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Plant-Based Diets Reduce Risk for Preterm Birth

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Plant-based dietary patterns during pregnancy are associated with a reduced risk for some complications, according to a new systematic review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a review of 32 studies, researchers found that a plant-based diet higher in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds and lower in red and processed meat and fried foods led…

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Plant-Based Diets Promote Healthy Gut Microbiome

Healthy Gut Microbiome

High-fiber vegan diets promote healthful and stable gut bacteria, according to a review published in Frontiers in Nutrition. Increased intake of fiber and other plant components associated with plant-based diets increase the growth of beneficial bacteria that reduce inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk. Fiber also increases short-chain fatty acids linked to improved immunity and improved intestinal function. These conclusions indicate…

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Celebrate Earth Day (and Every Day) with Plant-based Meals

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HappyCow is helping reduce the environmental impact of meat consumption by making it simpler for people to find plant-based options in over 180 countries. For nearly 20 years, HappyCow has been the world’s most popular vegan restaurant guide, gathering nearly 100,000 listings, with over 300,000 members worldwide and more than 400,000 reviews. According to the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, 56…

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The Great Protein Fiasco

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The field of nutrition got human protein requirements spectacularly wrong, leading to a massive recalculation. Read full article: Changing Protein Requirements 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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New Study Says to Eat More Beans, Less Beef

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“Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. Global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will have to double, and consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to be reduced by more than 50%. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental…

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How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce

How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce

Every hour, there are 800 incidents of DNA damage in our bodies. Which foods help us patch back up: apples, broccoli, celery, choy sum, lemons, lettuce, oranges, persimmons, or strawberries? Read full article:  https://nutritionfacts.org/2019/01/31/how-to-boost-dna-repair-with-produce/ 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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