RESOURCES

Kitchen Conversion Guide
A handy 1-page guide to converting:
* Fahrenheit to celsius
* Ounces and pounds to grams
* International measures to millilitres
* Fluid ounces, pints and quarts to millilitres
Pulse - Fact Sheet
A handy 1-page fact sheet that looks at:
* Legume vs Pulse - is there a difference?
* 2016, International Year of the Pulse
* Why pulses are important part of a healthy diet
Pulse - Cooking Guide
A handy 1-page cooking cheat sheet
* Cooking and soaking times
* Soaking methods
* Canned vs. Dried Beans - which should you choose?
Environmental Working Group's 2016 Guides
* Dirty Dozen
* Clean Fifteen
PCRM's Ingredient Substitution Chart
A handy 1-page reference sheet for simple and healthy plant-based alternatives

Research Articles

(Some of the key scientific literature highlighting the benefits of a healthy vegan, or whole-food plant-based, diet)


Position Statements and Clinical Guidelines
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets
Plant-based diets: A Physician’s guide
Nutritional update for Physicians: Plant-based diets
Acne
Diet and acne: a review of the evidence
High glycemic load diet, milk and ice cream consumption are related to acne vulgaris in Malaysian young adults: a case control study
All-cause mortality
Association of animal and plant protein intake with all-cause and cause-specific mortality
Beyond meatless, the health effects of vegan diets: Findings from the Adventist cohorts
Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: a systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies
Vegetarian diets: what do we know of their effects on common chronic diseases?
Athletes
Fueling the vegetarian (vegan) athlete
Alzheimer’s Disease
Dietary and lifestyle guidelines for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease
Arthritis
A vegan diet free of gluten improves the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis: the effects on arthritis correlate with a reduction in antibodies to food antigens
Calcium metabolism
Habitual dietary calcium intakes and calcium metabolism in healthy adults Chinese: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Cancer
Meat consumption and cancer risk
Dairy, calcium, vitamin D and ovarian cancer risk in African-American women
Systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that dietary cholesterol intake increases risk of breast cancer
Higher concentrations of serum iron and transferrin saturation but not serum ferritin are associated with cancer outcomes
Cardiovascular Disease
Vegetarian diets and blood pressure: A meta-analysis
Effect of dietary pulses on blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled feeding trials
Effects of Plant-Based Diets on Plasma Lipids
Diabetes
A low-fat vegan diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in a randomized clinical trial in individuals with type 2 diabetes
Meat consumption as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes
Effect of a brown rice based vegan diet and conventional diabetic diet on glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes: A 12-week randomized clinical trial
Vegetarian diets and glycemic control in diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis
A low-fat vegan diet elicits greater macronutrient changes, but is comparable in adherence and acceptability, compared with a more conventional diabetes diet among individuals with type 2 diabetes
Obesity
Meat consumption providing a surplus energy in modern diet contributes to obesity prevalence: an ecological analysis
Vegetarian diets and weight reduction: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Key elements of plant-based diets associated with reduced risk of metabolic syndrome
A systematic review and meta-analysis of changes in body weight in clinical trials of vegetarian diets
Comparative effectiveness of plant-based diets for weight loss: a randomized controlled trial of five different diets
Effects of dietary pulse consumption on body weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials