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Plant-Based Ultraprocessed Foods Linked With Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Veggie burgers, plant-based sausages and meatless nuggets are touted as environmentally friendly health foods, but research published in The Lancet Regional Health Europe shows these and other plant-based ultraprocessed foods increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.1 The findings challenge the perception that meatless convenience foods are good for you, instead highlighting the fact that ultraprocessed… Read More »

Animal Waste From Factory Farms Poses Health Risk

Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published October 30, 2018. Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) — gigantic factory farms that hold many thousands of animals in a warehouse-style setting — are an environmental disaster in more ways than one, and when hurricanes hit, this fact becomes acutely obvious when animal waste,… Read More »

Cranberries Can Reduce Risk for Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries are rich in polyphenols, which are metabolites that scientists believe are involved in plant defense. One group of polyphenols are proanthocyanidins, which are the compounds that give fruits or flowers a distinctive purple, blue or red coloring and belong to a subclass called flavonoids.1 Flavonoids are found in some fruits, vegetables, tea, wine and… Read More »

Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the impact of increased dietary potassium from baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries as opposed to a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in comparison to a ‘typical American’ control diet (lower potassium intake) among 30 pre-hypertensive to hypertensive individuals.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.3390/nu13051610 Results revealed that including baked/boiled… Read More »