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Diet

  • Good Things to Know About Whey Protein

    by Paula Gallagher | June 3, 2019

    Protein powders aren't just for people trying to bulk up and have huge muscles. It can offer benefits for people of all ages, fitness levels and health status. There are many types of protein powders but one of the most popular is whey. Whey protein is a concentrated component of cow’s milk. Special enzymes are added to the milk to create a separation from the curd and the liquid (whey). The curd is used to make various types of cheese, including cottage cheese. The whey moves on to be pasteurized and dried into powder form.

    How whey protein is processed will determine how the product behaves in your digestive system and also determines Read more

  • New York Schools Adopt Meatless Mondays

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | March 12, 2019

    Health is officially on the menu every Monday in New York City public schools!

    Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced that New York City schools are adopting Meatless Mondays – bringing plant-based meals to all 1 million students in the nation’s largest school district. Mayor de Blasio cited the benefits of plant-based meals at a press conference earlier today, mentioning that the city adopted the new policy to promote students’ health and protect the planet. Read more

  • Plant-Powered Super Bowl: Tom Brady and Beyond Meat

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | February 5, 2019

    We just witnessed a plant-powered Super Bowl LIII. NFL quarterback Tom Brady – who eats a primarily plant-based diet – brought the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year, this time taking on the Los Angeles Rams. By now, we know that the New England Patriots won their 11th Super Bowl, and quarterback Tom Brady  now sports 6 Super Bowl rings. Read more

  • 6 Healthy Foods to Have on Hand to Save You Time

    by Paula Gallagher | January 9, 2019

    A nutritious meal does not necessarily mean cooking from scratch all the time. Like many families, time is the biggest issue when trying to put a healthy meal on the table. Luckily, there are many healthy foods that are packaged and time-saving that can help you get in and out of the kitchen faster than if you had ordered out!

    Baby Kale: You can find this in containers alongside the spring mix greens. It is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, but there is no need for chopping! As a bonus, it is less bitter tasting than full-grown kale, perfect for those picky eaters. Add baby kale to whole grain pasta, sandwiches, salads and green smoothies! Read more

  • Is a Vegan Diet Healthier than a Mediterranean Diet?

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | January 8, 2019

    Earlier this week, U.S. News & World Report placed the Mediterranean diet at the top of its list of 40 best diets for 2019. But when it comes to health, the science shows that there’s something even better: a plant-based, or vegan diet.

    We've all heard that the Mediterranean diet can boost longevity. But why is that? Mediterranean diets are typically rich in vegetables and fruit, low in meat, and relatively low in fat. This is a healthy approach – to the extent that it emphasizes these plant-based foods.

    One study in the British Medical Journal showed that certain components of the diet, especially high vegetable consumption and low meat consumption, were more strongly linked to longevity than other components, such as fish consumption. High fruit, nut and legume consumption also contributed to longevity. Read more

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