6 Popular Weight Loss Diets Explained

Here’s a look at some of the most common diets people are using. I am not endorsing any of these but I’ve received a lot of questions about them and wanted to provide a brief overview. Fundamentally, I usually recommend a mostly vegetarian diet but that also is a personal preference; you need to do … Continue reading 6 Popular Weight Loss Diets Explained

Indian-Inspired Green Lentil Salad with Spiced Carrots

Carrots are rarely the star of any dish, but in this green lentil salad recipe from One Green Planet, the spiced carrots really shine. You can spiralize your carrots, but I recommend using a peeler to get thin, pretty ribbons for your salad. If you can find red, purple, or yellow carrots, give them a try! … Continue reading Indian-Inspired Green Lentil Salad with Spiced Carrots

DIY Vegan Probiotic Yogurt Recipe with Floratrex™

Probiotics are one of the best ways to maintain gut health and yogurt is one source many people turn to. But, if you’re dairy-free, you might have trouble finding a store-bought probiotic yogurt that meets your needs. When you do manage to find one, vegan yogurt tends to be rather more expensive than dairy-based. So what’s the … Continue reading DIY Vegan Probiotic Yogurt Recipe with Floratrex™

Sweet and Savory Vegan Buddha Bowl

If you’ve scrolled through your social media in the last year, you’ve probably come across a slew of veggie-filled dishes called “Buddha bowls.” They are usually deep, round bowls filled with healthy cooked and raw vegan ingredients that fill you up and keep you sustained for hours. The easiest way to throw these bowls together is to … Continue reading Sweet and Savory Vegan Buddha Bowl

55 Foods with Manganese: Essential for Enzyme Support

Manganese is a nutrient that is critical for the production of several different enzymes. Your body uses many of these enzymes to support antioxidant activity,[1] nutrient absorption,[2] bone development,[3] metabolism,[4] and the healing of wounds.[5] Like any other mineral, manganese works best when it’s obtained from natural, whole-food sources. Foods that are rich in manganese include nuts, seeds, grains, vegetables, legumes, … Continue reading 55 Foods with Manganese: Essential for Enzyme Support

Selenium and Cell Function: Is Selenium an Antioxidant?

The element selenium (Se) is a powerful antioxidant[1] and an important micronutrient that’s absolutely essential for human health.[2] Selenium deficiency is a problem that leads to a variety of serious health complications.[3, 4]Fortunately, many foods offer a sufficient amount of selenium; as a bonus, most of the best are vegetables and fruits.[5] It’s actually not that difficult to follow a diet … Continue reading Selenium and Cell Function: Is Selenium an Antioxidant?

Goji Berry Recipe: Goji-Ginger Almond Pears

This sweet treat combines pears, goji berries, and ginger into a surprisingly healthy dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying. Pears are a delicious metabolism booster. Anjou, bartlett, and bosc pears taste excellent and work especially well. A tip — pears are best picked a little underripe and stored in a paper bag … Continue reading Goji Berry Recipe: Goji-Ginger Almond Pears

10 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarians are often faced with one critical question by meat eaters, “Where do you get your protein?” The fact is, protein is abundant in plant foods, and it’s possible to receive all essential amino acids by eating a completely vegan or vegetarian diet. Some plant foods, like avocados and quinoa, contain all essential amino acids … Continue reading 10 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes

Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe: Traditional Texas-Style Recipe

There are few things that say, “happy holidays” as well as a warm, tasty pecan pie. Of course, most pecan pies are loaded with sugar, totally erasing the incredible health benefits you get from eating pecans. Unacceptable! That’s why we’ve created this healthy alternative that scales back on the sugar typically found in a traditional … Continue reading Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe: Traditional Texas-Style Recipe

Three-Layer Goji Blueberry Peach Pie

Goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants and nutrients, you might even call them a legitimate superfood. They’re a great snack on their own, but if you’d like to switch it up and experience them in a new way, this goji, blueberry, and peach pie is unparalleled. Fair warning — this 100% vegan pie … Continue reading Three-Layer Goji Blueberry Peach Pie