Tag: Diet

  • Kim Kardashian Says Her Vegan Diet Helps With Psoriasis. We Asked an RDN to Weigh In.

    Kim Kardashian recently revealed that following a mostly plant-based diet has helped her manage her psoriasis symptoms. In the past, the reality star and business mogul has been open about her struggles with psoriasis on social media and on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In a post on her sister Kourtney’s lifestyle blog, Poosh, the…

  • What Is a Raw Vegan Diet and Is It Healthy?

    If cooking isn’t on your list of top priorities or if it’s a particularly sweltering day, then the idea of not having to roast vegetables or fry up some crispy tofu sounds pretty appealing. Maybe you occasionally eschew cooking for plant-based smoothies and salads. If that’s the case, then you’ve already dabbled in raw veganism.…

  • A Plant-Based Diet In Your 40s May Slow Cognitive Decline, Study Finds

    If you’ve hit your 40s and want to protect your cognitive abilities, new research has shown that following a diet rich in plants can help. A recent study led by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine indicates that women who adopted the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) during their middle years were approximately 17…

  • Plant-Based Diet Could Alleviate or Prevent PTSD Symptoms, New Study Says

    Consuming plant-based foods could alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  PTSD, a debilitating mental health disorder characterized by intense fear and anxiety, is known to develop in individuals who have experienced traumatic events such…

  • How to Get Calcium on a Vegan Diet (Plus, 6 Foods to Keep Your Bones Strong)

    How many times have you heard that you need to drink milk for strong bones? While your body does need calcium, there are better—and healthier—sources of calcium that come without the harmful effects of dairy. The marketing promoting milk and its “superior” calcium content is severely misleading. The truth is, you can get enough calcium…

  • 6 Simple Ways to Ease Bloating on a Vegan Diet

    It’s true that a vegan diet, or eating more plant-based foods in general, can benefit your health. But, a significant shift in your diet might leave you with some much-maligned digestive woe, including bloating, gas, heartburn, and an upset stomach. Thankfully, being more intentional about the food you eat is one way to help soothe…

  • How to Get Iron on a Vegan Diet, Plus 13 Sources

    Whether you’re considering eating less meat or you’ve been plant-based for a while, iron is something that should be on your radar. As with most nutrients, iron is a multitasker. It’s vital for ensuring that your red blood cells can transport oxygen and if you don’t get enough of it, you might feel fatigued and…

  • Is Reducing Meat Enough? Here’s What Else You Need To Do To Make Your Diet Planet Friendly

    The world is eating too much meat, but some countries are undeniably ahead of others. The average American, for example, consumes around 274 pounds of meat per year.  Cutting back on this amount can make a significant impact on the planet, there’s no doubt. But when it comes to a more sustainable diet, is simply…

  • American Heart Association Says Plant-Forward Diet Is Best For Menopause and Heart Health

    Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life, but it brings about hormonal and body composition changes that can increase the risk of developing heart disease. Medical experts are now highlighting the benefits of a plant-based diet during menopause to support heart health.  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), adopting specific dietary habits…

  • What Is the OMAD Diet? And Can You Make It Vegan?

    The One Meal a Day Diet (OMAD) might have some A-list fans, including Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin, but is this limited way of eating actually beneficial for our bodies? We spoke to a dietitian to find out more about the risks and advantages of the restrictive approach to food. But first, what actually is…