Plant-based diets reduce risk of heart disease, dementia, study finds

Susan S. Johnson

Getting protein from plant-based sources like beans and nuts instead of animal proteins like red meat and dairy is linked to fewer deaths related to dementia and heart disease, according to a new study.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), studied more than 100,000 post-menopausal women for nearly 20 years.

The women in the study who ate more protein from plant-based sources had an associated lower risk of deaths related to heart disease and dementia and a lower risk of all-cause mortality, or death from all causes, in comparison to women

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Everything to Know About the Flexitarian Diet

Susan S. Johnson

The Best Vegan Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Americans have a SAD diet

Our diets are sad—at least according to nutritionists. “The standard American diet, or SAD, is void of fiber-rich whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes,” says Wesley McWhorter, RDN, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Why is that such a big deal? These plant foods can do amazing things for your body, he says, potentially protecting against unhealthy weight gain and chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

Of course, you could

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Germans turn to hunting to ‘ethically’ source food

Susan S. Johnson

With her dreadlocks and nose piercing, Shanna Reis doesn’t exactly look the part of the camouflage-clad hunter tracking game in the forest.

But the 28-year-old represents a new German generation of enthusiasts concerned about where they get their meat, especially as home cooking sees a resurgence during the pandemic.

Reis was a practising vegetarian for a decade before returning meat to her plate once she got her hunting licence five years ago.

But the only kind that passes her lips these days is fresh game, preferably specimens she’s killed and prepared herself.

“It’s important to me to know where the

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Peking Restaurant

Susan S. Johnson

It is our purpose to supply the best, most healthful Chinese dining expertise in Richmond and we uarantee it! People usually suppose that occurring a diet or at least choosing the more healthy meal possibility means less variety. The beauty of Freshly is that although the substances could seem comparable, they all the time discover new ways to spice up the meals. Consuming healthily doesn’t mean sticking to boring, plain ol’ meals. My grandmother’s recipe for roasted hen. We are German and he or she used to do it this manner all the time. I never have had a rooster … Read More