Category: Diet & Nutrition

Are Avocados Good for You?

Are Avocados Good for You?

The nutritional benefits of guacamole extend beyond just the nutrients avocados themselves contain. 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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Vegan Diet Rapidly Improves Type 2 Diabetes Markers in Adults

Vegan Diet Rapidly Improves Type 2 Diabetes Markers in Adults

A vegan diet improves beta-cell function, according to a study published in Nutrients. Researchers from the Physicians Committee assessed insulin resistance after a meal for 75 overweight participants without diabetes for 16 weeks, half of whom followed a low-fat, vegan diet. Those who consumed the vegan diet increased meal-stimulated insulin secretion and beta-cell glucose sensitivity and lowered their body weight, […]

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Are Avocados Fattening?

Are Avocados Fattening?

Avocado Board-funded studies suggest avocados may facilitate weight loss, but compared to what? 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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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium — and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world. More information: https://foodrevolution.org/blog/food-and-health/health-benefits-of-mushrooms/

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Millennials are driving the worldwide shift away from the meat sector

Millennials are driving the worldwide shift away from the meat sector

There has been a global shift away from meat, with 70% of the world population reportedly either reducing meat consumption or leaving meat off the table altogether, reports GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Fiona Dyer, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The shift toward plant-based foods is being driven by millennials, who are most likely to consider the food […]

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Are Avocados Healthy?

Are Avocados Healthy?

Avocado consumption can improve artery function, but what effect might guacamole have on cancer risk? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Go with the Gut: 7 Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

Go with the Gut: 7 Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

By Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. All symptoms of the body from thin, dull hair, and sallow skin, to acne breakouts, body aches and sluggish energy all point to the gut. Gut health is incredibly important making mindful eating an essential part of longevity and anti-aging. If you want to feel vibrant and maintain a youthful appearance up to 15 years younger […]

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Best Foods for Autism

Best Foods for Autism

The sulforaphane found in five cents’ worth of broccoli sprouts is found to benefit autism in a way no drug ever has in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?

Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?

Might lectins help explain why those who eat more beans and whole grains have less cancer? How to properly cook beans to avoid lectin poisoning: More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Plant-Based Diets Lower Cholesterol

Plant-Based Diets Lower Cholesterol

Vegetarian, especially vegan, diets reduce cholesterol levels, according to a review and meta-analysis authored by Physician Committee researchers and published in Nutrition Reviews. Researchers reviewed 49 observational and intervention studies that compared vegetarian and vegan diets with omnivorous diets and their effects on plasma lipids. Vegetarian diets lowered total cholesterol levels as well as LDL and HDL levels when compared […]

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