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Plant-Based Diet Best for Health, Environment & Athletic Performance

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Plant-based diets reduce chronic disease risk, require fewer resources, and do not hinder athletic performance, compared with omnivorous diets, according to a report published in Nutrients. The authors reviewed publications that compared nutrient density, athletic performance, disease risk, and environmental factors between those following vegetarian and omnivorous diets. Plant-based diets lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain…

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Red Meat Increases Heart Disease Risk

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Red meat consumption increases levels for a chemical related to increased heart disease risk, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers compared trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) levels in 113 participants who were either on a diet rich in red or white meat or nonmeat sources of protein. Red meat consumption increased TMAO levels in participants’ blood and urine…

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Bell Peppers to Help Ward Off Parkinson’s Disease

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Might the nicotine content in nightshade vegetables, such as tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers, protect against Parkinson’s disease? Read full article: Bell Peppers to Help Ward Off Parkinson’s More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Award-winning, Vegan JUST Egg Now Available in Stores

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JUST, a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods announced that its plant-based, protein-packed JUST Egg is launching in select U.S. retailers this fall, expanding to many more grocery stores by the end of this year and into early 2019. JUST Egg is egg-free and dairy-free, with no cholesterol, no artificial flavors and its…

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Prestigious Medical Journal, The Lancet, Takes on Meat

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People should limit their meat intake for their health and for the health of the environment, according to a new editorial published in The Lancet. The authors highlight current ideas for curbing meat consumption including taxing meat products, but they explain a broader approach might be more effective, including addressing farming subsidies and processing methods and changing consumer habits through…

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Antioxidants Reduce Risk for All-Cause Mortality

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Antioxidants from fruits and vegetables lower the risk for premature death, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed 41 studies that compared mortality with dietary patterns, including antioxidant consumption rates. Results showed higher concentrations of antioxidants, including vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene, and selenium, were associated with lower risk for all-cause mortality, compared to lower concentrations of…

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