Adequacy and healthfulness of veg diets

Adequacy and healthfulness of veg diets Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets – Abstract By Craig W.J., and Mangels, Reed, Journal of the American Dietetic Association. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jul;109(7):1266-82. It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are […]

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Meat raises risk of breast cancer

How Much Do Meat, Fish, and Poultry Raise Breast Cancer Risk?  For each serving (3 ½ ounces) eaten on average per day:  Total meat (including fish, chicken, and turkey): Up 31%  Red meat : Up 52%  Processed meat (hot dogs, bologna, etc.): Up 80%  Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 2008. 17: 39-47. Since

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Health effects of a vegetarian diet

SOME OF THE WAYS IN WHICH A VEGETARIAN DIET IS HEALTHY Heart Disease Vegetarians have the lowest rate of atherosclerotic heart disease of any group in the United States. Meat eaters have a ten times greater risk of breast and colon cancer than do pure vegetarians. Diabetes On a low fat vegetarian diet 90% of adult-onset […]

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The Most Noble Diet

The Most Noble Diet: Introduction    by George Eisman, Registered Dietitian We all have to eat. What we choose to eat depends on a variety of factors, which can be divided into two categories: availability and acceptability.  In most affluent nations today, availability is largely a function of affordability, but time constraints often are a […]

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Why Vegan?

Why Vegan? by George Eisman, Registered Dietitian Dec. 15, 2012 Many people ask me why a vegan diet is superior to a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, or a diet that includes “a little fish and chicken”.  I answer that totally plant-based foods carry no cholesterol and no artery-clogging saturated animal fats that are highly-related to increased incidence of […]

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Plant Based Proteins Can Lower Cancer Risk

Evidence that Substituting Plant-Based proteins for animal foods Can Lower Cancer Risk Breast cancer Meat consumption- including poultry and fish – is associated with a significantly higher Breast cancer incidence rate. Each serving eaten per day on average increases risk by about 30%. European Journal of Cancer Prevention (17:39-47) High consumption of dairy products is associated with higher […]

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