Omega 3 fatty acids have gained mainstream recognition for offering up an array of wellness-boosting effects, ranging from improving our mental health to protecting against cancer.
With these stats, it's no wonder many of us have hopped on board the Omega 3 train and have made a conscious effort to add this nutrient to our diet and supplement routine. But while many of us have added these fatty acids into our daily nutrition routine, it's not uncommon to find an avid Omega 3 consumer who might not know much about them other than the fact that they're good for our health.
What are the different types of Omega 3 fatty acids? Where do we typically find them in foods? And are all Omega 3 supplements created equal? These are just a few questions that come to mind when considering this nutrient powerhouse, but those happen to be just the tip of the iceberg for those who follow a plant-based diet. Vegans and vegetarians also must consider whether their diet provides enough of these fatty acids, and if not, whether their supplement is both effective and in alignment with a plant-based lifestyle.
Often, people trying a plant-based diet for the first time will rely on easy, but highly-processed, vegan food options since they tend to be slightly less intimidating than crafting a meat-free meal of their own. Unfortunately, this can quickly lead to a diet void of important vitamins and minerals. Over time, this lack of micronutrients can take a major toll on our wellbeing and can lead to some serious health repercussions.
Scientists estimate that humans get 30 to 100 million times the amount of electromagnetic radiation than just 100 years ago, so it’s no surprise to see research piling up about the potentially negative effects of EMF exposure. And with the rollout of new 5G wireless technology in the US, health seekers are rushing to find the best EMF protection for themselves and their families.
Often hailed as one of the world’s true “superfruits” owing to its 2,000 year history as a functional food, popular throughout Asia and the northwest regions of China, the legendary Goji berry enjoys a reputation as a potent natural antioxidant as well as a rich source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients capable of bestowing extraordinary health benefits; including anti-aging, anti-radiation, anti-cancer, antioxidation, and immune system enhancement. To learn more about Goji berry benefits, read on...
With today's modern food processing and manufacturing practices, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t lacking in at least one of the key vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function optimally. But for those who follow a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, the chance of suffering from a nutrient deficiency tends to be much higher than the general population. As research continues to reveal a trend linking plant-based diets to nutritional deficiencies, there is growing support that promotes supplementing a vegan or vegetarian diet with certain essential vitamins and minerals. Today, we will explore four of those micronutrients and discuss why they are important additions to a plant-based lifestyle.