Plant-based diets reduce chronic disease risk, require fewer resources, and do not hinder athletic performance, compared with omnivorous diets, according to a report published in Nutrients. The authors reviewed publications that compared nutrient density, athletic performance, disease risk, and environmental factors between those following vegetarian and omnivorous diets. Plant-based diets lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer while lowering cholesterol and oxidative stress levels. Vegetarian eating patterns require less land, water, and energy when compared to animal-based diets. Researchers observed no negative effects of plant-based diets on athletic performance and noted potential benefits such as increase antioxidant intake via fruits and vegetable consumption.
Lynch H, Johnston C, Wharton C. Plant-based diets: Considerations for environmental impact, protein quality, and exercise performance. Nutrients. 2018;10:1841-1857.
by Kris Carr
This soup hit's the spot it's warming and delicious and perfect for the fall months. I keep making this over and over again because I crave it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
* tip ROASTING GARLIC Preheat oven to 400 ° F. Slice off the top end of a bulb of garlic, cutting off tips of garlic cloves, but leave the bulb intact. Place garlic bulb on a piece of tin foil or parchment large enough to wrap the entire head, I use parchment paper bags, they seem to be easier but you can use foil. Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil over the garlic and wrap in the foil or parchment. Place garlic on a baking sheet. Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until garlic is golden brown. Once roasted, let cool, then the cloves will easily pop out of their skins.
updated for 2018
Halloween is here yay! I just updated this blog from last year.
The following is a list all of the non-dairy cruelty-free vegan and vegetarian candies.
Some parents to keep their kids healthy will take their candy bags away from their kids.
Few alternatives to taking candy away from babies:
Why not try this ask to trade all their candy with another basket of toys? Make it available so when they come home you can trade, just make sure it's worth the price of their bag of candy. Here are a few toys from the 2018 Amazon best toys guide.
OFFER HEALTHY FOODS
This is my favorite what about offering delicious alternatives like banana ice cream? Or my Glowy Green Smoothie?Have your kids give you 10 pieces of candy in trade.
Have a SPOOKY Halloween
For more candy options visit : Veg News.com to date they have the largest Vegan Holiday Candy List that I could find.
Summertime is almost here and I am craving some cooling breakfast options. I miss cereal but not all the naughty stuff that is in traditional cereal (have you read the nutrition labels? Insanity!).
So with that being said, I am welcoming this new yummy treat into my belly! This can double as a healthy dessert and a snack. It is super easy to make and totally healthier than cereal. On the go, no problem, throw it in your favorite mason jar and eat when you are ready. Enjoy this my loves.
I adapted this from Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Kitchen, I made a few changes not many because it’s perfect the way it is, I just didn’t use as much onion powder & salt.
Remove kale ribs (save for juicing or just eat whole as crunchy snacks -- if you have a dog they love these). Tear the leaves into large pieces, approximately the size of your palm. Wash thoroughly and dry.
Drain cashews. In a high-speed blender, blend with the remaining ingredients. The final product should be smooth and creamy and resemble a thick dressing. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly coat the kale pieces with the cream.
On a dehydrator tray place coated kale, leaving enough room for air to circulate around them.
Dehydrate overnight until kale pieces are crisp and light. Trust me these wont last longer than a week because you will want to eat them all they are so good.
*This recipe took up my full 9-tray dehydrator if you cannot accommodate all the chips, split the recipe in 1/2 or do this in batches.
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