Food and Health, Prevention

In a blink of an eye, five years have passed and the Scientific Report of the 2020 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has been published. The health consequences of eating processed meats like hot dogs, bacon and deli meat were evident when the 2015 guidelines were set, and the...
 
Cooking, Food and Health

Plant-based burgers are having a moment. These new-fangled vegetarian patties are gaining fans among meat lovers. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike find plant-based meat alternatives - the type designed to mimic the taste and texture of meat - in fast food restaurants, other restaurants and mainstream supermarkets. According to research...
Cooking, Food and Health

Lots of useful dietary advice focuses on consuming more protein from plants and less from animals. However, not all protein sources are equally nutritious. In this post, we’ve taken some of the top plant protein sources and compared nutrition information across the board, so that you can make an informed decision about which proteins to incorporate into your eating pattern.
Cooking, Food and Health

Quick question: mushrooms are vegetables, right? We find mushrooms in the produce section of the grocery store and the USDA includes mushrooms in the list of vegetable choices, but technically, mushrooms are fungi. Yet who wants to eat a fungus? Well, it turns out that mushrooms are great for...
Cooking, Prevention

At first glance, cacao and cocoa almost seem like the same word, but technically they describe two different products...