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Swiss dairy industry threatened as demand for plant-based milk increases 80%

According to the Swiss dairy industry, alternative milk brands pose a challenge because they unduly mimic everything about milk, including its packaging and nutritional profile and make false sustainability claims. The dairy industry globally is becoming increasingly desperate to clutch onto its market position amid a significant shift in consumer attitudes towards dairy. According to …

Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables linked to slower memory decline, new study reveals

“Something as simple as eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking more tea is an easy way for people to take an active role in maintaining their brain health.” According to a new study, people who follow a vegan diet that includes more antioxidant flavonols like those found in fruits and vegetables as well as …

What is selenium and are you getting enough of it as a vegan?

Here’s everything you need to know about this critical micronutrient… Selenium is a trace mineral, which means humans don’t need a huge amount to stay healthy. But don’t underestimate its powers; it’s an essential nutrient and critical for the proper functioning of our bodies. According to The Royal Society of Chemistry, our bodies contain around …

66 year old athlete says he is ‘visual proof that being vegan long-term is beneficial for our minds, bodies, and self-respect as a species

The vegan athlete as a young child was warned that he had less chances of surviving because of his dietary choices. John Machin has been a lifelong vegan. He has never eaten meat and dairy. He is 66 years now, but as a young child was warned that he had less chances of surviving because …

27-year-old reverses psoriasis on a plant-based diet after steroids failed to treat his condition

“I can’t wait to be with friends and to just feel good in myself, knowing that I am healthier and happier inside and out.” A 27-year-old says adopting a plant-based diet has helped him reverse his ‘severe’ psoriasis after the skin condition forced him to become a ‘hermit’. Scot Cunningham, who enjoyed spotless skin throughout …

New study claims vegans and vegetarians depressed twice as often as meat-eaters

The study surveyed 14,216 participants aged 35 to 74 years over six months to draw the conclusion. According to a new study by Brazilian researchers, people on veggie diets experience depressive episodes twice as frequently as meat eaters The research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders claims there’s a “positive association between the prevalence …

NFL quarterback Justin Fields feels ‘lighter and faster’ since going vegan

The American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League has been eating plant-based for more than two years. NFL star Justin Fields has credited a vegan diet for his improved athletic performance and muscle recovery. Fields, who is in his second year as a quarterback, first ditched animal products in May …

Vegans who lift weights have stronger bones, new study shows

New research shows vegans and omnivores who do resistance training may have similar bone structure. New research suggests that vegans who lift weights have stronger bones than those who don’t. The team from the Medical University of Vienna also indicated that vegans who incorporate weight lifting into their exercise routine have bone strength similar to …

New study shows that potatoes can be as good as animal milk for building muscle

“Muscle protein synthesis rates following the ingestion of 30 grams of potato protein do not differ from rates observed after ingesting an equivalent amount of milk protein,” the study lead author said. Plant protein derived from certain foods can be as efficient as animal milk for muscle synthesis, suggests a new study. According to research …

Iceland under pressure to ban blood farms exploiting pregnant horses

According to the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF)  hormone extraction from pregnant horses “is a business worth millions, which has delivered high profits for about 40 years.” Iceland is under growing pressure to shut down its blood farms that exploit pregnant horses. It is one of only three countries in the world that allow farmers to …

Fertility expert claims vegan women need ‘small amounts’ of meat and fish if trying to get pregnant

According to the expert, vegans might lack vital nutrients such as zinc, iron, vitamin B12 and Omega-3 as they do not eat meat. A fertility expert has claimed that women trying to get pregnant should avoid a vegan diet and eat more meat Grace Dugdale, who co-authored The Fertility Book, is a reproductive biologist and …

Malnourished Alan Carr claims he developed rickets after going vegan

“I’m basically getting rickets because I love animals.” English comedian, broadcaster and writer Alan Carr has revealed he started suffering from rickets after he switched to a vegan diet. The 45-year-old made the claim on a recent episode of his Life’s a Beach podcast. Carr ditched eating meat after buying a farm in Kent. However, …