Protein Bars for Women: Power Through Your Next Workout With the Best Clean Energy Bars
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by Nicole Axworthy
2w ago
Regular exercise has been shown to have many benefits, including boosting energy levels, enhancing mood, and helping manage weight. A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine also found a significant link between regular exercise and physical health in later life for women. JUMP TO THE BARS In the study, which tracked more than 11,000 middle-aged women participants, results revealed a significant correlation between regular exercise (the study used the World Health Organization’s physical activity guidelines, which recommend 150 minutes of activity per week) and better phy ..read more
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7 Vegans Over 50 Share the Best Things About Aging
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by Richard Bowie
2M ago
In a world where health and vitality are paramount, veganism has emerged as a powerful lifestyle choice with far-reaching benefits. And as our years gracefully unfold, many are discovering the profound impact plant-based living has on the aging process, because for many, embracing a vegan lifestyle isn’t just about ethical choices or dietary preferences; it’s a holistic approach to well-being that can enhance both physical and mental health as we journey through the stages of life. Jump to the list From bolstering cardiovascular health to reducing the risk of chronic diseases, the advantages ..read more
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Relax, You're Probably Getting Enough Protein (But Maybe Eat More Plants)
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by Charlotte Pointing
2M ago
Western society has long been obsessed with protein. But for at least a decade, much of the media has been asking if this obsession is really that necessary—and according to experts, the general consensus is no, it’s not. “It’s not a nutrient that’s of grave concern,” Andrea N Giancoli, MPH, RD told The Washington Post in 2014. Two years later, sports nutritionist Robbie Clark told HuffPost that most Australians are eating “far more protein than they actually need.” And last year, medicinal chef Dale Pinnock told Men’s Health that the fixation on protein was an example of “bro science ..read more
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All of These 13 Vegan Athletes Are at the Top of Their Game
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by Charlotte Pointing
6M ago
The plant-based movement is growing in popularity, with more Americans than ever before embracing a plant-forward lifestyle. Research suggests this way of eating comes with many benefits—it’s better for the animals, the planet, and our bodies, too. This is why several high-profile professional athletes have ditched animal products for good, proving that you can be vegan and at the top of your athletic game at the same time. From the best tennis players in the world to ultramarathon runners, here, we’ve gathered 13 popular athletes who prove meat is far from necessary for protein. 13 vegan ath ..read more
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Study: Plant-Forward Diet Helps Reduce Body Fat and Muscle Loss as We Age
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by Nicole Axworthy
7M ago
A lower-calorie, plant-forward Mediterranean diet coupled with increased physical activity can lead to a reduction in body fat and prevent muscle loss in older adults, according to new research published in the journal JAMA Network Open.  The study, conducted by a team of researchers, sheds light on the potential benefits of this lifestyle intervention for middle-aged and older adults with chronic health conditions. The study involved 1,521 men and women aged between 55 and 75 without a history of cardiovascular events and classified as either overweight or obese. Participants were divid ..read more
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Fuel Your Body With These High-Protein Plant-Based Snacks
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by Charlotte Pointing
8M ago
“Where do vegans get their protein?” is a common question, and the good news is it has an easy answer: plants. There are plenty of non-animal foods that can provide ample protein for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone curious about adopting a plant-forward diet. Here, we’ve included some of the best vegan high-protein snack choices to give you a mid-afternoon or mid-morning pick-me-up (but if you’re also curious about protein-packed vegan recipes for lunch and dinner, you can find our top 10 here). The benefits of high-protein snacking High-protein plant-based snacking offers a whole host of ben ..read more
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5 Vegan and Sustainable Activewear Brands Perfect for Your Next Workout
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by Aruka Sanchir
8M ago
Staying fit doesn’t have to mean boring, old leggings and giant, ratty T-shirts as you begrudgingly try to get your steps in for the day. In fact, finding fun new outfits to show off might actually make getting to your next workout or pilates class that much easier. But what to do when you don’t want to compromise your ethical beliefs for a cute Insta-worthy fit? Turn to VegNews, of course!  With ethical labor practices, post-consumer recycled materials, and responsible sourcing, these activewear brands prove style doesn’t need to take the backburner when it comes to sustainability. So w ..read more
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What Is Hemp Protein? Plus, 7 Vegan Powders to Try
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by Charlotte Pointing
8M ago
Hemp has had a tumultuous journey with humans over the years. It’s been loved, it’s been prohibited, and now, it’s loved again. At least, that’s what the statistics suggest. In 2021, the hemp market was valued at more than $4.2 billion, and by 2030, it’s expected to surge to over $16 billion. The plant, which is the same species as marijuana, but is non-psychoactive, is used in a number of industries. You can find it in the wellness market, in textiles, in paper, in construction, and, of course, in the protein powder world. So, while hemp is undeniably a multi-talented crop, here, we’re takin ..read more
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Whey Protein Might Make Your Muscles Grow, But Is It Good For You?
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by Charlotte Pointing
9M ago
The whey protein market is big—in 2021, it was valued at more than $5.3 billion. But the industry has been growing for quite some time. Thousands of years, in fact.  It all started with Polish farmers, who accidentally split goat’s milk into liquids and solids in 5500 BC, research suggests. In the years that followed, whey protein was consumed in ancient Greece, Rome, and throughout 1700s and 1800s Europe, mostly because it was thought to have medicinal properties.  But while whey protein may have historical significance, is it still beneficial for us to consume it today? If not, wh ..read more
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The 7 Best Vegan Running Shoes for Stability, Motion Control, and Comfort
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by Charlotte Pointing
9M ago
Practiced by nearly 60 million people in the US alone, running is one of the most accessible and popular forms of exercise on the planet. You don’t need specialist gym equipment and you don’t need any expert training either, in fact, all you really need is the space to run and a good pair of vegan running shoes. That last part is important, as wearing the wrong pair of shoes can result in injury. According to personal trainer and fitness coach David Mason, who founded the blog Barbells Abroad, running shoes must be breathable, for one. “You need a shoe that can prevent overheating and allow a ..read more
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