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The vegan advantage: proven health benefits revealed in a rare identical twin study

While the health benefits of a plant-based diet are well known, a recent pioneering study on identical twins has confirmed these advantages. Stanford University's groundbreaking study, which included 22 sets of identical twins, highlighted the outstanding benefits of adopting a vegan diet over a Read More...

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5 fun meat-free alternatives to put between those hotdog buns

Hot dogs are unusual culinary wonders that have captured many people’s hearts and appetites. In fact, in celebration of Independence Day on July Fourth, Americans will eat a whopping 150 million hot dogs. However, underlying their tastiness is the fact of the detrimental environmental impact of Read More...

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Here are 10 non-dairy foods that are rich with calcium

Calcium is well known for its ability to build and maintain your bones, but that’s not the only thing it does. It’s also important for muscle contraction, blood pressure regulation, nerve transmission, and blood clotting. Most people get their calcium from dairy products such as milk and Read More...

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Insects and lab-grown meat could reduce environmental impact by 80 percent

We at The Optimist Daily have written a lot before about the environmental benefits of lab-grown meat and insects as an alternative protein source, and the body of research for this cultural and scientific protein shift keeps growing.  A new study published in Nature Food found that replacing Read More...

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This dating app connects vegans and vegetarians

These days, the dating scene can be an overwhelming place to be. With all the potential connections that we quite literally have at our fingertips, we have way more people to vet than we did in the past.  Although the number of people embracing plant-based diets is growing, for vegans and Read More...

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10 key ingredients for your plant-based pantry

Committing to cutting down on meat, or switching to a plant-based diet altogether, is good for you and is a more sustainable choice for the environment. Let’s face it, though, the texture and taste of meat and meat byproducts are hard to adequately replace with alternatives like tofu or Read More...

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Animal-free hard cheese that’s tastier than the real thing? Yes, please!

It takes 630 liters of water and about 9 square meters of land to produce one liter of milk. Since milk is the main component of cheese-making, that environmental footprint is automatically transferred to one of humanity’s favorite foods. While some vegan alternatives to softer cheeses, such as Read More...

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The best steak now has a tasty plant-based alternative

In recent years, an increasing number of startups have started working on accelerating the evolution of plant-based meat alternatives into something that consumers wouldn’t be able to tell apart from the real thing. Few, however, have ventured to find a substitute for more high-profile meat cuts Read More...

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Plant-based pleasure—why vegans have better sex

It’s common knowledge in the emoji world that fruits and veggies (peaches and eggplants) have a sexy rep—but could the sexiness of plant-based foods translate to real life? The answer is yes. We’ve shared many stories about how eating more plants is better for the planet and our bodies, Read More...

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Restaurant messaging can help consumers choose plant-based meals

Most people will agree (regardless of their personal diets) that on the whole, the livestock and meat production industry is certainly not climate-friendly. The food industry alone accounts for more than a third of the world’s total annual planet-heating emissions, and a big chunk of that comes Read More...