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Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk Factors for Heart Failure

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Plant-based diets can reverse heart failure, according to a case study published in Frontiers in Nutrition. A 54-year-old woman with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure began a whole food, plant-based diet, and researchers tracked her health outcomes. She removed all animal products, limited processed foods, and increased her intake of fruits, vegetables, dark leafy greens, grains, and legumes….

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Plant-Based Diets Reduce Risk for Preterm Birth

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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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Following a Healthy Plant-based Diet Lowers Kidney Disease Risk

healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease risk

A new study has uncovered a link between plant-based diets and kidney health. The finding, which appears in an upcoming issue of CJASN, indicates that consuming a diet based on nutrient-rich plants may help protect against the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The consumption of plant-based diets is becoming more common for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. The quality…

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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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Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries

Rakhee Yadav, born and raised in India, simplifies and reimagines the traditional plant-based recipes of her childhood to create incredible meals the whole family will love. Each recipe in Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries is bursting with the robust authentic flavor of Indian cooking and packed with nutrient-rich ingredients to yield satisfying, healthy dinners that are easy to make. The…

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

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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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