A Vegetarian’s Guide to the Food Scene of Westwood and Beyond

Susan S. Johnson

Coming to UCLA as a vegetarian I was not too concerned with the food options available to me. What I wasn’t expecting was the variety of restaurants that offered vegetarian options. These places cover a multitude of cuisines and cultures, giving a picky vegetarian like me the opportunity to diversify my diet.  Westwood Village has a lot to offer, but outside the limits of our college town, the West LA vegetarian cuisine is calling your name! 

To get more opinions from fellow Bruins, I asked my plant-based Instagram followers to give me some recommendations of restaurants in Westwood or in

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Plant-Based Diets and Your Cholesterol

Susan S. Johnson

A plant-based diet could benefit your heart in a big way. It might help bring your cholesterol numbers down, along with your chances of getting heart disease someday.

“What’s really cool is that the more plant-based you go, and the more you’re able to embrace vegetarian-style eating, you’re going to get those positive impacts a little bit sooner,” says Libby Mills, a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

A plant-based diet can mean you mainly fill up on foods that come from plants but still eat a few foods that come from animals. You

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