Pre-Workout Apple Beet Carrot Energizer Juice Recipe

This twist on the classic A-B-C juice (apple-beet-carrot) is designed to fuel your workout, hike or run. The ingredients have many health benefits, but here is how they will support your energy, endurance and hydration while you sweat it out, step it up or power on. Beet Juice for Endurance Beets contain nitrate which your [...]

How to Maintain Your Plant-Based Diet on Vacation

Eating a healthy plant-based diet when you are at home and in total control of your food is easy. But maintaining your healthy way of eating when traveling or on vacation presents some challenges. My husband and I just returned from a five-day getaway to Pensacola Beach, Florida. (We had planned on Maui, but due [...]

Beet Juice for Blood Pressure + Beet Juice Recipe

When it comes to a healthy heart and blood pressure, is beet juice or cooked beets better for you? It’s a good question. Years ago, researchers proved that beet juice increases athletic endurance. It does this by increasing the level of nitric oxide (NO) in your blood, which increases blood flow, gas exchange, mitochondrial biogenesis [...]

Plant-Based Diet and COVID-19 Severity

Can a heart healthy plant-based diet lower the odds of getting seriously sick with COVID-19? Yes - by a landslide - according according to a new study published in MBJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health. The study included 2884 healthcare workers, mostly physicians and all with high exposure to patients with COVID-19, from six countries - [...]

Are Eggs and Cholesterol Really That Bad?

“Are eggs really that bad for us?” “Is dietary cholesterol really that important?” These questions still circulate. When the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines for Americans was published, it had some conflicting recommendations. It recommended that we eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible, but also stated that cholesterol was no longer a nutrient of concern. This [...]