Doctors agree that the standard American diet causes thousands of early or unnecessary deaths every year. The White House is working on a strategy to encourage people to eat more healthfully, NPR reports. (Photo © saje – Fotolia.com)
How best to find the health benefits of a vegetarian diet
Vegetarian diets are generally healthier for you than diets that include animal products, but some vegetarians rely too heavily on processed foods, which can be high in calories, sugar, fat and sodium. Careful planning can optimize the health benefits. This article from the Mayo Clinic tells how.
Sugar may be sweet, but…
The average American eats 152 pounds of added sugar per year, up from two pounds per year in 1820, and 123 pounds in 1970 (www.dhhs.nh.gov). This short article from Medical News Today gives five reasons added sugar consumption is bad for your health. (Image: Gunilla G, Creative Commons license)
Have a healthier Thanksgiving this year
OK, it happens year after year: You begin gaining those holiday pounds by eating heavy on Turkey Day. Start the season with healthier recipes for favorite dishes. Allrecipes.com also offers vegan, vegetarian, low-carb, gluten-free and other recipes. (Photo: Moonlightbulb, Creative Commons)
Add some fresh summer veggies to your diet
Momma was right: you should eat vegetables because they are good for you. And it will never been easier or more delicious than now, when as the summer produce season enters its fullest stretch. Here, from Eating Well magazine, are dozens of recipes for using those farm fresh vegetables.
Going vegan for Lent can orient us towards creation care
Some Christians may adopt a vegan diet during Lent as a spiritual discipline, but given the environmental harm posed by a meat-based diet, permanently fasting from food made from animals could be a way to care for God’s creation. Healthy for the body AND healthy for the planet! Excellent analysis and links from Christianity Today.
9 strategies for healthy holiday eating
With parties and special treats coming at you nonstop in the five-week span from Thanksgiving to New Years, it’s no wonder we stray from our healthy eating habits. You don’t have to abstain from your favorite goodies, but you have to be smart about eating. Here are nine tips on how. From Real Simple. (Photo: […]
Eat better to live longer and slim down
When it comes to living longer–and feeling healthier, happier and slimmer in the meantime–your fate has never been more firmly in your hands. Research indicates that no matter your genetic predispositions, you can take real steps toward reducing your risk of dying early (even down to turning off your fat genes) by tweaking your lifestyle and […]
‘Losing Weight Has Made Me A Better Pastor’
For Brandon Hilgemann, dieting and exercising not only helped him shed 40 pounds and improve his physical health, it also worked wonders on his ministry. In this essay from Pastors.com he explains how. (Photo © Saje – Fotolia.com)
Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating
We’ve all done it — we weigh ourselves in late December and discover we’ve gained more weight than we wanted. Through parties and special holiday meals, overeating is a temptation. On this page from WebMD you’ll find links to a number of articles on how to eat more healthfully this Christmas. (Photo by Kris Krug, […]