Choices, Voices, And Veganism: Diet For The Many
As I write this, I am about to leave for Boston to speak at iV, the Ivy League Vegan Conference, at Harvard. Prominent voices will gather there and collectively, one anticipates, make the case for veganism. The timing is a bit ironic. A paper was just published in the Lancet, describing the lifestyle and health status of the Tsimane. The paper generated considerable excitement, and widespread media attention, because the Tsimane, a population in the Bolivian Amazon described as living “a subsistence lifestyle of hunting, gathering, fishing, and farming,” were found to have “the lowest repor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choices, Voices, And Veganism: Diet For The Many
As I write this, I am about to leave for Boston to speak at iV, the Ivy League Vegan Conference, at Harvard. Prominent voices will gather there and collectively, one anticipates, make the case for veganism. The timing is a bit ironic. A paper was just published in the Lancet, describing the lifestyle and health status of the Tsimane. The paper generated considerable excitement, and widespread media attention, because the Tsimane, a population in the Bolivian Amazon described as living “a subsistence lifestyle of hunting, gathering, fishing, and farming,” were found to have “the lowest repor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cracked wheat chili
Try this quick, zesty vegetarian chili packed with bell peppers, bulgur wheat, beans, tomatoes and spices. The bulgur wheat looks like ground beef and adds a lot of fiber. As a result, this healthy vegetarian chili looks a lot like traditional chili. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Every Person Who Loves A Vegetarian Should Know
I have been a vegetarian for my entire life – well, almost. When I was two years old, my mom (also a vegetarian) claims she let me try turkey and I spit it out. From that day on, she decided that I must also, conveniently, be a vegetarian. Of course there were times I was curious about the taste of meat throughout my childhood. There was that time at camp my friend dared me to eat prime rib. Or when I tried a tiny piece of bacon at a Fourth of July camping trip (yes, I admit, it smelled pretty amazing). But whether I’ve tried chicken or fish or red meat over the years, the taste and texture just haven’t a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Staying Full on a Vegetarian Diet
-- Counter to some legendary beliefs, a vegetarian meal doesn't have to leave you hungry and unsatisfied. Veggie-based foods that can help you feel full, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, include: Lean, low-fat proteins, such as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Ten portions of fruit and veg key to longer life
But doctors warn upping the five-a-day recommendation 'creates unrealistic expectations' Related items fromOnMedica ‘Five a day’ may be enough to lower risk of death ‘Mediterranean’ diet reduces risks for heart patients Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Signage increased share of spending on fruit and veg Vegetarians have lower bowel cancer risk than meat-eaters (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D
Shanna R. Levine, MD Instructor of General Internal Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D If you are like many of my patients, you may be wondering, "Am I getting enough vitamin D?" This is a valid concern, because vitamin D plays a very important role in overall health and, in fact, many people do not get enough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of Americans have insufficient levels. The good news is that sources of this vitamin are easily accessible. Why Is Vitamin D Important? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Considering switching to a vegetarian diet
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 58 and considering becoming a vegetarian. I know it will be important to make sure I get enough protein, but are there other nutrients I should focus on, as well? ANSWER: Following a vegetarian diet is a healthy way of eating. Multiple studies have linked vegetarian diets to a reduced [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

'Will going vegetarian lower my cholesterol?' Our expert reveals how adjusting your diet can reduce your chances of getting heart disease or stroke
Richard Eddington from Berks was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol. His doctor recommends a diet of fish, fruit and vegetables. But would going vegetarian be more effective? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's First Ultrasound Image of a Nile Hippo in the Womb Confirms that Cincinnati Zoo's Hippo Bibi is Expecting!
