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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight

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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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High-Fiber Diet Lowers Risk for Arthritis

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A fiber-rich diet lowers the risk for knee osteoarthritis, according to findings published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Researchers reviewed and compared x-ray evidence and arthritic symptom reports with fiber intake and lifestyle data from Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring cohort study. Those who consumed the highest amounts of fiber from the OAI and Framingham studies…

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Earth Day is April 22! Help Preserve Our Planet by…Eating

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April 22 is Earth Day and what better way to celebrate the earth than to try and protect it? Sara Siskind, Certified Nutritional Health Counselor and founder of Hands On Healthy has come up with 6 ways to help our planet thrive by making small changes to our eating habits! Who knew we could help the environment by eating! No matter…

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How to Cook Dandelion Greens (Radikia) from The Greek Vegan

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Cook up a quick batch of delicious, nutritious Greek dandelion greens (radikia) with The Greek Vegan! Ingredients, Makes 2 servings 3 bunches of dandelion greens 6-8 cups water heaping teaspoon of sea salt best quality Greek virgin olive oil lemons Directions In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. While waiting for water to boil, chop and clean…

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Elmhurst Ditches Dairy, Launches Plant-Based Milk Instead

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Cow milk sales in the United States have fallen by 50% in the last 5 years. And now a dairy in Queens, New York, has stopped producing cow’s milk altogether, and will produce simple, raw, plant-based milks instead. Elmhurst Dairy has ceased it’s dairy operation after 90 years citing decreased customer demand. Since it was incorporated in the 1920’s, Elmhurst…

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