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Vegan Diet May Help Protect Against Hypothyroidism

Posted December 10, 2013

It has been previously thought that vegans have a greater risk of developing hypothyroidism due to a low intake of the mineral iodine. However, a new study from researchers at Loma Linda University suggests that a plant-based diet may actually be protective.

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Top 10 Best Vegan Foods for Boosting Your Energy and Health

Posted September 2, 2013

Wish you had more energy and “bounce to the ounce?” Before you reach for expensive supplements, consider the advice of holistic nutrition expert Marni Wasserman. Marni says that by choosing the right foods, you can boost your energy while eating tasty meals and snacks.

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Protein Power of Vegan Diet

Posted August 20, 2013

There are twenty different amino acids that make up proteins. Humans cannot make nine of the twenty amino acids and so they are considered essential. They must be attained from diet. All the nine essential amino acids (EAAs) are required by the body to make various proteins like enzymes, hormones, connective tissue and muscles.

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Plant-Based Diet Perks: How and Why to Go Vegan

Posted July 23, 2013

What does it mean to “go vegan?” Does that lifestyle result in endless variations on tofu? Should you ban leather from your life? Get the facts and myths on a vegan diet here.

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Research: Vegetarians, Vegans and Elderly at Higher Risk of B12 Deficiency

Posted July 20, 2013

Researchers from The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences of Tottori University and the Department of Nutrition of the Junior College of Tokyo in Japan reviewed nearly 100 scientific studies analyzing vitamin B12. The study authors say the usual dietary sources of the vitamin are animal-based foods such as eggs, milk, meat and fish, but there are some plant-based foods which contain a high amount.

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A 21-day Daniel fast with or without krill oil supplementation improves anthropometric parameters and the cardiometabolic profile in men and women

Posted September 20, 2012

The Daniel Fast is a vegan diet that prohibits the consumption of animal products, refined foods, white flour, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, flavorings, caffeine, and alcohol. Following this dietary plan for 21 days has been demonstrated

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Vitamins, minerals and nutrients decoded for vegans and vegetarians

Posted June 22, 2012

Most of us have probably heard of mico- and macro-nutrients. But what exactly are they, what are the different types, and which ones are most important? And what about vitamins and minerals? Do vegetarians and vegans need to supplement? What are the best sources of calcium? What’s all the hype about vitamin D?

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Relationship of carotid intima-media thickness and duration of vegetarian diet in Chinese male vegetarians

Posted April 30, 2012

Many studies have shown that vegetarian diet has beneficial effects on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, the effect of vegetarian diet on carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), as well as the association between IMT and duration of vegetarian diet, are still unclear. The present study aims to investigate the influence of duration of vegetarian diet on cardiovascular risk factors, and more importantly on IMT among Chinese vegetarians.

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