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Welcome to Real Men Eat Plants, the definitive podcast for men venturing into the vibrant world of plant-based living and the women who support them. Hosted by Bryan Dennstedt, founder of Real People Eat Plants, this groundbreaking show challenges the traditional notions of masculinity and diet, proving that strength, health, and vitality can thrive on a plant-based foundation. Whether you're a man curious about vegan living, seeking to enhance your health and fitness, or a woman desiring to guide your partner towards a more sustainable lifestyle, this podcast is your go-to place in the plant-based community.

Real Men Eat Plants offers an extensive exploration of vegan nutrition, debunking protein myths and highlighting the benefits of a plant-based diet for muscle gain, endurance, and overall men's health. We tackle the cultural stigmas and peer pressures that men face, providing strategies to confidently navigate social situations and family dynamics.

Our episodes are rich with content on vegan fitness, ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and how to maintain a robust, masculine identity while embracing compassion and health.

Listeners will find information on transitioning to veganism, with practical advice on cooking, meal planning, and navigating the grocery aisles for plant-based staples. We delve into sports nutrition, the best vegan protein sources, and how to optimize your diet for peak performance, whether you're hitting the gym, the trails, or the sports field.

Real Men Eat Plants is not just about food; it's about lifestyle. From eco-friendly living and sustainable fashion to vegan dating and building healthy relationships, our podcast covers all bases. We bring in experts from various fields—nutritionists, athletes, scientists, and chefs—to share their knowledge and inspire our listeners. Hear personal transformation stories, get the latest vegan health research, and discover new trends and products that make plant-based living exciting and accessible.

This podcast is a community where curiosity is encouraged, and personal growth is celebrated. We're here to support every man on his journey to a healthier, more ethical, and environmentally conscious life. Real Men Eat Plants is your weekly dose of inspiration, laughter, and expert advice, showcasing that living a plant-based lifestyle is not only beneficial for your health but is also an integral part of redefining modern masculinity.

Join us as we navigate the plant-based world, offering insights into how adopting a vegan diet impacts physical health, mental well-being, and the planet. Whether you're a seasoned plant-based eater looking to deepen your knowledge, someone exploring how to integrate veganism into a masculine lifestyle, or a partner supporting your man's health journey, Real Men Eat Plants is the ultimate resource. Let's embark on this journey together, redefining what it means to be a strong, healthy, and conscious man in today's world—one plant-based meal at a time.

We delve into the environmental ethics of veganism, spotlighting the critical role of plant-based diets in conservation and climate change mitigation. We unpack the science behind food sustainability, offering listeners a clear view of how their dietary choices can lead to a greener, more sustainable future.

We have real stories from men who've made the leap to plant-based living, sharing their challenges, triumphs, and tips for a successful transition. We also tackle the practicalities of vegan living, from budget-friendly shopping to mastering the art of plant-based cuisine, ensuring our listeners have the tools they need to thrive.

For those intrigued by the fusion of tradition and innovation, we explore ancient grains, superfoods, and how modern culinary techniques are revolutionizing plant-based meals.

Real Men Eat Plants is your all-in-one resource for living boldly and sustainably, proving that true strength lies in compassion and consciousness.

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    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to Real Men Eat Plants, the definitive podcast for men venturing into the vibrant world of plant-based living and the women who support them. Hosted by Bryan Dennstedt, founder of Real People Eat Plants, this groundbreaking show challenges the traditional notions of masculinity and diet, proving that strength, health, and vitality can thrive on a plant-based foundation. Whether you're a man curious about vegan living, seeking to enhance your health and fitness, or a woman desiring to guide your partner towards a more sustainable lifestyle, this podcast is your go-to place in the plant-based community.

Real Men Eat Plants offers an extensive exploration of vegan nutrition, debunking protein myths and highlighting the benefits of a plant-based diet for muscle gain, endurance, and overall men's health. We tackle the cultural stigmas and peer pressures that men face, providing strategies to confidently navigate social situations and family dynamics.

Our episodes are rich with content on vegan fitness, ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and how to maintain a robust, masculine identity while embracing compassion and health.

Listeners will find information on transitioning to veganism, with practical advice on cooking, meal planning, and navigating the grocery aisles for plant-based staples. We delve into sports nutrition, the best vegan protein sources, and how to optimize your diet for peak performance, whether you're hitting the gym, the trails, or the sports field.

Real Men Eat Plants is not just about food; it's about lifestyle. From eco-friendly living and sustainable fashion to vegan dating and building healthy relationships, our podcast covers all bases. We bring in experts from various fields—nutritionists, athletes, scientists, and chefs—to share their knowledge and inspire our listeners. Hear personal transformation stories, get the latest vegan health research, and discover new trends and products that make plant-based living exciting and accessible.

