Category: Diet & Nutrition

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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Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer with Diet

Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer with Diet

Dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could apparently reverse the progression of prostate cancer, but that was for early stage, localized, watch-and-wait cancer. What about for more advanced stage life-threatening disease? What happens when metastatic prostate cancer patients were taught to increase intake of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and beans and to decrease meat, dairy, […]

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What About Coconuts, Coconut Milk, & Coconut Oil?

What About Coconuts, Coconut Milk, & Coconut Oil?

Do the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil, and the fiber in flaked coconut, counteract the negative effects on cholesterol and artery function? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Do the Pros of Brown Rice Outweigh the Cons of Arsenic?

Do the Pros of Brown Rice Outweigh the Cons of Arsenic?

Are there unique benefits to brown rice that would justify keeping it in our diet despite the arsenic content? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Is White Rice a Yellow-Light or Red-Light Food?

Is White Rice a Yellow-Light or Red-Light Food?

Do the health benefits of rice consumption outweigh any potential risk from the arsenic contamination? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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7 Easy Ways to Incorporate More Plants into Your Meals

7 Easy Ways to Incorporate More Plants into Your Meals

The healthiest, most sustainable lifestyle today means moving to a plant-based diet.  Fortunately, there are many easy options we can choose from in order to better our health and make us feel good. Sara Siskind, Certified Nutritional Health Counselor, has come up with 7 easy ways to incorporate more plants into your meals without having to sacrifice your favorite foods. […]

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DC’s Farmers Markets Awarded Grant to Make Fruits & Vegetables More Affordable for Low-Income Families

DC’s Farmers Markets Awarded Grant to Make Fruits & Vegetables More Affordable for Low-Income Families

A coalition including FRESHFARM, Arcadia, and Community Foodworks has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program. The partners, private foundations, local government agencies, and the private sector are matching those funds, for a combined $500,000 to be spent over three years. This is the first time that […]

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How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice?

How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice?

Getting rice down to the so-called safe water limit for arsenic would still allow for roughly 500 times greater cancer risk than is normally considered acceptable. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, & Brown Rice Syrup

Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, & Brown Rice Syrup

Dr. Greger recommends that people switch away from using rice milk and other rice products. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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