost or inquisitive – this helpful guide is for you! A Guide to...

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People In The UK Are Now Eating 50 Percent Less Beef

According to a new report by ReportLinker, folks in the UK are eating half the beef and veal they did in 1975, with a steady decrease almost every single year since then. In addition to this, the report showed that sales of vegetables and bags of mixed vegetables have steadily increased. ReportLinker, a market research company, has compiled these figures which show that more people are getting protein and other nutrients from plant based sources. It goes on to explain: “Household expenditures on Soya and other novel protein products have shot up significantly since the mid-1990s compared to what they...

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15 Side Effects You Might Experience When Going Vegan

Thinking of going vegan? The lifestyle is known to impact many areas of living, including the way your body functions. Whilst everyone’s experience will differ, here are 15 common side effects of going vegan. 15 Side Effects You Might Experience When Going Vegan 1. Increased Energy Those opting for a vegan diet frequently report an increase in energy. Recently, we have seen a surge of athletes turning to veganism to improve their physical ability and stamina. Vegan foods such as bananas, avocados, hummus, brown rice, and nuts are all great options for increasing energy levels. 2. Lower Cholesterol A systematic...

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Vegan Mayo Demand Set for Rapid Growth Due to Public Health Concerns

Another vegan market is set to reach new heights, as revealed in a recent report. The vegan mayonnaise market is expected to “Grow Exponentially” in coming years, due to a “growing health consciousness among the consumers”. This change is welcomed, particularly in a society where health problems do not appear to be slowing down. For instance, in 2010, a huge 35.7% of American people over 20 years old were classified as obese. The rates were lower (at 30.5%) a decade prior. Additionally, a “large number” of children also struggle with obesity, leading to multiple health conditions including hypertension and...

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6 Nutrition Must-Knows for Vegans (and Everyone Else)

Whether you’re a longtime vegan, you’ve newly joined the team or you’re just interested in plant based nutrition, look no further. Regardless of eating vegan or not, it’s always important to know what you’re putting into your body, so that you can function at your absolute best. Here are a few things to keep in mind when filling your plate. 6 Nutrition Must-Knows for Vegans (and Everyone Else) 1. Protein A common buzzword in recent years, and understandably so. Protein is vital for building and repairing tissues, and a component in every cell in the body. Adult females typically need...

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‘Certified Organic’ Means Next to Nothing to Farm Animals

Farm animals today don’t have it so good. For most, life is unthinkable torture in the most literal sense–wings and tails docked without anesthesia, living in hot, crammed, and stench-filled sheds along with thousands of others. Babies torn from their mothers just hours after birth, and the unmistakable screams of their fellow prisoners as they meet their inevitable fate on the slaughter line. This is how most livestock animals live and die, never mind the bucolic images still plastered all over meat, milk, and egg labels, or the meaningless unregulated claims like “cage-free”, “natural”, or “grass-fed”.  More than 55...

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Veggie Grill Launches New Vegan Winter Menu

Veggie Grill, the popular west-coast vegan fast casual chain, has launched its seasonal winter menu, bringing new meaning to comfort food. The wide-ranging seasonal menu offers diners a Meatballs and Polenta Bowl, XX Fire-Roasted Chikin’ Burrito, Southeast Asian Lettuce Wraps, a Lucky Star Burger featuring the meatless Beyond Burger patty that “bleeds” like conventional burgers, a Chikin’ Milanese Salad, Southern Spicy Fried Chikin’ Butternut Velvet Soup, Turkey Dinner Sandwich, and a mini Pumpkin Bundt Cake. “Jingle bells or dinner bell? 🔔 Either way, we’re ringing in the holidays with our NEW Winter Menu, starting today!” the chain wrote on...

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Eating More Greens May Improve Memory, According to Research

New research has revealed that eating one serving of leafy greens each day is linked to decreased memory loss and helps to “keep the brain more youthful”. In fact, the measured difference between those who consumed leafy greens, such as spinach, and those who did not, was an impressive 11 years, measured in cognitive thinking. The longitudinal study spanned several years and examined 960 volunteers, at an average age of 81 years old. The participants completed food questionnaires and annual cognitive assessments. It was suggested that those who followed a more plant-based diet showed a slower rate of decline on...

