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Nutrition

Plant-Based Protein Myths

Posted on October 1, 2018

The first question you’re typically asked when switching to a plant-based diet is, “How will you get your protein?” For some reason, protein is always a skeptic’s first concern. Every time you cough or sneeze, someone will say it’s because you aren’t getting enough protein. That’s why we are debunking the top plant-based protein myths, so Read on …

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Plant-Based Eating Is Easy – Amaranth?

Posted on August 31, 2018

Healthy grains are an integral part of a balanced plant-based diet. They’re packed with fiber, add protein to a meal (more on that in the next blog post) and keep you full for hours. They’re also an underrated part of a healthy diet with most North American’s not meeting the recommended daily intake for fiber Read on …

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Iron and the Plant-Based Diet

Posted on July 25, 2018

You may have been wondering just how to get enough iron in a plant-based diet.  The good news is that when you enjoy a variety of plant-based foods, you’re no more likely to be iron deficient than the general population. In fact, there are many great plant-based sources of iron you’re probably already including in Read on …

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Why You Should Include More Fruit In Your Plant-Based Diet By Whitney English MS, RDN, CPT

Posted on July 13, 2018

Fruit is called nature’s candy for a reason — it’s delicious! But unlike candy people make that’s packed with processed sugar (and little else), fruit comes packaged with a bunch of beneficial components aside from its natural sweetness.   A major benefit of fruit is its fiber content. Fiber has been shown to aid in Read on …

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Omegas For Plant-Based Alphas

Posted on June 5, 2018

If you’re a plant-based alpha, you’ve probably been hearing lots about Omega-3, -6 and -9. They’re all important to your health but in different ways. Both Omega-3 and Omega-6 are essential fatty acids, which your body can’t produce them on its own. Omega-9 is a non-essential fatty acid and can be created by the body. Read on …

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Why Green And Orange Are Good For You

Posted on April 13, 2018

Dark leafy green and orange veggies offer some key nutrients the human body requires to keep working properly. To understand why, start with the fact there are two types of vitamins, water-soluble and fat-soluble. Both are important, but this blog post will focus on fat-soluble vitamins. As the name suggests, fat-soluble vitamins are a type Read on …

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For Enough Calcium and Vitamin D Without Dairy, Plan A Plant-Based Picnic

Posted on February 23, 2018

Calcium and vitamin D play vital roles in bone health, but can you get enough of these nutrients everyday without dairy? Absolutely! If most of your happy plate is filled with whole plant foods — including plenty of fruits, greens, beans and other colorful vegetables — you don’t need to do any fancy math to Read on …

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Plant-Based Heart Health

Posted on February 1, 2018

About 1 in 3 Americans and 1 in 5 Canadians have high blood pressure, and if you or someone you know is struggling with the condition, talk to your doctor about moving towards a plant-based diet. Why? Because plant-based yum is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. If you have high blood pressure, it Read on …

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Plant-Based Nutrition Tips

Posted on September 25, 2017

More and more people these days are including more plant-based foods in their everyday meals, and the increased interest often brings with it questions about nutrition.   There are excellent online sources to consult such as Tips For Vegetarians from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which includes practical tips for making sure you’re Read on …

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Grab a spoon, and seize the day

Posted on May 3, 2017

You’re going to love the rich, velvety texture of our Greek Yogurt Alternatives. They’re packed with protein and bursting with real pieces of fruit. Learn more below about the ingredients that make our Greek Yogurt Alternative worth waking up for.   Real Fruit Pieces – When we committed to creating fruit flavored yogurt alternatives, we Read on …

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Enjoy The Pasta-Bilities!

Posted on February 15, 2017

Whether you’re gluten-free or trying to find ways to incorporate more plant-based protein into your diet, there are many options available on your local grocery store shelves, pasta included. Yes, pasta! Plant-based pasta cuts the carbs and boosts the fiber along with providing plenty of protein. Here are three of our favorite protein powerhouse pastas: Read on …

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Dosha Discoveries, Part 3: Kapha

Posted on February 1, 2017

Our 3-part blog series on Ayurveda doshas continues with a look at Kapha. Earlier we profiled Vata and Pitta.   Which of the elements relate to Kapha? Earth and Water are core to this dosha. Kapha translates as “that which sticks,” and this energy principle provides the body with form and structure. Light, warming foods Read on …

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