Tag: cholesterol

Why Whole Grains?

You’ve probably heard many times that whole grains are much better for you than refined ones, but it’s important to understand why.  Whole grains are the complete package of …

Feed on Fiber!

One of the main reasons a plant-based diet is so good for you is that plants are the only source of dietary fiber.  Meat has no fiber.  Why is …

Live Long and Spicy!

Research just released by the American Heart Association has found that people who eat chili peppers regularly are likely to live longer.  They have a 25% reduced risk of …

Cruciferous SuperVeggies!

While it’s important to eat a wide variety of vegetables, make sure you include cruciferous veggies as often as possible in your diet.  These are plants belonging to the …

Plants for Fiber and Disease Prevention

The connection between eating a plant-based diet and better health has been well documented, as well as the connection between fiber consumption and health.  Connect the dots by remembering …

The Wonders of Watermelon

It’s mid-August and the heat is relentless — have some watermelon.  It’s not only a delicious way to cool off, it’s also highly nutritious with many health benefits. Hydration.  Watermelon …

Plants for your Heart

A new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that adhering to healthy eating patterns is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease …

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