A Plant-Based Diet Can Build Strong Bones

leafy greens contain bone building mineralsAll the nutrients you need to build strong bones can be found by eating plants, without the negative health risks from milk and dairy products.

Nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables, along with exercise, can help build and maintain strong bones. Exercise is one of the most effective ways to build bone density, or the measurement of the amount of minerals contained in a certain volume of bone. Exercise will also help decrease the risk of osteoporosis. Continue reading “A Plant-Based Diet Can Build Strong Bones”

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5 Nutritious Essentials to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

breast cancer prevention foodsEating a plant-based diet can reduce your risk for breast cancer and help stop recurrence. Whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans help maintain healthy hormone levels, while phytonutrients, the naturally occurring chemicals in plants, can contribute to fighting cancer.

Here are five breast health essentials to add to your next grocery shopping trip. Continue reading “5 Nutritious Essentials to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk”

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5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020

nutrition in medicineThe 8th annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine was hosted by the Physicians Committee and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences from August 6-8.

More than 800 health care professionals logged in virtually to attend the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine Continue reading “5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020”

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Eat Plants, Not Meat: Dietary Guidelines Should Follow American Cancer Society Recommendations

dietary guidelines to eat plant-based foodsThe 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should reflect the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) new recommendations calling for Americans to base their diets on fruits, vegetables, grains and beans, and to cut out red and processed meat.

The new ASC guidelines say that a healthy eating pattern includes a variety of vegetables (including fiber-rich legumes), fruits and whole grains. It does not include red and processed meats. Continue reading “Eat Plants, Not Meat: Dietary Guidelines Should Follow American Cancer Society Recommendations”

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5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Helps the Planet

planetLast year, leading scientific researchers published a report in The Lancet that looked at the links between diet, the environment, and human health. They found that simple choices we make every day can have profound positive effects! After reviewing the evidence, they concluded that a shift toward plant foods can go a long way in promoting human health and the health of our planet. Continue reading “5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Helps the Planet”

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