Browsing the "plant-based diet" Tag

Top News from the Food Front: Safety Fails, GMO Nopes, Vegan Wins

June 14th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Check your kitchen! Multiple food recalls attempt to keep mad cow disease and salmonella off your plate (and out of your smoothies). Industry behemoths sue Vermont over their groundbreaking GMO labeling law, as the USSC comes down on the side of accountability in cola labeling. Meanwhile Harvard researchers link red meat consumption to breast cancer (anyone see a trend, here?) as vegan wins multiply like happy prolific little spring bunnies. Read on, food news junkies -- feed your brain, with all the best stories from around the Food-O-Sphere!


Not as Hard as You Think: Veganism is My ‘Easy Button’ for Healthy Eating

June 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

'I just could never do it!' my friend said. 'Just, gosh, the constant vigilance -- I could never be vegan, it'd be way too hard for me!' Then she told me all about the new Weight Watcher's plan she's on now, since the gluten-free diet failed to perform as promised. Points, lists, calories, meetings, portion measurements -- all designed to counteract the chronic obesity spiking her risks for diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, and early mortality resulting from standard American food habits. As I listened, I had the feeling I always have in conversations like this: seriously?! Veganism is just SO MUCH EASIER than all'a that!


Top Top News from the Food Front: Kale-esi Burger, Food Waste App, Organic Controversy

May 3rd, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Have you heard about the vegan 'Game of Thrones' themed burger, or the new app to help you fight food waste? Did you see the new diet and nutrition research on MS and heart disease? Do you know about Big Ag's efforts to railroad organic standards, in a direction no one here wants 'em to go? Read on for a roundup of all the good, bad, and interesting news from the food world this week!


Top News from the Food Front: Vegan Romance, GMO Controversy, Organic Boomtime

April 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

What's new in food news? Great things and foolish things! Veganism boosts sexytime, organics go mainstream, and states take action against agricultural abuse of antibiotics. Meanwhile the GMO labeling battle rages, the biotech industry throws well-funded hissyfits, and U.S. trade suffers because we can't get our GMO problem under control. Read on, for the week's best and worst news in food!


Vegan Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Hummus

March 21st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

I admit it: I have a hummus problem. I used to have it under control, back in the Olden Times when I thought it was only about the chickpeas. Once I understood the breadth and depth of this particular canvas, though, things got a bit more (deliciously) complicated! This recipe features black beans, cilantro, chipotle and lime, for a spicy Southwestern twist on a classic vegan favorite -- because chickpeas shouldn't get to have all the fun


High Protein Diet Risky as Smoking, Study Finds

March 5th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Calling all Atkins, Paleo, and standard American diet eaters -- listen up! 'More animal protein' does not mean 'more health and happiness.' According to a study published Tuesday in Cell Metabolism, people who consume lots of animal protein in their middle years should instead expect it to mean 'more cancer, diabetes, and premature mortality.'


What the Flax? Why You Need This Superseed, and What to Do With It

March 3rd, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

As America grapples with its obesity epidemic and other diet-driven health problems, interest in healthy plant-based eating continues to rise. Whether you're transitioning to a vegan diet and looking for those heart-healthy omega-3's, or just hoping to optimize nutritional bang-for-the-buck at mealtimes, embrace the mighty flax seed -- here's how!



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