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Tag: nutrition basics

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

People go plant-based for lots of reasons: Weight loss, a desire to feel more energetic, reducing the risk of heart disease, and…

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For Fork’s Sake: Rachael Brown’s New Book Makes Whole-Food, Plant-Based Eating Easy for Families

Plant-based parents are all too familiar with the challenges of raising a family without animal products. From pesky “how will you get…

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Are Potatoes Good For You? Everything You Need to Know About Starchy Vegetables

The average American consumes nearly 50 pounds of potatoes per year, making it the most popular vegetable in the United States. So…

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Should You Avoid Nightshades? A Look at the Research

While the name might seem ominous and call to mind the contents of a sorcerer’s cauldron, nightshades are among the most common…

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Why You Should Have a Fruit-Filled Summer

If you’re like most Americans, you probably aren’t eating enough fruit: Americans eat a single serving of fruit per day, on average….

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Calcium and Bone Health: What Plant-Based Eaters Need to Know

If you grew up on milk mustache ads that equated strong bones and peak athletic performance with drinking milk, you may have…

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What Is Chronic Kidney Disease and How Do You Prevent It?

With plant-based foods being so beneficial for the prevention and treatment of so many other diseases, it should come as no shock…

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The No-B.S. Guide to Plant-Based Protein

It’s the question that vegans and whole-food, plant-based eaters hear all the time: “Where do you get your protein?” Given the abundance…

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Plant-Based Diet vs. Vegan Diet: What’s the Difference?

The American diet is changing. More people than ever are questioning the wisdom of consuming large amounts of animal foods and are…

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Is Your Doctor In? How to Talk to Your Physician About Going Plant-Based

More and more physicians are recognizing the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, but they’re not all there yet. “It’s important to have…

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Build a New Foundation

Let’s face it: If getting high-quality nutrition were super simple, we would all be living healthy, happy, and fit lives. Nutrition does…

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Vitamin B12: All Your Questions Answered

Vegans are regularly advised to mind their levels of vitamin B12, but vegetarians and even meat eaters often come up short on…

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