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Curious about what plant-based eating is all about? If you’re thinking of incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet or are looking for more plant-based recipes, this podcast is for you.

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Curious about what plant-based eating is all about? If you’re thinking of incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet or are looking for more plant-based recipes, this podcast is for you.

    Algae: The Food of the Future?

    Algae: The Food of the Future?

    It has been touted as the food of the future and the most nutrient dense food on the planet. In this episode, Catharine Arnston, Founder & CEO of Energybits, discusses algae which she describes as food that’s “a gift to us from mother nature”. Rising health awareness and increasing world population is driving demand for this sustainable and nutrient-rich food. Packed with vitamins, minerals and protein, it’s a multi-billion-dollar crop in Asia but not particularly well known as a food outside of Asia.

    In this episode you’ll hear:

    1:15 – How Catharine got into the algae business
    5:00 – Algae as a food
    9:00 – Algae subcategories: Macroalgae and microalgae
    9:30 – 2 types of microalgae: 1) Blue-green 2) Green
    10:15 – Difference between spirulina and chlorella
    22:00 – How is microalgae grown and processed?
    24:45 – Beware of heavy metals in algae
    27:25 – NASA’s use of algae on space missions
    28:50 – Products made from algae
    29:45 – Algae trials related to COVID
    30:30 – The science behind algae
    31:15 – Are there health warnings?
    33:45 – Benefits of algae for a plant-based diet
    39:15 – Chlorella as a detoxifier and immunity booster
    44:15 – Companies bringing algae to the mass market

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    • 51 min
    Plant Based During Coronavirus: Livestream with Fay and Ashley

    Plant Based During Coronavirus: Livestream with Fay and Ashley

    Checking in with Fay and Ashley during the COVID pandemic. We talk about changes to their grocery buying, what's in their pantry, biggest meal of the day, child-friendly plant based foods and superhero smoothies.

    • 26 min
    Healthy Fats

    Healthy Fats

    In this 20 minute episode, Fay and Ashley are back discussing fat, why our bodies need fat and what plant based foods have healthy fats. You’ll also get great information about cooking with plant-based oils and their smoke points. As a bonus for our audience, Fay and Ashley have provided some great plant-based recipes which we’re putting our our website, so be sure to check them out at https://www.alternativefoodnetwork.com/the-plant-based-diet-series/.

    In this podcast you’ll hear:
    2:45 What are the four types of fats?
    3:20 What are saturated fats?
    3:50 What are trans fats?
    4:30 What are mono-unsaturated fats?
    4:45 What are poly-unsaturated fats?
    5:30 Coconut cream
    7:40 Examples of plant-based foods with good fat
    9:00 Avocado
    11:30 Why do we need fat?
    12:15 How much fat should someone have on a daily basis?
    14:00 Cooking with plant-based oils and their smoke points
    17:45 Baking and cooking with avocado oil
    19:30 Ashley’s cashew cheese sauce
    19:45 Fay’s coconut whipping cream

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    • 21 min
    Plant Based Meat Alternatives: Healthy or not?

    Plant Based Meat Alternatives: Healthy or not?

    We’re back with Fay and Ashley from episode 1 discussing plant based meat alternatives. We discuss plant based burger ingredients and whether the store-bought varieties are a healthy option.

    What you’ll hear:
    -2:30 Why Ashley and Fay changed their meat-eating habits
    -5:00 Are plant based meat alternatives healthy?
    -6:30 What are plant based meat alternatives made of?
    -9:30 Homemade meatless alternatives
    -13:00 Store-bought meatless burger ingredients
    -14:30 Price comparison of beef v. plant based burger
    -16:45 Thumbs up or down on meatless burgers?


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    • 20 min
    Plant Based Eating: What is it and how to start?

    Plant Based Eating: What is it and how to start?

    Curious about what plant-based eating is all about? Hear the personal stories of 33-year-old nutrition coach Ashley Swanson MPH, RDN, LDN, and wellness blogger Fay Knights, 31, who both switched to a more plant-based diet due to their health issues. If you’re thinking of incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet or are looking for more plant-based recipes, this podcast is for you.

    Podcast Breakdown:
    -Fay’s story: Her mitochondrial disorder and why she changed to a more plant-based diet (2:50)
    -Ashley’s story: Her struggles with GI issues in her youth and being raised on an Indiana cattle farm, becoming a dietician but only later learning how to use food to heal herself (5:30)
    -How Fay and Ashley educated themselves (8:50)
    -How long did it take to start to see results? (12:45)
    -The good and the bad when introducing plant-based foods (15:45)
    -Is plant-based eating expensive? (23:56)
    -Kids and plant-based eating (28:19)
    -Recipes (31:25)
    -Food as medicine (40:00)
    -Baby steps to plant-based eating (43:55)

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    • 49 min

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