Whenever I have considered going vegetarian or vegan, I have always decided against it for one simple reason: I enjoy meat, from roasted chicken to the occasional steak to fresh salmon. I already avoid many animal products like dairy and eggs, and much of my diet already is plant-based, but
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Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to make. With a little preparation and some practice, you can make small changes to your dietary intake that can add up to big benefits for your health.
Small Changes and Super Swaps
Sometimes small changes
What’s the picture perfect diet to both fend off and treat type 2 diabetes? Well, the latest science paints a portrait of a diet lush with plants in every color, texture, and category, including a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, crunchy whole grains, earthy beans, and crisp nuts and seeds.
People at risk of developing diabetes may want to fill up on more plant foods, according to several recent studies. In June, researchers reported in the European Journal of Epidemiology that an analysis of 6,798 people showed that people who ate more plant foods than animal foods had a lower
Ready to Shift?
You don’t have to overhaul your eating habits overnight or give up all of the foods you love to attain good health. Instead, think about making small shifts in your diet or eating pattern to incorporate heathier options. If you make small, positive changes in the way you’re
A lot has been said about millennials—the group of 80 million Americans born after 1980 and before 2000. While they have been called coddled and narcissistic, the young generation also has some more positive attributes. A recent Pew Research Center report highlights various qualities of millennials, including confidence, self-expressiveness, and
A number of studies have linked the Mediterranean diet with lower concentrations of inflammatory markers and a reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. And now a new systematic review, which included 17 studies that examined the impact of diet and telomere length (the latter
Q: What is soursop, allegedly the next “super fruit,” and should I include it in my diet?
A: This is one fruit you might want to skip. While the soursop’s seeds contain beneficial fatty acids which may defend cells against certain cancers, according to preliminary research, more clinical trials are needed to understand
More and more studies reveal that the best diet for the environment—and for you—is one packed with plants and light on animal foods. This is intuitive, as it takes less resources—water, fossil fuel, acreage—to cultivate plant foods, such as legumes, grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, compared with animal foods,
A few decades ago, a vegetarian diet was not widely embraced as a healthy lifestyle choice; it was even viewed as a bit “risky,” given experts’ concerns over potential nutritional deficiencies of meatless diets. Fast forward to today, and health experts hold a vastly different view of vegetarian diets and