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Healthy Gut from Eating Plants Prevents Chronic Diseases

healthy gut from plants

A diet high in fiber from plant-based foods can enhance the activity and composition of the gut microbiota. According to a recent article published in Practical Diabetology, a diet high in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables can reduce inflammation and prevent obesity and diabetes by enhancing the growth of healthy bacteria. A diet high in fat and animal products…

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Superfood Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Dairy-Free Soft Serve

Cherry Soft-Serve Vegan Ice Cream

This is a vegan version of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. It’s a delicious, refreshing, and guilt-free soft-serve dessert. INGREDIENTS: 4 medium-sized bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces and frozen 1 cup frozen cherries 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, as needed 2 tablespoons mini vegan chocolate chips See full recipe here: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/cherry-soft-serve-ice-cream/…

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Superfood Recipe: Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

We love the flavor, color, and texture that strawberries bring to this salad, while grains and pistachios offer an irresistible blend of chewy and crunchy. Want to eat this for lunch all week? Keep the perishable ingredients (everything listed after the beans) separate, and build a fresh salad each day. Ready In: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS, Makes 2 main courses or…

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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight

veggie bowl

Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found. Losing muscle fat improves glucose and lipid metabolism so this finding is particularly important for people with metabolic syndrome and…

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Superfood Soups: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Plant-based Recipes

Superfood Soup

Soup’s on! These mouthwatering recipes from New York Times bestselling author—and superfood expert—Julie Morris simply brim with goodness. Acclaimed superfood chef Julie Morris has chosen 100 favorites packed with nutrient-dense and plant-based whole foods such as vegetables and fruits, legumes and grains, nuts and seeds. Plus, she boosts each dish with such scientifically lauded superfoods as chia, medicinal mushrooms, turmeric,…

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Superfood Recipe: Asian Cucumber and Sea Vegetable Salad

Asian Cucumber and Sea Vegetable Salad

This salad is refreshing and crunchy, with a subtle tangy punch. Ready In: 10 minutes Ingredients, Makes 4 to 6 servings For the dressing 3 tablespoons brown rice vinegar 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon evaporated cane sugar 1 tablespoon pickled ginger, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried minced onion ½ teaspoon sea salt 2…

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Superfood Recipe: Apple, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Salad

Apple, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Salad

Dress with lemon juice or leave plain, and if you prefer oranges over grapefruit, they work well too. Ready In: 15 minutes Ingredients, Makes 4 cups 1 apple, cut into medium dice 1 grapefruit, cut into segments 1 pomegranate, seeded 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional) Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped 2 cups…

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