This podcast is a community where curiosity is encouraged, and personal growth is celebrated. We're here to support every man on his journey to a healthier, more ethical, and environmentally conscious life. Real Men Eat Plants is your weekly dose of inspiration, laughter, and expert advice, showcasing that living a plant-based lifestyle is not only beneficial for your health but is also an integral part of redefining modern masculinity.

Join us as we navigate the plant-based world, offering insights into how adopting a vegan diet impacts physical health, mental well-being, and the planet. Whether you're a seasoned plant-based eater looking to deepen your knowledge, someone exploring how to integrate veganism into a masculine lifestyle, or a partner supporting your man's health journey, Real Men Eat Plants is the ultimate resource. Let's embark on this journey together, redefining what it means to be a strong, healthy, and conscious man in today's world—one plant-based meal at a time.

We delve into the environmental ethics of veganism, spotlighting the critical role of plant-based diets in conservation and climate change mitigation. We unpack the science behind food sustainability, offering listeners a clear view of how their dietary choices can lead to a greener, more sustainable future.

We have real stories from men who've made the leap to plant-based living, sharing their challenges, triumphs, and tips for a successful transition. We also tackle the practicalities of vegan living, from budget-friendly shopping to mastering the art of plant-based cuisine, ensuring our listeners have the tools they need to thrive.

For those intrigued by the fusion of tradition and innovation, we explore ancient grains, superfoods, and how modern culinary techniques are revolutionizing plant-based meals.

Real Men Eat Plants is your all-in-one resource for living boldly and sustainably, proving that true strength lies in compassion and consciousness.

    Future Foods: Innovations Shaping Vegan Diets

    Future Foods: Innovations Shaping Vegan Diets

    🌱💪Welcome to another episode of the Real Men Eat Plants pod!
    Today, Bryan explores the frontier of plant-based innovations with industry pioneers. Guests include Eugene Wang, co-founder and CEO of Sophie's Bio Nutrients, Paul Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of the Better Meat Co., Kobi Regev, co-founder and CEO of Pleese Foods, Anthony Masiello, co-founder and CEO of Love Life Telehealth, and Will Loiseau, founder of Pro Healthy Choice, who discuss the latest advancements in vegan diets and future foods.
    The episode delves into how these innovations are reshaping perceptions and making sustainable eating accessible and enjoyable. From using fermentation to produce mycoprotein to transforming dairy facilities into plant-based cheese production hubs, the discussion highlights significant strides toward environmental sustainability and health without compromising on taste or tradition.

    🗣 In This Episode, We Cover:
    00:00 Introduction to the Exciting Advancements in Plant-Based Living
    01:24 Eugene Wang: Using Microalgae to Address Allergies and Sustainability
    08:56 Kobi Regev: Innovations in Plant-Based Cheese
    14:52 Revolutionizing the Food Industry: Reducing Reliance on Animal Agriculture
    31:03 The Importance of Success for Companies like Impossible Foods
    36:17 The Need for Support from Consumers and Investors
    38:57 The Potential of Processed Foods 2.0
    52:28 The Challenges Faced by the Plant-Based Industry
    57:43 Conclusion: The Future of Food and the Power of Food Choices

    🔗 Useful Links:
    Visit Eugene Wang's website: https://sophiesbionutrients.com/
    Visit Paul Shapiro's website: https://www.bettermeat.co/
    Visit Kobi Regev’s website: https://www.pleesefoods.com/
    Visit Anthony Masiello’s website: https://love.life/telehealth/ 
    Visit Will Loiseau’s website: https://www.prohealthychoice.com/
    Visit our website: https://www.realmeneatplants.com/

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Grocery Shopping: Plant-Based vs Standard American Diet

    Grocery Shopping: Plant-Based vs Standard American Diet

    🌱💪Welcome to another episode of the Real Men Eat Plants pod!
    Today, we delve into the compelling debate between Vegan and Standard American Diets. Host Bryan leads an insightful discussion with industry experts Brian Herskowitz, Tom Kramer, Paul Chatlin, Anthony Masiello, and Mike Young on the tangible benefits of embracing a plant-based lifestyle over conventional eating habits. 
    In this episode, we tackle the cost differences, revealing how a vegan diet can not only be more economical but also environmentally friendly, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and water usage. Our experts, including renowned nutritionists and food activists, share their personal experiences and scientific insights, highlighting the substantial health benefits of plant-based foods—such as decreased risks of chronic diseases and improved overall well-being.
    Additionally, this episode is packed with practical advice for transitioning to a vegan diet, including tips on navigating grocery stores, making budget-friendly meal choices, and understanding the cultural impacts of dietary choices. Plus, don't miss out on our two exclusive vegan recipes that will spice up your meal planning with delicious and nutritious options.

