Which Plant-Based Milk is the Healthiest? Here’s What New Research Shows

Newly released research presented at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) examines the essential mineral content of the eight most popular vegan milk alternatives.

“Plant-based milk alternatives are an attractive option for people with allergies or intolerances, or who prefer a dairy-free diet”, states a press release about the new research. “However, because some essential minerals are required to be included on the Nutrition Facts label only under certain circumstances, consumers might not know if they are meeting their dietary needs.”

Now, researchers “have analyzed plant-based beverages and found variability in mineral content by type and brand. They report that pea-based drinks had the most phosphorus, selenium and zinc, while soy milks had the most magnesium overall.”

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Study: Vegan Diet Improves Insulin Resistance and Dyslipidemia in Obese Individuals

According to a new study published in the journal Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, a vegan diet improves insulin resistance and dyslipidemia in obese individuals with insulin resistance.

“A vegan diet has benefits on weight reduction and on the parameters of glucose and lipid metabolism”, states the study’s abstract. “This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the efficacy of plant-based diets on insulin resistance and blood lipids in patients with obesity.”

For the study, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of various studies related to the topic of insulin resistance. Six studies (seven datasets) were included.

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Top 10 Vegan Foods to Impress Your Non-Vegan Friends

If you’re following a vegan diet, it can often be a challenge relating to your non-vegan friends and family members, particularly in the realm of the culinary.

This makes it not uncommon for vegans to have a desire to introduce vegan foods to their non-vegan friends and family, whether as an attempt to convince them to become vegan, or whether they simply want to impress them and demonstrate that contrary to what they may believe, vegan food can be and is good.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of the top 10 vegan foods items that we believe will impress your non-vegan friends and family members.

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Study: Plant-Based Diet May Moderate Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Mortality

According to a study published recently by the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, a plant-based diet may moderate the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and early mortality.

The study is titled Plant-based dietary intake moderates adverse childhood experiences association with early mortality in an older Adventist cohort. The abstract of the study begins by noting that “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) consistently predict poor mental and physical health as well as early all-cause mortality.” Although “much work examines health harming behaviors that may be used to cope with ACEs associated stress responses and dysregulation”, researchers state that “limited research has been conducted assessing plant-based dietary intake on the ACEs and mortality relationship.”

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Nestlé Announces Nationwide Launch of Vegan KitKat Bars in the U.S.

Nestlé has announced a nationwide rollout of a plant-based KitKat.

A vegan KitKat bar called KitKat V is available in 15 countries, but up until this point it has not been available in the United States. However, that’s about to change as Nestlé has announced that in the coming weeks vegan KitKat bars can be found in stores across the country, according to The EconoTimes.

Developed by chocolate experts at Nestlé’s confectionery research and development center over the course of two years, the vegan KitKat uses rice milk as a replacement for animal-based milk.
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