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The Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

You have likely heard about plant-based diets, and how they are becoming more and more popular. A 2017 report found that six percent of Americans now identify as vegan, compared with just one percent in 2014. Whether you choose to follow a plant-based diet due to digestive sensitivities or because you are looking to eat cleaner, you likely already know the benefits associated with this unique lifestyle. If you are considering eating a more plant-based diet, you may be wondering whether or not it is the right option for you. Let's review what exactly plant-based diets are and the benefits that they offer. What Are Plant-Based Diets? Let’s begin at the beginning, a healthy, plant-based diet aims to maximize consumption...

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The Anti-Cancer Properties of Purple Sweet Potatoes

What’s sweeter than your average potato? Sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are great, they are naturally sweet and are quite filling too. However, what about purple sweet potatoes? Purple sweet potatoes are a direct relative of the popular orange sweet potato and come from the same family. Although the origin of this magic-like potato traces back to South America, because it is a robust farming crop, its popularity increased and production extended throughout the world. As a direct relative of the orange-colored sweet potato, purple sweet potatoes are also rich in essential vitamins and minerals, as well as a large amount of fiber, which helps provide the sensation of fullness and gratification. However, purple sweet potatoes also contain abundant amounts of...

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Are Plant Based Diets For Kids Healthy?

Plant-based eating has become quite the trend in recent years. A whole-food, plant-based diet is centered on whole, unrefined — or minimally refined plants. Some people may choose to follow this diet to eat cleaner, while others may follow it due to digestive sensitivities, such as IBD. Plant-based diets consist of eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, tubers, and legumes while avoiding or reducing foods with meat, eggs, and products with dairy, plus highly refined foods such as refined sugar and oil or bleached flour. One of the most common questions for families featuring whole-food or plant-based food is whether or not a plant-based diet for kids healthy. The truth is, plant-based food provides children with the energy and nutrition that...

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Great On The Go Snacks For IBD

Life with IBD can be difficult, especially when it comes to trying to find a healthy, on-the-go snack. Eating smaller amounts of food more frequently is something that is encouraged, so to avoid flare-ups, those with IBD or digestive sensitivities should pack the right snacks. However, with our busy schedules, taking the time to choose snacks for IBD is something that often does not feel feasible. But fear not — in this blog, we are going to share some of the best on-the-go, packable snacks that you can bring along with you each day. Great On-The-Go Snacks For IBD Whether you are craving a snack that is crunchy or smooth, salty or sweet, these IBD friendly snacks will maximize taste...

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