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Tag: Vegetarian

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A Balanced Vegan Diet in 3 Easy Steps

Veganism is increasingly on trend, just look at the number of vegan restaurants and shops opening their doors. This “extreme” version of vegetarianism forbids the consumption of any product containing animals or animal derivatives. That means no meat, gelatin, dairy, eggs, or honey. Some adepts don’t even wear animal products, so no wool or silk […]

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Going Vegetarian to Avoid Alzheimer’s?

The statistics around Alzheimer’s disease are far from encouraging. They predict that within 15 years, around 1 million Canadians will be affected by a cognitive disease. Wouldn’t it be good if there existed a type of diet that would enable us to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s?

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6 Nutrients Beginner Vegans Should Pay Attention To

27 March, 2017 No Comments

Vegan diets are nothing new, but to beginner vegans, they can be tricky to get just right. These 6 nutrients are often difficult to find in significant quantities in a vegan diet if you aren’t careful. Here are some tips and recipes to help new vegans eat well.

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How to Increase your Intake of Omega 3 (Video)

Omega 3’s are important for health—they have a protective effect on cardiovascular health and could even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. There are many Omega 3 supplements and Omega 3 enriched products on the market. But it is also possible to obtain all the Omega 3 you need from your diet!

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Can a Hockey Player be Vegan?

A vegan diet can be quite healthy for a hockey player, but only if you plan your meals carefully. Being a vegan means more than just not eating meat and dairy. A poorly planned vegan diet will be missing many important nutrients. If you are not ready to make the effort to plan balanced meals, […]

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TOP 10: Yummy Quinoa Recipes (That Aren’t Just Salads)

18 October, 2016 No Comments

Quinoa has become a popular alternative “grain” but did you know that it’s not a grain at all? It’s technically the seed of a flat-leafed plant, not a grass. However, the seeds are versatile and can be used in many different preparations as a replacement for traditional flour and grains like rice. It’s great news […]

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FODMAP Content in Soy: High or Low?

26 September, 2016 No Comments

Understanding foods’ FODMAP* content isn’t always obvious. One of the foods that many people are confused about is soy. This confusion is partly due to the fact many different products are derived from it (tofu in all its forms, milk, tempeh, edamame, etc.). Indeed, some of them are high in FODMAPS, while others are low […]

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Turin, the First Vegetarian City?

24 August, 2016 No Comments

When I saw the headlines in the Italian newspapers, I couldn’t believe my eyes: the new mayor of Turin (in the north-west of Italy) has put in place a five-year plan to inform its residents of the benefits of a meat-free diet, in order to save our environment, promote our wellbeing and animal welfare.

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Top 10: Buddha Bowls

10 August, 2016 3 Comments

Have you ever heard of a Buddha Bowl? It might sound like a Far East treasure, but it’s actually much less exotic than you think. Buddha Bowls are essentially balanced meals planned around a hearty grain and veggies. In fact, you can think of them as a decomposed grain-based salad! While you can find them […]

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Main-Course Salads, Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Great year round, main-course salads are especially popular in warm weather. Here are some tips and ideas for a well-balanced meal-sized salad.

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Why You Should Add Tempeh to Your Diet

Like tofu, tempeh is a soya-based product, but it is much less well-known. That said, its popularity is on the rise due to its earthy flavor, excellent nutritional qualities and versatility.

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Everything You Need to Know About Eggs

You’ve recently sent us quite a few questions concerning eggs. I therefore decided to write an article about eggs to answer all your questions on this topic. I’ll go through the following points: cholesterol, omega-3, allergies and general recommendations for eating eggs.