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 […]

What Is Jackfruit? Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

What Is Jackfruit? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

What Is Jackfruit? Here\'s Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

Unless you’re a connoisseur of exotic fruits, you’ve probably never heard of jackfruit . Originating from Southeast Asia, Brazil, and Africa, jackfruit is a tree-borne, tropical fruit. When ripe, it has a sweet taste similar to that of a pineapple; when it’s just off the tree, its flavor is blander, like a potato.

Jackfruit is having a bit of a moment: according to last month’s Upserve State of the Restaurant Industry Report , it saw a 131% increase in popularity in 2017, and some researchers have hailed it as a “miracle” crop due to its ample nutritional content. But what, […]

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 . […]

Vegan Doctor Explains Difference Between Plant Based And Vegetarian Diet

Vegan Doctor Explains Difference Between Plant Based And Vegetarian Diet

Vegan Doctor Explains Difference Between Plant Based And Vegetarian Diet

In an article published yesterday on NutritionFacts.org , Dr. Michael Greger spoke out about the difference between a plant-based diet and vegetarianism.

He explained, ‘the recommended plant-based diet is not the same as vegetarianism, vegetarians often consume all sorts of less-than-healthful foods, such as oils, margarine, dairy products, and eggs.’

Ultimately, vegetarianism is a good first step towards being healthier. Eliminating meat from your diet can serve to help protect you against many forms of cancer that are caused by eating animals . However, as Greger has explained previously, in his view it is a full plant-based diet, rich in […]