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How Phytates Fight Cancer Cells

By Michael Greger M.D.
June 15, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Vegan

Phytate is a compound found in beans, grains, nuts and seeds. The average daily intake of phytate in vegetarian diets is about twice that of those eating a mixed diet of plant and animal foods, which may help explain their low cancer rates. Aside from helping to prevent helping to prevent cancer dietary phytate has been reported to help prevent kidney stone formation and to protect against diabetes mellitus, dental cavities and heart disease.

Do all these potentially beneficial effects sound too good to be true? Are there other examples of compounds made by plants that can have benefits across multiple diseases? Yes! Aspirin, for example, found throught the plant kingdom may also account for a variety of plant-based benefits. Video: Aspirin in Plant Foods

But of all the things phytates can do, the anticancer properties of phytate (aka phytic acid, IP6, or inositol hexaphosphate), is considered one of its most important benefits.

…read more of How Phytates Fight Cancer Cells here

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Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 11, 2015
File under: Green Lifestyle Tips, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Packaging, by its very nature is disposable. Meant to be tossed away… and is either the first or last thing we do when handing consumer goods.

Choosing products with less packaging and especially that which is recyclable or compostable can make an important impact, but can we do better? Can we decrease waste pollution at the source?

The best way to dispose of waste is to reduce the amount generated at the source. This lessens costs associated with recycling, solid waste disposal and landfills.

Source reduction is waste prevention and the first line of defense against the proliferation of waste. Eliminating waste before it has been created minimizes resources that are used in the production and delivery of goods. …read more of Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously here

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9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 5, 2015
File under: Barbecue, Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Recipes, 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 9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free here

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Nutritious You! Adds Bricks to Clicks

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 1, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Organic, Raw Foods, Vegan

Going vegan is making huge strides these days and raw plant based foods are gaining popularity among fitness aficionados. Eating a large percentage of the diet raw is definitely becoming a ‘thing’ and savvy entrepreneurs have geared up to meet the demand.

Marina Sommers, founder of Nutritious You™ is a holistic health and wellness coach, but she wasn’t always a health food enthusiast. …read more of Nutritious You! Adds Bricks to Clicks here

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It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
May 23, 2015
File under: Barbecue, Green Lifestyle Tips, Natural Alternatives, Natural Products, Vegan


Along with all of us, the planet is not getting any younger and the constant assaults on the air, water and soil are rapidly taking their toll! There is no better time to make important changes in the way we do things and as summer outdoor living is upon us, let’s turn our attention to the ubiquitous barbecue.

Backyard chefs believe that food cooked over an open fire is especially tasty because the juices stay concentrated in the middle and the surface becomes seared with smoky flavor. Cookouts may well be the quintessential summer pastime but can be unhealthy for people and the planet. …read more of It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue here

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