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Plant-Based Nutrition: Episode # 3 – Vitamins

Are you wondering how to optimize your vitamin intake on a plant-based diet?  Our previous episode of the Plant-Based Nutrition series focused on all-things Omega-3’s! In this episode we focus on how to optimize your vitamin intake, specifically vitamins B12 and D, on a plant-based diet!  Although plant-based diets are rich in many vitamins, they often tend to be lower in vitamins B12 and D [1,2]. For this reason many people find it challenging to get enough of these nutrients in their diet from just plant-based sources. But it doesn’t have to be hard! Read below to learn more about vitamin B12 and vitamin D and how to easily overcome these nutrient deficiencies!    What are Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D?...

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Plant-Based Nutrition: Episode # 2 – Omega-3 Fatty Acids

In our first episode of this Plant-Based Nutrition series we tackled the pseudoscience surrounding plant-based protein. For this episode we will dive into all-things omega-3’s! Omega-3 fatty acids are indisputably an important part of a healthy diet. But can you get enough omega-3 fatty acids from just plant-based sources? This week, let’s explore the role of omega-3’s in plant-based diets and the related health outcomes!  What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy essential fatty acids that are obtained from our diet. The 3 main types of omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Our bodies cannot make ALA, which means that you must get it from the foods you consume...

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Our Tips for Reducing Food Waste at Home

“Don’t waste food”- a familiar phrase you may remember from childhood. But, you’ll be surprised by how much food is actually wasted just in our own homes! Here are a few tips that will help you tackle situations like these and help reduce food waste within your own homes!

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