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Water content of fruits and vegetables

Of all foods, vegetables provide the most water, often being over 90% water by weight. Vegetables high in water include lettuce, celery, bok choy, radish, cucumber, zucchini, watercress, tomatoes, green, etc.

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Components of Food

Components of Food

It’s really important to understand what makes up the food you eat. You’ve probably heard that your body needs nutrients to survive. Food is a source of nutrients, and different foods have different nutritional content. In this post, I will give you lots of information about the six classes of nutrients, where we find them, and why we need them.

Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

We now know that  plant-based eating can vary a lot, and can be strict or lax. We also know that if you have a meat-heavy diet, there are reasons to change your diet to reduce this. Of course, this choice depends on many factors, including cultural preferences, feasibility, affordability, and access to plant-based foods. Whether you are trying to become a strict vegan or simply reduce your overall consumption of animal products, here is a list of places to start.

Lazy vegan recipes

Lazy vegan recipes

If you’re on the vegan diet path already, or are looking to make a dietary change to benefit personal health and the health of the planet, you’ll find the recipes below to be helpful in your sustainable goals. These recipes were hand-picked because of how easy they are to make.

An In-Depth Look at Intuitive Eating

An In-Depth Look at Intuitive Eating

Diet culture instills false hope that we will lose weight quickly, easily, and permanently. But there is no perfect diet, and most diets go against what is best for your body. What if there was another way to maintain a healthy weight? This is where intuitive eating can come in.

Vegan Chili Bowl

Healthy Foods To Share With Friends: 6 Ideas for Your Next BBQ

what is the best way to make the most of the hot, sunny days ahead if not organizing a BBQ or garden party?!
And no, throwing a party and enjoying yourself does not mean that you are messing up your healthy diet or giving up on your health and weight loss goals. However, if you wish to make a party as healthy as possible, learn about the healthiest (and simplest!) recipes to share with your friends.

Are bagels vegan?

Are bagels vegan?

Are bagels vegan? The short answer is no, they aren’t always vegan. However, there’s a way around it, so keep reading! One great thing about being able to make your own homemade bagel is that you get to control what goes into them, which means they’ll generally be healthier too. You don’t need any special ingredients either – just some flour, yeast, and a few others!

Healthy And Delicious Plant-Based Picnic Ideas

Plant-based diets have some special characteristics. Plant-based diets have received a lot of attention recently, and this is for good reason! For ethical reasons or because they want to improve their health, more and more people are turning to plant-based diets. Vegetarian diets are rising in popularity because they have been shown to help reduce the risks of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and type II diabetes. In addition, vegetarian cooking is also easy for a family or large gathering because it requires less preparation time than meat-based dishes do.

High-calorie vegan foods

High-calorie vegan foods

The vegan diet is touted for being healthy for the body and the planet, and some of those who have gone vegan report weight loss, glowing skin, and lots of energy. When thinking of a vegan diet, images of fruits and vegetables come to mind easily. You might think of going vegan as being “on a diet”, as you might think you are going to cut your calories.