Category Archives: Nutrition: Vegetarianism

Less sex plus more greens equals a longer life for snakes, lizards

Doctors tell us that the frenzied pace of the modern 24-hour lifestyle — in which we struggle to juggle work commitments with the demands of family and daily life — is damaging to our health. But while life in the … Continue reading

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Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables

Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new University of Leeds research shows. Infants who consumed either milk (breast milk or formula) followed by … Continue reading

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The 5 biggest salad mistakes

Health.com / Cynthia Sass I eat some type of salad nearly every day. It’s a go-to staple I really look forward to, and I love mixing it up. Some days I toss greens with pico de gallo, black beans, and … Continue reading

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Vegan Diet Best for Weight Loss Even with Carbohydrate Consumption

Newswise — The month of November often brings about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled holiday parties and gatherings, but those who consume a plant based diet have little need for concern. A new study by … Continue reading

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Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives

The health risks and benefits of vegetarianism have long been discussed in relation to the human diet, but newly published research reveals that it’s definitely of benefit to the reptile population. That, and being less sexually active! The research team … Continue reading

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Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake in people with psychosis

Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2014 Oct 8. pii: 0004867414553950. [Epub ahead of print] Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake in people with psychosis. Hahn LA1, Galletly CA2, Foley DL3, Mackinnon A3, Watts GF4, Castle DJ5, Waterreus A6, Morgan VA6. Author … Continue reading

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Modern diseases can be prevented by leaving meat, dairy, and highly refined foods off the plate

The trailblazing film Forks Over Knives helped spark a medical and nutritional revolution. Backed by scientific research, the film’s doctors and expert researchers made a radical but convincing case that modern diseases can be prevented and often reversed by leaving … Continue reading

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Take a daily aspirin or eat more fruit and vegetables?

David Kennedy, Professor of Biological Psychology and Director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre at Northumbria University, Newcastle, shares his views on the latest recommendations to consume aspirin to reduce health risks in middle age. The combined British … Continue reading

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What infrequent intake of fruits and vegetables during late infancy leads to

Pediatrics. 2014 Sep;134 Suppl 1:S63-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0646K. Fruit and vegetable intake during infancy and early childhood. Grimm KA1, Kim SA2, Yaroch AL3, Scanlon KS2. Author information 1Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian diets may help prevent diabetes

Nutr J. 2014 Sep 5;13(1):89. [Epub ahead of print] Type of vegetarian diet, obesity and diabetes in adult Indian population. Agrawal S, Millett CJ, Dhillon PK, Subramanian S, Ebrahim S. Abstract BACKGROUND: To investigate the prevalence of obesity and diabetes … Continue reading

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Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent

Barcelona, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK. The findings from the … Continue reading

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Increased intake of vegetables, but not fruit, reduces liver cancer risk

Gastroenterology. 2014 Aug 12. pii: S0016-5085(14)01001-4. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.08.005. [Epub ahead of print] Increased Intake of Vegetables, but not Fruit, Reduces Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis. Yang Y1, Zhang D2, Feng N3, Chen G4, Liu J5, Chen G6, Zhu Y5. … Continue reading

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Diabetic neuropathy pain eased with vegan diet

ORLANDO – A low-fat vegan diet reduced symptoms of peripheral neuropathy among patients with type 2 diabetes in the randomized, controlled Dietary Intervention for Chronic Diabetic Neuropathy Pain (DINE) study. After 20 weeks, 17 patients who were assigned to the … Continue reading

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