Two New Papers Putting the Power of Plant-Based Diets in the Spotlight

The Power of Plant-Based Diets Validated Once Again in Recent Research According to abundant scientific support, plant-based diets have consistently been associated with not only significant health advantages, but also nutrient adequacy. Despite headlines blaring out messages of deficiency and danger, the evidence continues to show otherwise. Two brand new compelling papers were published expressing the safety, adequacy, and [...]

December 3rd, 2016|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

40 Super Simple, Scrumptious Vegan Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less

Eating an exclusively plant-based diet is the most health-promoting, sustainable, and compassionate way of eating. Yet, it comes along with certain stigmas, such as it being expensive, difficult, or boring. Alas, these myths couldn't be further from the truth! There are infinite delicious combinations of legumes, vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices to [...]

May 25th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|

20 Scrumptiously Salubrious Smoothies

There is something super special about smoothies...the unrivaled convenience, the opportunity to pack in a huge nutritional power punch, the vibrant versatility of flavor potential (as you will see below), and also just the sheer deliciousness of it all... What's not to love? My recommended basic formula includes using a lot of leafy greens, less [...]

May 11th, 2016|Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad from The Vegiterranean Diet Makes 4 servings Light and herb-infused, this salad is refreshing and extremely nutritious. Traditionally made with bulgur wheat, this gluten-free version boasts similar flavors, but it’s friendly for those eschewing gluten and more sub- stantial because of the added chickpeas. Ingredients: 3 to 4 tablespoons freshly [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

You are What Your Bacteria Eat!

You are what you eat...but, perhaps more so, you are what your bacteria eat! One of the pioneering and leading fields of study currently is that of the microbiota (our body's bacterial profile) and how it plays an enormous role in our health and immune function via many different mechanisms. "The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 [...]

November 7th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|

5 Ways To Enhance Nutrient Absorption

1. Use the magic of synergy by combining certain foods together (as seen in this graphic). Vitamin C-rich foods help absorb iron, so eat them together. Some ways to do so are to have a green salad with bell peppers or citrus dressing, drink a green smoothie with some fruit, or make hummus with beans [...]

August 4th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Healthy Fat Intake

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: What is the ideal amount of fat I should eat to stay healthy on a plant-based diet? Answer: Related Links: More on oil versus whole food fats Oil-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from What Would Julieanna Do? Oil-Free Maple Mustard Dressing on Reluctantly Healthy Recipe for Guacamole Whole [...]

August 23rd, 2013|Featured, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|