Elysabeth Alfano is a successful businesswoman, a strategic consultant in the plant-based business arena and a keen investor. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Elysabeth is the CEO and Co-Founder of VegTech Invest, a company that recommends plant-based and environmentally-friendly investments.
The Top 10 Food Trends for 2022: Vegan Seafood, Mycoprotein and More
We ended 2020 wanting Covid to just be over and betting on plant-based chicken. Now, with so much plant-based chicken everywhere, we finish up 2021 still wanting Covid to be over – and a whole new set of exciting plant-based food options on the horizon. Here are ...
A Vegan Athlete’s 5 Simple Tips to Get Protein on a Plant-Based Diet
It’s hard to have an eight-pack and not be proud of it, but vegan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete Will Brooks is pretty humble about his fitness, considering he built his body back after a traumatic sports injury that left him in tremendous pain and unable to compete. He had spine s ...
This Military Vet and Mom Cured Her Mild Anemia With Diet. Here’s How
When a ten-year military veteran was suddenly feeling sleepy all day, more than the usual fatigue of being a busy mother of a young child, she knew something was off. She was not eating meat at the time and when her blood worked showed that she had mild anemia, her doctor tried to convince her she should go back to eating beef. But...
How to Start a Plant-Based Diet: 5 Easy Tips From a Registered Dietician
You may want to start eating a plant-based diet, but have no idea where to begin. With the vast number of resources on the subject, it can be daunting to figure out where your best starting point is. Julieanna Hever, plant-based dietitian and author shares her tips for how to start your plant-based diet, as well as all the health benefits. By going...
5 Tips To Eat Less Meat From a Former Die-Hard Meat Eater
Raydel Hernandez grew up on meat. Growing up in a Cuban family, It was not only an important part of every meal, but it was an important part of his culture. The recipes that his grandmother made had love, meaning, and connection. So, when the doctor said that the way for Raydel to live with his gout was to commit to a life of pills, he was less bothered than when she said if he wanted to reverse
Divergent Actor Shares How to Get Back on Track to Eating Plant-Based
If you're like a lot of people, January resolutions are long over and you've had a few rough weeks of not eating your best, or sticking with your plant-based intentions, or drinking too much, or staying up late binge-watching Netflix. If you need a little inspiration, newly plant-based actor Christian Madsen (of Divergent and Family Business on BET) talks about his plant-based journey and how he g
Is Your Gut Microbiome Out of Whack? Here’s How to Know and Why It Matters
Your gut houses billions of bacteria that help your body break down the food you eat and send it either into your bloodstream as nutrients or out of the body as waste. The gut microbiome keeps you alive and healthy, and as you choose foods, it shifts its balance to grow and support "good" bacteria or "bad" bacteria, depending on whether you're eating a healthy plant-based diet
How a Plant-Based Diet Boosts Mood, Mind, and Memory, From a Psychiatrist
Imagine if we could gain more focus or increase memory by shifting what we eat. What if we could eliminate or reduce irritability or anxiety just by bringing in a whole foods plant-based diet? Even better, what if we could ward off Alzheimer’s or dementia by maintaining a diet high in dark leafy greens, whole carbs, nuts, seeds, and fruit? Sou...
The 10 Healthy Plant-Based Food Trends That Will Be Big in 2021 and Beyond
Working in an industry that is experiencing rapid growth, I often get a preview of the latest products, trends, and technology in the plant-based realm. With an eagerness to get 2020 in our rearview mirror, and looking ahead to what we will be eating and drinking for health and wellbeing in the plant-based space in 2021 and beyond, I thought I would share my Top 10 Plant-based Food Predictions for
Are Plant-Based Burgers Really Better for You? Dr. Kim Williams Weighs In
With so many meat alternatives and plant-based burgers on the market, they are often the first stop on the road to eating a more plant-based diet. But as has been widely reported these meatless patties are often full of more ingredients and hard-to-pronounce additives than junk food. So, we w...