7 Ways a Vegan Diet Fights Cancer

vegan diet can help fight cancer“Basing our diets around plant foods (like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans), which contain fiber and other nutrients, can reduce our risk of cancer.” – World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Prevention Recommendations

In 2018, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research published a report called Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, Continue reading “7 Ways a Vegan Diet Fights Cancer”

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5 Black Vegans Working for a Healthier World

Eric Adams, advocate of vegan foodThroughout Black History Month, the Physicians Committee is highlighting some of the many Black doctors, chefs, restauranteurs, entrepreneurs, activists, and influencers who use their talents and voices to make the world a healthier, more compassionate place.

Today, we want to shout out five Black vegan trailblazers whose work embodies that goal! We hope you check out their websites and social media feeds to learn more about them and to support their work. We know you’ll be just as inspired as we are! Continue reading “5 Black Vegans Working for a Healthier World”

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Dinner Today: Hearty Winter Quinoa Salad with Warm Apple Cider Vinaigrette

quinoa saladAfter spending hours outside on a frozen pond over the weekend, the last thing I felt like either making or eating was a salad. A body warming soup or a hearty stew seemed more appropriate, but this quinoa salad hit the spot. The key is the warm dressing. It softens everything up a bit and makes it a delicious, hearty and nutritious meal or side to chicken, fish or tofu.

But first, let’s talk about how nutritious all of the ingredients are. Continue reading “Dinner Today: Hearty Winter Quinoa Salad with Warm Apple Cider Vinaigrette”

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5 Good Takeaways from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

healthy dietary choicesAlthough The Physicians Committee believes that the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should be retracted and reworked to delete dairy promotion, avoid equating “protein” with meat, and increase emphasis on plant-based foods, there are a few recommendations in the guidelines that Americans should follow to help promote good health.

1. Dietary Guidelines:

Continue reading “5 Good Takeaways from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans”

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Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday

heart healthy vegan paellaIt’s a dangerous time of year for heart health: holiday heart attack season. More people die from heart disease between December 25 and January 7 than any other time of the year. Loading up on eggnog, cheese plates, ham, roast beef and turkey may play a role.

Swedish researchers found that heart attack risk increased by 37% on Christmas Eve and 15% on Christmas Day, compared to the 2 weeks before and after Christmas, possibly due in part to overeating. Continue reading “Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday”

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