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Do Vegans Get Enough Omega 3 and Omega 6?

3 Myths About Omega 3 and Omega 6, Debunked

Omega 3 and omega 6 are both types of dietary fats, each with their own health benefits. Omega 3s are a type of polyunsaturated fat that your body can’t make on its own, meaning...
Who Needs to Take Vitamin B12 Supplements?

Who Needs to Take Vitamin B12 Supplements?

Here's the dirt: vitamin B-12 is a very important micronutrient, essential for the metabolism of every cell in the entire body. This water-soluble vitamin is essential for the health of the entire nervous system and...
Study: Government Failure on Healthy Dietary Guidelines Is ‘Shocking’

Study: Government Failure on Healthy Dietary Guidelines Is ‘Shocking’

A recent study found that government dietary guidelines fail to provide practical advice on healthy, sustainable diets. Lead study author Dr. Marco Springmann said that the results were both "revealing and shocking." The British Medical...
Quinoa: Health Benefits and the TK Best Vegan Recipes to Try

Quinoa: Health Benefits and the 9 Best Vegan Recipes to Try

Quinoa may have only come into popularity in Western supermarkets over the past decade, but it has been cultivated in Peru and Bolivia for thousands of years. This tiny seed is known for being...
American Cancer Society: Avoid Meat to Reduce Cancer Risk

American Cancer Society: Avoid Meat to Reduce Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society (ACS) unveiled its new guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer. The organization advises people to eat less red and processed meat and more whole, plant-based foods. The new guidelines, published...
Nutritional Yeast Has Benefits, Even If You’re Not a Hippie

Nutritional Yeast Has Benefits, Even If You’re Not a Hippie

Nutritional yeast—you'll see it called for in vegan cookbooks and on recipe blogs as a key ingredient in dairy-free sauces and cheeses of all types. Also known as "nooch," nutritional yeast, became popular in...
The 37 Best Budget-Friendly Nutrient-Dense Plant-Based Foods

The 37 Best Budget-Friendly Nutrient-Dense Plant-Based Foods

Eating healthy on a budget may sound like an oxymoron. YouTube videos would have us believe that "nutritious" looks like several pricey superfood powders in a berry smoothie. "Cheap" food, in comparison, is greasy,...
7 Vegan Nutrition Tips to Help You Fight the Coronavirus

7 Vegan Nutrition Tips to Help You Fight the Coronavirus

There isn't a magic cure for the coronavirus that's currently sweeping across the world. At least not yet, anyway. But scientists do know that our immune system is our body's best line of defense...
11 High Protein Post-Workout Vegan Meals for Strength Training

11 High Protein Post-Workout Vegan Meals for Strength Training

High protein post-workout vegan meals are perfect for strength training. There is a lot of stigma surrounding the vegan diet and protein. But many dieticians, doctors, and athletes maintain that vegan food is the optimum...
Do You Need to Take Supplements On a Vegan Diet?

Do You Need to Take Supplements On a Vegan Diet?

Vegans tend to get poor press when it comes to nutrition. But vitamin deficiency is not a problem exclusive to those who eat plant-based. It can happen to anyone who is not getting enough...
Are Avocados Actually Healthy?

Are Avocados Actually Healthy?

Are avocados healthy? A scenario like this happens several times a week in my preventive cardiology clinic: A 43-year old man has his second heart event and adopts a whole-food, plant-based diet with no added oils....
What Is Collagen Made From? Can It Be Vegan?

What Is Collagen Actually Made From – And Should It Be Vegan?

Collagen. It's inextricably linked to the beauty industry, conjuring imagery of sipping broths made from bones and using fine line-fighting injections -- but it's so much more than that. Collagen's benefits for the body...
Why Vegan Culinary Nutrition Centers Are on the Rise

Why Vegan Culinary Nutrition Centers Are on the Rise

America is getting its first vegan culinary nutrition center. The plant-based education center is opening in St. Louis, Missouri, amid growing demand for information on meat-free diets. The Center for Plant-based Living (CPBL) is headed...
Are Vegans Healthier Than Meat-Eaters?

Are Vegans Healthier Than Meat Eaters?

Are vegans healthier than meat eaters? It's a question often pondered by vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, health professionals, and everyone in between -- with good reason. The majority of us were raised to believe that...
10 Healthy Vegan Foods That Will Help You Stay Full

10 Healthy Vegan Foods That Will Help You Stay Full

Will a vegan diet help you feel full? A plant-based diet that includes sufficient calories and a range of food groups will deliver more than enough protein and plentiful other vital (and non-vital) nutrients...

17 Vegan Superfoods to Power You Through Life

What we eat has a huge impact on our health. Eating poorly can lead to disease or a shortened life span, according to some studies, whilst nutritious foods can benefit the body in various...
Red Meat Consumption Is Way Down in the UK

UK Red Meat Consumption Drops Nearly 30% in a Decade

Red and processed meat consumption dropped nearly 30 percent in a decade, according to the Food Standard Agency's National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS). According to the data, red and processed meat consumption declined 19g...
11 Reasons to Kickstart 2019 With Vegan Meal Planning

11 Reasons to Kickstart 2019 With Vegan Meal Planning

It's finally happened - 2018 has come to a close and 2019 has begun, signaling a fresh start and maybe, a New Year's resolution to not only eat better, but to eat more plant-based...
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Dr. Oz to Talk Vegan Diet With Dr. Joel Kahn on New Episode

Vegan cardiologist and author Dr. Joel Kahn will be a guest on an upcoming episode of season 10 of the popular nationally syndicated television series "The Dr. Oz Show." The esteemed vegan doctor took to Instagram earlier this...
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Climate Change to Radically Decrease Nutrition Profile of Staple Foods, Says Study

Crops of the near future may be severely lacking in vital nutrients because of climate change, according to researchers from Harvard's T. H. Chan School of Public Health. The new study published in the journal Nature...
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Southern California’s Loma Linda University to Offer Ph.D. in Plant-Based Nutrition

Loma Linda University's School of Public Health, based in San Bernardino County in California, is set to offer a Nutrition Ph.D. program with an advanced research focus in plant-based nutrition. Led by Sujatha Rajaram, Ph.D., the new program is...