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June 6, 2014
Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
Nutritional quality indices show plant-based diets are the healthiest, but do vegetarians and vegans reach the recommended daily intake of protein?
November 1, 2013
Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?
Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if we do used canned, should we drain them or not?
October 23, 2013
Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management
Americans eating meat-free diets average higher intakes of nearly every nutrient, while maintaining a lower body weight, perhaps due in part to their higher resting metabolic rates.
October 11, 2013
Eggs and Choline: Something Fishy
Too much choline, a compound concentrated in eggs and other animal products, can make bodily secretions smell like rotting fish and may increase the risk of heart disease due to conversion in the gut...
July 19, 2013
Kiwifruit for Insomnia
Two kiwi fruit an hour before bedtime may improve sleep quality and duration without the side effects associated with sleeping pills.
April 3, 2013
Fiber vs. Breast Cancer
Inadequate fiber intake appears to be a risk factor for breast cancer, which can explain why women eating plant-based diets may be at lower risk.
July 25, 2012
New Mineral Absorption Enhancers Found
The whole grain phytonutrient, phytic acid (phytate), partially inhibits mineral absorption, but has a wide-range of health-promoting properties such as anti-cancer activity. By concurrently eating...
June 8, 2012
Some Dietary Supplements May Be More Than a Waste of Money
People taking dietary supplements may, in some cases, be paying to make themselves sick. This video covers folic acid, beta carotene, and green tea supplements.
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