The power of elderberries. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a wonderful, deep-acting immune tonic, used throughout history as a preventative and remedy for colds and flu. The berries are rich in nutrients and powerful antioxidants, are anti-viral, modulate the immune response, and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Source: The Vegan Nutritionist
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is grown and harvested in fresh or salt water sources. It was originally used by the Aztecs due to its potent nutrient content. Spirulina comes in a fine powder, capsules, or tablet form and is becoming one of the world’s most popular superfood supplements. Read more at: Just Vegan Today
Vitamin B12 is a hot topic in the vegan community since it’s one of the few nutrients hard to obtain on an entirely plant-based diet. That doesn’t mean meat-eaters should gloat, though: many omnivores suffer from B12 deficiency as well. So what is B12, why is it important for health, and how do you know if you’re getting enough? Read […]
Michael Greger, M.D., author of How Not to Die and found of NutritionFacts.org, has mushrooms on his list of foods you should eat daily, aptly called the Daily Dozen. Read more at The Beet to find out about 8 health benefits of mushrooms, like boosting immunity and helping to fight cancer.
Most people nowadays know what a Buddha bowl is, but for those of you that haven’t heard of it before, it’s a bowl that typically consists of a few different components. Normally you’ll start with a grain, add some vegetables, some form of protein, and a dressing of your choice. You can also add some seeds, fermented or pickled vegetables, […]
A well-stocked pantry is a secret weapon for making delicious plant-based meals at home. If you’re in a pinch, this list will help you prepare tasty and nutritious meals with ease. With these items, along with some fresh produce on hand, you’ll be sure to set yourself up to succeed on your plant-based journey. Read more at: PlantX
Because there are so many protein-rich plant foods, you can easily get enough protein being vegan. Experts support that a well-planned plant-based diet provides all of the nutrients you need, including protein. Choose from nuts and seeds, non-dairy milks, legumes, soy products and plant-based meat alternatives, high protein grains like quinoa, teff and millet, high protein fruits and vegetables like […]