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.
Ultra-processed foods aren’t just bad for your waistline they may contribute to an increased risk of disease and mortality.Studies report we get more than half our calories from ultra-processed foods, such as packaged snacks, soft drinks, and other non-food ingredients. Lindsey Morris gives us the skinny on processed foods, how to steer your grocery cart away from packaged goods, and load up on real foods such as fruits, veggies, and whole grains instead.
Michelle McMacken, MD shares the bottom line: We have no biological requirement to consume cholesterol or eggs; indeed, this large study (among others) suggests that we are better off when we avoid them. Our bodies can make all the cholesterol we need, and we can get other nutrients found in eggs from healthier sources.
Dean Ornish, MD and Anne Ornish combine science with a simple four-part program anyone can follow. This brief excerpt from the book reveals their expert tips for ordering a healthy plant-based (and oil-free) meal from just about any type of restaurant menu.
Courtney Davidson explains the best treatment is prevention, and nowhere is that truer than in kidney disease. Once your kidneys are gone, they are gone forever! Healthy plant-based diets may significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a new study.
Versatile chefs can increase the profits of their restaurants while improving the quality of their customers lives. The new market wants food grown, not born. WFPB ORG’s team of chef experts will help ensure your recipes or entire menu are a complete success!
Naked Food’s rule of thumb is that highly concentrated fat is not healthy, whether it comes from a plant or another source. Foods rich in monounsaturated fats like olive oil may be better than foods full of saturated and trans fats, but just because something is “better” does not mean it is good. “Better” cigarettes still promote lung cancer. “Better” monounsaturated fats still lead to diseased arteries.
A cancer-prevention diet is one that is high in fiber, low in fat (especially animal fat), and includes generous portions of fruits and vegetables. It also minimizes or excludes alcohol. It has higher blood levels of beta-carotene, more vitamin C, indoles, and fiber. Dr. Neil Barnard, MD shares his wellness guide for foods for cancer prevention.
Courtney Davidson, explains when it comes to something as important as your health, it’s important to read past the headlines. What are lectins, and should they be avoided? What is the bottom line about inflammation and “fad diets”.
With the relationship between milk and strong bones being ingrained in the eyes of the public, evidence collected in the past 20 years shows that we need to rethink our strategies. Switch4Good’s article explains the “Calcium Crisis” to sell cow’s milk.