Although it often presents with no symptoms, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and stroke. It’s important to keep an eye on your blood pressure and make sure it stays under control. As a rule of thumb, 120/80 mmHg or below is considered a healthy blood pressure.…

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Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve. Image via @chefchloe on Instagram Who says healthy food has to be boring and green? You won’t believe that some of these mouth-watering treats are vegan! 1. (Above) I want this Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve so bad. It looks monstrously decadent! 2. You better believe…

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Research shows that consuming a regular dose of fish oil can lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Shane-McWhorter, 2018). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for your body to build healthy cell membranes. These fatty acids also aid in brain development and support healthy…

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As ambassadors of Splendid Spoon plant-based meals, we’re sharing $50 off your first order this July 2020. This is a product that we really use, and genuinely love for many reasons! First of all, the soups and smoothies are delicious, satisfying, and nutritious. I eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies that I would…

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From Jamaican jerk to Southern soul food, vegan breakfast sandwiches and authentic East African cuisine, check out these tasty spots featuring flavors from around the world: 1. Street Car Merchants – Family-owned and operated Southern chicken joint and bar in North Park. Image via Street Car Merchants 2. Surf and Soul Spot – Soulful comfort…

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If you hate vegetables, but love tropical cocktails, then we’ve got the perfect smoothie recipe for you to get your greens in. This delicious recipe was invented by my brother-in-law, Marco, so we call it the Marco Special around our house. But a more descriptive title would be the Greenya Colada. It combines the delicious,…

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Earlier this year I wrote an article called 7 Good Reasons to Eat Less Meat, and shared some of the ethical, practical, and economical reasons why cutting back on meat consumption is a good idea. When it comes to sustainability, there’s no question that reducing animal agriculture is good for the planet, and for our…

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As part of our mission to learn and teach sustainability, we are always looking for new food brands that are “sustainable”. We want to buy from companies that care about people and the planet as much as they care about profits. We have created some sustainability rating criteria that we use as a guide when…

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