White Meat May Be as Cholesterol-Raising as Red

In light of recommendations for heart healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat, the beef industry commissioned and co-wrote a review of randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of beef versus chicken and fish on cholesterol levels published over the last 60 years.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Why I Want My Family to Embrace a Plant-Based Diet

by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance

I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Although within easy reach of Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, it’s a peaceful, small town atmosphere, and a great place to raise our two young daughters, ages 5 and 2.

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

Yoga, Nonviolence, Hypocrisy, and Veganism

I have only been in one fight. It was in the third grade. I don't recall what the impetus was but it ended up in a war of words between me and another boy on the basketball court. I remember deciding to hit him but when I went to strike my arm went slack. It was as if my body overrode my mind's directive and I was incapable of trying to harm him.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets

Hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year are attributed to obesity, now overtaking smoking as perhaps the main preventable cause of illness and premature death. In particular, excess body fatness is an important cause of most cancers, according to a meta-analysis of studies done to date.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Winter Grapefruit and Pomegranate Chia Pudding

by Leah Rodrigues / Foodista.com

Chia pudding is an easy "feel good" treat that anyone can prepare.  Chia seeds can absorb liquid up to ten times their size which works wonderfully as a natural thickener.  The seeds are combined with coconut milk and topped with fresh winter fruits.  If you are feeling indulgent, add a few shards of chopped chocolate.

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Healthy Recipe Time: Homemade Granola

Curry Girls Homemade Granola

Start your day out right with a satisfying meal that won't slow you down and sends you out the door knowing you've begun in a great way.

Makes 6 Cups or more (Dairy Free & Vegan options)

Dry Ingredients:

3½ Cups Rolled Oats, gluten-free (not quick)

½ Cup coconut flour

¼ Cup hazelnut flour, almond flour, or more coconut flour

¼ Cup coarse ground flax, OR 2 Tbsp fresh (optional)

¼ Cup whole chia seeds, OR 2 Tbsp whole, then freshly ground (optional)

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http://www.currygirlskitchen.com We are passionate whole food crusaders who love seasonal fresh local food, farmers markets, cooking, sharing meals with family and friends, and just hanging out in our kitchen. Curry Girls Kitchen was created for people who will be inspired to prepare our healthy Uncomplicated easy to prepare yummy family recipes. We love to share our family’s experiences in the kitchen with you. We truly believe in our heart that food IS LOVE! What better way to say “I LOVE YOU” than to serve up a delicious meal made with love. The kitchen IS the heart of our homes and all of us Curry Girls wish to share a piece of our home with you! Visit our Website: CurryGirlsKitchen.com ~ Follow us on Instagram @CurryGirlsKitchen and Twitter @TheCurryGirls

Ditching Dairy to Go Nuts (Milk and Cheese)

How to Make Your Own Nut Milk and Cheese

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Zucchini Noodles With Vegan "Meat" Sauce

Zucchini Noodles with Marinara Sauce and “Vegan Meat”

Learn how to spiralize zucchini squash into noodles and pair it with a delicious Beyond Meat “beef” marinara sauce. 

Ingredients:

1-2 medium zucchini’s, spiralized (Spiralizers are all the rage now and easy to find at kitchen stores or gadget sections at department stores. Each has a similar mechanism that uniformly shreds zucchini or other vegetables into long, spaghetti-like "noodles.")

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http://www.currygirlskitchen.com We are passionate whole food crusaders who love seasonal fresh local food, farmers markets, cooking, sharing meals with family and friends, and just hanging out in our kitchen. Curry Girls Kitchen was created for people who will be inspired to prepare our healthy Uncomplicated easy to prepare yummy family recipes. We love to share our family’s experiences in the kitchen with you. We truly believe in our heart that food IS LOVE! What better way to say “I LOVE YOU” than to serve up a delicious meal made with love. The kitchen IS the heart of our homes and all of us Curry Girls wish to share a piece of our home with you! Visit our Website: CurryGirlsKitchen.com ~ Follow us on Instagram @CurryGirlsKitchen and Twitter @TheCurryGirls

Four Reasons I Choose a Plant-Based Diet

First of all I am not a vegan; I do not wish to be defined by a word. I choose to eat a vegan or plant-based diet on most occasions, and I am having a rollicking time discovering new culinary delights. I still stock a good cave-aged gruyere for my friends, my shoes remain leather bound, and my animals dine on organic chicken dinners. Why then would I make such a drastic switch after years of juicy pot roasts and succulent duck flambés?

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

Vegan Holiday Eating Guide for the Newly Plant-Based

So you just decided that you’re going to stick to a plant-based diet to better your health and the health of the planet. Good for you! I did the same thing a couple of years ago. I now get emails from my doctor in CAPS telling me how great my blood work numbers are. Yes, being plant-based or vegan or whatever you want to call it is definitely a good thing if you eat a well-balanced diet. But I didn’t think it through completely when I made the decision.

I forgot about the holidays. I forgot about traveling. I forgot about wine.

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Lorraine LoBianco started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She is the co-editor of the British Film Institute-nominated “Letters – Jean Renoir” and has written hundreds of articles and blogs for Turner Classic Movies. She has worked in television for over 15 years and is very proud to be part of the evox staff.

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Golden rooster with bright red cockscomb.
03/14/2017
In light of recommendations for heart healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat, the beef industry commissioned and co-wrote a ... read more
close up pot of cooking vegetables broccoli and corn
08/13/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Although within easy reach of Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, it’s a peaceful, small town... read more
man in exercise clothes stretching at railing of waterfront with city skyline behind
07/29/2016
I have only been in one fight. It was in the third grade. I don't recall what the impetus was but it ended up in a war of words between me and another boy on the basketball court. I remember deciding... read more
plant based diet vegetables and fruits
07/16/2016
Hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year are attributed to obesity, now overtaking smoking as perhaps the main preventable cause of illness and premature death. In... read more
chia seed pudding in jar with pomegranate seeds
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by Leah Rodrigues / Foodista.com Chia pudding is an easy "feel good" treat that anyone can prepare.  Chia seeds can absorb liquid up to ten times their size which works wonderfully as a... read more
bowl of granola with fresh berries
02/02/2016
Curry Girls Homemade Granola Start your day out right with a satisfying meal that won't slow you down and sends you out the door knowing you've begun in a great way. Makes 6 Cups or more (Dairy... read more
arrangement of walnuts, pecans, almonds
12/15/2015
How to Make Your Own Nut Milk and Cheese If you cannot consume dairy, you may have heard about milk and cheese alternatives made from nuts. Whether or not you are lactose intolerant or have a milk... read more
zucchini pasta with vegan meat sauce
11/10/2015
Zucchini Noodles with Marinara Sauce and “Vegan Meat” Learn how to spiralize zucchini squash into noodles and pair it with a delicious Beyond Meat “beef” marinara sauce. ... read more
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