June 12, 2021 In Health By

Study of vegan children aged 5 – 10 years

A new study has been published which compared the health of children on vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore diets. It attracted a lot of media attention this week and you may have seen some of the headlines which raised concern over vegan children being shorter and having poorer bone health than meat eaters. More research on

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August 16, 2020 In Health, Research By

Omega-3 fats and plant-based diets

Are you unsure about which foods contain omega-3 fats? Perhaps you’ve been told fish is the only good source of omega-3? What’s the difference between omega-3, DHA, and EPA? What are omega-3 fats good for? If this sounds familiar then you’re not alone. Many people are confused about omega-3 fats on plant-based diets. The information

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October 28, 2019 In Health By

Calcium, bone health, and vegan diets

Calcium is a frequently raised topic when it comes to plant-based eating. When dairy is not part of the diet often questions arise about how to get enough calcium, and will it lead to weak bones? The information below provides an overview of calcium and vegan diets.   Why do we need calcium? Calcium is

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February 5, 2019 In Health By

Vegan lunch box tips

Now the school year is underway, parents across the county are thinking – what do I pack in the lunch box? And how do I make it healthy as well as something my child will eat? Whether new to this or needing some inspiration, having some tips and ideas is helpful. Use the information below

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October 19, 2018 In Health, Research By

Safety of Soy

Is it safe to eat soy? Can children consume soy? Will soy make men feminine? Does soy cause breast cancer? These are all questions that you may be concerned about, due to having heard different information about whether it’s ok to eat soy foods. Soybeans are a type of legume which are commonly consumed as

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June 15, 2018 In Health By

Plant-based diets are good for your heart

Studies have demonstrated that vegetarian and vegan diets provide many heart health benefits. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and high blood sugars are all cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors that are improved with a vegetarian diet. The benefits are even greater for vegan diets, with lower cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and body weight seen

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May 8, 2018 In Health By

Are vegan and vegetarian diets healthy?

Welcome to my first blog post! It’s exciting to get started. I hope to provide a source of useful information on plant-based diets that is easy to understand and backed by good evidence. Also check my Facebook page for tips, updates and information related to plant-based eating. Vegan and vegetarian diets (known as plant-based diets)

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