Category: Vegan

How a Plant-based Diet Fights Climate Change

It’s no secret – eating meat isn’t exactly good for the environment. Yet many people are still unaware of the effect their diets have on society and the world in general. The documentary Cowspiracy attempted to shed some light on the destructive nature of the meat industry, but we still have a long way to go before people truly realize the connection between meat and climate change. Conversely, a plant-based diet can go a long way to fighting climate change. How exactly? Here are four big reasons you might want to think about switching to a plant-based diet if...

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Canada’s New Plant-Focused Diet Guide Champions Health And The Environment

Plant-based diets are no longer just for animals lovers and health enthusiasts. Saving Earth from methane and other emissions that play a huge role in global warming requires an increase in vegetarian or vegan eating and a reduction of meat and dairy consumption. Unfortunately, many countries are politically and economically influenced by the meat industry. The $95-billion-a-year beef industry in the United States is very powerful, according to the USDA. The American Meat Institute and the National Cattlemen’s Association lobbyists in Washington dissuade the government from recommending plant-based diets despite scientific evidence linking meat consumption to global warming and illnesses like...

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Family Spares their Chickens from Slaughter, Sends Them to A Sanctuary

Chickens are intelligent, much-loved animals who are considered by many as more than just a meal.  Some fight for a world where animals are farmed under humane conditions, with space to roam, nutritious food, adequate housing and decent care. One family went one step further when they decided to spare their backyard chickens from slaughter and give them to a farm sanctuary instead. The brains behind this commendable decision even resolved on becoming vegetarian, redirecting his whole life’s principles to promoting animal rights and their protection. Now, the chickens will be cared for and looked after for the rest...

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This Doctor Prescribes A Plant-Based Diet to Fight Heart Disease

The benefits of a plant-based diet are comprehensive and go beyond easing our impact on the environment and reducing animal suffering. Emerging evidence demonstrates that a vegan lifestyle could change your health for the better. Dr. Baxter Montgomery has been saving lives for over 10 years as a cardiologist at the Montgomery Heart and Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. His medicine? Plants. In a short documentary recently released by Mercy For Animals, above, Montgomery describes the condition of a patient who first came to see him at age 89. “At that time she was taking about 22 medications, including...

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Iceberg The Size of Delaware Breaks Off Ice Shelf in Anarctica

A one trillion ton iceberg broke off of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica earlier this week. Over 2,200 miles long — the size of Delaware — this iceberg is one of the largest ever recorded. It is expected to be called A68. NASA/USGS Landsat satellites have recorded the growth of the splintering since its beginning in 2006 until its eventual calving just days ago. Monitored by scientists of Project MIDAS as the rift began to develop, the iceberg was calved from Larsen C between July 10 and July 12.  According to Project MIDAS, the break reduced Larsen C’s...

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Ex-Beef Farmer Sends Cows to a Sanctuary, Opens a Vegan Business

For one man, the dark truths of animal farming have not only come to light but have come to an end. In the cruel dairy industry, cattle are artificially inseminated, separated from their offspring, hooked up to unhygienic milking machines and even beaten until they are taken to the slaughterhouse. For many cows, this cycle will sadly continue for the rest of their lives. The beef industry is similarly cruel, treating the animals as commodities and inflicting fear and suffering at the slaughterhouse. Jay Wilde, a 59-year-old farmer in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, decided to spare his cows this painful future...

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Cooking with Swede: 5 Healthy Recipes

Swede, also known as rutabaga (the common North American term for the plant), is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip; it is also sometimes simply called a turnip. The roots are prepared for human consumption in a variety of ways, and the leaves can be eaten as a leaf vegetable. Click here for more information about swedes. HONEY-ROASTED SWEDE WITH CUMIN AND CHILLI PREP TIME: 20 MINS COOK: 50 MINS SERVES: 5 Ingredients – 1 large-peeled swede and cut into big portions – 2 1/2 tbsp. Olive oil – 2 tbsps....

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These 10 Protein-Packed Foods are Completely Vegan

If you’re following a plant-based diet or even just thinking about going vegan, you’ve probably been asked (several times), “So… how do you get enough protein?” If you’re just starting a vegan lifestyle, you may be wondering the same thing. As any seasoned vegan can attest to, however, getting enough protein isn’t as hard as it might seem, and it isn’t expensive either. Tons of foods are protein-packed and completely vegan. 1. Beans For those who are new to plant-based eating, beans may be the easiest starting point. They are a common food staple, and most people already include them in their...

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