What foods give you the most energy?

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Read most any article about increasing energy levels to adequately support your workout sessions and it will likely tell you that the number-one thing you should do is eat more protein—usually in the form of lean meat. As a vegetarian, this type of advice can be rather discouraging, potentially leaving you to wonder how you…

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#45: Shift to Vegan Lifestyle Part 2

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The word ‘vegan’ doesn’t simply mean meatless, milk-free, or egg-free. Unfortunately, various animal parts and bodily fluids have found their way into numerous food items that are often mistaken as being plant-based. No need to panic.  In this post and a podcast we want to help you recognize these items and give you an idea what…

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#44: Shift to A Vegan Lifestyle Part 1

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A couple of weeks ago we’ve received a FB question from one of our podcast listeners Lee-Ann: How to go from vegetarian to vegan? “I was wondering if you could do a podcast on “Vegan 101”. The basics for anyone looking to start. I’m a vegetarian looking to go vegan but it’s a whole lifestyle…

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#38: How To Handle Your Beans

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Beans are a super healthy, super versatile and super affordable food. Here is just a short list why to include beans into your diet: high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. Eating beans regularly may decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, and helps with weight management.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Beans

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Everything you need to know about beans are here

If you have been on your plant based journey for some time, you have come to understand that beans and legumes play an important role in this diet. And for many good reasons. Beans are a super healthy, super versatile and super affordable food. Beans are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium,…

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Your Guide To Plant Based Protein Powders

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This is a very common questions we get from our readers and clients. Before I get into this post let me mention that both Nikki and myself are firm believers in striving to get most of our nutrients from real, wholesale sources and keep supplements to a minimum. However let’s face it.  Most of us…

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#38: Your Guide To Plant Based Protein Powders

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  PLAY HERE:  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Walk up and down the aisles of any major health store, and you’re bound to feel overwhelmed by the variety of protein powder available. If you’re unsure about what which nutritional supplement is for you, this is your guide. In this episode we discuss few key points…

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#34: 10 Ways to Eat Plant Based and Save Money

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Today we sharing our top tips for saving money on nourishing, plant-based foods. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   “Do your best to invest in yourself today; your future depends on it.” Even on a limited budget, we can each make small upgrades that have a massive impact on our health. And get this,…

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Dirty Dozen VS. Clean 15

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“Pesticides are toxins and they can’t be good for you, so the only question is – how bad are they?” – Dr. Andrew Weils Don’t want to eat bug- and weed-killers? Did you know two-thirds of produce samples in recent government tests had pesticide residues? These different pesticides have been linked to a variety of health…

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Top 40 Plant-Based Sources Of Calcium

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Calcium is the most plentiful mineral found in the human body. The teeth and bones contain the most calcium. Nerve cells, body tissues, blood, and other body fluids contain the rest of the calcium. Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the the human body. Calcium helps form and maintain healthy teeth and…

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MOST Iron-Rich Foods for Active Vegetarians

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It is not uncommon for vegetarians, especially active female vegetarians, to suffer from anemia –  low iron counts.  Low iron and anemia can mean increased fatigue and exhaustion. The human body stores some iron to replace any that is lost. However, low iron levels over a long period of time can lead to iron deficiency anemia.…

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#30: 6 Basic Rules For Being A Healthy Vegetarian

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that you plan a diet that meets them. So what are some basic rules of eating…

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