Category: Diet & Nutrition

How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce

How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce

Every hour, there are 800 incidents of DNA damage in our bodies. Which foods help us patch back up: apples, broccoli, celery, choy sum, lemons, lettuce, oranges, persimmons, or strawberries? Read full article: https://nutritionfacts.org/2019/01/31/how-to-boost-dna-repair-with-produce/ 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 Helped Cure Husband’s Gout

Vegan Diet Helped Cure Husband’s Gout

Brandi Doming is the creator of the blog THE VEGAN 8, which she started after her husband was diagnosed with gout. Switching to a vegan diet completely cured him. Her new cookbook of the same name (published by Oxmoor House; on sale now) shares her story and 100 simple, delicious recipes with 8 ingredients or less (not including salt, pepper […]

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Vegan Diet Best for Gut Hormones and Satiety

Vegan Diet Best for Gut Hormones and Satiety

A vegan diet is best for gastrointestinal hormones and satiety, according to a study published in Nutrients. These hormones help regulate blood sugar, fullness, and weight management. Researchers, including the Physicians Committee’s clinical research director Hana Kahleova, M.D., compared a calorie and macronutrient-matched vegan meal with a meal composed of meat and cheese on hormone levels and after-meal satisfaction among […]

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Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins

Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins

One week on a plant-based diet can significantly drop blood levels of homocysteine, a toxin associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Without vitamin B12 supplementation, though, a long-term plant-based diet could make things worse. 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 Image credit: https://theheartysoul.com/3-vitamins-prevent-brain-loss/

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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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