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Why Protein Supplements Are Dangerous & Dumb

Vegetarians and vegans are frequently asked, “how do you get enough protein?” Never mind that no one checks into a hospital with a protein deficiency, or that it is extremely easy to to consume adequate amounts of all essential amino acids on a whole-food, plant-based diet (check out some of these recipes). The common myth that animal flesh is the best source remains perhaps the… Read more →

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Get Lots of Healthy Protein From Beans

One of the highest sources of plant-based protein is beans, which contain anywhere from 6-8 grams of protein per 1/2 cup serving. Additionally, a 1/2 a cup of beans will provide you with 3-6 grams of cholesterol-reducing fiber. You’ll also be getting some folate, which plays a major role in making new DNA. This is especially vital for woman who… Read more →

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Yes, Potatoes Are Good For You

Potatoes have been given the short shrift in light of popular low-carbohydrate diets. It doesn’t help that we equate them with french fries and potato chips, either. Luckily, books like The Starch Solution are bringing potatoes back into popularity as one of the world’s super foods. Starchy foods like potatoes make us feel full and satisfied; they are not the cause… Read more →

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Whole Food, Plant Based Smoothies

Smoothies can be a great option for breakfast or a snack; they are quick to whip up, require few ingredients, and can be sipped on-the-go. Anything referred to as a “smoothie” is often thought of as a healthy beverage. However, not all smoothies are created equal. Smoothies sold at popular chain restaurants are often made with ice cream, whole milks, sweeteners,… Read more →