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Is Milk a Healthy Source of Calcium?

Excellent Source of Calcium

Calcium is one of the essential minerals needed by the body to function properly. It is the most abundant mineral in the human body, with 99% found in the bones and teeth and 1% in the blood. Calcium is used for building strong bones and teeth, cell signaling, blood clotting, maintenance of heart beat, and muscle contraction. Humans get the majorit...

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Cure Cancer by Eating Meat? (Beware of Clickbait)

Cure Cancer by Eating Meat? (Beware of Clickbait)

Have you ever been tempted to click on the link to an article whose title contained an outrageous proposal? Beware the lure of Clickbait. The titles of these articles suck us in with annoying half-truths. Each time we click, the site earns ad revenues. Judging from the rise in the number of misleading clickbait articles...

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Protein intake and ovulatory infertility.

High consumption of proteins of plant origin may diminish the risk of developing ovulatory infertility.

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Animal Protein Damages Kidney Function

Animal Protein Damages Kidney Function

We hear it all the time: protein. If we're hungry midafternoon, our coworker wonders if we didn't include enough protein in our lunch. If we say we're feeling tired lately, our sister asks if we're eating enough protein. If we twist our ankle, our neighbor wants to know… Okay, that's an exaggeration, but you get...

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Comparison of nutrient density and nutrient-to-cost between cooked and canned beans.

Cooked beans contain more nutrients than canned beans.

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But Doctor, Do I HAVE to Eat Kale?

Lacinato Kale is Nutritious and Delicious Lacinato Kale is Nutritious and Delicious

The environmental movement isn't the only one to advocate "going green;" physicians, nutritionist, and medical researchers are all trumpeting the benefits of "going green" at mealtimes, and kale seems to be the focus of all the buzz. But just exactly how much kale should we be eating? And how much kale do those physicians, nutritionists,...

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Part I: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Part I: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

As a dietician, Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN advocates for a whole-foods plant-based diet in order to get sufficient protein. "Nature has made sure we are protected against a protein deficiency, as all whole, natural foods are abundant in protein. Whole grains, starchy vegetables, vegetables, and legumes are all excellent sources of high-quality protein." My...

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Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 11 people in the United States, although only 1 in 20 were affected 20 years ago. The incidence of kidney stones has been rising steadily after World War II and affects more men than women. Anyone who has passed a stone knows how painful it can be. Typically, those...

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Eggs are Ideal Nutrition (for Pre-hatched Chicks)

Eggs are Ideal Nutrition (for Pre-hatched Chicks)

For many families, celebrating Easter includes the dying and hunting of hard-boiled eggs followed by a rich meal enjoyed with family or friends. However, these highly-concentrated foods that were once reserved for the occasional celebratory event, or consumed out of necessity for survival have become the centerpiece for every meal; 365 days a year. For instance, we celebrate...

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Oh no! Not that protein question again!

Oh no!  Not that protein question again!

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“Where do you get your protein?” has become such a common question it is almost comical. Most of the answers I see are along the line of, “well, you don’t really need all that much protein”. While that is indeed true, it doesn’t seem to be very convincing to the average meat eating...

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These are Your Abs... on Plant Foods

These are Your Abs... on Plant Foods

Meet Frank Medrano...an exceptional and powerful bodybuilder known for his "superhuman" bodyweight calisthenics. Medrano's impressive ability to defy the law of gravity astounds many. Watch one of his amazing workouts here. What may be even more surprising is that Medrano's phenomenal fitness is exclusively powered by whole plant foods. Frank Medrano joins a growing number of...

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Rich Roll Discusses Protein for Athletes

Rich Roll Discusses Protein for Athletes

Not a day goes by that Rich Roll isn't asked the same question, "But where do you get your protein?" Instead of getting his protein from steak, dairy, eggs and whey supplements like many athletes do, this 47-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete prefers to get his protein from whole plant food sources like beans,...

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