Tag: flexitarians

How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

“How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure” High blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for death in the world, affecting nearly 78 million Americans— that’s one in three adults. And as we age, our pressures get higher and higher, such that by age 60 it strikes more than half. Well, if it affects…


Preventing Cataracts with Diet

Preventing Cataracts with Diet The leading cause of blindness and vision loss is cataracts, one of the most common surgeries performed today. We know smoking can increase risk; long-term radiation exposure— what about diet? A study of more than 25,000 people with a wide range of diets was recently published. They compared what they called…


Switching from Beef to Chicken & Fish May Not Lower Cholesterol

in light of recommendations for heart-healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat the beef industry commissioned and co-wrote this review of randomized control trials comparing the effects of beef versus chicken and fish on cholesterol levels published over the last sixty years they found that the impact of…


Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

“Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?” The largest study in history of those eating plant-based diets recently compared the nutrient profiles of about 30,000 non-vegetarians to 20,000 vegetarians and about 5,000 vegans, flexitarians, and no meat except fish-eaters, allowing us to finally put to rest the perennial question, “Do vegetarians get enough protein?” The average requirement…