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is kicking off 2017 with some big news! Zoo scientists and animal staff captured the first ever ultrasound image of a Nile hippo fetus last week, confirming that 17-year-old Bibi is pregnant. Keepers, and almost everyone who visited the new Hippo Cove in July of 2016, observed Bibi and her male companion, 35-year-old Henry, breeding. Suspecting and hoping that this behavior resulted in conception, reproductive physiologists, led by Dr. Jessye Wojtusik, from the Zoo's Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) began to perform weekly ultrasounds in Augus...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Soya 'damages sperm': Vegetarian diet heavy in tofu can affect men's chances of becoming a father  
Fertility experts found evidence that natural chemicals in soya – used to make vegetarian and vegan products such as tofu – could damage sperm making it difficult for men to conceive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Trends 2017: I'm Excited!
Eating your veggies is suddenly hip. You might accuse me of being biased - and for full disclosure, yes, I've always been a huge veggie and plant-based food fan and proponent - but look around you and see the signs. In restaurants, veggies are taking center plate; menus are listing more plant-based offerings as many Americans declare they are trying to eat less meat. Pinterest reports a 336 percent rise in the search for veggies in comfort foods. And this trend will only expand next year. The market research agency, Mintel, recently announced 2017's food trends, predicting further expansion of vegetarian, vegan and other p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This App Wants To Sell You Restaurant Leftovers -- For A Huge Discount
This article is part of HuffPost’s Reclaim campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it. If you like the idea of getting discounts at your favorite food joints, you might be in for a treat. The mobile app FoodForAll allows users to buy leftover food from nearby restaurants at anywhere from 50 to 80 percent off the original price. Users simply log in, see which participating restaurants in the area have surplus food available, order and pay through the app. They can go pick up their food at a time designated by the restaurant, usually around closing. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Birds Are Becoming Totally Dependent On Our Delicious Landfills
This article is part of HuffPost’s Reclaim campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it. Conservationists and those concerned about human hunger pretty much agree that the enormous amount of food wasted around the world is a huge problem — and that concerted efforts to reduce food waste are a good thing. But while tackling the issue of food waste, it’s important to consider how doing so could have some unintended, negative consequences for the natural world, says Professor Iain Gordon, deputy vice chancellor of tropical environments and societie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

9 Christmas Tips Your Mom Would Be Proud Of
This article is part of HuffPost’s Reclaim campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it. People create an insane amount of garbage over the holidays, but they don’t have to. From the ridiculous quantities of food prepared for a holiday feast, to the huge pile of gifts placed under the tree, a lot of stuff gets bought for December festivities, only to be unceremoniously tossed by New Year’s. Americans generate about 25 percent more household waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than the rest of the year, according to the United States...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Danish researchers find vegetarian fiber-filled meals help you lose weight
Danish scientists fed a group of men either fiber-rich vegetarian patties or protein-heavy veal and pork patties. They found those who ate legumes at 12 percent fewer calories at their next meal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Safe During Pregnancy? Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Safe During Pregnancy?
Beware of nutrient deficiencies in your vegetarian patients who are considering pregnancy, especially vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vegetarian diets best for health and the environment, say nutritionists
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have issued a new position paper hailing the benefits of vegetarian diets for overall health and the environment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Good for Kids and Adults, Nutritionists Say Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Good for Kids and Adults, Nutritionists Say
Plant-based diets are tied to a lower risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers - and pretty much anyone can eat this way, according to a leading group of nutritionists.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diets nutritious, leave small carbon footprint
Amy Norton, HealthDay News Vegetarian diets are healthy for people of all ages, as well as the environment, according to a new update of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diets Called Good for People and the Planet
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 -- Vegetarian diets are healthy for people of all ages, as well as the environment, according to a new update of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics'(AND) position on vegetarian diets. Studies show that vegetarians... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Experts reveal the long debated question: Do vegetarians really live longer?
