Taking care of your heart

Taking care of your heart

Taking care of your heart

The news regarding heart health used to be all about cholesterol. This made sense since the plaque that sticks to the inner lining of arteries leading to the heart is primarily cholesterol. These fatty deposits accumulate, causing blood vessels to narrow; eventually, these oxygen-delivering arteries can become entirely blocked. Without oxygen, the heart cannot carry on. The same process in the brain results in strokes.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death. Large studies, such as the EPIC Oxford Study, in which 44,561 adults were followed for a dozen years, showed that vegetarians were 32% less likely to […]

Vegan Diet Health Benefits — Truth or Myth?

Vegan Diet Health Benefits — Truth or Myth?

Vegan Diet Health Benefits — Truth or Myth?

Pixabay/anestievVegetarian and Vegan diets have their differences, but both agree that a daily intake of fruits and vegetables is beneficial for their practitioners. Vegan diet is shaping up to be among the top trends of 2018, but there are those who still question whether it is as legitimate as it claims. This article will debunk and confirm some of the most famous myths about veganism.

The concept that animals should not be exploited for food or any other purposes started way back in the 1940s.

The lifestyle, which ended up being called veganism, means staying away from meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, […]

This Man Went Vegan Three Years Ago, Now He’s Fitter Than Ever

This Man Went Vegan Three Years Ago, Now He’s Fitter Than Ever

This Man Went Vegan Three Years Ago, Now He’s Fitter Than Ever

This Man Went Vegan Three Years Ago, Now He’s Fitter Than Ever

When Mark Lenihan went vegan three years ago, he was worried his new diet would affect how he performed physically.

But the personal trainer now believes he has gotten stronger, built more muscle and has more mental clarity.Lenihan was vegetarian for two years before he went vegan. He was inspired to make the transition after watching documentaries that “raised his consciousness” to the effects of mass meat and diary production.“I thought eating a plant-based whole food diet would consist of just leaves and potatoes,” he told HuffPost UK . […]

Heart Attack Survivor Inspires 1,000 People To Go Vegan

Heart Attack Survivor Inspires 1,000 People To Go Vegan

Heart Attack Survivor Inspires 1,000 People To Go Vegan

Doug Schmidt suffered a near fatal heart attack at the age of 49, and after going vegan, now uses his experience to inspire others to do the same.

The heart attack was a kind so severe, it is often referred to as ‘the widow maker’.

Doug leads a “10-Day Jumpstart Your Health Challenge”, and has encouraged 1,300 people within the US to take part.The challenge was launched three years ago, and only attracted 30 participants in its first year of existence.Schmidt has said: “We talk about moving the needle from unhealthy omnivore to healthy vegan.” “We are moving that needle […]

Green eating: The science behind plant-based diets

Green eating: The science behind plant-based diets

Green eating: The science behind plant-based diets

What’s on your plate? Or, it might be better to ask, what isn’t? Plant-based eating seems to be growing more popular.

While according to a 2015 Harris Poll , only 3.4 percent of American adults eat no meat, 36 percent of American adults eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. And Northwestern students are among those shifting their consumption.

Due to the abundance of vegans and vegetarians on campus, a particularly persuasive documentary or just the sheer fact that the vegan and vegetarian lines in the dining hall are shorter, you may have considered turning toward a diet without meat […]