Study: Vegetarians Are 45% Less Likely to Develop Cancer

A study conducted in part by scientists at Oxford University’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit [1] indicates that vegetarians develop some cancers, including bladder and stomach cancers and leukemia, up to 45% less than persons who eat red meat [2], that’s nearly half the risk! The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer earlier this year. A study … Continue reading Study: Vegetarians Are 45% Less Likely to Develop Cancer

Heme Iron Vs. Nonheme Iron: What’s the Difference?

Not all iron is created equally, and if you have an iron imbalance, you should carefully consider which iron is best for your health. Your body recognizes the difference between heme and nonheme iron sources and will absorb each type differently. These types are easy to identify in your daily diet. Heme iron comes from … Continue reading Heme Iron Vs. Nonheme Iron: What’s the Difference?

5 More Popular Weight Loss Diets Explained

In my previous post we looked at 6 common weight loss diets, here are another five I felt deserved consideration. 1. The Pritkin Principle Diet This diet has been around since the 1970’s and was originally aimed at those with hypertension and diabetes. Fruits, vegetables, pasta, grains, and low-fat dairy are encouraged and protein sources … Continue reading 5 More Popular Weight Loss Diets Explained

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

How to Become a Vegetarian

Becoming a vegetarian is a process you can begin in steps. That may be good news if you’re concerned about radical diet changes, which, while many people do, can also be difficult to maintain. It is typically easier to transition into a new lifestyle than implement a massive shift in your daily routines. Especially when it … Continue reading How to Become a Vegetarian

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

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