(NaturalNews) It's an age-old question that goes something along the lines of: does avoiding meat really help a person to live a longer, happier, healthier life? A biology lecturer from Aston University in Birmingham, U.K., seems to think that the answer to this question is yes, though... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways That Doing Yoga Can Change Your Life
It's calming, it's soothing and it has become increasingly trendy over the last 10 years. Yoga is no longer just a pastime for health nuts, vegetarians and Buddhists. In fact, a study cited by the Yoga Alliance says that the number of people doing yoga in American during 2016 is 36 million from the 20 million it was back in 2012. It seems that more people are catching on to the benefits that seasoned yogis have been reaping for years. If you've yet to hit the mat, here are six life-changing reasons why you should. A Healthier Body Yoga's health benefits are no secret. The practice offers an increase in flexibility, str...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian warning: A QUARTER who go meat-free admit to being malnourished, survey reveals
VEGETARIANS aren ’t receiving all the necessary vitamins and nutrients that they need, with just under a quarter admitting they believe they are malnourished, a survey has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's As Healthy To Eat Bugs As It Is To Eat Steak, Study Says
By Amanda MacMillan Think nothing can take the place of a juicy, perfectly cooked burger? Try a plate of fried grasshoppers. Okay, so they won’t exactly taste the same — and it may be tough to even stomach the thought of munching on bugs. But experts say that nutritionally speaking, they’re a good substitute for beef, and may be a valuable food source of the future. The idea of eating insects isn’t new. They’ve long been included in traditional diets of cultures around the world, and a 2013 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations noted that more than 1,900 insec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aston University biology lecturer reveals whether vegetarians or meat eaters live longer
James Brown, a lecturer in biology at Aston University, Birmingham, says meat-free diets can reduce the risk of developing health problems high blood pressure and even cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do vegetarians or meat eaters live longer? Expert reveals who is more likely to be healthy in their old age
James Brown, a lecturer in biology at Aston University, Birmingham, says meat-free diets can reduce the risk of developing health problems high blood pressure and even cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Vegetarian Diets Heart-Healthier?
TUESDAY, Oct. 18, 2016 -- Vegetarians are assumed to be healthier than carnivores, but a new study questions that assumption. It found meat eaters had no significantly greater risk of heart disease over 10 years compared to those who favored no-meat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Do Humans Need Meat?
Environmentalists encourage us to cut down on meat consumption in favor of vegetable foods that are less damaging to the environment. Given that our ancestors likely had plenty of meat in their diet, is going meatless a good idea? The History of Eating Meat Our chimpanzee-like ancestors were mostly vegetarian, judging from the diet of modern chimpanzees that subsist mainly on fruit, leaves, and nuts, with a rare morsel of hunted meat. After they left forests in favor of open grasslands, hominids likely increased the proportion of meat in their diet given that they would have encountered large herds of game animals. Init...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meals on Wheels -- Bennington County, Vermont: Feeding Seniors Nutritious and Fresh with (Mostly) Donated Food
Waste not, want not. Depression-era children, now seniors, grew up hearing that refrain. Now, they're living it as recipients of Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Bennington County, Vermont. This progressive senior nutrition program transforms gleaned food from local farms, the Vermont Foodbank, and regional grocery stores to produce farm-to-table meals that rival food served in the finest restaurants. This isn't your typical Meals on Wheels program. It wouldn't be possible - given the minimal government funding which only covers approximately half the cost of each of the 50,000 meals it serves each year - without using donat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Am A Vegetarian
"It just takes one second to decide to stop. The main reason not to eat meat and fish is to spare others' lives. This is not an extreme perspective. This is a most reasonable and compassionate point of view." -- Matthieu Ricard My first Buddhist teacher, Kangyur Rinpoche, was a very strict vegetarian. I was inspired by him and also by a deep inner reasoning that suddenly became obvious to me. I never hunted in my life, but did go fishing sometimes when I was a little boy in Brittany. When I was 13 years old, a thought bloomed in my mind: "How can I do something like that?" I realized that I was total...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's The Best Type Of Protein Powder?
