The Best Diet for Heart Health; DASH Diet: A Vegetarian Meal Plan for Heart Health

f you’ve been thinking about changing your diet in order to lose weight, lower your blood sugar or blood pressure, or just improve your overall health, you might have heard about the DASH Diet. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet was named the “best overall diet" for eight consecutive years by U.S. News and World … Continue reading The Best Diet for Heart Health; DASH Diet: A Vegetarian Meal Plan for Heart Health

What Is A Flexitarian?

Every so often when I am doing research for an article I come across a word or term that I’m not familiar with. So when I saw the word Flexitarian I had to find out more about it. It turns out that a Flexitarian is an offshoot of vegetarianism. A Flexitarian has adopted a semi-vegetarian diet where … Continue reading What Is A Flexitarian?

Is Vegetarianism the Natural Option?

In the world of nutrition, there's no debate as fiery and fierce as the one between meat eaters and vegetarians. In this Spotlight feature, we ask whether or not humans were designed to be vegetarian.Some people choose a plant-based diet for health reasons, while others do so with more ethical concerns in mind. On the … Continue reading Is Vegetarianism the Natural Option?

How Do Vegetarian Diets Affect Cholesterol Levels?

A new review of almost 50 studies related to nutrition suggests that plant-based diets are associated with lower total cholesterol levels. The authors believe that these findings will have an impact on preventive care for cardiovascular diseases. Researchers from three institutions have recently put together a comprehensive review and meta-analysis looking at the effects that … Continue reading How Do Vegetarian Diets Affect Cholesterol Levels?

Vegetarian Diets Best For Health And The Environment, Say Nutritionists

A new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights the health benefits of vegetarian diets, claiming they can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, compared with non-vegetarian diets. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics say vegetarian diets pose a wealth of health benefits. Updating their … Continue reading Vegetarian Diets Best For Health And The Environment, Say Nutritionists