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Vegan Diet

If you consume soy on a regular basis, you may want to take a look at this new study coming out of Harvard School of Medical Health and published in Human Reproduction [1]. According to researchers, men who regularly consume foods containing soy, soy milk, and soy isoflavones are more likely to suffer from a lower sperm count. Obese and overweight men are at the highest risks of decreased sperm concentration, as a result of soy consumption. (more…)

Is quinoa a healthier option than brown rice? As more supermarkets begin lining their shelves with this ancient, grain-like seed, consumers are asking this very question. Quinoa, a complete protein seed that resembles a cross between couscous and short-grain rice, is a popular swap for rice. Thanks to the increased attention praising its benefits, quinoa is becoming commonplace in many homes throughout the country. While brown rice is better than white rice, quinoa may provide a higher proportion of nutrients and could be a better option all around. (more…)

Vegans follow one of the healthiest diets out there, but poor planning could have a negative effect on blood formation. Since many would argue blood is one of the most important things in the body, it’s crucial that you keep everything running smoothly while maintaining your vegan lifestyle. Avoiding toxins, for example, could be helpful for protecting blood formation, as could getting enough B vitamins. (more…)

As a vegan, making sure you get adequate nutrition is very important. Since many vitamins and minerals are more readily available from animal sources, it’s important to know how taking certain supplements could affect your health. Fortunately, a vegan diet can be quite nutritious and contain most of the essential nutrients you need. Still, there are some minerals and vitamins you may be missing. Here are just a few of the best supplements every vegan (and non-vegan) should know about. (more…)

In terms of health, a vegetarian diet can be one of the most healthy options. A new study even suggests a vegan diet could actually be the best when it comes to lowering heart disease and blood pressure. [1] It begs the question, is there any downside? The key with a vegan diet, as with any, is that a variety of foods is necessary in order to get the wide variety of nutrients your body needs. Apples, for example, are a great snack, but you can't survive on apples alone. […]