This article originally appeared on www.ProShapeFitness.com References: 1. Phillips, SM, and LJ Van Loon. "Dietary Protein for Athletes: From Requirements to Optimum Adaptation." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2016. 2. Hoffman, Jay R., Nicholas Ratamess A., Jie Kang, Michael Falvo J., and Avery Faigenbaum D. "Effect of Protein Intake on Strength, Body Composition and Endocrine Changes in Strength/Power Athletes." Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. BioMed Central, 13 Dec. 2006. Web. 23 Sept. 2016. 3. Aragon,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Deli To Doctor, Doctor To Deli
"For this we sent them to college!" their great grandmothers holler from their graves as their great grandchildren announce their intentions not to be doctors or lawyers or I-bankers but to open a food truck or a restaurant. "We worked hard to spare you back-breaking work." Why are millennials pursuing career opportunities like these when more traditional avenues closed to their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents are now open to them? Pin-striped suits and rep ties have gone out of style, while interest in nontraditional careers has grown exponentially among affluent, young college graduates....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation, yoga and vegetarian diet linked to decline in plasma metabolites associated with inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk
In a novel controlled clinical trial, participants in a six-day Ayurvedic-based well-being program that featured a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massages experienced measurable decreases in a set of blood-based metabolites associated with inflammation, cardiovascular disease risk and cholesterol regulation. The findings, published in the September 9 issue of Scientific Reports, represent a rare attempt to use metabolic biomarkers to assess the reported health benefits of integrative medicine and holistic practices. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Giving up meat is the quickest way to fight the flab  
Vegetarians lose weight twice as fast as meat eaters says a study. Meat makes up a third of the average non-vegetarian's calories. Going veggie at the start of a diet leads to the most dramatic results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good news for vegetarians: Those who do not eat meat 'lose weight TWICE as fast'
VEGETARIANS lose weight twice as fast as meat-eaters, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet: A Prescription for High Blood Pressure? Vegetarian Diet: A Prescription for High Blood Pressure?
A new review examines the blood pressure-lowering benefits of vegetarian or vegan diets.Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

5 Easy Ways To Stop Wasting Money On Food
Food waste is a huge problem ― not only for the planet, but for your budget too. American families throw out about 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy, according to the National Resources Defense Council. For the average family of four, that’s about $1,365 to $2,275 wasted each year. A recent survey found that most Americans feel bad about wasting food. But a full 42 percent said they don’t have enough time to worry about it, and they’ve got a point: When you bring home groceries, do you always properly wash and store them to prevent spoiling? And do you also take the time to separate food scr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Bible-Era Solution For Saving Food Is Making A Comeback
Audrey Berman is no stranger to the farming life. Over the last three years, Berman has worked on various farms in New York’s Hudson Valley with the intention of one day starting her own farm. But it wasn’t too long before she started to notice disheartening trends. “We always had to plant more than we could actually harvest ourselves,” Berman told The Huffington Post. “And the demographic we were selling [our food] to was a little more wealthy and well-to-do while, at the same time, good food wasn’t accessible to everyone and a lot of that had to do with affordability. It started to bot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Paleo Paradox
In conclusion, I asked how he'd reply to people like Zuk and Warinner, who criticize the very premise. His response, in its entirety: "'Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution'" -- Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1973. A similar statement could be made: Nothing in nutrition makes sense except in the light of evolution." Like so many diet fads, it sounds like common sense. But the science of human evolution and biology is simply more complicated than our common knowledge. It can't be broken down into seven basic principles or delivered in a handy list of "the foods you were meant to eat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Guy Makes His Meals From Plants Found In Public Parks
When “Wildman” Steve Brill hankers for a fresh meal, he doesn’t go to Whole Foods. Instead, he heads to one of New York City’s public parks and picks a feast of edible plants straight from the ground. Brill, 67, has led foraging tours in and around the Big Apple for over 30 years, showing students, tourists and dirt-shy locals how to collect wild edibles that grow in the green spaces dotting the city’s concrete grid.  Foraging allows Brill, a passionate chef, to whip up healthy meals without buying as much from supermarkets as the average person would. I joined him on one of his tour...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diets Protect From Heart Disease Better Than Mediterranean Diets
The Mediterranean diet has long been touted for its benefits as an overall balanced way of eating. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the Mediterranean diet as it relates to prevention of heart disease, finding that it may be protective against heart attack and stroke. But according to Washington DC based group, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a better way to prevent heart disease is to focus on high-fiber, plant-based foods. These include fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. These foods provide safe and healthy sources of omega-3 fats without the risks of toxin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In the Raw: To Cook or Not to Cook?
