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|B12 a Good Role Model|
When sharing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, it is important to lead by example. Don’t be a cheese-and-french-fries vegetarian—instead, load up on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Also, be sure to plan for complete nutrition. It’s easy and important. The main nut
|Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition|
Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition 1. Do you recommend a vegetarian or a vegan diet? 2. I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? 3. Is it healthy for children to be on a vegan diet? 4. How do I get protein on a vegan diet? Do I need to combine proteins? 5. How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet
|Vegetarian Diets for Children: Right from the Start|
Vegetarian Diets for Children: Right from the Start Eating habits are set in early childhood. Choosing a vegetarian diet can give your child—and your whole family—the opportunity to learn to enjoy a variety of wonderful, nutritious foods. Children raised on fruits, ve
|Doctors Endorse Vegan and Vegetarian Diets for Healthy Pregnancies|
WASHINGTON—Well-planned vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful choices for pregnant women and their children, and vitamin B12 needs can be easily met with fortified foods or any common multivitamin, say doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM nutrition exp
|Question of the Month: What foods can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease?|
Foods rich in B vitamins (such as folate, B6, and B12) can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Folate is abundant in spinach, broccoli, legumes, orange juice, walnuts, and asparagus. B6 is plentiful in whole grains, soy foods, peanuts, walnuts, bananas, and avocados. For B12, try fortified cereals and plant mi
Power Sources Protein To consume a diet that contains enough, but not too much, protein, simply replace animal products with grains, vegetables, legumes (peas, beans, and lentils), and fruits. As long as one is eating a variety of plant foods in s
|Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Cut Hip Fracture Risk|
Folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements cut the risk of hip fracture by approximately 80 percent, according to a new JAMA study. The two-year randomized trial included 559 Japanese patients aged 65 and over who had had strokes with residual hemiplegia, putting them at high
|Question of the Month: How do I know if multivitamins are safe and if I should take them?|
Certain micronutrient deficiencies may require supplementation, so check with your doctor before taking multivitamins or specific micronutrients. That said, new research is emerging showing the potential dangers of some supplements. It appears excess minerals such as iron, zinc, and copper are of real concern, as they
|Can We End Alzheimer’s?|
Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest growing health threat in the United States, according to a new landmark report from researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. The numbers are staggering. A 2013 study in the journal Neurology found that the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease will jump
|Diet and Alzheimer's Disease|
Diet and Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative illness characterized by a gradual decline in memory and other cognitive and behavioral abilities, leading to occupational and social impairment. The most common form of dementia in the United States, AD
|Rate Your Plate|
By Brie Turner-McGrievy, M.S., R.D. We all want to look good, feel great, and live a long, healthy life. It all begins, of course, with good nutrition. Rate your plate to see whether you're on the road to longevity or are hitting far too many speed bumps along the way. Have no fear—this is one quiz you can ace i
|Food for Life TV Archive|
View any of the many archived shows below. March 3: Lively Flavored Latin Seitan Stew (YouTube) Katherine Lawrence, a Cancer Project Food for Life cooking class instructor, prepares Latin Seitan Stew from Dr. Barnard’s The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods That Help you Fight Back. The bell peppers in th
|Diet and Diabetes: Recipes for Success|
Diet and Diabetes: Recipes for Success Diabetes Basics Glucose, a simple sugar, is the body’s main fuel. It is present in the bloodstream, but in people with diabetes it cannot get into the cells where it is needed. In type 1 diabetes (which was once referred to as childhood-onset diabetes), the pro
|A Vegan Diet How-To Guide for Diabetes|
Diet changes are the cornerstone to treating type 2 diabetes. Current diet recommendations require restricting portion sizes, measuring and weighing foods, and limiting the total amount of carbohydrate. However, evidence suggests that a different dietary appro
|why power plate|
Why The Power Plate? Plant-Based Diets Promote Health Science supports a low-fat, plant-based diet for optimal health. The American Dietetic Association (ADA), the nation’s largest organization of nutrition experts, states that "vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful,