How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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Protein. The most talked about, and most misunderstood macronutrient. Everyone is so worried about not getting enough protein but do we even know how much we need?

While this nutrient is imperative to health and proper body function, big companies have exaggerated our need for it, leading us to become a society obsessed with protein.

With this fixation, you’d think the majority of the calories we eat on a regular basis would come from protein. It’s actually much lower than you’d think. We’ll get into that later.

First, let’s discover how much protein the human body needs and why.
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How to Respond to 6 Common Vegan Questions

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As a vegan, you’re likely to get oodles of questions about your lifestyle. These questions can come from a place of curiosity, love, defense, or even judgment. And you’re bound to get some of the same questions many, many times.

Some of these questions can seem ridiculous and worthy of a snarky response. Before you unleash the sarcasm, put yourself in this questioner’s shoes.

If they’re coming from a place of curiosity or love, a compassionate and informative response could lead them that much closer to adopting the lifestyle themselves.

If the question is asked in defense or judgment, a well thought out, fact-based response will likely shift their perspective a bit, or at least put them in their place. They’ll see you have reasons and facts to support your actions and beliefs, which is better than a clever response that feeds the negativity.

I’ve compiled a list of questions vegans commonly get asked, and thoughtful, constructive responses to go along with them. Share in the comments the strangest question you’ve ever received about being vegan and how you responded.
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How to Get Rid of Acne Without Medication or Creams

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It goes without saying that acne is annoying, embarrassing, and sometimes painful. It’s something most of us experience in high school and some of us are stuck with into adulthood.

Getting rid of acne is not done with a pill or an ointment. Those solutions are merely treating the problem. To clear up your acne once and for all, you need to get to the root cause.

If you look at a chart that outlines what causes acne in certain parts of the face, it’s clear that many of the causes are from organs directly affected by the food you put into your body (liver, stomach, colon, etc.).
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Israel’s First Vegan Supermarket Now Open

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Israel’s first completely vegan grocery store just opened in Tel Aviv. Gal Hayarok (Green Wave) is described as a “safe space” for herbivores in the country with more vegans per capita than any other country in the world.
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Argentinian President Institutes Vegan Mondays

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Argentina’s presidential cabinet has committed to eating only plant-based foods once a week in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Casa Rosada (the equivalent of the White House in the United States) announced they will be serving strictly vegan food on Mondays.
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8 Vegan-Friendly Summer Activities Everyone Should Try

Summer is here and we’ve got the +90 degree weather to prove it. No matter how hot it is, summer has always been my favorite season and the time of year when I get that itch to get outside and play. I find that some of my favorite activities are those that allow me to connect deeper with nature, animals, or the vegan lifestyle.

If you’re looking for something new to do this weekend, try something from this vegan-friendly list and have some fun!
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Number of Vegans in U.S. Up 500% in 3 Years

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Six percent of U.S. consumers now identify as vegan, up from a measly 1 percent in 2014, according to a report compiled by GlobalData. The report, titled “Top Trends in Prepared Foods in 2017,” also found that 44 percent of Germans follow a low-meat diet, which is an increase from the 26 percent in 2014.
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