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Plant-Based Nutrition

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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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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Transition to Veganism: The vegan diet

July 31, 2017

  Are you looking for a reason to become Vegan? Are you curious about the normal questions asked about the vegan diet? Considering stopping eating meat, dairy and eggs? If you are in any of these positions, then you are on your way to adopting a vegan diet. The vegan lifestyle and the vegan diet are both gaining a lot of importance in the present days, mainly because of the available information about the relationship between a vegan diet and…

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Vegan Diet and Diabetes

July 28, 2017

First of all, what is diabetes? There are two types of diabetes, one that is a congenital disease (you are born with it or it develops during the first years of life and there is actually nothing you can do about it), this is type I diabetes. The other is a chronic non-transmissible disease (which means that you cause it to yourself by your own life choices), this is type II diabetes. Today I will the relationship between diabetes and…

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Vegan Weight Loss

July 22, 2017

First of all, lets define what IS losing weight before tackling on why does a vegan diet work. I can explain now 3 ways of losing weight which I consider to be important for this particular case: Caloric reduction, increased physical activity and quality food intake. Caloric Reduction: When you ingest fewer calories than you need on a daily basis, your metabolism will be in caloric deficiency, which, in time, results in weight loss, since the body needs to use…

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Common Questions Asked about Vegans

July 19, 2017

So, these last days I am getting a lot of questions about how it is to be vegan (I follow only the diet part, having a whole-foods, plant based diet). Most of them used to come from my friends, who actually saw the change in my diet when we got together, enquiring if is it hard to be vegan. Nowadays these questions come from my patients, who are trying to make the change or are trying to understand why is…

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