Do Plant-Based Eaters Live Longer?

Do Plant-Based Eaters Live Longer?

Health
What is a plant-based diet? Do those who follow a plant-based diet really live longer? For most people, a plant-based can be defined as a diet which consists of all minimally processed fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, herbs, and spices, with few or no animal products, including red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. It’s sounds like a healthy diet for most people, but because of it’s very ambiguous nature, examining the research and comparing studies for and against plant-based diets for longevity is quite the challenge. Unfortunately, the term ‘plant-based’ is thrown around rather loosely and can imply a variety of eating habits. For some, it’s another way to say they’re vegan. For others, it simply means they eat a lot of plant food but…
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Should you try intermittent fasting? The evidence.

Should you try intermittent fasting? The evidence.

Health
Have you ever wanted to: - Do a lot less cooking and cleaning? - Lose weight without starvation? - Spend less on food? - Target belly fat reduction? Then intermittent fasting may work for you! For most people, the call to try intermittent fasting comes from the desire to lose weight. While this may be the most recognised benefit of the diet, or more so, eating routine, there are other benefits too. Intermittent fasting (IF) is a type of eating pattern that requires you to skip one or more meals for a particular amount of time. Skipping meals allows you to automatically “cut calories”, giving you a calorie deficit that allows you to eat relatively freely at your other meal times. No calorie counting, macros or points to calculate. Plus…
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What is SIBO? (and how do you know if you have it?)

What is SIBO? (and how do you know if you have it?)

GI Disorders
  Do you suffer with chronic diarrhoea or constipation? Experiencing regular bloating and abdominal pain? Or perhaps you’ve eliminated certain foods from your diet but haven’t seen much improvement in your symptoms…. You might have Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO for short. What is SIBO? SIBO is defined as excessive bacteria in the small intestine. Naturally, our digestive tract is full of bacteria but the bulk of them are found in our large intestine, not our small intestine.(1) In comparison to our large intestine, the small intestine has relatively low levels of bacteria. This is the space in our digestive system where food mixes with digestive juices and nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream. When bacteria from the large intestine overflow into the small intestine and take over, they…
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The Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP Diet

GI Disorders
Do you suffer from chronic bloating, abdominal pain and altered bowel habits? If yes, then it’s likely you’ll benefit from the Low FODMAP diet. Discover what exactly FODMAPs are, how to follow the Low FODMAP diet, and the importance of methodically reintroducing FODMAP foods into your diet below. What Are FODMAPs? FODMAPs are a group of food compounds that are eliminated on the Low FODMAP diet. The Low FODMAP diet created by Sue Shepherd and her team in Melbourne, Australia, is a temporary elimination diet that aims to reduce symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The acronym FODMAP stands for: ● Fermentable – these types of compounds are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large intestine ● Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These molecules are…
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