Imagine never again savoring the smell of baking cakes or charbroiled steak. Could you? Why would you? Yet some people worldwide are turning away not only from meat and processed food, but also from cooking. Welcome to the raw food diet. As the Standard American Diet becomes more fat-laden, sugar-sated, and processed, the prevalence of metabolic disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are soaring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity now affects nearly 35 percent of the population of the United States, over 29 million people have been diagnosed with t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Buddhists, Hindus outraged over fact that vaccines contain beef derivatives
(NaturalNews) Malaysian Hindus are calling on the government to provide alternatives to vaccines containing beef gelatin. Their demands were made on behalf of Hindus and Buddhists, who are forbidden by their religions to consume beef, as well as vegetarians who choose not to consume... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swapping animal protein for plant protein 'may improve health'
Conclusion This analysis of two prospective cohort studies aimed to examine whether our intake of animal and plant protein is linked to our mortality risk. It found evidence that animal protein intake was weakly associated with higher mortality, particularly cardiovascular mortality, whereas plant protein was associated with lower mortality. However, the association with mortality was only seen in those with at least one other unhealthy lifestyle factor: smoking, heavy alcohol intake, being overweight or obese, and physical inactivity. This suggests that it's not meat alone that has the effect – it seems to be more ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

The added cost of eating red meat — higher mortality risk, scientists say
Chew on this: New research offers more evidence that vegetarians not only live better, but also longer. A group of scientists led by Mingyang Song at the Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from two major studies involving more than 150,000 participants to determine whether people who consumed protein from red and processed meats had a significantly higher […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darryl Fears Tags: animals biomedical research cancer diet & nutrition heart disease food health Source Type: news

Why This Father Feeds His Son Freakish Fruit And Vegetables
Jordan Figueiredo’s son, Evan, hates salads. The 5-year-old, like many 5-year-olds, just can’t get into his greens. But if there’s one thing he can’t get enough of, it’s carrots with legs. Or peaches with noses. Basically, if it’s a fruit or vegetable that doesn’t look the way it’s “supposed” to, Evan is calling dibs. And the weirder it looks, the more he wants it. Evan gets this from his father. The elder Figueiredo works by day as a solid waste specialist for the Castro Valley Sanitation District, about a 40-minute drive outside of San Francisco, working to make...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant protein consumption linked to increased longevity
30-year study reveals people who eat more veg live longer Related items fromOnMedica Eatwell Guide benefits industry more than public health Dietary calcium not linked to fracture risk High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks Vegetarians have lower bowel cancer risk than meat-eaters ‘Mediterranean’ diet reduces risks for heart patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 2, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Here’s Another Case For Switching To A Vegetarian Diet
When it comes to the food we eat, there’s practically no such thing as a “guilt-free” diet — practically any food, unless you grow it yourself without using excessive pesticides or water, comes with nutritional, environmental or ethical consequences. But according to new research published last week in the Elementa journal, some diets fare far better than others when it comes to the important measure of how much agricultural land is required to produce the food they require. Specifically, diets that contained less meat tended to be far less land-dependent and, therefore, held the potential to feed a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here’s Another Case For Switching To A Vegetarian Diet
When it comes to the food we eat, there’s practically no such thing as a “guilt-free” diet — practically any food, unless you grow it yourself without using excessive pesticides or water, comes with nutritional, environmental or ethical consequences. But according to new research published last week in the Elementa journal, some diets fare far better than others when it comes to the important measure of how much agricultural land is required to produce the food they require. Specifically, diets that contained less meat tended to be far less land-dependent and, therefore, held the potential to feed a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news