For many Americans, the problem isn’t that they want to eat unhealthy food. It’s that the healthiest foods are also the most expensive. Produce prices and health are inextricably linked.
More good news on the benefits of whole grains in our diets… According to a large, long-term study: Eat more whole grains, live longer.
90% of US children eat more sodium than recommended. 1 in 6 have raised blood pressure. Want healthy kids? Then stop feeding them so many salty foods.
‘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!
In a startlingly reasonable development, health insurance monolith Kaiser Permanente urges physicians to make use of the abundant existing evidence regarding diet and disease prevention. Kaiser now encourages its 15,000 affiliated doctors to recommend a plant-based to all patients, “especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”
I began researching sodium facts because I have a crush on salts of all varieties. For you visual learners, here are some grand infographics on sodium intake.
A newly published study finds the strongest connection to date between stroke incidence and diet. As we see over and over in food and agriculture studies, researchers scramble to avoid potentially controversial recommendations despite empirical findings.
A new study joins the growing body of research that concludes light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of stroke.
A newly published 10-year study by Dutch researchers found that people who ate a lot of white-fleshed fruits and vegetables, like apples and pears, had a 52% lower risk of stroke.
A recent study conducted by Colombia University and the University of Miami Miller found those who consume regular amounts of diet soda have a 61% increased risk for strokes.
A press release last week indicated that diet soda drinkers had a 61% higher risk of stroke than people who didn’t drink soda (regular or diet) at all. Is that really likely?
Check out the many health benefits of avocados and get my favorite guacamole recipe.
Review of the movie Chow Down. Chow Down follows three individuals on their quest to eliminate ‘chronic’ diseases through a plant-based diet. Enter to win a free copy on DVD!