Paneer is surging in popularity, thanks to interest in vegetarian and keto diets

Susan S. Johnson

By Larissa Zimberoff/Bloomberg News

Given the current obsession with plant-based cooking, cheese might seem like a food in decline.

But curd consumption has risen 19% in the past decade, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. It’s the main catalyst of per capita dairy consumption. Last year was great for the dairy case, as sales increased $7 billion from a year earlier to $61 billion, according to Madison, Wisconsin-based International Dairy Deli Bakery Association.

At Kroger Co., the second-bestselling overall product of 2020 was four-cheese Mexican blend. (Zero-calorie soft drinks were No. 1.)

Now

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Your plant-based diet could really help the planet

Susan S. Johnson
Your plant-based diet could really help the planet

(HealthDay)—Worried about climate change? You can do something about it every time you lift your fork, a new study suggests.

Folks can reduce their personal carbon footprint by eating less red meat, nibbling fewer sweets and cutting back on tea, coffee and booze, according to the findings.

“We all want to do our bit to help save the planet,” said senior researcher Darren Greenwood, a senior lecturer in biostatistics at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. “Modifying our diet is one way we can do that.”

And the nice part—the foods that are best for the Earth

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The most popular questions related to food choices and healthy eating

Susan S. Johnson

You asked … and asked … and asked. So it only felt right to compile Hy-Vee dietitians’ most frequently asked questions (and answers) about diet, food choices, healthy eating and more. Dive in and get the lowdown.

Which is best — fresh or frozen veggies? Would you find it surprising to know that the bagged produce found behind the frozen doors is just as nutritious as the fresh varieties? That’s right – a veggie in any form is packed full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Think of the frozen options as a safe way to increase their shelf life.

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