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EatingWell The Power of Plant-Based

EatingWell The Power of Plant-Based

EatingWell The Power of Plant-Based

What can you eat that will lead to a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, protection against cancer, a slimmer waistline, and much more? Simple: Plant-based foods. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts all work wonders. Now, the editors at EatingWell bring you this new special edition, ‘The Power of Plant-Based.’ With science-backed research and expert advice to highlight all the upsides that come with such an eating pattern, you’ll learn to build “A Balanced Plate,” including “6 Ways to Get Green.” Then, take a front-row seat for “Meatless 101” and explore whether a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is right for you. Here, you’ll encounter “Vegetarian Joy,” “A Buyer’s Guide to Plant-Based Milks,” and how to get “Protein: The Vegetarian Way.” Consider the all-important industries that supply much of your food with “A Broader Perspective.” And last, “Get Cooking” and make the most of fresh produce with fun recipes and complete meal plans that are simple and delicious. ‘The Power of Plant-Based’ is a beautiful and engaging guide to better health, both for you and the environment. Whether you’re looking to try a completely plant-driven diet or just searching for innovative ways to embrace the planet’s healthy bounty, by working more fruits, vegetables, and grains into your family’s meals, ‘The Power of Plant-Based’ has you covered.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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One-off
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in this issue

6 min.
the plant-forward way: more is more

The case for plants keeps getting stronger and stronger, as leading health experts and organizations recognize the benefits of shifting toward a more plant-based way of eating. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Institute of Cancer Research and major health care organizations like Kaiser Permanente have all weighed in, in favor of more plant-based eating. And as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly daily reality, environmental experts also urge that we eat more plants and fewer animal foods to use our land and water resources more sustainably. A huge landmark in this effort came in January 2019, when EAT-Lancet, a consortium of international researchers, released a report recommending a “Great Food Transformation” to achieve an environmentally sustainable, healthy diet for the world’s population by 2050. The key…

10 min.
embrace nature’s bounty

There could not be a simpler, clearer piece of healthy-eating advice than “Eat more produce.” There’s no weighing or measuring involved. No checking food labels. Beyond the refrigerator, there are no special kitchen appliances required. And for those with backyards, access to a community garden or even a sunny windowsill, certain fruits and vegetables could be there for the taking. Eating more plants, for those with the means and access, should be easy, but it’s not. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 12 percent of adults in the U.S. consume the recommended amount of fruit a day, and a mere 9 percent hit the vegetable target. The goal: about 5 servings daily total between the two food groups. This collective shunning of fruits and vegetables is…

2 min.
beautifully bitter

Matcha Splendidly vibrant matcha tea powder is prized for its outstanding flavor. It’s earthy, grassy and—you guessed it—bitter. Green tea is rich in catechins (also present in red wine and chocolate). These compounds have been shown to defend against skin, breast, lung and prostate cancer and may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease by disrupting the buildup of amyloid plaque in the brain. Radicchio Radicchio is one of the most iconic bitter foods. If you can find different varieties, use a mix for lovely shapes and colors. Try supermarket classic Chioggia, elongated Treviso or mottled Castelfranco. Adding a sweet balsamic dressing and bright fruits offsets the leaves’ bitterness. Dried Chiles Ancho and pasilla chiles make an everyday chili robust and spicy with a decidedly—and deliciously—bitter flavor. You can soften the effect slightly with the addition of…

5 min.
the raw truth

If you’re looking to boost your mood or mental well-being, then a crudité platter might be more than a fresh snack. Eating more fruits and vegetables has proven links to a number of health benefits, but eating raw produce may be better for your mental health than cooked ones, according to a 2018 study from the University of Otago in New Zealand. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, found that people who ate more uncooked produce had lower levels of symptoms related to depression and other mental illnesses compared with those who ate more cooked, canned or processed varieties. The study was able to show only an association between raw produce and better mental health, not a cause-and-effect relationship. But the researchers say the link could have to do with…

8 min.
6 ways to get green

1 Grow like a Pro How wonderful are tender greens that have to travel only the distance from your backyard to the salad bowl? Here’s pro advice for planting your own salad garden. SELECT THE RIGHT SPOT. Salad greens and veggies like carrots and radishes grow best in full sun, so scout your garden location accordingly. And check with your local garden cooperative extension to find the best time to plant based on the area of the country you live in. SHAPE UP. Lay out a garden hose to mark the outline of each bed—or stake the four corners and run string between them for a straighter edge—then dig along the line to establish the sides of your bed. Finally, add a border, like stones or brick edging, to help keep weeds from…

7 min.
vegetarian joy

As a journalist, I’ve been following news on the health benefits of meatless eating for years. Recently I started toying with the idea of shifting toward a meatless diet myself. Some people skip meat for spiritual reasons. Many go vegetarian to help the environment (the United Nations determined in 2010 that livestock is one of the top contributors to the world’s most serious environmental problems, for example). But today there’s something else driving people—including me—to move toward a plant-based diet: health. Science is showing that cutting back on meat is healthier for just about everyone, and more and more people are doing just that: today, 5 percent of American adults—about 16 million people—never eat meat, fish or poultry, up from less than 1 percent in 1994. The Meatless Monday campaign— a…