Category: Diet & Nutrition

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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What is the Optimal Diet?

What is the Optimal Diet?

The CHIP program has attempted to take the pioneering lifestyle medicine work of Pritikin and Ornish and spread it out into the community. 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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Saffron – The World’s Most Expensive Spice

Saffron – The World’s Most Expensive Spice

90 percent of the world’s saffron supply is grown in fields across Iran and is mostly harvested by women who earn about $5 per day picking the fragile, sparse threads by hand. Harvesting saffron requires a lot of physical labor to get the flowers from the field to final packaging. The harvesting process plus its distinct flavor, smell, and color make […]

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Benefits of Beans for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Benefits of Beans for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Do legumes (beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils) just work to prevent disease or can they help treat and reverse it as well? 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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Who Benefits From You Being Sick? Eating You Alive Film Makers Reveal All

Who Benefits From You Being Sick? Eating You Alive Film Makers Reveal All

Who benefits from you being sick? Paul David Kennamer Jr. and Merrilee Jacobs discuss this, what do doctors really know about nutrition – if anything at all!?! (:60 clip here) – and the making of their film, Eating You Alive on Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano. Plus, they give some healthy diet tips of their own! You can subscribe to […]

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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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