Category: Diet & Nutrition

Vegan Diet Reduces Inflammation More than AHA-Recommended Diet

Vegan Diet Reduces Inflammation More than AHA-Recommended Diet

A vegan diet works better than the American Heart Association-recommended diet for heart disease prevention, according to a study published by the American Heart Association (AHA). Researchers randomized 100 participants with coronary artery disease to either a vegan diet (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, or fish) or an AHA-recommended diet (fewer servings of non-fish animal protein, more servings of fish, […]

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Antioxidants Reduce Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Antioxidants Reduce Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Antioxidants from fruits and vegetables lower the risk for premature death, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed 41 studies that compared mortality with dietary patterns, including antioxidant consumption rates. Results showed higher concentrations of antioxidants, including vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene, and selenium, were associated with lower risk for all-cause mortality, compared to lower concentrations of […]

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Plant Protein Best for Weight Management

Plant Protein Best for Weight Management

Plant protein as part of a vegan diet is best for weight management and insulin resistance, according to a study published in Nutrition and Diabetes. Researchers from the Physicians Committee, led by Hana Kahleova, M.D., compared a plant-based diet to a control diet in 75 overweight participants. Those who followed a plant-based diet had greater reduction in body fat and […]

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Best Brain Foods: Berries & Nuts Put to the Test

Best Brain Foods: Berries & Nuts Put to the Test

Randomized controlled studies put nuts, berries, and grape juice to the test for cognitive function. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Do Raisins Cause Cavities?

Do Raisins Cause Cavities?

Dried fruit has long been thought to contribute to tooth decay, but what does the science say? Read full article: Raisins and Dental Health More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Bean Pastas and Lentil Sprouts

Bean Pastas and Lentil Sprouts

Do the benefits of beans, and lentils, and chickpeas remain when they’re powdered? Also, how to use temperature stress to boost sprout nutrition. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Plant-Based Meals the Law in California Hospitals

Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Plant-Based Meals the Law in California Hospitals

The Physicians Committee—a nonprofit with 12,000 doctor members—applauds California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing into law a landmark bill that guarantees patients a healthful plant-based option at every meal. Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) authored Senate Bill 1138, which was co-sponsored by the Physicians Committee and Social Compassion in Legislation. “Whether to protect animals, our climate or our health, those of […]

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How to Treat Jet Lag with Melatonin-Rich Food

How to Treat Jet Lag with Melatonin-Rich Food

There may be a way to get the benefits of over-the-counter melatonin supplements without the risk. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain

Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain

Blueberries can significantly improve cognitive performance within hours of consumption. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas

Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas

Lentils and garbanzo beans are put to the test. ?More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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