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Tag: plant-based

  1. The secrets to good gut health

    The secrets to good gut health

    Your gut is your first line of defence against pathogens and toxins. It’s also responsible for digesting your food, absorbing nutrients and making vitamins. But the importance of gut health extends far beyond that! We now know that it impacts your immune system, body weight, metabolism, brain functions and mood regulation.

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  2. Can plant-based eating protect you from COVID-19?

    Can plant-based eating protect you from COVID-19?

    Since the start of this pandemic, and as coronavirus panic has escalated, there have been many touted treatments and cures. Some may have a scientific basis, though there are numerous bogus or downright dangerous ones as well.

    One of the latest claims to capture headlines in the media is from well-regarded scientist Dr T. Colin Campbell who has drawn on his previous research to say that eating a plant-based diet is protective against COVID-19. Could this be true?

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  3. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: My secrets to a long happy life

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: My secrets to a long happy life

    If you’re born in Australia this year, you can expect to live for 83.5 years. Lucky you, as you’ll statistically out-live the Swedes, French, Germans and Kiwi’s. Back in 1950 a person could expect to live for 68.7 years, so we’ve come a long way.

    But living a long life is quite different to living a healthy, long life. Do you really want to live those extra years unwell and unhappy?

    Play your health cards right and you can be living longer living stronger, disability-free until advanced old age. Remember genes are one factor but adopting good lifestyle practices are even more important in the quest to help you stay mentally and physically fit.

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  4. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top Food Trends for 2020

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top Food Trends for 2020

    If you’re wondering what direction food and health is going in this year, wonder no more.  Here are some key trends you can expect in 2020 so you can get ahead of the curve.  Want to buck the trends?  Great, this article is for you too!  I’ll finish off with some no-nonsense advice to help you experience great health in the year ahead, regardless of whether you buy into the fad products or not.

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  5. Plant-Based Meat – Not all it's beefed up to be

    Plant-Based Meat – Not all it's beefed up to be

    You’ve probably heard the recent hype about the plant-based burgers that have taken the fast food and grocery worlds by storm.  There’s the Hungry Jack’s plant-based burger (the Rebel Whopper), the Impossible Burger, the Incredible Burger, the Beyond Burger, the Soul Burger and so many more.

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  6. Are you a reducetarian or should you be?

    Are you a reducetarian or should you be?

    Before you can answer that question, let us explain what a reducetarian is.  Firstly, if you’re thinking to yourself not another diet to get my head around, then think again.  This is not a diet, more a philosophy about food, sustainability and positive change.

    The term reducetarian was coined several years ago and describes a growing movement of individuals who actively reduce the amount of meat and animal products in their diets.  The concept appeals to many people, as it’s inclusive and attainable.  It’s not just for vegans and vegetarians.  It’s also for those who may not want to completely eliminate meat and animal products but still want to make a change.

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  7. Plant Power: The benefits of eating a plant-based diet

    Benefits of eating a plant based diet

    Did you know that tennis champion Venus Williams is a vegan? We often associate sporting performance with a diet rich in animal meat proteins but now there are a number of high profile sports stars who are proving that plant-based diets can absolutely provide all the right fuel.

    In Venus’ case, she made the switch when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that nearly ended her tennis career. Unable to play and forced to withdraw from a number of matches, she eventually sought treatment and radically changed her eating habits.  She attributes her plant eating ways with not only helping fight her condition but also giving her a newfound strength on the court.

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  8. Dr. Joanna McMillan: Are you a flexitarian dieter?

    Dr. Joanna McMillan on flexitarian diet

    Flexitarian is the new buzz word when it comes to how to eat. If you haven’t heard of it yet you will now, you might even be on one without knowing it!

    The word basically means flexible vegetarian. The true vegetarians amongst you might find that odd – you either are or you aren’t – but with my nutrition hat on I think it’s generally a good thing.

    It encourages those of us who choose to eat animal foods, especially meat, to opt for a few more vegetarian meals in our week and give a serious boost to our plant food intake.

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  9. Finding Protein Rich Food for Vegetarians and Vegans

    Protein Rich Food for Vegetarians

    If you are trying to eat less meat, but don’t know where to start you could be discouraged before you even begin. Here’s our top 10 foods picks which have high levels of plant and grain based protein.

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