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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December 17, 2018 In Recipes By

A plant-based Christmas

The festive season is upon us and thoughts are turning to what to eat for Christmas? Plant-based eaters may be looking for something new to cook or those who are hosting vegans or vegetarians at their table may be deciding what to feed their guests. Food is often in focus at Christmas with many traditional

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November 13, 2018 In News By

World diabetes day

It’s world diabetes day tomorrow – November 14th. Diabetes affects millions of people around the world with impacts affecting everyday life. However if you have type 2 diabetes, eating a plant-based diet can make you feel better and be healthier. A new study has shown that plant-based diets significantly improve the lives and health of

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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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