    🗣 In This Episode, We Cover:
    00:00 Introduction and Overview
    03:14 Veg Fests and Community Building
    09:46 Introducing the Sage Circle Alliance
    14:52 The Standard American Diet vs. Whole Food Plant-Based Diet
    31:25 Introduction and Grocery Shopping Experience
    35:20 Comparison of Costs: Standard American Diet vs. Plant-Based Diet
    43:48 Variety and Taste of Plant-Based Foods
    44:18 Nutritional Comparison: Standard American Diet vs. Plant-Based Diet
    52:39 Delicious Mushroom Recipes
    57:31 Closing Remarks and Contact Information

    🔗 Useful Links:
    Visit Brian Herskowitz's website: https://www.brianherskowitz.com/
    Visit Tom Kramer's website: https://nutmegnotebook.com/ 
    Visit Paul Chatlin’s website: https://sagecirclealliance.org/
    Visit Anthony Masiello’s website: https://love.life/telehealth/
    Visit Mike Young's website: https://aplantbaseddiet.org/ 
    Visit our website: https://www.realmeneatplants.com/

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Green Mindset: Cultivating Resilience As A Vegan

    Green Mindset: Cultivating Resilience As A Vegan

    🌱💪Welcome to another episode of the Real Men Eat Plants pod!
    In this episode, Bryan navigates the vibrant world of plant-based living with four trailblazing guests: Brett Nyquist, Will Loiseau, Brian Herskowitz, and Mike Young. Each guest shares their unique perspective and personal stories, illuminating the profound impact a vegan lifestyle can have on physical health, mental resilience, and environmental sustainability.
    What You'll Discover in This Episode:
    Brett Nyquist talks about his deep dive into plant-based nutrition and how it revolutionized his approach to wellness and in Plant Based Nutrition Support Group.Will Loiseau reflects on his 14-year journey, marathons, and how holistic nutrition reshaped his life.Brian Herskowitz shares his transition to veganism influenced by family and its profound effects on his athletic pursuits and creative endeavors.Mike Young discusses the initiatives of his nonprofit towards promoting health span, longevity, and sustainable living through a plant-based diet.From touching on the power of documentaries to alter our food choices to exploring innovative vegan products expanding in mainstream markets, this episode is packed with motivational insights and practical advice for anyone looking to enrich their lives through a more conscious, healthful approach to eating and living.
    Tune in to 'Green Mindset: Cultivating Resilience as a Vegan' for a dose of inspiration and to learn how resilience and community play pivotal roles in the thriving vegan lifestyle. It’s more than a diet; it’s about making choices that align with our highest values and aspirations.

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    🔗 Useful Links:
    Visit Brian Herskowitz's website: https://www.brianherskowitz.com/
    Visit Maxime Sigouin's website: https://www.maximesigouin.com/
    Visit Will Loiseau's website: https://www.prohealthychoice.com/
    Visit our website: https://www.realmeneatplants.com/
    Visit Love Life Telehealth's website: https://love.life/telehealth/

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    • 59 min
    Facing Down Temptations and Trials On Our Journey Towards a Healthier and More Compassionate Lifestyle

    Facing Down Temptations and Trials On Our Journey Towards a Healthier and More Compassionate Lifestyle

    🌱💪Welcome to another episode of the Real Men Eat Plants pod!
    In this episode, Bryan and guests discuss facing temptations and trials on the plant-based journey. They also explore recent developments in the plant-based world, such as the rise of plant-based seafood and the growth of plant-based job opportunities. The guests share their experiences with temptations, including cravings for chocolate, meat, and cheese. They offer tips for navigating social situations and staying committed to a plant-based lifestyle. In this conversation, the participants discuss the challenges of resisting temptation and staying committed to a plant-based lifestyle. They share personal experiences of dealing with peer pressure, navigating social events, and answering common questions about protein sources. They emphasize the importance of staying true to one's core values and finding support in the plant-based community. The conversation also includes a discussion on vegan popcorn recipes, with suggestions such as using pickle juice or spraying water to help nutritional yeast stick to the popcorn.

