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Esther Jaffa
The Truth About Supplements: Do They Actually Work?

The Truth About Supplements: Do They Actually Work?

The Truth About Supplements: Do They Actually Work? BY: DR. PAMELA FERGUSSON, RD, PhD Key Takeaway Multivitamins are not an effective insurance policy to replace a balanced diet, but that's not a reason to entirely dismiss the idea of supplementation. Evidence shows that supplementation and fortification can be effective strategies for correcting or preventing nutrient deficiencies. Some nutrients for vegetarians and vegans to consider: Omega-3 fatty acids (like DHA and EPA), zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12. Is supplementation effective, or is it a literal case of money down the drain? A few years ago, three major studies published in...

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Esther Jaffa
Carrot Cake Protein Date Balls

Carrot Cake Protein Date Balls

Plant-Based Recipe:Carrot Cake Protein Date Balls BY: MATT FRAZIER, COFOUNDER Need a simple, no-bake snack? These Carrot Cake energy balls are healthy and delicious enough your whole family will be asking for them. Here's how it works: Ingredients 3 Carrots 9-10 Medjool Dates, pitted 1 C Oats (any oats will do. I used Steel-Cut, but quick oats will work too) 1 C Complement Protein 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1/8 Tsp Nutmeg 1/4 C Walnuts 1/4 Tsp Salt Directions Blend in a food processor until finely ground. Scoop palm-sized/golf-ball-sized handfuls, roll into a ball and freeze. Top with cashew frosting, if desired....

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Esther Jaffa
Can You Get All Your Omega-3s From Plants?

Can You Get All Your Omega-3s From Plants?

Can You Get All Your Omega-3s From Plants? | Complement Vegan Nutrition BY: COMPLEMENT Key Takeaway Relying on seeds like flax, chia or hemp for your Omega-3 needs can provide enough of the essential ALA form, but it’s not a reliable way to ensure you get the critical long-chain DHA and EPA forms. Fish and krill oil are rich in DHA and EPA Omega-3s because fish and krill feed on algae - the richest plant source of these Omegas. Good news: you can eat algae, too, but you'd need to consume a few pounds a day to get a sufficient...

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Esther Jaffa
Why do Cardiologists like Dr. Kahn recommend Omega- 3's for Heart Health?

Why do Cardiologists like Dr. Kahn recommend Omega- 3's for Heart Health?

Why do Cardiologists like Dr. Kahn recommend Omega- 3's for Heart Health? | Complement Vegan Vitamins & Plant-Based Nutrition BY: COMPLEMENT Key Takeaway If you eat a 100% plant-based diet, it’s likely you’re missing out on two of the three critical forms of Omega-3s; the long-chain DHA and EPA forms. Most vegetarians and vegans are not obtaining these Omega-3s in their diet, unless they consume very large amounts of seaweed. Higher Heart Rate Variability (HRV) indicates a greater ability to respond to stress or exercise, while people with low HRV are more likely to experience sudden, unexpected cardiac death.And people...

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