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Ep 186 ft. Jasmine Leyva: The Invisible Vegan: Plant-Based Diets in the Black Community + How to Make Veganism More Accessible to All

06.10.20

Jasmine Leyva is a director, actor, and filmmaker responsible for the documentary “The Invisible Vegan,” which explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community. She talks about the opportunities of health and wellness enabled by a plant-based life in those communities. All of the prevalent documentaries in the plant-based community are made by white people — mostly men — and while all of these are important for the cause, Jasmine wanted to come at it from a different, important angle that hadn’t been explored before. She is so kind and has a loving spirit + she shares openly some of her life experiences, both beautiful + painful.

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Jordan is a firm believer that we can get all of the nutrients we need from a plant-based diet, but there are always situations where we need to supplement our intake. That’s where HUM Nutrition comes in! If you are new to the supplement world or don’t know where you start, you can speak with a nutritionist straight from their website to find out what you need most. Use the code SOUL for 20% off all products on humnutrition.com.

 

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