10 More Medical Studies That Support Plant-Based Eating

10 More Medical Studies That Support Plant-Based Eating

When a trend lasts for years – with no sign of going anywhere – maybe it’s not a trend anymore. This certainly seems the case for plant-based diets, with ever-increasing numbers of restaurants, grocery stores and businesses now catering to those veering away from animal-based protein.

Often Overlooked, Carrot Tops Are Nutritious Too

Often Overlooked, Carrot Tops Are Nutritious Too

Whether you’re boggled or dazzled by the huge array of oils on display in most supermarkets these days, having so many choices makes it easy to wonder which options are healthiest and best to cook with. But it may be time to consider a healthy fat known through the ages that’s made a big comeback: ghee.

Why Are Avocados Good for Us?

Why Are Avocados Good for Us?

We’ve loved them forever as the main ingredient in guacamole, but there’s no question avocados have emerged as America’s culinary darling. This unique fruit can be found on the menu in many types of restaurants and easily incorporated into home cooking in salads, smoothies, sandwiches, and the breakfast du jour, avocado toast.

Exercise May Actually Affect Our Body From the Inside Out

Exercise May Actually Affect Our Body From the Inside Out

Flatter abs aren’t the only stomach, or body, benefit of working out. Turns out, exercise may actually affect our body from the inside out, by altering our gut microbiome, according to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercisehttps://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=29166320

Why We Should Stop Eating Meat Now

Why We Should Stop Eating Meat Now

The American diet has long designated meat – whether beef, poultry, pork or otherwise – as a major player on a well-balanced plate. But time and science have steadily chipped away at this supposed nutrition icon, with the venerated World Health Organization (WHO) declaring in 2015 that processed meat causes cancer.

10 Medical Studies That Prove We Should All Eat a Plant-based Diet

10 Medical Studies That Prove We Should All Eat a Plant-based Diet

A juicy hamburger . . . lip-smacking barbecued ribs . . . saucy chicken cutlets . . . savory pork chops. Sound tasty?  But meats like these are off-limits for a growing number of people – purely by choice. Interest in plant-based diets, which center on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and beans, has virtually exploded in recent years.

10 Medical Studies That Prove Sugar is Bad for Us

10 Medical Studies That Prove Sugar is Bad for Us

What’s one of the first things we all learned about sugar when we were kids? That it would rot our teeth… especially if we didn’t whip out our toothbrushes just after we ate it. But the medical evidence on sugar consumption has advanced far beyond its impact on our teeth. We now know, for instance, that some sugars are natural and necessary, while others—particularly processed or added sugars—can spell trouble for our overall health.

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

Smack in the center of worthwhile nutrition knowledge is one overarching point: eating a healthy diet not only increases energy levels but also reduces our risks of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and other dreaded maladies.

But what does that elusive “healthy diet” actually entail? According to Viver Health, if we conceptualize our daily food intake as one figurative plate (the Viver Plate), half would be covered by fruits and vegetables; one-quarter would be covered by protein such as turkey, chicken, or fish; and one-quarter would be covered by whole grains such as whole wheat pasta, brown rice or quinoa and beans. In addition, we’d also consume one-third cup of nuts, seeds, fats, or plant oils per day.      

5 Watershed Moments in the History of Nutrition and Wellness

5 Watershed Moments in the History of Nutrition and Wellness

Nearly every day we’re bombarded with news aiming to shape our thoughts and decisions about nutrition and wellness . . . telling us to eat this, avoid that, or move our bodies in a certain way. Rarely, however, is this information delivered in absolutes, revelations so undeniable they demand our attention, happily confirming what we’re doing right . . . or compelling us to change our habits if we’ve been missing the mark.  

10 Medical Studies That Prove Good Nutrition is No Joke

10 Medical Studies That Prove Good Nutrition is No Joke

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that 8 in 10 Americans feel there’s so much conflicting information out there about what they should eat – or not eat – that they routinely second-guess their food choices.

Why You Should Avoid Sugar?

Why You Should Avoid Sugar?

This past year we’ve followed Cory Booker, the New Jersey Senator, and his non-sugar diet. We’ve read reviews about That Sugar Film. A Gallup poll came out saying 61% of adults now actively try to avoid sodas because of the sugar. With so many people talking about sugar without really discussing the consequences, we thought we would explain exactly why sugar is so harmful.