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Plant-Based Meat: Nutr...

Our nutrition intern compared the nutrition facts of 5 plant-based meats available in the Canadian market, including our very own Neokit™. Read to learn more about how these emerging meat alternatives perform nutritionally!

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Plant-Based Nutrition:...

Over the previous episodes of our plant-based nutrition series, we discussed how to practice good nutrition on a plant-based diet. For our final episode, we are diving into how plant-based nutrition influences what matters most – our body and health! It comes without surprise that good nutrition habits play an important and powerful role in achieving good overall health but if you are wondering how plant-based nutrition is related to body function and health, then this blog post is for you!

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Plant-Based Nutrition:...

People have many different reasons for adopting a plant-based or vegan diet, and many different ways to do so. When you think of “plant-based” or “vegan” diets, you may think of kale, avocado and kombucha. Although this may certainly be true for some people, there are many different (yet, interconnected) types of plant-based diets – some more restrictive than others. So, let’s explore a few subcultures of vegan and plant-based diets and how they fare from a nutrition point of view!

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Plant-Based Nutrition:...

Wondering about how to boost your intake of key minerals on a plant-based diet!?  In our previous episode of the Plant-Based Nutrition series we focused on how to optimize the intake of vitamins D and B12 in your diet. In this episode we’ll explore how to overcome mineral deficiencies on a plant-based diet. Although all essential minerals offer unique benefits, below are 3 key minerals that you should be especially mindful of on a plant-based diet:  1. Calcium Calcium serves numerous important functions in the body. It is crucial for maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, stimulating muscle contractions, nerve functioning, regulating blood pressure, blood clotting, and is required for a healthy immune system [1].  Long-term calcium deficiency can lead...

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