Nutrition

34 Best Plant-Based High-Fiber Foods

34 Best High Fiber Foods

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Ahiflower Omega-3 Supplement Giveaway

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There are no shortages of omega-3 supplements for vegans, but our friends at Ahiflower have agreed to give away a 3-month supply of Ahiflower oil omega-3 supplements to six different winners.

If you’d like to read more about Ahiflower, check out why Ahiflower may be replacing flax as our go-to vegan source for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

To enter, just leave a comment below and let us know that you want a chance to win! Get an extra entry just by sharing this giveaway on social media (and tagging VegKitchen). Hurry, because this contest ends on October 18, 2016.

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A Vegan Diet Supports an Active Lifestyle

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Excerpted from Vegan Fitness for Mortals by Ellen Jaffe Jones. A smattering of studies compare the performance of vegan and vegetarian athletes to meat-eating athletes. In a study done at Yale, meat-eating athletes had half the endurance of the vegetarians, even when the vegetarians were sedentary. The study concluded that a diet free of animal flesh is conducive to endurance. more→

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Protein: Not a Problem in a Plant-Based Diet

Quick Vegan Mixed Beans Chili

[Reprinted from The Book of Veganish by Kathy Freston & Rachel Cohn ©2016, by arrangement with Pam Krauss Books, a member of Penguin Group U.S., a Penguin Random House Company.] As you move toward a plant-based diet, the main concern you will hear from family and friends who aren’t vegan or vegetarian is, “But how will you get enough protein?”

I hear that all the time and I get it, because protein is such a major buzzword these days—we seem to have an obsession with it in our culture. You’ll hear it from the high-protein, low-carb gang, and even dietitians and doctors who mean well. more→

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6 Healthy Foods and Drinks that Could Damage Your Teeth

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You nosh on fruit and veggies thinking you’re making healthy choices for your body—but you may not know that some of these foods are damaging to your smile. Although fine in moderation, when consumed in excess, these culprits could gradually tarnish those pearly whites. more→

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Cooking Oils Ranked: Which is the Healthiest Oil?

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Who would have known that there are so many types of cooking oils out there? You may have thought that olive, sunflower, coconut, palm, and all of the other variants were impressive, but the list doesn’t stop there. The fact is that more and more types of oil are crafted for specific needs. Oil doesn’t always have the best of reputations, often being associated with fats and all the damage that frying can cause to our health. But there are ways you can use cooking oil without fearing that your cholesterol levels will go through the roof. more→

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Kale is the New Spinach

Festive kale with fennel and cranberries

Kale, a dark leafy green vegetable, that’s become a favorite in recent years, is packed with vitamins and minerals. Its health benefits are indisputable,as one of the foods richest in vitamin A, vitamin K, beta carotene and even calcium.

Kale is one of the oldest cultivating vegetables on earth and until the Middle Ages it was one of the most popular vegetables in Europe. Kale has been cultivated for well over two thousand years. more→

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Health Benefits of Coconut — the Wonder Fruit

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