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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, …

Going vegan for just 12 weeks could help you lose 16lbs and manage blood sugar levels, study shows

Switching to a healthy vegan diet could help you lose 16lbs in 12 weeks, study says A new study has shown that a vegan diet can help overweight people or type 2 diabetes patients lose weight and regulate their blood sugar levels. The new research, which is being covered by major news outlets, was presented …

Brazil to provide 10 million plant-based meals to school kids every year

“The objective is for municipal schools to easily include menu options with a greater variety of plant foods, according to the recommendations from the Ministry of Health, through its Food Guide for the Brazilian Population, and the World Health Organization.” More than 170,000 students will have more vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits on their plates, …

Vegan dog food is safer and healthier than meat, new study finds

The study revealed that dogs on a well-balanced plant-based diet exhibited fewer signs of poor health than those on conventional dog food regimens. According to a new study, feeding your dog greens or other nutritious plant-based meals, may be healthier and less hazardous than giving them a juicy steak or conventional diets consisting of commercial, …

Vegan diet can reduce diabetes risk, new research finds

A plant-based diet including whole grains, veggies, nuts, coffee, and legumes may help stave off type 2 diabetes. According to a study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, a plant-based diet rich in polyphenols may help keep type 2 diabetes at bay. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. …