Top 40 Plant-Based Sources Of Calcium

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Calcium is the most plentiful mineral found in the human body. The teeth and bones contain the most calcium. Nerve cells, body tissues, blood, and other body fluids contain the rest of the calcium. Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the the human body. Calcium helps form and maintain healthy teeth and…

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MOST Iron-Rich Foods for Active Vegetarians

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It is not uncommon for vegetarians, especially active female vegetarians, to suffer from anemia –  low iron counts.  Low iron and anemia can mean increased fatigue and exhaustion. The human body stores some iron to replace any that is lost. However, low iron levels over a long period of time can lead to iron deficiency anemia.…

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AV 030 – 6 Basic Rules For Being A Healthy Vegetarian

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that you plan a diet that meets them. So what are some basic rules of eating…

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AV 028 – Vegetarian Diets: The Myths vs. Facts

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  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of Active Vegetarian we uncover the truth about the top 9 veggie-eating myths. Whether you’re interested in learning more or are already plant based eater, test your knowledge of animal-free living. Nikki & Zuzana hope to help in answering some questions and correcting any misconceptions…

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AV 027 – The Real Deal on Detox and Cleanse Diets

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] From guzzling lemonade and gulping green juices to popping herbal pills, it seems everyone is talking about detoxing and cleansing these days. But what works and what doesn’t? Listen to this episode to find out more. In this Podcast episode Nikki and Zuzana give a great deal of…

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AV 026 – Eating for Energy with Andrew Raines

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you have to drag yourself through the day, it’s easy to think popping a supplement or chugging an energy drink can help recharge your battery. Not so fast. All-day energy doesn’t come from a pill or a concoction in a can. It comes from real food, which…

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AV 024 – Protein Myths Answered

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode, Zuzana and Nik discuss the number one question surrounding plant based eating… You will learn how easy it could be for a plant based eater to meet recommendations for protein, as long as calorie intake is adequate. Strict protein combining is not necessary; it is more…

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Dieting Hazards

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Saturated by an obscure amount of information that supports the importance of a “healthy diet”. Media and the internet bombard us with the idea that a “perfect physique” is only achievable by what ever diet is popular at that time. or some new miracle food. With technology being so advanced we are often overloaded with…

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AV 020-Reading Food Labels Part 2

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It may come as a surprise to some, but buying foods labeled cage-free or grass-fed does not necessarily mean that those items are what they say they are, or what we assume they mean.  This can be really frustrating if you are trying to do your best to purchase humane and sustainable food, not to mention…

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AV 019- Reading Food Labels

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Health claims on food packages can be confusing! Have you ever been confused by the information on the food labels you buy ? Especially when you are eating a healthy plant-based diet and watching what goes into your body? Are you taking the time to read the labels? If not, it is time to educate…

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AV 017 – What is your body missing???

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] We are back…… Do you suffer with low energy, brittle nails or hair loss? In this episode, Zuzana and Nik talk about common health challenges plant based eaters might be dealing with and how to fix them.     Download the Episode Here! (27min – 21sec)

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TOW # 6: How To… store fresh herbs

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When it comes to gardening, I have a bit of a black thumb, however I can care for a bunch of fresh herbs once they are out of the soil. Keeping fresh herbs fresh can be tricky, but if stored and cared for properly, they can last from several days to a full 10 days , depending on the…

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TOW # 2 – The Amazing Health Benefits of Cilantro

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I am huge fan of cilantro. There are so many amazing health benefits of this powerful herb and it tastes great. I add it to almost every dish, including my green smoothies. Watch our “Tip Of the Week” video bellow to learn more 🙂 Check out our recipe for Black Bean, Mango, Cilantro and Lime…

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Podcast – 014 – How To Make Cooking Easy

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of Active Vegetarian we discuss 5 essential tools every vegan/vegetarian kitchen should have. We put together a list of kitchen essentials we personally use on daily basis to help you create healthy and nutritious meals without wasting your money and kitchen counter space. Download the…

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