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Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plants green. It’s responsible for helping plants absorb energy from sunlight during the process of photosynthesis.
Consuming chlorophyll is known to have many health benefits. One way to get chlorophyll in your diet is by consuming wheatgrass and other dark leafy greens. Another way is to consume liquid chlorophyll as a supplement.
Most of the research conducted on chlorophyll has been on its topical use. When applied topically, chlorophyll has been know...
The Engine 2 diet focuses on predominantly unprocessed plant-based foods. In addition to eliminating animal products, the Engine 2 diet is low-fat and free of vegetable oils. Followers of the diet consume whole foods like legumes, grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. While the Engine 2 diet may aid in weight loss, it’s not specifically a weight loss program. Rather, the diet encourages overall well-being.
“A stricter version of a vegan diet, the Engine 2 plan also eliminates oils. The ...
If you’ve ever heard someone talking about “macros,” they’re talking about three major nutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
Bodybuilders and fitness experts pay close attention to the macronutrient profile of the foods they eat to yield certain results—increased protein for muscle development and reduced carbohydrates for fat loss are some common examples of dietary targets.
By changing one’s macronutrient balance (i.e. a person on a high-fat diet gets most of his or her calories from ...
There’s a huge difference between how much protein we think we need per day and how much protein we actually need per day. I, too, have fallen into the trap of believing I was at risk of protein deficiency—especially considering my entirely plant-based diet. However, it turns out that I’m getting more than enough protein from plants alone.
As a vegan in America, the number one question I get is how I get enough protein on a plant-based diet. This led me to wondering: how much protein do I nee...
There’s no denying the importance of protein for the human body to function properly. However, that doesn’t mean that meat is your only source of this important macronutrient.
There are a ton of vegan proteins out there, but you may not recognize them as foods that are high in protein.
For example, you might think of nuts and seeds as healthy fats and nut butters and hummus as condiments. While this true, these are also great examples of vegan protein sources.
If protein is important to you, ...
Whether for health reasons, climate change or animal welfare, vegan statistics show the plant-based population continues to spike.
Now, it seems as though everyone knows at least one vegan in their lives. Even celebrities and professional athletes are picking up on the trend.
Businesses have taken notice, too. The vegan market has boomed, resulting in thousands of new vegan products. And restaurants and fast-food chains are starting to accommodate with plant-based options.
The growing trend o...
The Impossible Burger, made by Impossible Foods, has quickly taken off in popularity. Rather than accept the plight of being just another veggie burger, the Impossible Burger takes aim at the meat-eating crowd.
Vegans, vegetarians and people who adopt a plant-based diet are quick to try the latest and greatest vegan products. But meat lovers may be a bit skeptical.
What’s in the Impossible Burger? Does it really taste like beef? Is it safe, healthy, and a good source of protein? How does the ...
Beyond Meat changed the vegan meat game when they launched the Beyond Burger in 2016.
The Beyond Burger made national headlines as the “bleeding burger” made exclusively from plants AND being sold alongside real beef patties in the meat section.
Although the Beyond Burger is a vegan product, it’s not just for vegans. Now that the Beyond Burger is available at thousands of U.S. fast-food and restaurant locations, meat lovers are wondering whether or not they should give the bleeding plant-base...
If you love the taste of meat, you probably think that nothing plant-based could ever compete. Meat substitutes are either a pain in the ass to make, or they don’t taste anything like the “real thing”—right?
No hard feelings if that’s how you feel, but I want to change your mind. It’s time I introduce you to the meat replacements that are actually tasty, satisfying, and accessible.
Here’s a list of 15 top meat substitutes for some of the most popular meats: chicken, beef, pork, and more.
The ultimate From Molly With Love review: Does this natural beauty brand get the Good Face Project stamp of approval?
What is From Molly With Love?
From Molly With Love is an all-natural clean beauty brand. Many beauty brands claim these labels, but this brand actually means it.
The famous Molly behind the catchy brand name had an epiphany that many women have in their lives at some point: She realized that her “beauty” products were hiding not-so-beautiful ingredients. Molly took charge of t...
Sensitive skin can be problematic throughout the year, but it’s especially important to implement a skincare routine specifically for sensitive skin during the winter.
If you have sensitive skin, you know the drill:
No toxic or harmful ingredients
No irritating ingredients
Little to no chemical exfoliation
Mineral sunscreen instead of chemical sunscreen
Gentle products only
...And so on. It may seem like a lot of rules, but sensitive skin requires extra attention and ...
As a supplement, CBD extracts and oils can work wonders for the body. Now, we're starting to see indie beauty brands incorporate this hyped ingredient in cosmetics.
You can use CBD as an oil, capsule, and even gummy vitamins. There’s anecdotal evidence showing the many benefits of CBD to the human body. It helps with anxiety, stress, sleep, pain, inflammation, and more.
Before you ask—no, CBD is not psychoactive and you will not get high. Sorry if that’s what you were looking for.
Instead of ...
Could your favorite foods be the cause of your breakouts? Studies show the association between diet and skin health, and the connection between dairy and acne is concerning.
Have you ever heard that chocolate and sugar cause acne? What about dairy products like milk, cheese, and ice cream? It’s suddenly starting to seem like all the good things in life cause breakouts.
Sometimes what we put in our bodies affects us on the outside, and there’s a strong correlation between dairy and acne. If yo...
Vegan Myth Busted: Getting Enough Protein on a “Rabbit Food” Diet
How vegans manage to not only survive on a plant-based diet, but thrive on plant protein sources — and how you can, too.
I’ve been vegan for more than two years, and nearly 2,190 plant-based meals later, the general population is still convinced I’m slowly dying of protein deficiency.
My appearance wouldn’t give it away — my hair is shinier than ever, my nails are growing at an inconveniently rapid pace, and my skin is glowing ...
How to lighten dark spots, brighten your face, and wake up dull skin? Here are 3 skin brightening ingredients that will help and 3 harmful ingredients to avoid.
Some days, you wake up with dark circles and dull, tired-looking skin. When you’re having one of those days, enlist the help of skin brightening ingredients. Other days, you find yourself wondering how that dark spot got there. That’s when you breakout of the skin lightening ingredients.
If you feel your skin could use a pick-me-up, t...