Action needed on vitamin B12 deficiency in people following plant-based diets

Susan S. Johnson
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Plant-based diets (vegetarian or vegan) are becoming significantly more popular as people look to adopt a diet that is seen to be better for the environment, animal welfare, and/or personal health. Sales of plant-based foods have seen a 49 percent increase in Western Europe since 2018.

Scientists from around the world with expertise in food, nutrition, medicine, and health have formed a vitamin B12 research discussion group called cluB-12 to raise awareness of B12 deficiency and how it can be addressed. Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient which plays a role in supporting

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2022 New Year help with diet, exercise and mental health in El Paso

Susan S. Johnson

You may not be saying the word ‘resolution,’ but maybe it’s floating in your mind.

Maybe it comes to the forefront when you reach for that last holiday cookie or ponder taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Or perhaps you need a little push to make a change in 2022.

The El Paso Times wants to help with that nudge toward living your best life. We’ve collected information and stories related to health — from healthy eating restaurants and exercise facilities to walking trails and addressing mental health — in a quick, easy-to-read guide.

Cheers to a better, happier

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The Mediterranean Diet Was Named the Best Diet of 2022

Susan S. Johnson
Keto-style low-carb burger

Keto-style low-carb burger

The annual diet rankings from US News & World Report are in, and keto (aka the ketogenic diet) has been named the least-healthy diet of the year by a panel of health and nutrition experts. The Mediterranean diet was ranked first among 40 diets, which were judged on a range of factors, including healthiness, effectiveness for weight loss (short- and long-term), and how easy the diet is to follow.

That last piece of criteria – ease of following the diet – should give you a hint as to why keto placed so low on the list.

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