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Vegan ‘Nutella’ Lipsticks Launched by Cruelty Free Beauty Brand

Beauty Bakerie, a beauty brand that mixes the goodness of bakeries with makeup, has released a sweet product that’s going to have lots of people ready to eat their lipstick. Called “Nude-tella,” Beauty Bakerie’s new Nutella-inspired lipsticks are just in time for the holidays. And best of all, these lipsticks are all vegan and smudge-free. A post shared by Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Brand (@beautybakeriemakeup) on Dec 10, 2017 at 2:36pm PST Cashmere Nicole, the founder of Beauty Bakerie, is enthusiastic about her animal-free, cruelty-free product, as well as the brand she’s built. “I wanted to create a brand that...

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Vegan Diet Endorsed by American Diabetes Association

A vegan diet rich in whole foods — mainly fresh fruits, vegetables, and plant-based proteins including beans, grains, nuts, and seeds, can help to mitigate the onset and effects of type-2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association says in its 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The comprehensive report cites 35 studies pointing to the benefits of a plant-based diet, and also notes that doctors and nutritionists should “always” include “education on lifestyle management.” According to the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, “A plant-based diet can prevent, reverse, and manage diabetes.” The group recommends the elimination of animal and...

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Environmental Group Says “Go Vegan” for the Planet This Christmas

What’s going to be under your Christmas tree this year? Chances are Santa isn’t bringing you any heaping piles of meat. But in case he does, this organization wants to encourage you to give it up. For the planet, of course.  “Meat and dairy are big climate change offenders,” says the British climate organization 10:10. “This Christmas we’re inviting you to take the plant-powered pledge. Cook a plant-based meal and use it as an opportunity to talk to friends or family about climate change. We’ll send you exclusive recipes from the UK’s hottest plant-based chefs that won’t leave anyone...

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Meat Tax to Cover Cost of Health Epidemics ‘Inevitable’, Claim Experts

An introduction of a meat tax is “inevitable”, the Guardian reports, due to rising awareness of its heavy impact on the environment and on human health. ‘Sin taxes’ have previously been placed on other “harmful products” in order to reduce consumption. Currently, the average household’s intake of meat exceeds recommended amounts which is leading to public health problems and environmental issues. Jeremy Coller, founder of Fairr (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) explains that the taxation would be necessary to “cover the true cost of human epidemics like obesity, diabetes and cancer”. He also noted climate change, antibiotic resistance...

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9 Reasons Vegetarians Should Make the Switch to Veganism

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s likely that the idea of veganism has crossed your mind once or twice. But veganism seems so… extreme. And you could never give up cheese, right? These are common thoughts, for sure. But if you’re toying with the idea, here are 9 important reasons you should ditch dairy and animal products, for good. 9 Reasons Vegetarians Should Make the Switch to Veganism 1. Cruelty to Animals Even if you aren’t an animal lover, most people disagree with cruelty to animals, which is a great reason to ditch meat. But unfortunately, many people are unaware...

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Tim McGraw Shares Emotional Vegan Story (#TheRestOfOurLife)

Three-time Grammy Award winning country music star Tim McGraw shared an emotional fan video of a cancer survivor story to his Facebook page today as part of a hashtag trending based on McGraw’s hit 2017 duet album with his wife, five-time Grammy Award winner, Faith Hill, The Rest of Our Life. Fans are using #TheRestofOurLife to tell their marriage and relationship stories. In the video, the couple tells the story of how they met in 2011 and quickly fell in love. But soon after, they found out that Rob was facing a serious cancer battle — stage-4 colorectal cancer that had...

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Vegans Are Blamed for Hindering the Sales of Pepperoni

A recent 81-page report on the Global Pepperoni Food Market has named the “Growing adoption of veganism” as a major factor hindering market growth for the processed meat. Press Release site MilTech discuss this finding, explaining that the “steep growth in the population of vegan consumers” worldwide is impacting the meat industry, due to an “increasing ethical stand and campaigns against animal slaughtering”. Additionally, “rising health-awareness” plays a role. The growing wave of plant-based eaters also prefer “consuming ethically prepared foods”. Demand for meat appears to be dwindling, while the interest in vegan meat substitutes is ever-growing, even seeming...

