Vegans and vegetarians sometimes need to work a little harder to ensure they are getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals. A vegan diet – just as any diet – is best nutritionally when well planned to include a variety of foods.
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These vegan antiviral foods may help reduce stillbirths and infant mortality by keeping expectant mums and children healthy
Viral infections have been linked to global fetal and infant losses, according to a survey published by The Journal of Pediatrics. Despite medical advances, infections are a significant cause of infant mortality. Also, inadequate nutrition during pregnancy, has been linked to a growing number of stillbirths. Therefore, the best way to tackle this problem is through nutrition, which can be achieved by consuming antiviral foods that are easy to find. Below are vegan antiviral foods that may help reduce stillbirths and infant mortality by keeping expectant mums and children healthy.
In the past, people avoided nuts because they were considered high fat, high calorie foods. But here is one reason you should be eating them as a part of your vegan diet.
We have all heard that tomatoes are great for our overall health, because they are packed with antioxidants, making them the perfect food to fight cancer, but researchers have found that tomatoes are also photoprotective. So, here are 10 recipes using tomatoes that will help you keep skin cancer away.
The biggest challenge in people’s minds who are thinking about going vegan or slowly switching to a plant based diet, is: how do I maintain my protein levels optimal without eating animal produce? Well, it is possible and it does not have to be in the form of supplements. Bellow are 5 vegan sources of protein.
Last week, Silicon Valley-based Start-up, Impossible Foods closed a $75 million dollar funding investment, after having achieved key milestones, including patenting the technology needed to use leghemoglobin in plant-based meat alternatives.
It’s that time of year. College kids are getting their dorm assignments, getting to know their roommates, and will soon be heading back to college. The adjustment to college life and living away from home for the first time can be really difficult. Well, I have a GREAT suggestion for the perfect gift for any college student heading back to school!
Hosting a dinner party can be stressful, and understandably, cooking for guests who eat differently than you do can be intimidating. But don’t worry. As a long-time vegetarian, I have fielded the question, “but what do you EAT?” more times than I can count. Keep reading for tips on how to host a fantastic dinner party that your vegetarian guests will love!
Could the non-caloric sweetener you use to replace the sugar in your coffee each morning actually be making you fatter? According to a new study from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, the answer may be yes.
Why leave all the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for those living in Southern Italy and Greece. Enjoy the health benefits today with the power and convenience of Olivino. Whether you like the taste of olives or not, Olivino provides a powerful concentration of the key ingredients that make the diet pattern so beneficial.
There are a lot of common household spices that are found in just about everybody’s home. Oregano, basil, and salt just to name a few. A lot of these spices hold some surprises though, do you know about the health benefits of basil?
Okra, also known as "lady's finger," or "bamia pod" is one of the many nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. It is also widely used in Brazilian cuisine, and is is packed with nutrition. But, these 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you.
Could there be benefits to making your own flour at home? Now I know this seems like such a Little House on the Prairie thing to do and I usually get a few weird looks when people find out that I do it, but there are a few health benefits of making your own flour which makes it worth all the looks.
If you are fighting or in remission from breast cancer, you will know how hard it is to know exactly what to eat, because though science has proven nutrition is important in the fight against cancer. It’s difficult to translate your nutritional needs, into nutritional dishes that will practically help you. So, here you’ll find recipes ideas that will benefit those fighting or in remission from breast cancer.
The vegetarian society highlights that vegetarians must know the nutritional value of what they eat, because lack of iron is one of the commonest concerns people have in connection with vegetarian food and health. So, vegetarians with iron deficiency anemia need to boost up their rich iron foods intake, and other nutrients. The 5 recipe ideas that will help vegetarians with Iron deficiency anemia will be packed with iron, various nutrients and will be easy to make.
Some veggies we either love or hate and while you may not be a fan, now you can hear Macka B rap the 15 health benefits of cucumber - not only gorgeous skin and better digestion in a viral video. Cucumbers don’t just give us glowing skin and help us digest food, they are also beneficial for heart health, detoxing the body, increased energy, and possibly prevention of cancer.
Pica, which is desire to eat non-nutritive substances for a prolonged period of time, is linked with Iron and Zinc nutritional deficiencies.Therefore, the foods to tackle nutritional deficiencies in people with Pica must be rich in these two nutrients. So, here are 5 recipes to tackle nutritional deficiencies in people with the eating disorder Pica.
Scientific research has led to conclusion that diet is very important to keep Lupus flare-ups at bay. Lupus affects 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, according to the National Resource Center on Lupus. So, here are 5 recipes that will help you boost the vitamins needed and will help controlling this auto - immune disease.
There is a wealth of information on the healing powers of mushrooms, because they are able to affect the production of a protein called cytokine, which is the host’s defense system to fight infections. So, here are 5 recipes with mushrooms that will boost immunity, fight cancer and more.
It is not secret that mushrooms are good for your health. They are rich in 15 nutrients and have abundant amounts of selenium, phosphorus, copper and B vitamins. So, Here is how mushrooms will boost your immunity, fight cancer and more.
Some believe that raw foods are more nutritious for you than cooked, but here is a case that has found otherwise. Mushrooms are one of the many vegetables that actually pack a more nutritious punch cooked than raw.
Thanks to the internet, there is no longer only one opinion on what food is nutritious. Multiple opinions on nutrition, it seems, have managed to confuse Americans about what they should and shouldn't eat. Therefore, in searching for the healthiest food for humans to eat beckons a myriad of answers.
Cancer patients suffering from dysphagia is a common side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The swallowing difficulty may be caused by fibrosis, which is scarring or stiffness in the throat, esophagus, or mouth. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the adequate diet cancer patients suffering from dysphagia must consist of soft and moisten foods in order to avoid gagging coughing or chocking. But what sort of foods can benefit cancer patients suffering from dysphagia based on their healing properties?
The physical challenges a stroke patient goes through may include: difficulty swallowing, lack of appetite, memory loss and or arm and hand movement. Besides having to deal with such difficult challenges, carers and stroke patients must be mindful of dietary requirements. So, choosing a diet that will be ideal for stroke survivors and that will also nourish the brain, is very important in the recovery process. Therefore, oods that need to be consumed post stroke must be the one’s who improve and benefit the body and brain, since the brain is the part of the body affected in a stroke, causing all the post stroke symptoms.
Lifestyle factors are associated with increasing the risk of stroke, this includes lack of exercise, high alcohol intake, diet, obesity, smoking, drug use, and stress. The CDC and the National Institutes of Health recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. But, besides changing lifestyle, what type of foods will help you prevent a stroke?
How can turmeric help ease the symptoms of the tick- borne illness Lyme disease? The secret is turmeric’s curcumin, a plant chemical that has many healing capabilities, and has been scientifically proven to counter skin rashes, fatigue, bacterial infections and pain in joints and muscle, all of which are symptoms of Lyme disease. So, what does research reveal on turmeric’s healing capabilities, and how it may ease the symptoms of Lyme disease?