Plant-Based On a Budget: Food Guide to Eating Well & Loving It
By Vicki Brett-Gach October 5, 2016
So, you are convinced. Eating a diet rich in whole plant-based foods makes brilliant sense for your personal health, the welfare of animals and for the future of our planet.
It’s time to dive in, but where do you start? How can you make meal preparation easy and delicious? And how in the world can you shop for groceries without straining your wallet?
It can be simpler than you may expect.
In fact, armed with a few clever strategies you might just be surprised that you can eat more delectably than ever on a very modest budget. continue reading…..
- September 29, 2016
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Older adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study. Investigators found that the development of risk factors including hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol remains high in adults over age 45, even extending up to ages over 75 years. In addition, the development of these risk factors was 25 to 100 percent higher in the black population than in the white population. continue reading.……..
- Michael Greger M.D. · Last Updated on September 2, 2016
- Why do we need to lower our cholesterol? Because high levels may raise heart disease risk, the number one cause of death in the U.S. Higher buildup of cholesterol in our blood appears to be linked to higher atherosclerosis in our coronary arteries. Cholesterol crystallization may be what causes atherosclerotic plaque rupture, the trigger for heart attacks. Regardless of total cholesterol level, LDL (low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol may be a risk factor for heart attacks.
- Data suggests that cholesterol levels can never be too low. The average U.S. blood cholesterol level is so high that a large part of the “normal population” is at high risk of coronary heart disease. The safe level for total cholesterol is likely 150 or lower; the optimal LDL level may be 50-70. continue reading……
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