The truth about protein, is that the average American is eating an unnecessarily high amount of protein from animal products when plant-based foods carry plenty of protein, and plant-based protein benefits far outweigh that of protein sourced from animal products. [Read more…] about Sources of Plant-Based Protein
What is a Plant-Based diet?
Defined As: A diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil.
Why should I try a Plant-Based diet?
You can prevent eye disease (and other life threatening illnesses) with a whole-foods and plant-based diet!
You can get all of the vitamins and minerals you need from your plate rather than from a pill!
Did you know that some of your favorite winter fruits and vegetables can improve eye health and reduce the risk of certain diseases?
According to the American Optometric Association, adding certain nutrients to your daily diet can help preserve your vision. Below are some tasty fall recipes that showcase seven power nutrients that promote eye health. (For more detailed information about these nutrients, please visit The American Optometric Association.
The holidays are here, and we love the flavors that these cold months bring. With winter setting in, check out these festive plant-based favorites, designed to hit the spot on as you prepare for celebrations! Staying healthy during the holidays can be a challenge and we hope that these recipes will help. Be sure to share your favorites with your family and friends! [Read more…] about Plant-Based Holiday Recipes!
Summer is officially here, and for many of us that means it is time to take a refreshing swim. In this blog post, I want to share some ways to protect your eyes from the chemicals used in pools – specifically chlorine.
Chlorine has many benefits, yet if you’ve ever opened your eyes in a chlorine pool, you also probably noticed some sort of irritation, which leads us to the overarching question; does chlorine have a negative effect on your eyes?
[Read more…] about Swimming Season: What does Chlorine do to the Eyes?
A family gathering. A church potluck. A company picnic. Picture the long table of delicious homemade casseroles, salads, breads, dips, you name it! Oh and not to mention the completely separate table chalk-full of warm, gooey, crumbly, fragrant desserts.
Your mouth is watering. I would bet that right now you could name some lady who has the secret recipe that you look forward to at every get-together. Can you see her pulling out that steaming dish?
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This is a reminder that it is possible to quit and to immediately start regaining your health.
Every day you choose to go without smoking you increase your life expectancy and lower your risk of cancer and heart disease.
Here are some (actually) helpful tips from real people who have quit, and facts from healthcare organizations who have done the research.
[Read more…] about How to Stop Smoking For Good