Why I’m Plant-Based, Not Vegan

Veganism is not just about food.

Veganism is an ideology and being a vegan is attributed with certain beliefs.

A better word is “plant-based”. Not as catchy, but more inclusive.

Plant-based is great for people who are vegan as well as people who severely limit their consumption of animal products to one or a few servings a week. Plant-based means that the majority of ones diet comes from plants, allowing room for those who don’t have the same ideals as vegans. In addition, because vegans have a wholly plant-based diet, they too can be included in the people who call themselves plant based. The following reasons are my reasons for being plant based (and not vegan).

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Superfoods: Real or Just a Hype?

The media always chooses food or foods that is touted as the newest and greatest health food. The latest examples of these ‘superfoods” are coconut oil, açaí and quinoa among others. Unfortunately, there is no one food that is going to make you healthy, fit, or thin.

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Grocery Shopping and Healthy Choices

Grocery shopping is the base for cooking healthfully and eating nutritiously. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, we’re persuaded by advertisements, branding and labels both in the media as well as by the food labels themselves in the stores. Just like the mix-mash of information that is available about nutrition these days, there is…

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Moderation on a Plant-Based Diet

What is moderation?

Moderating serving sizes? Calories? Macronutrients? Grams?

We often hear about the need to moderate intakes of certain items such as saturated fat, trans fats, junk foods and soda. While this may appear to be an easy thing, many people don’t know what moderation is.

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“Healthy” Food at the Grocery Store (Video)

Sara goes through the local grocery store to analyze some of the foods that are labeled and generally thought to be healthy but may not be as healthy as you think they are. Things to think about when shopping for healthy food: What is the importance of organic? How many ingredients does the product have?…

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Don’t be Afraid of Chocolate

Eating chocolate doesn’t make somebody unhealthy any more than a salad makes somebody healthy.

Most people are accustomed to thinking of the food pyramid, but this generally doesn’t help people make adequate dietary decisions. Or they think of “good”/”allowed” foods and “bad”/”banned” foods, and this thinking does more harm than good.

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Common Health- and Nutrition-related Questions

Good health is sustainable; illness is not. I personally choose to eat healthfully as I wish to avoid illnesses such as diseases, cancers and premature death. Being healthy enables me to prolong my life’s duration and also enhance my life’s quality.

Here are some answers to common health- and nutrition-related questions.

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  • Updated a couple of years ago