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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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Plant-Based Nutrition:...

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:...

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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