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France Looks to Introduce Vegan School Lunches as a “Matter of Education”

Plant-based eating could be sweeping through a most unlikely school system. In a recent interview with publication L’Obs, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot stated that French schools should implement a 100% plant-based menu at least once a week. He revealed that he intends to introduce the policy shortly, as he considers meat-free eating a “matter of education”. French publication Club Sandwich reports that some schools in the South West of France have already tested plant-based menus, which opens “the possibility of choosing a menu without meat every day”. According to the publication, these movements follow a pledge taken by the...

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Vegan US Senator Cory Booker Enjoys Impossible Burgers Between Charity Work

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is no stranger to the vegan community– the former Newark mayor announced his plan to go vegan for a year back in 2014, and hasn’t looked back. “When you find yourself trying to avoid the truth about something because it’s inconvenient, because you know it doesn’t align with your values and your moral compass … I wasn’t living my truth,” he told Philly.com. Now, three years later, Senator Booker is still an enthusiastic and apparently pretty woke vegan — he’s Tweeting about his recent #vegan Impossible Burger sesh and how it led him to...

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Vegan Alternatives Favoured by Companies Creating Probiotic Products for Kids

Once upon a time, it was commonly fed to children, that in order to grow up big and strong, your bones need milk and cheese and all things dairy. However, this is no longer the common belief amongst many doctors. Due to the galactose present in milk, the consumption of the white stuff is actually now associated with cancer, hip fractures, and premature death. So, it seems that dairy is not actually bone or kid or anyone friendly after all. These findings are reflected in the supermarkets with a notable absence of probiotic dairy products aimed at children. Parents...

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Vegan Diet Could Prevent 8 Out of 10 Leading Causes of Death, Doctors Claim

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has evaluated the current diseases and conditions most likely to end peoples lives in the US. The chief of the CDC’s Morality Statistics Branch, Bob Anderson, explained that such a report is necessary to “create a society where we live as long as we can, as healthy as we can”. Conditions such as Heart Disease and Cancer top the list, with Alzheimer’s and Diabetes, amongst others, following closely behind. Anderson believes that gathering this data can help in determining how to prevent these diseases. Medical professionals such as Dr...

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90% of Adults Risk Chronic Diseases By Not Eating Enough Fruit & Veg

According to a new study, only 1 in 10 adults are consuming the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. The American federal guidelines state that 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day is necessary for a healthy diet. It was revealed that only 9.3% of people met the standard for vegetable intake, while only 12.2% did for fruit. The author of the study explains how these low numbers increase the risk of chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease. He says the public are “missing out on the essential vitamins, minerals...

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Bryan Adams Credits Vegan Diet to Not Getting Sick

Many celebrities are known to follow a plant based diet to fuel their fast-paced lifestyles. Woody Harrelson, Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Chastain – plus an increasing number of professional athletes. Bryan Adams is also part of this group and the Canadian musician has eaten solely plant based foods since 1989. Adams even credits his vegan diet to no longer getting sick, saying: “Vegan diet strengthens the immune system. Since I eat vegan, I was no longer sick”. As plant based diets deliver quality nutrients with none of the nasties like cholesterol or IGF-1, a healthy vegan diet even posses disease-fighting qualities; and...

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Lea Michele Believes it’s Important to Keep a Completely Vegan House

Lea Michele is feeling better than ever, and she credits a lot of that to the food choices she makes every day. At a recent ABC event, The Mayor actress, Lea Michele told Us Weekly, “I keep my home completely vegan, which I think is one of the most important things.” She continued, “If you keep your home healthy, then, when you’re reaching for snacks, you’re not reaching for bad things. So, I stock it with fruits and vegetables.” While the actress says she is vegetarian, she admits to still integrating meat into her diet from time to time. “My...

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