The Vitamin Everyone on a Plant-Based Diet Needs
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The Vitamin Everyone on a Plant-Based Diet Needs

A new study from China found that compared to omnivores, those who ate egg-free and meat-free diets had all the typical benefits of eating more plant-based: lower body mass index, lower blood pressure, lower triglyceride, lower total cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol, less free radical damage,...

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Comparing Vegans’ Arteries to Runners’
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Comparing Vegans’ Arteries to Runners’

We know from the work of Drs. Dean Ornish and Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. that switching to a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease, opening up arteries in some cases without drugs or surgery. We can’t wait until our first heart attack to start eating healthy, though, because our first symptom...

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Add Beans, Berries, and Greens to More Meals
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Add Beans, Berries, and Greens to More Meals

After we eat, our bodies create free radicals in the process of breaking down our food. That’s why we need to eat antioxidant-rich foods with every meal to counteract this oxidation caused by metabolism. We can’t just have berries on our oatmeal in the morning to meet our Minimum Recommended...

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Dr. Greger Addresses Saturated Fat Confusion in New DVD
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Dr. Greger Addresses Saturated Fat Confusion in New DVD

Considering concerns over saturated fat to be the #1 threat to their growth, the global dairy industry launched a covert campaign to “neutralize the negative image of milkfat among regulators and health professionals.” This would be no small task, as leading health authorities around the world...

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How to Get Enough Antioxidants Each Day
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How to Get Enough Antioxidants Each Day

We need to get a daily minimum of 8-11,000 antioxidant units a day in our food just to stay out of oxidative debt (see my video on The Reason We Need More Antioxidants). To reach that minimum, all we have to do is eat lots of fruits and vegetables, right? Not exactly. Let’s say I […]

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The Reason We Need More Antioxidants
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The Reason We Need More Antioxidants

Glucose is the primary fuel of the human body. We consume glucose and breathe in oxygen to make the energy needed to power our bodies. Plants then take the water and carbon dioxide we breathe out to make oxygen and organic compounds like glucose—and the circle of life continues. The word...

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How Avoiding Eggs Could Help You Avoid Diabetes
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How Avoiding Eggs Could Help You Avoid Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is becoming a global pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases, what about diabetes? There appears to be a stepwise increase in risk as more and more eggs are consumed. One study found that eating just a single egg a week...

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Guest Blog: Healthy Holiday Eating
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Guest Blog: Healthy Holiday Eating

Imagine if, instead of a Thanksgiving dinner or winter celebration meal that left you and your guests overweight and over-stuffed, you had a meal that was both superbly satisfying and healthful! It could be the perfect opportunity to introduce some delicious plant-based holiday options to your...

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How Beans Help Our Bones
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How Beans Help Our Bones

Health authorities from all over the world universally recommend increasing the consumption of whole grains and legumes—beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils—for health promotion. But what about the phytates? Phytate is a naturally occurring compound found in all plant seeds (like beans,...

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What is Actually in Chicken Nuggets?
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What is Actually in Chicken Nuggets?

In a scathing expose of the USDA’s new meat inspection program, the Washington Post quoted a representative from the meat inspectors union, who said: “pig processing lines may be moving too quickly to catch tainted meat… Tremendous amounts of fecal matter remain on the carcasses. Not small...

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