Is it healthy to put children on a vegan or gluten-free diet?

Is it healthy to put children on a vegan or gluten-free diet?

FILE: A baby with messy face eating. There’s a lot of information out there about the nutritional benefits of one diet over another. But what exactly is the best diet for a growing child? Jennifer Sygo, a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist at Cleveland Clinic Canada in Toronto, said children’s bodies “want to be challenged” and that parents may be able to avoid future problems by feeding their kids a wide variety of foods. A Gluten-free diet Sygo said babies that are exposed to gluten — such as wheat, barley or rye — or allergens like peanuts at a […]

More people eating less red meat

More people eating less red meat

A new survey show people are choosing to eat less red meat for both health and financial reasons. More than half of Waikato/Bay of Plenty residents say they are eating less meat, and a third expect to be mostly meat-free by 2025, as they focus on their health and budget, according to the results of a new survey. It seems the days of a nightly meal of meat and two veg may soon be behind us too, with more than a fifth (22 per cent) of those surveyed saying they choose to have a meat-free dinner for more than […]

Health played a key role in their selection of a vegetarian meal choice with four in 10 (38 per cent) respondents giving this reason, this was followed by cost (38 per cent) and concerns for animal welfare or the environment 12 percent.

Only two per cent of those surveyed said they did not eat meat due to religious considerations.

At a national level, around 14 per cent of Kiwi women and 13 per cent of Kiwi men do not eat red meat, with health a primary driver for males (44 per cent vs 41 per cent of females) and cost more relevant to women (for 30 per cent of women vs 25 per cent of men).

Recipes: Vegetarian and Vegan

Recipes: Vegetarian and Vegan

Thai Basil Veggie Stir Fry Mexican Street Corn – Get Healthy U Corn on the cob is a yummy side dish that is always a family favorite, but I’m absolutely loving this fun twist! Mexican Street Corn is grilled corn covered in low fat mayo, garlic powder, queso fresco, and chile powder for an extra kick. For anyone who is cob-averse, you can definitely cut the corn off the cob and mix this all up in a big bowl, and it will be equally delicious! Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese – Get Healthy U I love spinach and artichoke dip; […]

I love spinach and artichoke dip; it’s bubbly, cheesy, and warm. Now imagine it in a sandwich. Heaven, right? This Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese recipe is seriously so good. Plus, I love that it’s under 300 calories. Most grilled cheeses are double that!Recipes: Vegetarian and Vegan

This Woman Started a Plant-Based Food Co-Op With Just $200 to Help Her Community

This Woman Started a Plant-Based Food Co-Op With Just $200 to Help Her Community

For many of us, food is more than just a way to nourish our bodies and please our palates — it is a way to connect with our friends, family, and community. We have fond memories of gathering around the dinner table, anxiously waiting for the moment when grandma sets her famous lasagna down and we can be the first to grab a corner slice and listen to the stories that our older relatives have to tell. Or, we have memories of muggy summer evenings on our friend’s deck, sharing cool beers by the grill. Food brings us together […]

The Heart Disease Rates of Meat-Eaters Versus Vegetarians & Vegans. The #1 Killer In The US

The Heart Disease Rates of Meat-Eaters Versus Vegetarians & Vegans. The #1 Killer In The US

We’re creating viewer supported news. We need your help! * Please be advised that there are multiple, heavily soured articles at the bottom of this one with a wealth of information about vegetarian/vegan diets. Please check them out if you’re interested and want to further your research. Proper nutrition is essential for good health, and it’s disturbing how little doctors learn about it in medical school. As a result, they are unable to educate their patients on how to use nutrition to improve their health, or they offer advice based on science paid for by food corporations. The studies […]

A recent FOIA investigation actually uncovered documents that show how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manipulates media and science press. This is hardly a surprise, as government agencies have long been involved with media manipulation, and several mainstream media journalists and news anchors have revealed this fact time and time again.

A Healthy Heart and How It Relates to Diet

Studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. Nowadays, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sufficient but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses.” (source)

From a scientific/biological perspective, the benefits of a meatless diet are inarguable. It makes one wonder why there is such a harsh resistance to this lifestyle. Skeptics will often point to the theory that we’ve been doing it this way for thousands of years, but that’s not true. Many experts in that field have repeatedly argued that our ancestral diets were mostly plant-based, that meat was a ‘rare treat,’ and that our digestive systems aren’t really built for digesting meat on a daily basis. Some of our ancestors had, as anthropologist Katherine Milton describes them, “different yet successful diets.” She says some hunter-gatherer societies obtained almost all of their dietary energy from plants, and others obtained it from “wild animal fat and protein,” but that “does not imply that this is the ideal diet for modern humans, nor does it imply that modern humans have genetic adaptations to such diets.” (source)