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The Protein-Combining Myth

Recently, my daughter received all of her textbooks before heading off to college this fall.  A required class for first year students is Health.  She started reading through the book and was surprised that they said to approach a plant-based diet with ‘caution’ because you had to watch your nutrients very closely.  They also referred to the “importance of combining vegetarian proteins during a meal to get a complete protein.”  The amazing thing is that this book was published in 2015!  

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A Testimony From PlantPure Challenge Winner Karen Kulik

"Hi, My name is Karen and I am 63 years old. My story starts in 2013. I had high blood pressure and had a hard time finding meds I could tolerate. I was at my highest weight,167lbs. All my life I have yoyo'd up and down as much as 25-30 lbs. always to gain it back yet again. I read Joel Furmans' Eat to Live and thought, well I'll give it a try for a month, can't hurt. During that month I also started to educate myself."

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A Testimonial From PlantPure Challenge Winner Pauline Samual

"My name is Pauline Sumual and I am 22 years old currently residing in Chicago, IL. About a month ago I was watching a number of documentaries on Netflix associated with American's daily consumption of food and what they put in their bodies. One of them was PlantPure Nation. Throughout my college years I've done a number of research on politics and the correlation between the politicians and their voters. I did not realize the role of corporations in the political world. After watching these documentaries they all started to make sense...

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Getting the Most out of Your Summer Veggies!

During the summer we love to visit our local farmer’s markets and stock up on a bounty of fresh and colorful produce.  The only problem is that often times we get home and unpack all of the beautiful fruits and vegetables and are a bit overwhelmed with how  to use all of it! 

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10 Plant-Based Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

1.) The Plant Yourself Podcast Howard Jacobson, a plant-based health speaker, educator, and coach, interviews “guests who are healing the world in various ways. From plant-based nutrition to joyful movement, to evidence-based healthcare, to gardening, to environmental action, to social justice, to spiritual common sense.” 2.) Lean Green DAD Corey Warren is “a husband, father of three, andRead more The post 10 Plant-Based Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Foods to Enjoy this Winter

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay. Not only is eating seasonally more environmentally friendly and good for your wallet, but it can actually be more nutritious. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are typically harvested at their peak, which means these foods taste better, and are even better for you.  If you choose to eat seasonally by shopping atRead more The post Foods to Enjoy this Winter appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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The Food We Eat

This Ted Talk explores the state of food in America, why we eat what we eat, and how our supermarkets have shaped the future of food.  Food editor and writer Mark Bittman explains why 40% of the food in American supermarkets doesn’t qualify as real food.  Bittman notes that food, by its dictionary definition, isRead more The post The Food We Eat appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Indianapolis’ Urban Farms Help to Tackle Urban Problems

Indy Urban Acres, a “high-tech hydroponic farm,” is tackling food and job insecurity in Indianapolis. On just five acres of land, the farm produces 35,000 pounds of produce for local food banks annually. The other three acres of the farm are used as an educational space, which is central to the farm’s mission. Tyler Gough,Read more The post Indianapolis’ Urban Farms Help to Tackle Urban Problems appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Diet for a Small Planet

       Photo Courtesy of Pixabay In the 1970’s and 80’s, world hunger and famine were common images in the evening news.  Many predicted that diminishing food supply, and growing populations would inevitably lead to a “doomsday scenario.”  Lappe, however, argued for a solution to this scenario, pointing out that there were “more thanRead more The post Diet for a Small Planet appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Can Animal Products Be Sustainable?

The argument for more sustainable practices in meat and dairy production has gained popularity in recent years, leaving consumers feeling as though they’re doing themselves, and the planet a good deed by buying “organic, grass-fed, and cage free” animal products.  Marketing these products as sustainable, however, is misleading.              IfRead more The post Can Animal Products Be Sustainable? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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