Category: Diet & Nutrition

Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

The standard recipe for peanut butter is pretty simple: peanuts. Yet, different brands may add other ingredients to change flavor, texture, or even alter its nutritional profile. Some of these additives can be questionable. And others can be downright dangerous. Where and how the peanuts used for peanut butter are grown can also affect the healthfulness of the end product. Here […]

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How Not To Die: Tips from Dr. Greger for your New Year’s Resolutions

How Not To Die: Tips from Dr. Greger for your New Year’s Resolutions

Can eating meat cause cancer? Can eating a whole-food plant-based diet decrease depression? For once and for all, Is soy good or bad for you?!? The Dr. is in…or should I say the nutrition nerd is in the house. Yes, Dr. Michael Greger with encyclopedic knowledge of nutrition joins me to kick off the new year with some nutrition facts for our […]

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U.S. News Names Engine 2 in Top 10 Best Diets for 2019

U.S. News Names Engine 2 in Top 10 Best Diets for 2019

U.S. News and World Report has issued its Best Diets for 2019 and once again Engine 2 was identified as one of the Top 10 diets of the year in the categories of Best Weight-Loss, Best Heart-Healthy and Plant-Based Diets, and Best Diets for Diabetes. Rip Esselstyn and The Engine 2 team are honored by this recognition because it helps […]

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How to Pick Fresh, Ripe Fruits and Vegetables Every Single Time

How to Pick Fresh, Ripe Fruits and Vegetables Every Single Time

Most of us know the feeling of buying fruits or vegetables only to find out that they’re either already spoiled on the inside or so under-ripe that they need to be left out for days before eating. If only there were a way to know, in the shop, which fruit and veg is ready to go, and which pieces are […]

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Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins

Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins

Sweet potatoes are not just one of the healthiest and cheapest sources of nutrition; the predominant protein is a type of protease inhibitor that may have cancer-fighting properties. 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 You Have to Combine Plant Proteins at a Meal?

Do You Have to Combine Plant Proteins at a Meal?

The myth that plant proteins are incomplete, necessitating protein combining, was debunked by the scientific nutrition community decades ago. 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 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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