A new study published this week reveals yet another way that red meat harms human health. During metabolism, a substance called L-carnitine — found in meat — appears to accelerate atherosclerosis. So yes: cholesterol can clog your arteries, and carcinogens in red meat can cause cancer. But now there’s a whole new reason to say, “Field Roast: it’s what’s for dinner!”
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A Cambridge study published earlier this month once again links consumption of red and processed meat to increased rates of chronic disease, including coronary artery disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer. Researchers also found that reducing meat consumption offers significant environmental benefits, in terms of reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Pass the kale and lentils, please!
A new study suggests that mercury and Omega-3’s affect heart health in contradictory ways, making fish a less-than-ideal source for these healthy fatty acids. To skip the mercury, skip the intermediary: go directly to the source! Plant-based Omega-3’s provide the same heart health benefits, but without the mercury — and without the environmental devastation or unnecessary suffering and death, while we’re at it. What a bargain!
It’s official: I love chia! This cookbook has opened my eyes to the beauty of this humble but mighty Aztec seed. For smoothies, shakes, muffins, salads, soups, stews, baking, or just energy-boosting ‘agua fresca’ (chia and water plus lemon or lime), Chia: the Complete Guide to the Ultmate Superfood offers everything you never knew you didn’t know about cooking with chia!
According to a study published in the January 2012 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a diet rich in plant-based compounds reduces risk of death from heart disease and stroke.
Armed with some knowledge and a world of resources, the transition towards vegan cooking doesn’t have to be anything but exciting and tasty!
Crisp autumn weather creates the perfect setting for visits to the apple orchard. Are apples that nutritious? Read more to find out!