AMA Says Dietary Guidelines for Americans Should Indicate Meat and Dairy Products Are Optional

meat and dairy products are optionalThe 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should follow the recommendation of the American Medical Association – the largest organization of physicians in the United States – and state that “meat and dairy products are optional.”

It could help protect millions of Americans from obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic disease epidemics that are now making COVID-19 more severe and deadly. Continue reading “AMA Says Dietary Guidelines for Americans Should Indicate Meat and Dairy Products Are Optional”

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Cut Out Saturated Fats for a Healthy Heart

Cut the saturated fats from your diet to keep your heart healthy. That was one of the key recommendations the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee had last week for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But the Dietary Guidelines need to clearly indicate that the best way to do that is to stop eating meat and dairy products, which are the leading sources of saturated fat in the American diet. Continue reading “Cut Out Saturated Fats for a Healthy Heart”

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Eat Plants, Not Meat: Dietary Guidelines Should Follow American Cancer Society Recommendations

dietary guidelines to eat plant-based foodsThe 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should reflect the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) new recommendations calling for Americans to base their diets on fruits, vegetables, grains and beans, and to cut out red and processed meat.

The new ASC guidelines say that a healthy eating pattern includes a variety of vegetables (including fiber-rich legumes), fruits and whole grains. It does not include red and processed meats. Continue reading “Eat Plants, Not Meat: Dietary Guidelines Should Follow American Cancer Society Recommendations”

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The Best Diet and Worst Diet for Your Health

Inflammation is linked to just about every major health condition and is believed to play a role in triggering and advancing a wide variety of diseases. Conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, diabetes and obesity are marked by systemic, low grade inflammation as well as immune system dysfunction. These chronic inflammatory conditions have been shown to significantly increase one’s susceptibility and mortality from infections such as COVID-19.

Sleep, exercise, reducing toxin load, and stress modification can be powerful modifiers of chronic inflammation. Yet, perhaps the most important personal behavior choice that can impact your health is your diet. Continue reading “The Best Diet and Worst Diet for Your Health”

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10 Reasons to Opt for Veggie Burgers Instead of Meat Burgers

Last Friday week was National Burger Day and we celebrated cooking up healthy and delicious plant-based veggie burgers. And recent data shows that we’re not alone: Over the past few months, veggie burgers and other plant-based meat substitutes have skyrocketed in popularity by 35%, outpacing the growth rate of meat products!

Keep reading to hear 10 reasons why the rising popularity of veggie burgers is great news. Continue reading “10 Reasons to Opt for Veggie Burgers Instead of Meat Burgers”

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