Low-carb or low-fat? Paleo or vegan? Three square meals a day or five mini meals? The jury is out on the efficacy of so many popular diet trends, and as a registered dietitian and healthy food blogger , I hear them all. But luckily, we’ve come pretty far during the last 20 years and have some definitive answers about poorly backed but widely believed nutrition beliefs. (Read: Just because your friend at work raves about this new elimination diet doesn’t mean it’s healthy or good for you.) These are just some of the diet […]
If you think a vegan meal isn’t as filling as a steak, you’re wrong.
Mushrooms protein is no less filling than meat protein.sunny mama If you think a vegan meal can’t possibly be as filling as a steak, you might be surprised to hear that protein from mushrooms is actually just as likely to fill you up as protein from meat.
Plant-based diets have been growing in popularity. The World Health Organization and the United Nations have been advocating vegetarian and vegan diets for years, to protect against obesity and encourage less energy-intensive farming . Why advertise with us For […]
IT WAS with great hesitation that I tuned into the latest polarising Netflix documentary, What the Health.
It’s produced and written by the team who were also involved in the 2014 doco Cowspiracy , which explored the impact of animal agriculture on the environment.
What The Health addresses issues which hit home for many Australians — our meat-eating culture, big business and agriculture.The film begins with writer and presenter Kip Andersen undertaking his own review of the scientific literature, and not surprisingly finding a link between foods processed meat, dairy and an increased risk of developing heart disease, some […]
BBQ Nachos from “The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook,” by Isa Moskowitz. Cutting meat and dairy out of your diet is hard. Staying healthy while you do it can be harder.
The wrong kind of exclusively plant-based diet, one that includes a lot of refined grains and sweetened beverages, can actually increase the risk of coronary heart disease , according to a new study from Harvard University. On the other hand, reducing your intake of animal products while boosting your consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and continuing to indulge modestly in animal foods, can do you nearly as […]
These days, almost every second person I see in my clinic, when tested, comes short in this essential vitamin. I am talking about vitamin B12, the one we all need more of but know so little about. It is a pity because B12, also called cobalamin, when deficient, can be the harbinger of multiple health problems, besides surfacing as excruciating pain, intense fatigue, rapid heartbeat, brain fog and sometimes even blurry or double vision.
Fatigue, in fact, is one of the first signs of B12 deficiency because the vitamin is essential to make red-blood cells, which carry oxygen all over […]