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Vegan Mediterranean Diet Good for BMI and Wallet

Researchers found that plant-based, nut and oil-heavy diets cut grocery costs and waistlines.

While recent findings announced the health benefits of vegan, Mediterranean diets, a new study from The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Community Food Bank published in the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition showed that participants who cut animal products from their diet both lost weight and also saved money on groceries. The study took place over 34 weeks and included cooking classes to familiarize participants with plant-based recipes; the six-week classes emphasized preparing whole-grain pastas, vegetables, and fruit with olive oil. Participants cut their total food spending by more than 50 percent, with savings of about $40 per week. Lead researcher Mary Flynn notes that findings may be key to reducing inaccessibility of nutritional food.

New Vegan Fine Dining Restaurant Opens Today in So Cal

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Actress shares her journey toward animal rights in a moving story on Vice.
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NYC Restaurateur to Convert 15 Bars and Restaurants to Vegan

Ravi DeRossi unveils his roadmap to turn his New York City holdings into a vegan empire.
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Europe’s First Vegan Pizza Restaurant Adored by Diners

Purezza’s indulgent, Tuscan-inspired menu has British eaters singing “that’s amore.”
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Doritos Launches Ketchup-Chip, Rose-Bouquet Prank

Popular vegan snack creates vegan Valentine's gift you can't buy.
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