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10 Health Benefits of Bananas Backed by Science

Bananas are a fruit prized for their health benefits. The creamy fruits are a staple food in our house because they are delicious, versatile, and one of the most affordable sources of nutrition at the market. Here are the top ten evidence-based health benefits of bananas that will have you reaching for more of the sweet and creamy fruits. 1. Bananas Are A Perfect Package of Energy Bananas are an amazing nutrient-rich source of healthy energy, pure hydration, plant fiber, and nutrients. They also come in a perfect package…

Plant-Based Protein is Easy to Find

Plant-based protein is easy to find! If you are concerned about how to get enough protein in your diet, you're not alone. Americans have been obsessed with protein after being bombarded with messages that protein is hard to find. Decades of marketing by the meat and dairy industries have ingrained the idea that meat and milk are "protein" foods, while failing to mention that fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods contain protein too! To help ease your nutrition worries, here's some simple charts that show common…

He Healed His Failing Heart with a Plant-Based Diet

On September 19th, 2016 Jeffrey Doucette's heart stopped beating. He was driving when he had a massive heart attack which caused him to cross four lanes of traffic during rush hour. Luckily he didn't hit any other vehicles, but when he hit a curb, he says his heart miraculously started again. Jeffrey says he feels blessed to have been brought back to life and to have been located just 20 minutes from the number one Pulmonary/Cardiovascular research center in the country. He spent a week in the hospital "undergoing every test…

Science Says: The Healthiest Diet for Human Beings Is Plants

What is the Healthiest Diet for Humans? Q: Dear HWP, I've been trying to eat healthier, but don't know exactly what foods are good for health. What are the healthiest foods to eat? Sincerely, Aspiring Healthy Eater A: Dear Aspiring, Firstly, congratulations on setting good and loving intentions for yourself to eat healthier. This is great to hear and here's to your health goals! Secondly, I can sympathize with your confusion over what food are good for the health. Ask google, a health magazine, your mom, your doctor, and…

Plant-Based | Vegan Sources of Vitamins and Minerals

OBTAINING MICRONUTRIENTS FROM PLANTS, SUN, AND SOIL If you are considering or new to a plant based / vegan diet and want to make sure you are getting proper nutrition, or if you are concerned that your vegan loved one may be suffering malnourishment, this article is for you. Plant based / vegan sources of vitamins and minerals are easy to obtain eating a variety of fresh whole plant foods. In this article I'll discuss what micronutrients are, what the recommended daily intake for each vitamin and mineral is, the role each…

Plant-Based Sources of Essential MacroNutrients

Food contains substances necessary for the healthy growth and development of the human body. The two basic categories of nutrients are macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients include the substances the human body requires in large amounts. Micronutrients include the substances the human body requires in relatively small amounts. The five basic macronutrients are sugar (aka carbohydrate), fat, protein, water, and fiber. These five ingredients make up the bulk of the food we consume and are each essential in varying…