An Evaluation of Five Diets and their Compatibility With a Lifestyle of Plant-Based Eating

Over the last twenty years or so, a string of fashionable diets has made impressive gains in North America. Whereas, in previous generations, most Canadians and Americans were raised on the Western pattern diet (a predominantly unhealthy style of eating involving lots of red meat, refined sugars, and heavily processed food), lately, attitudes have shifted in favor of healthier alternatives, allowing space for other dietary models to emerge.

Among the most popular of these are the Paleo diet, the Mediterranean diet, the ketogenic diet, the raw…


Some Simple Ways Companies Can Support and Raise Up Women

Over the past seven decades, women have made great strides in the workplace. In the 1940s, during World War Two, women were called upon to fill the roles left vacant in industry by their male counterparts who shipped off overseas to fight. Upon their return, the men who survived the war retook their jobs, and those women — who were so crucial in keeping home front production running smoothly — were largely relegated back to their earlier roles as caregivers, homemakers, or, at best, administrative assistants. However, the disciples of…


A growing body of research suggests that plant-based diets are better for both the environment and our bodies. Outside of their clear ecological benefits, diets that prioritize fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods are shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, ward of type 2 diabetes, and lessen your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Of course, abandoning animal products and transitioning to a fully vegan or vegetarian diet is easier said than done for many. Thankfully, Tara Haddad says going plant-based doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up meat entirely. …


Plant-based diets are on the rise — and for good reason. In recent years, a growing body of research suggests that meatless diets offer a wide range of both environmental and health benefits. Not shockingly, many health-conscious and eco-minded families are seeking to transition towards diet plans that either reduce or eliminate meat consumption. While vegetarian and vegan diets might be the first options that come to mind, Modern Meat CEO Tara Haddad highlights the presence of a third choice: flexitarian.

Flexitarian diets are semi-vegetarian lifestyles that prioritize the consumption of wholesome plant-based foods without fully excluding animal products and…


While some of it comes down to biology and personal taste, the vast majority of our eating habits are learned through modeling and environmental factors. As a parent and primary role model, your own eating habits play an integral function in shaping your child’s food consumption practices. If you can instill positive habits early on in life, it’s likely your child will enjoy a long, healthy life of wholesome eating habits as well.

When it comes to healthy consumption practices, research suggests setting aside meat-centered dishes in favor of more nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. According to the Mayo Clinic

Tara Haddad

Currently located in Vancouver, BC | Tara Haddad is the CEO of Modern Meat | www.tarahaddad.com

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