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The latest health news on the benefits of eating a plant-based diet to prevent and lower your risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer and more.

Use This Simple Tool to Find Healthy Foods at the Grocery Store, By a Dietitian
Use This Simple Tool to Find Healthy Foods at the Grocery Store, By a Dietitian
It’s amazing how many vegan products are available at the grocery store now – we have so much to choose from, even compared to just a few years ago! However, that can also mean that it’s difficult to make the best selection, especially when the packaging claims to be healthy but the item is loaded with added sugar, saturated fat, or sodium. The words use...
New Study Uncovers Exactly How Eating Red Meat Raises Heart Disease Risk
New Study Uncovers Exactly How Eating Red Meat Raises Heart Disease Risk
Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, surpassing cancer, according to the World Health Organization. This year alone, nearly 700,00 deaths in America will be directly attributed to heart disease. For decades, diet and exercise have been known to affect your personal risk of getting heart disease, and red meat and saturated fat in dairy have both been ruled culprits in raising y
Avoiding Fruit to Keep Blood Sugar Low? Here’s an Expert’s Take
Avoiding Fruit to Keep Blood Sugar Low? Here’s an Expert’s Take
There are so many reasons to love fruit, but many people avoid it because they fear that fructose – the naturally occurring sugar in fruit – could spike blood sugar, leading to weight gain. Now a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found that people who eat whole fruit daily, as part of a healthy diet, are less likely to develop diabetes, and consequen
Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting & 5 Surprising Ways to Boost Immunity
Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting & 5 Surprising Ways to Boost Immunity
Every few months we hear about a new virus that threatens to make us sick, so we probably don't need to tell you why it's a smart idea to turn up your immune defense. The latest finding is that you can use intermittent fasting not just as a weight loss strategy but also as a way of boosting your immune system and even lowering your cancer risk, according to Dr. Jas...
Vegan Meat is Healthier and More Sustainable Than Meat, Study Finds
Vegan Meat is Healthier and More Sustainable Than Meat, Study Finds
A new study out of the University of Bath, England says that plant-based meat and dietary 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" them
Does Eating Soy Cause Breast Cancer? Here’s What Experts and Studies Say
Does Eating Soy Cause Breast Cancer? Here’s What Experts and Studies Say
Soy is a great source of high-quality protein for vegetarians, vegans, and plant-based eaters, filled with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. But how much soy is too much soy? In addition to all those nutrients, soy contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones — chemical compounds that are similar to the human hormone estrogen, though not the exact same and also weaker in strength.
Which Diet Is Best to Lower Cancer Risk? Plant-Based Beats Keto, Study Finds
Which Diet Is Best to Lower Cancer Risk? Plant-Based Beats Keto, Study Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis by the end of the year, according to the American Cancer Society and cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US. Now a new study has found decisive evidence that when it comes to choosing a diet that minimizes your cancer risk, a whole food plant-based approach is significantly healthier than keto. ...
Women on High-Sodium Diet Should Eat Potassium Foods to Lower Blood Pressure
Women on High-Sodium Diet Should Eat Potassium Foods to Lower Blood Pressure
About 90 percent of Americans over the age of 2 eat a high-sodium diet, according to the CDC. This drives up blood pressure and puts more stress on the heart and can lead to cardiovascular disease and even death, a new study has found. Researchers in Europe are now suggesting that a heart-healthy diet must include more potassium, especially for women who eat a high-sodium diet...
Want to Eat Healthier & Save Time? Try Meal Prepping. How to Start, By an RD
Want to Eat Healthier & Save Time? Try Meal Prepping. How to Start, By an RD
If you are like most people who are trying to eat healthier and more plant-based, you quickly realize that one secret to success is planning ahead, by meal prepping. As a dietician, I tell my clients that meal prepping is the key to eating food that's good for you, rather than what's closest at hand (or fast food that you pass on your way home)...

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