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10 Simple Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

Watermelon is a wonderfully delicious fruit that is full of energy, nutrients, and hydrating water. Summer may be ending soon, but I am still finding watermelons on sale and so wanted to share some of my family's favorite ways to enjoy this fruit while its still in season. Here, illustrated with our family photos, are our top 10 favorite ways to eat or drink watermelon. Simply Sliced: It's too simple not to include in our list. Our number one most favorite way is simply to slice the watermelon in half and then to cut

RECIPE: Irish Garden Stew (100% Plants, Vegan, WFPB)

Traditional Irish roots and herbs combine in this recipe for a tasty and nutritious 100% plants, vegan soup. When I developed this recipe I was looking to make a dinner that would help connect my family and I to our Irish heritage. Irish Stew is Ireland's official National Dish and is at the front of most every list of traditional Irish fare. While traditional Irish Stew is known to contain older sheep, this recipe places the Irish garden's bounty as the centerpiece. Potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, parsnip, onion, barley, and

10 Rules to Help You Loose Weight Naturally With a Plant-Based Diet

If you or someone you know is suffering from overweight, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, chest pains, erectile dysfunction, MS, eczema, or other disorders, a whole food plant-based diet may be just the lifestyle change you are seeking. A 100% whole plants diet is known to reverse and heal these conditions and to promote increased energy and overall optimal wellness. Eating right for a human being isn't rocket science and you don't have to let the mountain of conflicting advice in the media confuse you.…

The Medicinal Uses of Bananas

Every part of a banana plant has multiple medicinal and nutritional uses.  For thousands of years people have been cultivating bananas and using their medicine. Most modern medicines have their origins in nature's plant pharmacy. Why not skip the unnecessary artificial chemicals and pricey prescriptions and go straight to the source. While most known for its sweet and creamy fruits, there's so much more to love about the amazing banana! This article will introduce you to numerous simple ways you can use all the parts of a…

RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make…

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…

RECIPE: Persimmon Nicecream

Persimmon Nicecream Nicecream is a regular sweet feature in our family. The simple frozen fruit-based desert is easy to make, the ingredients are affordable at the market, and it's loaded with whole plant nutrition. Persimmon Nicecream, on the other hand, is a truly special treat reserved for that special time of year when the sweet orange tree fruits come in season. (Scroll down for the 3-ingredient recipe!) I was inspired to make this Persimmon Nicecream because there are a few lovely persimmon trees growing at one of the…

Anthony Yen Abandoned the Standard American Diet to Save His Heart

When Anthony Yen was diagnosed with Heart Disease, he went back to the diet of his Chinese parents to save his heart. Yen came to the United States in 1949 and began to eat the way Americans eat. Yen was a businessman who owned several oversees manufacturing plants and he ate a diet typical of other businessmen. Yen enjoyed fatty foods like fried chicken, pork chops, roast beef, and chocolate mouse. The fat-rich diet caught up to him in his 50s when he experienced chest tightening and unusual sweating while dancing with his…

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…