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Plant-Based Diets Help Prevent Asthma

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Plant-based diets help prevent and treat asthma, according to a review published in Nutrition in Clinical Care. Researchers from the Physicians Committee examined the evidence related to asthma and dietary factors among adults and children. The prevalence of asthma rose over the years as high-fat, Westernized diets increased in popularity. Diets that emphasize fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes and minimize…

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Smart Plants: Power Foods for Optimized Thinking, Focus & Memory

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This book can change the way you think. Literally. If you struggle with focus and memory lapses, mental fog, or stress—or if you simply want to optimize your mental performance and protect your brain health—Smart Plants is a must read. Written by New York Times bestselling author and natural-food chef Julie Morris, whose name has become synonymous with “superfoods” and…

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Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk Factors for Heart Failure

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Plant-based diets can reverse heart failure, according to a case study published in Frontiers in Nutrition. A 54-year-old woman with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure began a whole food, plant-based diet, and researchers tracked her health outcomes. She removed all animal products, limited processed foods, and increased her intake of fruits, vegetables, dark leafy greens, grains, and legumes….

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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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