Plant-Based Diets Reduce Risk for Preterm Birth

vegan pregnancy

Plant-based dietary patterns during pregnancy are associated with a reduced risk for some complications, according to a new systematic review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a review of 32 studies, researchers found that a plant-based diet higher in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds and lower in red and processed meat and fried foods led…

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Plant-Based Diets Promote Healthy Gut Microbiome

Healthy Gut Microbiome

High-fiber vegan diets promote healthful and stable gut bacteria, according to a review published in Frontiers in Nutrition. Increased intake of fiber and other plant components associated with plant-based diets increase the growth of beneficial bacteria that reduce inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk. Fiber also increases short-chain fatty acids linked to improved immunity and improved intestinal function. These conclusions indicate…

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Celebrate Earth Day (and Every Day) with Plant-based Meals

mushroom risotto bowl

HappyCow is helping reduce the environmental impact of meat consumption by making it simpler for people to find plant-based options in over 180 countries. For nearly 20 years, HappyCow has been the world’s most popular vegan restaurant guide, gathering nearly 100,000 listings, with over 300,000 members worldwide and more than 400,000 reviews. According to the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, 56…

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