    🗣 In This Episode, We Cover:
    00:00 Introduction and Guest Introductions
    02:09 Vegan News Roundup: Rise of Plant-Based Seafood
    08:00 Vegan News Roundup: Plant-Based Job Growth
    11:57 Unpacking Temptations on the Plant-Based Journey
    22:46 Dealing with Temptation and Peer Pressure
    25:01 Navigating Social Events and Addressing Concerns
    28:04 Handling Peer Pressure and Defining Core Values
    30:07 Finding Support in the Plant-Based Community
    36:09 Educating Others about Protein Sources and Addressing Concerns
    44:15 Delicious Vegan Popcorn Recipes

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    🔗 Useful Links:
    Visit Brian Herskowitz's website: https://www.brianherskowitz.com/
    Visit Maxime Sigouin's website: https://www.maximesigouin.com/
    Visit Will Loiseau's website: https://www.prohealthychoice.com/
    Visit our website: https://www.realmeneatplants.com/

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    • 51 min
    Real Men Real Sleep: Vegan Insights for Better Sleep Quality

    Real Men Real Sleep: Vegan Insights for Better Sleep Quality

    Welcome to another episode of the Real Men Eat Plants pod!
    In this captivating episode, the Real Men discuss Shane's new book, 'Baking Vegan Bread at Home,' and the excitement of becoming grandparents. They also explore the connection between diet and sleep, highlighting the importance of cortisol levels and the role of ashwagandha and carbohydrates in promoting better sleep. They share tips for deep breathing and exercise to improve sleep quality. They also discuss their personal experiences with sleep and offer insights into managing sleep patterns. The conversation explores various aspects of sleep, including bedtime routines, techniques for falling asleep, and the purpose of sleep. The importance of relaxation and letting go of stress before sleep is emphasized. The impact of sleep on physical and mental well-being is discussed, as well as the consequences of not getting enough sleep. The conversation also touches on supplements and natural sleep aids that can help during stressful periods in life.

    🗣 In This Episode, We Cover:
    00:00 Introduction and Book Announcement
    00:31 Exciting News: Becoming Grandparents
    03:12 The Joy and Challenges of Writing a Book
    04:03 Favorite Recipes from the Book
    05:44 Where to Get the Book
    10:20 Introduction of Podcast Guests
    14:00 Discussion on Sleep and its Importance
    15:00 The Connection Between Diet and Sleep
    16:31 Effects of Cortisol on Sleep
    19:50 Deep Breathing and Exercise for Better Sleep
    21:13 Residual Effects of Exercise on Sleep
    22:04 Personal Experiences with Sleep
    27:39 Bedtime routines and staying up late
    28:09 The secret to sleep
    29:14 Keeping a notebook by the bed
    29:45 The eye trick for falling asleep
    30:26 Counting extinct animals
    31:24 Relaxing the eyes and the brain
    32:12 Not having trouble falling asleep
    32:31 Retraining the brain for better sleep
    33:11 Using biofeedback to relax the brain
    34:23 Letting go of stress before sleep
    35:09 Relaxation techniques before sleep
    36:05 The purpose of sleep
    38:17 The importance of sleep for healing and creativity
    38:28 The consequences of not sleeping
    41:09 The impact of sleep on physical well-being
    42:44 Dealing with stress and grief before sleep
    43:28 Supplements and natural sleep aids

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    🔗 Useful Links:

    Visit Geoff Palmer's website: https://cleanmachineonline.com/
    Visit Paul Chatlin's website: https://www.pbnsg.org/
    Visit Glen Merzer's website: https://www.glenmerzer.com/
    Visit Shane Martin's website: https://shaneandsimple.com/
    Visit our website: https://www.realmeneatplants.com/

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    • 57 min
    Real Men, Real Greens: Breaking the Ethical Dilemma of Lab-Grown Meat

    Real Men, Real Greens: Breaking the Ethical Dilemma of Lab-Grown Meat

    In an impactful episode of the Real Men Eat Plants Podcast, host Bryan Dennstedt invites a dynamic panel, including Brett Nyquist, Geoff Palmer, Paul Chatlin, and Tom Kramer, to explore the multifaceted benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. The conversation navigates through personal dietary choices, the environmental and health implications of lab-grown meat versus whole foods, and the ethical considerations of consuming animal products. Each guest shares insights and experiences, debunking the stereotype that masculinity is tied to meat consumption and highlighting the profound impact of plant-based diets on personal health, animal welfare, and the environment.

    Visit Geoff Palmer's website www.cleanmachineonline.com
    Visit Tom Kramer's website: www.nutmegnotebook.com
    Visit Paul Chatlin's website: www.pbnsg.org
    Visit our website: www.realmeneatplants.com

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    • 1 hr

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