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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.

Target Field Kicks Off Baseball Season with Vegan Dogs

The home of the Minnesota Twins will now serve Herbivorous Butcher's plant-based sriracha brats and Italian sausages at the Kosher Hot Dog Stand.
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Scientists Grow Beating Heart Tissue on Spinach

Breakthrough biotechnology proves that plants can serve as viable replacements for animals in medical research.
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British Supermarket Adopts Official Vegan Label

UK supermarket chain ASDA clearly re-labeled a host of vegan products—including its own private-labeled vodka—to make it easier for customers to live cruelty-free.
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General Mills' Sales Dip by $4 Million, Dairy to Blame

Processed food and yogurt brands driving down profits for the food corporation as it expands its presence in the plant-based sector.
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Beloved Blackbird Pizzeria Expands to Second Location

Northern Liberties residents will soon be able to enjoy the vegan eatery's award-winning Philly cheesesteaks, pizzas, and more.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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