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By Aurelia d’Andrea If you’ve pledged to make 2013 your healthiest year yet, you’re in luck. The key to shedding those extra pounds and boosting energy levels can be found at one easily-accessible place: Your plate! “For excellent health, your diet must be rich in micronutrients–vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals,” says Dr. Joel Fuhrman, [...]
Michael Greger, M.D., noted nutritionist, author, public speaker, and director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture of the Humane Society of the United States, learned about the healing power of food as a child. This discovery would later propel him into a medical career focused on the relationship between nutrition and health. His passion for nutrition inspired him to found the information portal NutritionFacts.org, a virtual encyclopedia of nutrition information and current research data with a new video daily!
What a read! Healthy Eating, Healthy World by J. Morris Hicks makes the case for a startling revelation: by sustaining ourselves on a plant-based diet we are also sustaining the Earth. “To feed a person the typical Western diet (heavy with animal products) for a year requires 3.25 acres of arable land. To feed one vegan requires about one-sixth of an acre. Thus, with a vegan diet, you can feed about twenty people with the same amount of land that is required to feed one person with the typical Western diet.”
Harvard University’s School of Public Health has created its own “Healthy Eating Plate.” The Harvard plate supports more plant-based calcium foods such as dark leafy greens (especially kale) and beans instead of relying primarily on dairy products. The Harvard plate also promotes the consumption of whole grains, plant-based fats, and vegetables. We’re glad to see support from Harvard for plant-based sources of calcium!
Bodybuilder, motivational speaker, and author, natural bodybuilding champion Robert Cheeke pushes himself to exceed expectations, to excel in all he does. At 15, he was a self-described “skinny farm boy” from Corvallis, OR. Today, through his hard work and determination, Robert has become a role model for all of us, bodybuilder and non-bodybuilder alike. Robert Cheeke’s achievements and his site have been featured in numerous publications including the Montreal Gazette and the New York Times.
Christy Morgan designs elegant, healthful, vegan meals. The vegan macrobiotic chef and author of the cookbook Blissful Bites discovered the benefits of a vegan diet while she was working in Hollywood as a fashion designer about nine years ago. Christy enjoys sharing her food knowledge and expertise with others. “I like to empower people to transform their lives through making changes in their diets. It’s also gratifying to bring back the tradition of learning to cook for ourselves and passing on recipes like our grandparents did with our parents.”
Do you enjoy reading the health tips that world renowned nutritarian Dr. Joel Fuhrman shares with the Yummy Plants community? Imagine a whole week of classes and seminars with Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Health Getaway at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island, FL from August 19 – 25! The getaway is designed to teach participants how to live a healthy lifestyle and provide tools to continue living a healthy, nutritarian lifestyle upon re-entry at home.
We’ve found a terrific resource by vegan celebrity Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen has launched a vegan lifestyle section on her website entitled “Going Vegan With Ellen.” Ellen’s answers to the question “Why go vegan?” are simple and straightforward: (1) Do it for the planet (sustainable living), (2) do it for the animals, and (3) do it for yourself (health benefits galore). The website includes recipes, tips, and more!
Jump on the Plantwagon! Hollywood life has always been about the newest and hippest trends, and now it’s taken celebrity eating habits by storm. Vegan diets are now becoming a more common option to maintain a healthy weight, help the animals, and help the environment. Some like celebrity Alicia Silverstone have gone on to write [...]
A new film is challenging the way people think about vegan lifestyles. Vegucated is a documentary following three omnivores who have agreed to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks in hopes of gaining a healthier lifestyle. Three New Yorkers, all from different backgrounds, experience different challenges in adopting a healthier lifestyle. The film is [...]
The Boston Vegetarian Society is presenting the 16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston. This celebration of vegetarian food brings together natural food providers, speakers, and chefs in an effort to educate people about vegetarian living. Hope you can make it!
This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Veggie Fajita Frozen Burrito by Evol Foods! Thanks to Jessica Earhart of Iron Betty sweets for sharing. Jessica says, “These super yummy vegan burritos can be found at your local Whole Foods, Giant Eagle and most other grocery chains. These are hands down the best frozen prepared foods I have had, and I am ecstatic that they are vegan! ”
Are you new to a plant-based diet? Or maybe just looking for some new plant-based recipe ideas? Let’s get to know our grains! Whole grains can add depth and texture to create super yummy plant-based recipes. You may find that changing up the grains can add a whole new flavor to some of your favorite recipes!