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Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
July 11, 2017
File under: Greens, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Salads, Vegan

Baby Spinach Salad with Light and Lovely Cilantro Macadamia Dressing

Healthy oils have a number of benefits associated with them, including heart and circulatory system support, skin health and mental function

Olive oil is heart heathy, due to its high concentration of monounsaturated fats that help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. However, olive oil is not the only heart healthy culinary oil with extraordinary health benefits. …read more of Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil? here

 
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Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
July 1, 2017
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Vegan

All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier!

Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and for the planet. 

Check out our green grilling tips and choose from these delicious dishes made with wholesome and heart-healthy foods that please the palate and satisfy even the heartiest appetite. …read more of Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes here

 
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Number of Vegans in the U.S. Increased 600 Percent!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 28, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Legumes, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Baby Spinach and Sweet Potato Yams

According to “Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017,” a report compiled by the research firm Global Data, one of the largest data and insights solution providers in the world, the number of vegans in America has increased 600 percent!

Consumers who identify as vegan has jumped from just one percent in 2014 to six percent of the population in three short years.

The report noted a gradual shift occurring in response to health trends and that consumers perceive an ethical and sustainable lifestyle to be an important part of their wellbeing and wellness. …read more of Number of Vegans in the U.S. Increased 600 Percent! here

 
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Eat Your Way to Better Health!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 22, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Legumes, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan

Heart Healthy Sriracha Baked Tofu, Kale and Garbanzo Beans

According to Dr. James Anderson, chief investigator on the landmark meta-analysis on soy and heart health, soyfoods are some of the healthiest foods you can include in your diet. This is because they help fight what Dr. Anderson calls The ‘Big Five,1 heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and high-blood pressure.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country and a highly nutritious food that has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease is sure to attract attention. …read more of Eat Your Way to Better Health! here

 
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Plant versus Animal Iron… and the winner is…

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
June 21, 2017
File under: Diet, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Vegan

It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to get more fiber, magnesium, and vitamins like A, C, and E, but they also get more iron.

The iron found predominantly in plants is non-heme iron, which isn’t absorbed as well as the heme iron found in blood and muscle, but this may be a good thing. As seen in my video, The Safety of Heme vs. Non-Heme Iron, avoidance of heme iron may be one of the key elements of plant-based protection against metabolic syndrome, and may also be beneficial in lowering the risk from other chronic diseases such as heart disease. …read more of Plant versus Animal Iron… and the winner is… here

 
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