What Is the Mediterranean Diet & Why Is It So Popular?

Source: What Is the Mediterranean Diet & Why Is It So Popular? by Dr. Edward Group Widely considered one of the healthiest ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet is popular among nutritionists, physicians, and food lovers alike. The abundance of choices in a Mediterranean diet food list — which includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and olive … Continue reading What Is the Mediterranean Diet & Why Is It So Popular?

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Benefits, Foods, & Supplements

Source: Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Benefits, Foods, & Supplements by Dr. Edward Group Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their role in brain and heart health but are they all they're cracked up to be? Should you take fish oil to get your daily dose of omega-3s, or should you opt for plant-based options instead? So many … Continue reading Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Benefits, Foods, & Supplements

Have you heard of these other plant-based milks?

There’s no question that milk is a food staple in almost all American households because of its high nutritional value. However, many people suffer from lactose intolerance which makes it impossible for them to enjoy a glass of this dairy product. Good thing, like many other discovered food alternatives, milk has plant-based substitutes ideal for people who … Continue reading Have you heard of these other plant-based milks?

Alkaline Diet

The internal environment of our bodies is maintained at a pH of just about 7.0. This means our internal environment is alkaline. Maintenance of this state is a dynamic, not static, process mediated moment to moment by numerous reactions that produce acid products. Our internal chemical equilibrium is primarily controlled by our lungs, kidneys, intestines, and skin. … Continue reading Alkaline Diet

The Top 10 Vegan Athletes

Source: The Top 10 Vegan Athletes by Dr. Edward Group 1. Brendan Brazier Professional Ironman triathlete, Brendan Brazier, is one of the top athletes in the world. He has gained notoriety as a best-selling author specializing in performance nutrition and further distinguished himself by winning the Canadian 50KM Ultra Marathon Championships on two separate occasions. He has … Continue reading The Top 10 Vegan Athletes

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Source: Foods That Lower Blood Pressure by Dr. Edward Group There is a virtual cornucopia of foods, herbs, and other forms of nourishment that are readily available to lower high blood pressure, or hypertension, naturally. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are just a handful of the healthy things you can eat to promote healthy blood flow. Learning … Continue reading Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Vegan Snacks Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Pecans

Source: Vegan Snacks Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Pecans by Dr. Edward Group A vegan lifestyle can offer much in the way of health benefits, but it’s not without its challenges. A common problem for many vegans is incorporating a sufficient amount of protein and healthy fats into their diet. Many nuts are able to deliver … Continue reading Vegan Snacks Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Pecans

Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe for Summer

Source: Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe for Summer by Dr. Edward Group A warm weather staple in the South, watermelon is synonymous with long summer days spent at the beach. Though it seems like a distinctly American food, the fruit we’re familiar has come a long way over the last 5,000 years. The precursor to … Continue reading Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe for Summer

Plant-Based Supplements: The New Frontier of Supplements

Source: Plant-Based Supplements: The New Frontier of Supplements by Dr. Edward Group Not all vitamins and minerals are created equal, and your body can tell the difference between synthetic and plant-based supplements. If you have ever taken a cheap, synthetic vitamin or mineral and failed to notice a change in how you look or feel, there is … Continue reading Plant-Based Supplements: The New Frontier of Supplements

Study: Vegetarians Are 45% Less Likely to Develop Cancer

Source: Study: Vegetarians Are 45% Less Likely to Develop Cancer by Dr. Edward Group 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 … Continue reading Study: Vegetarians Are 45% Less Likely to Develop Cancer