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GreenGut Weekly Find 7/10: Banana Scoops!

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Welcome to this week’s GreenGut Weekly find, featuring London-based Banana Scoops. 🍌🍨

Banana “nice cream” has been a thing around the internet, particularly in the vegan community, for several years, and Googling the term yields around 109 million results. It’s the ultimate alternative for those of us who can’t or choose not to eat dairy — and anyone who’s dying for a sundae but would prefer to avoid the sugar rush.

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Alt-Protein News: 5 Fascinating Headlines from 6/29 to 7/4

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Good Monday, everyone!

(That’s not an oxymoron here at The Modern Health Nerd, and besides, you’ve all had your coffee or superfood beverages of choice already, right?)

Welcome to the first edition of what I hope to make a weekly roundup of interesting news from companies re-imagining the way we think about food.

This week, it’s all about alt protein. Plant-based meat alternatives have certainly come a long way since I stopped eating animal products 11 years ago! You won’t find any dubious ...

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GreenGut Weekly Find 7/3: Sun Genomics!

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(Welcome to the GreenGut Weekly Find! I’ve been posting these mini company profiles in my LinkedIn feed for a couple of months now, and I’m excited to debut the new format on Substack.)

This week — Sun Genomics!

Founded by Sunny Jain, Sun Genomics takes a unique approach to gut health. The company recognizes that everyone’s microbiome is different and changes over time. Science bears this out with studies showing the microbiome shifts in response to exercise, dietary ...

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Conquering the Kitchen: Best Bean Cooking Techniques

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Nutritious Plant-Based Protein at a Fraction of the Cost

Looking for an inexpensive, healthy way to get more protein your diet? Beans are the key!

Beans (and lentils) are the star players when it comes to plant-based protein. And if you learn to cook dried beans instead of relying on canned, you can save a ton of money. For example, a can of organic, no-salt added beans at my local co-op is $2.49 and yields about 1 3/4 cups ...

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Conquering the Plant-Based Kitchen: Cooking Whole Grains

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Reaping the Benefits of Whole Grains Every Day

Whole grains are a staple of plant-based diets, but if you’ve ever wound up with a pan full of gummy rice, you know cooking them the right way is essential if you actually want to enjoy what you’re eating.

No worries, we’ve all been there! (Ask me about my adventures with buckwheat, for example…) Fortunately, cooking whole grains isn’t hard once you know the right amount of water to use, the optimal length of ...

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Where Does Plant-Based Protein Come From?

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Myths, Truths & Where to Get It

“But…where will I get my protein?”

It’s still one of the most common questions asked about plant-based diets. If you’re already plant-based, people want to know where your protein comes from. If you’re considering a plant-based diet, you might be wondering which foods to eat for protein and whether you can get enough after making the switch.

Despite projections that the worldwide plant-based protein market will be valued at over $10 billion by ...

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Won’t a High-Carb Plant-Based Diet Make Me Fat?

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The Truth About Whole Carbs vs. Refined Carbs

There’s a lot of debate out there about high-carb vs. low-carb diets and the potential benefits of one over the other, and it’s led to an equally large amount of confusion over whether carbohydrates, or “carbs,” are good or bad for you. This post isn’t meant to settle that debate but rather to shed some light on one of the main points of this confusion: the difference between whole and refined carbs.

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