Plant-based diets emphasize higher intakes of plant foods and lower intakes of animal foods. Foods derived from plants include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. CNN’s Jacqueline Howard tells us that plant-based diets are also linked to healthier body weights, lower inflammation, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, better blood pressure and blood vessel function, and beneficial gut bacterial metabolites. All of these factors translate into a lower cardiovascular risk.
The beneficial effects of fruits aren’t just limited to mortality; they have also been shown to help prevent and treat some of our most common diseases. Shivam Joshi, MD says that replacing bacon, hot dogs, and sausages with healthier options like fruits will help you avoid the toxic nitrosamines found in processed meats. What are you waiting for see what else goes hand-in-hand with summer picnics!
Elizabeth Zarrella Maglio, MSW writes her own story of her WFPB journey and her 21 day challenge. Her relationship with nutrition and fitness is forever changed. She now searches for delicious food that is in harmony with nature and our environment.
An article written by Switch4Good tells us that researchers at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) believe that a dairy-free, plant-based diet may not only provide cardiovascular protection, but also enhance performance, allowing athletes to continue to go the distance.
Part 4 of the series, Robyn Chuter explores one of the major health claims made for ketogenic diets, that they reverse insulin resistance and effectively treat diabetes. In this post, she is going to explore one of the major health claims made for ketogenic diets, that they reverse insulin resistance and effectively treat diabetes.
If you have, or are at risk of developing, diabetes, a WFPB diet can be a game-changer. Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or prediabetes is a life-changing experience.
Research shows that moving to a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet can reduce the symptoms of type 1 diabetes and can help manage and even reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes Courtney Davidson explains.
High School sweethearts Siddharth and Nidhi grew up eating rich foods, after many similar periods of unsustained weight loss throughout the years. Their physician introduced them to Forks Over Knives and the recipes on the website, they watched the documentary. Their eyes opened, and decided not to treat this as a diet but to make it their lifestyle.
Article by Karen Asp, profiles Kris “Hi-Lite” Bruton and how his performance boost inspired half his teammates to go vegan. Athletes find they are leaner, have less injuries, they don’t get sore as often, they have super high-energy, and are never low on energy.
High sugary drink consumption is a risk factor for obesity and weight gain, obesity is in itself a risk factor for cancer. Reducing how many sweetened beverages we drink would be beneficial for our health, an observational study written by Nina Avramova with CNN.
Lindsey Morris, explains a debunked widespread assumption: that white meat, such as chicken and turkey, is better for cholesterol than red, such as beef and pork. In fact, researchers found no difference in the way both meat types raised blood cholesterol levels. Additionally, total cholesterol increases were similar whether participants consumed a diet high or low in saturated fats.