Lucy Danziger is the former Editor-in-Chief of SELF magazine, and past president of the American Society of Magazine Editors. She has written several books but now that she is a plant-based eater, is healthier and happier than when she authored books about diet and happiness. Danziger is currently the Editorial Director and Chief Content Officer of The Beet.
What Is SIBO and How is It Different Than IBS? Experts Explain
When you have abdominal pain, bloating, or discomfort, you may think that you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) but you could actually have SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. Yes, this is confusing, but it turns out there is a reason to figure it out since now there's a new less restrictive diet created by two doctors that can help bring much-needed relief to sufferers of SIBO... Rea
“I Tried Drinking Spirulina Every Day for a Week. Here’s What Happened”
I am not one for supplements. I hate pills, distrust drugs and pharmaceutical companies, and believe in getting my nutrients the old-fashioned way, by eating plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. But when the Fresh Farm folks sent me over a large canister of spirulina cubes (essentially frozen iced cubes of dense-packed spirulina algae), I decided this
What Not to Do When Giving Up Meat or Going Plant-Based
I read a great article on what "not to do" when going sober. It made me think about all the mistakes I had made when going plant-based. A famous one was my announcing to a table of ten friends out to dinner on the Lower East Side at a French restaurant (high in dairy, meat, cheese, etc): "I'm vegan!" He...
Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Cheese
When people go plant-based, it's often not the idea of giving up meat that proves difficult. It's cheese. There's a reason for that. In a study on food and addiction, Yale researchers found that cheese triggers the same neuroreceptors for pleasure that drugs do since cheese contains casein, a dairy protein that during digestion releases casomorphine, which plays directly on the brain's dopamine re
4 Refreshing Summer Cocktails We Can’t Stop Making – and Serving – on Repeat
The weekend is almost here. Plan your next drinks party with one of The Editors' favorite summer cocktails that we've been perfecting for our friends and party guests. Have one to share? Post it on The Beet's FB page. With temperatures rising, cooling off with a cocktail in the evening just feels right...
Tired? You May Be Lacking One of These 5 Vital Nutrients. How to Get Them
If you eat the Standard American Diet (SAD) heavy in meat, dairy, and processed foods, chances are you're getting plenty of calories, fat, carbs, and protein, but you are likely missing important nutrients that are vital in helping your body function at its optimal level. Whether you'r...
For A Vegan Treat, Head to Innocent Yesterday Bakery & Cafe in NYC
When you get close to the door of the plant-based bakery and café Innocent Yesterday on East 77th Street in New York City, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in Paris at a local French patisserie. This vegan restaurant is a world apart, both in experience and in the delicious baked goods and savory dishes it serves, and whether you eat vegan or plant-based or just love a sweet or savory snack
Study: Meat & Dairy Alternatives Are Healthier and More Climate-Friendly
A recent study out of the University of Bath, England says that plant-based meat and dairy alternatives help consumers become healthier and are undisputably better for the environment. Psychologists looked at 43 studies and found that consumers will try meat alternatives, even if they eat meat, as a way of deciding whether to go more plant-based, concluding that it's easier to "sell" the
Which Diet Works Better to Control Blood Sugar, Mediterranean or Keto?
When it comes to lowering blood sugar and losing weight, which diet works best? According to a recent study from Stanford University, when dieters were given either the Mediterranean or the Keto diet, each one works as well as the other for controlling blood sugar and ultimately helping people achieve their weight loss goals. But the more ...
“The Veggie” from The New York Times Explores the Joys of Vegetarian Food
Growing up loving vegetarian food, Tejal Rao has always been surprised when people around her, whether in the restaurant kitchen where she worked as a cook or writing about food for digital publications, didn't share her appreciation for dishes centered around vegetables...