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Vegan: Your first two weeks (Plant-Based diet)

October 27, 2017

  So, you have decided to go plant-based and stop eating meat and animal products. Congrats! There are many changes in your life that await ahead of this new road. Things like a switch in your hunger patterns and cravings, new timings of bodily functions, changes in your body weight and metabolism, and of course, a different response to a high-fat, high-animal protein meal. Of course, I need to remind you that all of these changes should be done under…

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Where does vegetable protein comes from

September 26, 2017

  So, this is the current “issue” these days. How can we get protein if we don’t get it from an animal source? There are two basic sources of protein, animal, and vegetable. Is it true that only by eating animal products you can achieve a healthy protein intake? How about the amino acid profile? There are many questions. In order to understand the whole subject, we must dig into the very core, and understand where does vegetable protein come…

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Introduction to Plant-Based Nutrition

September 20, 2017

What is a plant-based diet? What does it include and why is it called that way? There are many types of plant-based diets, from vegan to semi-vegetarian and they all include either all or partially energy sources from plants. Today we will discuss how is this possible and what does it generally mean. This will be the first of many plant-based explanatory articles. What is “Plant-Based”? The term plant-based refers to having all or most of the calories ingested through diet…

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Essential amino acids in the plant – based diet

September 15, 2017

Around one fourth of our bodies is made of muscles, which in term, are made of protein. Amino acids are the building blocks needed in order to create protein and, therefore, muscle. If we did not have aminos, the body could not synthesize protein and create muscle. There are several types of aminos, all of them with complicated names and different structures, which we are not going to describe. In this article, you will find: What are amino acids, essential…

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Benefits of Goji Berries

September 4, 2017

  Lycium Genus is the scientific name of goji berries, but that’s not the reason why you came here, right? You came here in order to know why are they so popular these days, what is all the fuss about. What do they taste like? What can you use them for? What are the main benefits of Goji Berries and what are the substances that provide these amazing health benefits? Well, dear readers, today is your lucky day. Throughout the next…

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The Truth Behind Alcohol

August 25, 2017

Most of us enjoy drinking alcohol, and we probably won’t stop. In that regard, how can we continue enjoying our drinking, while making the least possible harm to our bodies? The best option is moderation, of course. In this article, I will explain how you can continue to enjoy with alcohol, reducing the amount of harm to the minimum. There is a common believe that liquor is the best bet, by drinking it “on the rocks” and avoiding sugary sodas…

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Benefits of Glutamine and How to Use it

August 21, 2017

Glutamine is one of the most well-known supplements out there, and nowadays we can find it almost in any supplement store or super market. Why is this supplement so popular? What is glutamine? In this article, I will give you a brief but concise explanation about this supplement, mainly focused on its uses to athletes. What is glutamine? There are many known amino acids, and they are separated into two categories: Essential and Non – Essential. Glutamine is an amino…

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Being an Online Nutritionist

August 18, 2017

  This has been an amazing Journey. I was still studying Nutrition & Dietetics when I decided I wanted to have my own thing. My own project, my own dream. I went from working as a public nutritionist, to going to my first patient’s homes, to founding my own company and opening an office in my home town, Lima, Perú. Now I work as an online nutritionist, from a foreign country, trying to help as much people as possible, without…

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08 Amazing Athletes You Probably Didn’t Know Were Vegan

August 14, 2017

Following up last week’s article about veganism and sports, in case you are still skeptical about if it is really possible to be vegan or follow a plant – based diet and be a successful athlete, I give you: 10 world – class athletes who you probably didn’t know were following a plant – based diet, including a couple of UFC fighters you have probably hear of! First of all, if you did not read last week’s article, please go…

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Vegan Diet and Exercise

August 11, 2017

  Is it possible to follow a vegan diet and perform in physical activity as everybody else? What should you consider if you want to achieve this? Is it possible to cover all your macros with a vegan diet while training every day? Being a sportsman is quite a sacrifice, but it is a necessity for some. Getting up earlier than most to be able to train, shower, eat and rush to work is part of a lot of people…

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