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Can Meat Ever Really Be 'Healthy'?

’Healthy’ Labels on Meat Are a Really Bad Idea

You have seen the packages of low-fat bologna or hot dogs in the grocery aisles. The food industry has long altered the content of fats and other nutrients in meats, dairy, and eggs to...
Hospitals Are Finally Going Vegan Thanks to This Coalition

12,000 Doctors Are Helping New York’s Hospitals Go Vegan

Hospital food has a reputation for being disappointing. Sad, bland meals often made up of a slab of meat, mushy buttered vegetables, and rice cooked in chicken broth. Even at their best, hospital canteens...
Eating Red Meat May Increase Heart Disease Risk 1,000% More Than Vegan Diet, Study Finds

Does Red Meat Cause Heart Disease? What You Need to Know

(Updated February 9, 2020) | Does red meat cause heart disease? Here's what you need to know. A 2018 study by the Cleveland Clinic found that eating red meat may increase the risk of heart...
Slovakian Researchers Look at Vegan Diet to Reverse Type-2 Diabetes

Slovakian Doctors Reverse Diabetes With Plant-Based Diet

Slovakian researchers have reversed the symptoms of type-2 diabetes with a whole foods, plant-based diet. Pravda, the nation's largest newspaper, featured the new findings on Wednesday. The NFI (Natural Food Interaction) Diet first implemented clinical trials...
Ben Affleck Hires Personal Chef to Help Him Eat Vegan

Ben Affleck Hires Personal Chef to Help Him Eat Vegan

Ben Affleck might have hired a personal chef to help him eat vegan. The rumor was started by NW, a weekly Australian tabloid magazine. In this week's edition an article "Ben's Cooking Up A Hot...
Science Says Quorn's Vegan Meat Is Better for Gains Than Whey

Science Says Quorn’s Vegan Meat Is Better for Gains Than Whey

Vegan protein may build muscle even better than whey. A new study from the University of Exeter discovered that mycoprotein -- the fungus-based protein used in veggie meat brand Quorn -- is more effective for...

Eating Fried Chicken Linked to Early Death

New research confirms that a diet heavy in fried food is linked to an increased risk of early death. The study, published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) earlier this year, assessed the diets of 106,966...

65% of Meat Eaters Are Buying All the Vegan Food

Updated April 17, 2019. A new study posits that the majority of consumers are adopting flexitarian eating habits. What Is a Flexitarian Diet? The study, conducted by DuPont Nutrition & Health and HealthFocus International, surveyed the...
How to Avoid Anemia on a Vegan Diet

How to Avoid Anemia on a Vegan Diet

How can you avoid anemia on a vegan diet? Most often caused by an iron deficiency, a plant-based diet may increase one's risk of anemia. But by including certain foods in your diet, you...
Hospital Promotes Vegan Food As Cancer Prevention

Hospital Promotes Vegan Food As Cancer Prevention

Updated May 13, 2019 | Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Michigan offered a healthy vegan cooking class to show which foods can help prevent cancer. The class, called the Eating Healthy to Prevent Cancer Cooking...
Steve Harvey Is Now Vegan (and Healthy) Because of Beyoncé

Steve Harvey Is Now Vegan (and Healthy) Because of Beyoncé

Television host Steve Harvey has gone vegan and it's thanks, in part, to Beyoncé. On an episode of his NBC talk show "Steve," Harvey discussed how heart disease is the leading cause of death for...
Meatless Mondays Come to All New York City Schools

Meatless Mondays Come to All New York City Schools

All New York City public schools-- the largest public school system in the world -- will offer Meatless Mondays in the 2019-2020 school year in a bid to improve student health. The program -- announced...
The Ultimate Guide to the Healthiest Vegan Cheeses

The Ultimate Guide to the Healthiest Vegan Cheeses

Savory and bursting with umami flavor, vegan cheese is undeniably delicious - but is it healthy? Seen as one of the ultimate luxuries, cheese is a delicacy that people love to indulge in. Sprinkled on...
7 Surprising Ways Cooking Can Boost Your Mental Health

7 Surprising Ways Cooking Can Boost Your Mental Health

Can cooking at home improve your mental health? There are actually a few names for it used in professional circles - therapeutic cooking, culinary therapy, and culinary mindfulness - all of which essentially mean...
Vegan School Lunches Coming to 6 Million California Students

6 Million California Students Will Soon Have Vegan Lunch Options

Updated July 5, 2019 | Healthy, climate-friendly vegan meals may soon be available to more than six million students in public schools throughout California. The new bill --introduced in February by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van...
Vegan 'Thor' Actor Chris Hemsworth Launches Personalized Fitness App, 'Centr'

A Vegan Guide to Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Centr’ Fitness App

Actor Chris Hemsworth, known for playing Thor in the Marvel Studios movies, has launched a new health and fitness app featuring a team of international trainers, chefs, and wellness experts. Called Centr, the app...
5 Ways Doctors Can Help Patients Heal With Vegan Food

5 Ways Doctors Can Help Patients Heal With Vegan Food

“How do you have time to discuss nutrition with your patients?” This is one of the most common questions I receive as a physician who advocates for plant-based nutrition - and I think it...
Red Meat Consumption Is Way Down in the UK

UK Red Meat Consumption Drops Nearly 30% in a Decade

Red and processed meat consumption dropped nearly 30 percent in a decade, according to the Food Standard Agency's National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS). According to the data, red and processed meat consumption declined 19g...
The Planet Needs Everyone to Eat Less Meat, Says Experts

The Planet Needs Everyone to Eat Less Meat, Says Experts

The global population needs to eat less meat in order to move toward a more sustainable food system, according to a new study published in the Lancet last week. The study, called "Food in the...
Tofu Doesn’t Cause ‘Man Boobs’ Says ‘The Bachelor’ Host Osher Günsberg

Tofu Doesn’t Cause ‘Man Boobs’ Says ‘The Bachelor’ Host Osher Günsberg

Osher Günsberg, the host of "The Bachelor Australia" best known by his stage name Andrew G has shut down claims that eating tofu gives you "man boobs." The reality TV shared a gluten-free vegan meal...
Keep Your Healthy Cooking Resolutions In 2019 With a Personalized Vegan Meal Planner

Personalized Vegan Meal Planner Launches to Help You Meet Your 2019 Resolutions

The year has finally come to a close and you know what they say: "new year, new you." But rather than thinking of the New Year as a time to make drastic alterations to...