Posts by Nataly Shemesh

Veganism Can Protect You from Heart Disease!

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A balanced vegan diet can protect your heart and blood vessels, keeping you healthy, extending your life and reducing the need to take drugs for high blood pressure and cholesterol. A balanced vegan diet can protect our heart and blood vessels in the most optimal way. Major studies from around the world have shown time…

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Does a Vegan Diet Require Supplements?

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The only supplement every vegan needs to take is vitamin B12. If you have a balanced vegan diet consisting of legumes, grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds in suitable amounts, you should get all the nutrients you need. Iron, calcium and zinc: you can get all these minerals from legumes (especially after soaking or sprouting),…

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Headache

Why does my head ache so much? If you are feeling lethargic and tired and/or you’ve started to feel weakness or headaches – just keep reading 😊 Let’s start off by mentioning that there are many factors to consider, in addition to your diet, that may contribute to these sensations. Among these are lack of…

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Natural Plant-Based Omega-3s

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Walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds are healthy and safe omega-3 sources. You can sprinkle them on salad, blend them into smoothies or even make them into pudding! Omega-3s are a group of fatty acids known to be beneficial in heart disease prevention, brain development and function and prevention of infections. There are 3 main types…

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The Elephant in the Room – Gas!

Transitioning to a vegan diet may affect your digestive system. The high fiber content of many vegan foods can improve bowel movement, resulting in more frequent and/or softer stools. In addition, in some cases, the immediate transition to a high fiber diet may result in less desirable side effects such as bloating, excessive gas and…

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Vegan and Gluten Free

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What is gluten? Gluten is a protein that is found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. It’s found in most breads, cereals, pastas and many processed foods. It is also the main ingredient of seitan, which makes up a lot of the mock meats on the market. People who have celiac disease develop…

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Diabetes

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Prevent Diabetes with a Vegan Diet Diabetes is the one of the leading causes of death in the world and its prevalence is rising. It is also a risk factor for other chronic diseases that may be fatal such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Diabetes increases the risk for many serious health problems…

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Cancer

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Facts about Diet and Cancer Vegan diets are associated with lower cancer risk Approximately 30% of cancer-related deaths are linked to diet. Plant-based diets are associated with an overall lower cancer rate than that of the general population. The risk reduction varies for different types of cancer sites. The cancer-protective factors in a plant-based diet…

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Fitness

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Veganism and Sport A Winning Combination! Athletes, especially bodybuilders, are often instructed to consume large amounts of protein derived from animals. They are told this will promote muscle development (hypertrophy). The truth is that the “protein scare” which is prominent in the fitness world is far-fetched. There are plenty of good sources for protein in…

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