Embarking on any new dietary adventure can be daunting—how do you swap out lifelong eating habits for new ones—and make sure they stick? The key to making and maintaining a meaningful diet switch is to not try to do it overnight. Small, smart steps are essential for sustainable success. Here’s your guide to going plant-based.
Plant-Based For Beginners
Try These 11 Easy Plant-Based Swaps for Meat and Dairy, Says a Nutritionist
When you're trying to cut out meat and dairy, one easy way is to find plant-based swaps for some of your favorite items like Ricotta cheese. We asked Sheri Vettel, a Registered Dietician at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, to explain the benefits of making these strategic swaps, then recommend plant-based choices for your long-term health goals...
What is the Difference Between Vegan, Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets?
You may have a co-worker who says they’re a "hard-core vegan," while your last date claimed to be a "plant-based eater," or your "classic vegetarian" friend might say to you she’s also now eating fish these days. It can be tough to know the true definitions of what each of these terms means without making your head spin, not to mention how other people are interpretin
Two-Thirds of Millennials Will Make New Traditions With Plant-Based Foods
Millennials, also known as the “avocado toast generation,” are more likely to embrace plant-based foods than Baby Boomers, according to a new poll from Eat Just. The survey asked 1,000 millennials and 1,000 boomers whether they would be likely to embrace new ways of making traditional holiday foods and found that while boomers are more likely stuck in their ways, 81 percent of millennials are open
6 Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet: Lower Heart Disease, Cancer Risk, More
How do you get a healthy person to try a plant-based diet? You tell them about the recent studies that are appearing day after day that show plant-based eating is better for your heart, reducing risks of cancer and diabetes, liver disease and depression, Alzheimer’s disease and death from ANY cause! We decided to double back and review the top health studies of 2019 and recent years, that show plant-based eating is, in fact, better for you. We found no fewer than 50 research studies to share. Each study reinforces the belief that eating a plant-based diet is better for your health than consuming meat and dairy, by lowering your risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, depression, Alzheimer's and death from any cause.
How to Get Your Family to Embrace Plant-Based Options This Thanksgiving
If you're trying to get Mom to use vegan butter in the stuffing so you can have some, here's some good news. There are ways to approach the Thanksgiving meal that will allow your whole family to enjoy vegan or plant-based options, without making it a "you against the meat-eaters" view from where you sit...
5 Tips to Help Transition Your Family to a Mostly Plant-Based Lifestyle, Even the Picky Eaters
October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month, dedicated to celebrating family meals in the home. Here, at The Beet, we’re not only amplifying the benefits of eating together, but also encouraging families to start adding more plants to every meal...
The Best Way to Get Calcium, Iron & Potassium is Black Strap Molasses
There's an often-overlooked source of calcium, iron and potassium lurking in your pantry: blackstrap molasses.
How to Grow Herbs and Vegetables in an Apartment or Balcony this Fall
I love visiting farmers' markets every fall and picking up fresh herbs and veggies covered in bits of earth. Everyone thinks you can only grow veggies in the spring and summer but the truth is you can grow your own crops starting in the fall...
It’s Self Care Month. To Achieve Wellness, Try a Plant-Based Diet, Says This Doctor
September is National Self Care Awareness Month, traditionally a time when "back to school" has always meant personal renewal, stretching yourself, and trying new things. Here's how to take care of yourself by eating a whole-food plant-based diet, according to Dr. Sar...
How to Start a Vegan Diet: Choose the Free Diet Plan That’s Right For You
Vegan everything is the latest wellness trend to take over our feeds and influence our food choices. But a vegan approach or plant-based way of eating isn’t only a short-term solution to lose weight. As a nutritionist, I can tell you that numerous studies show that adopting a predominantly plant-centric lifestyle can have major benefits for your long-term health, including reduced risk of chronic