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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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Plant Based Superstars Join Forces in a Delicious Braised Tempeh Dish

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 3, 2017
File under: Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Spices, Superfoods, Vegan

 

Braised Tempeh, Kale, Garbanzo Beans and Tomatoes

Braised Tempeh, Kale, Garbanzo Beans and Stewed Tomatoes is a delightful dish that contains a high level of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals with a riot of health-supporting phytonutrients.

The combination of hearty legumes, leafy greens, tomatoes and pungent spices make this a tasty and health-supporting meal.

Naturally low in fat and essentially free of saturated fat, legumes are a great source of nutrition. Legumes contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, carbohydrates, B vitamins and many important minerals including iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc and phosphorous. …read more of Plant Based Superstars Join Forces in a Delicious Braised Tempeh Dish here

 
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Okara Burgers, Nutritious, Economical and Oh-So-Easy!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 21, 2017
File under: Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Legumes, Vegan

 

Think it is a chore to make fresh delicious soymilk every week? Not at all! With premium Laura Soybeans® and my SoyaJoy Soymilk Maker delicious, pearly white soymilk is quick, easy and incredibly inexpensive!

Non-GMO Laura Soybeans are the key in making tasty, non-beany soymilk and the SoyaJoy G4 is the automatic soymilk maker that makes almost 2 liters of delicious soymilk in about 20 minutes.

If you don’t make your own soymilk, you should definitely consider this easy and economical way to make the best tasting plant milks.  Check it out! Make Fresh Delicious Soymilk for Pennies in Just 20 Minutes!

Okara is a byproduct of making soymilk and if you make your own soy milk as I do twice a week you have copious amounts of the stuff in your freezer. …read more of Okara Burgers, Nutritious, Economical and Oh-So-Easy! here

 
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