Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives Winter 2020

Forks Over Knives, a feature film released in 2011, helped launch the concept of a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle as a path to vibrant health and wellness. This all-new special issue, How to Eat Plant-Based, is the ultimate beginner’s guide to plant-based eating. Whether you’re ready to jump in or still thinking about adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet, you’ll learn how to take charge of your health via what you put on your plate. A WFPB diet is not about deprivation; rather, it’s about enjoying healthier versions of foods you already love. Let our tips, tricks, delicious recipes, and real-life success stories inspire you to make plant-based eating your way of life!

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4 min
8 things you need to know about diet & depression

1 THE GUT IS CONNECTED TO THE BRAIN. Mounting research suggests that clinical depression could be affected by the bacteria in the gut. In a 2019 study published in Nature Microbiology, researchers observed that gut bacteria produce neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, that are connected to the brain via the vagus nerve, immune system, and other pathways, potentially influencing mood and behavior. They also noticed that depressed subjects tend to be lacking in two specific species of gut bacteria. “We are only beginning to understand the impact that the microbiome has on cognition, emotions, and behavior,” says Richard Aiken, MD, author of Neurodietetics: The Dietary Science of Human Flourishing. “Diet is considered to be one of the most crucial factors impacting the human gut microbiota from infancy to old age. Dietary…

2 min
spice essentials

ELECTRIC SALT AND PEPPER MILLS Take the wrist work out of grinding everyday seasonings with electric mills that let you adjust the grind from coarse to fine. Our Pick: Urban Noon Salt and Pepper Grinder Set ($28, The clear barrels on these mills mean you won’t mistake salt for pepper. A lighted base lets you see how much you’re adding to a dish—and avoid going overboard. MORTAR AND PESTLE When you want crushed spices with some texture, a mortar and pestle is the way to go. It takes less time—and less elbow grease—than you think! Our Pick: BIA Cordon Bleu Stoneware Mortar and Pestle ($16, Pretty enough to keep on the counter, this stoneware set is lighter than those made of marble and can go in the dishwasher. CERAMIC SPICE GRINDER Rustproof ceramic grinders are…

1 min
a gut check for paleo fans

For years, the Paleo diet has been heralded by enthusiasts as the optimal diet for gut health. But a recent study published in the European Journal of Nutrition suggests that strict adherence to a Paleo eating pattern may do more harm than good to the gut. The Australian study compared 44 subjects on a long-term Paleo diet with 47 controls following a diet typical of national recommendations in Australia. The Paleo dieters were separated into two groups, “strict Paleo” versus “pseudo-Paleo,” based on how closely they followed the tenets of the diet—no processed foods, legumes, grains, or dairy products. When researchers analyzed participants’ gut microbiota, the Paleo groups had lower counts of beneficial bacteria species, such as Bifidobacteria and Roseburia, and higher counts of inflammatory species, such as Hungatella. Hungatella bacteria are known…

3 min
tony buffkin

MY SUCCESS STORY I was a sensitive child who turned to food as a coping mechanism. I developed a strong dependence on salty and sugary foods. As I got older, I would spend hours in front of the television after I got home from work, stuffing myself with snacks and then eating dinner. Over the span of 20 years, I successfully lost (and subsequently regained) over 800 pounds, cumulatively. In the summer of 2017, I started experiencing severe fatigue, mental fogginess, difficulty walking, and heart palpitations. I saw a cardiologist, who said that with my family history, it was only a matter of time before I developed heart disease. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and placed on a CPAP machine. The final straw came while I was on vacation: I came…

1 min
tony’s go-to kitchen tools

1 AIR FRYER I use it to roast vegetables and make oil-free versions of snacks such as french fries, potato chips, beet chips, and roasted chickpeas. 2 INSTANT POT It’s great for cooking beans and grains, but it’s also good for easily preparing a one-pot meal at the end of a busy day. I have two Instant Pots, and on batch-cooking days, I have both going at the same time: beans in one, grains in the other. 3 YONANAS I love this machine. It quickly turns a piece or two of frozen fruit into something similar to soft-serve ice cream. 4 COFFEE GRINDER I use a small coffee grinder to make my own seasoning mixes. For example, I’ll grind some nutritional yeast with a selection of dried herbs to make a topping for popcorn. 5 NUTRI BULLET BLENDER It’s…

2 min
how to kick the sugar habit

If you feel especially weak-willed around a holiday dessert table or a bowl of office candy, don’t beat yourself up. It’s human nature to seek sweet flavors. Scientists theorize that this inborn preference helped attract early humans to nutrient-packed fresh fruit, which supported the long-term health of the species. Unfortunately, modern-day food manufacturers capitalize on our sweet-seeking nature. The processed sugars in soft drinks, candies, cakes, and other treats are calorie-dense and often combined with fat. They overstimulate our pleasure sensors, dulling our taste for fruit’s natural sweetness and keeping us coming back for more junk food. The good news: By steering clear of overly sweet foods, you can resensitize your taste buds to the sublime sweetness of fresh fruit. Here’s how: 1 PURGE THE PROCESSED SWEETS FROM YOU LIFE—OR AT LEAST YOUR…