5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020

nutrition in medicineThe 8th annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine was hosted by the Physicians Committee and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences from August 6-8.

More than 800 health care professionals logged in virtually to attend the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine Continue reading “5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020”

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Breakfast Today: Delicious Vegan Huevos Rancheros

vegan huevos rancherosHuevos rancheros or “rancher’s eggs” is a classic Mexican breakfast. Fried eggs are nested in a bed of refried beans, sour cream and salsa and served atop a warm tortilla. This recipe takes this classic brunch food and gives it a healthy and vegan twist!

Vegan huevos rancheros is a great recipe if you are venturing into a meatless diet. Veganism is technically considered a diet that contains no animal products and nothing processed with animal products. However, for many people, veganism is more about the endless possibilities than the few restrictions. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Delicious Vegan Huevos Rancheros”

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Plant-Based Diets Shown to Fight Hypertension in Black People

fight-hypertensionBlack people had a nearly twofold higher mortality rate than their white peers for hypertension-related heart disease deaths in 2018, according to a new study in the journal Hypertension.

While several factors played a role in this disparity, a plant-based diet is one way to help fight high blood pressure. One study found that a plant-based diet reduced hypertension risk by 44% in Black Americans. Continue reading “Plant-Based Diets Shown to Fight Hypertension in Black People”

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Dessert Today: Blueberry Mango Protein Ice Cream

blueberry ice creamWho doesn’t like a bowl of ice cream on these hot, hot days? This is a  great post-workout treat and it can be ready in minutes. This easy ice cream can also be turned into popsicles – simply use a little more liquid to create a softer consistency that can easily be poured into popsicle molds, freeze until solid, and enjoy as a grab-and-go treat. And of course, you can experiment with any other frozen fruit that you like, in place of the blueberries and mango chunks. Continue reading “Dessert Today: Blueberry Mango Protein Ice Cream”

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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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