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Diet

  • 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

  • 5 Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year

    by Paula Gallagher | January 2, 2019

    As we start 2019, it is a good time to reflect on 2018 to help make this new year even better. I hope that we all strive for happier and healthier lives, and that we are able to achieve that, as well. I also hope that Village Green continues to be a resource for your nutritional supplements compounding and prescription needs, products for hand and body care, as well as a place that provides you with information and knowledge.

    Whether you believe in resolutions or not, making a conscious decision and effort to make healthier choices can always be something we work towards. The following tips are designed to be realistic and long-term, to help improve your diet. Read more

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