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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The Plant-Based Culinary Trend.





Plant-based diets are redefining gastronomy. Whether motivated by health, environmental concerns, or animal welfare, more people are embracing plant-based eating. This shift has inspired chefs worldwide to innovate, creating delicious and nutritious plant-based dishes.

           Restaurants are offering extensive vegan and vegetarian menus, and even meat-lovers are finding plant-based alternatives that satisfy their cravings. The rise of products like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods shows the potential for plant-based ingredients to mimic traditional meat textures and flavors. This culinary trend is not just a fad but a significant movement towards a more sustainable and compassionate way of eating.

           Plant-based diets are redefining gastronomy. Whether motivated by health,  environmental concerns, or animal welfare, more people are embracing plant-based eating. This shift has inspired chefs worldwide to innovate, creating delicious and nutritious plant-based dishes. Restaurants are offering extensive vegan and vegetarian menus, and even meat-lovers are finding plant-based alternatives that satisfy their cravings. The rise of products like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods shows the potential for plant-based ingredients to mimic traditional meat textures and flavors. This culinary trend is not just a fad but a significant movement towards a more sustainable and compassionate way of eating.

          The growing popularity of plant-based diets has led to a diverse array of culinary creations that highlight the versatility and richness of plant-based ingredients. From hearty lentil stews to vibrant quinoa salads, the possibilities are endless. Moreover, plant-based diets are linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Environmental benefits are also significant, as plant-based eating typically requires fewer natural resources and results in lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to animal-based diets.

       
  For those interested in exploring plant-based cuisine, there are many resources available. One highly recommended website is Forks Over Knives, which offers a wealth of recipes, meal plans, and information on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Forks Over Knives is well-known in the health and wellness community for promoting whole-food, plant-based eating as a means to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

        In conclusion, the plant-based movement is more than just a dietary preference; it represents a shift towards healthier living, environmental sustainability, and ethical eating. As more people discover the joys and benefits of plant-based foods, this trend will likely continue to grow, transforming our approach to food and nutrition.
















Wednesday, June 19, 2019

6 tips to better nutrition.

6 nutrition trends and fads explained

(BPT) - Dr. Nicole Avena, assistant professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and visiting professor of health psychology at Princeton University, explains six popular nutrition trends including sustainable snacks, new plant-based milks, prebiotics and probiotics and the latest on gummy supplements vs. traditional vitamins:

1. Matcha vs. coffee? A premium green tea powder from Japan, matcha is used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While coffee and matcha have about the same amount of caffeine, matcha packs lots of great antioxidants. Check the label to make sure it has been tested for heavy metals, as some matcha can contain lead from the soil where it was grown.

2. Shelf-stable probiotics vs. refrigerated? Only two strains of probiotics are shelf-stable, whereas different and diverse strains can be present in refrigerated probiotics. But, shelf-stable probiotics have the advantage that they can be used in other food products, like granolas, butter, soups, etc. Just don’t mess with the packaging or open blister packs until you want to use them, as they are packed for preservation. Dead probiotics won’t harm you, but they don’t have any health benefits either. Remember there are different probiotic strains for different issues: i.e., you don’t want to take a digestive or immunity probiotic for vaginal health issues. Instead, try Pro-B as it contains two strains of lactobacilli, which are optimal to promote vaginal health.

3. Algae oil, fish or olive oil? Algae oil is vegetarian and a source of omega-3s and DHA (good fats to support brain health). Algae oil is safe to use in pregnancy (when eating too much fish can be harmful because of mercury) and is heart healthy (studies show it lowers cholesterol and triglycerides). It also has more monounsaturated fat than olive oil.

4. Cow’s milk vs. almond milk? Despite its popularity, almond milk often has less than 2 percent actual almonds in it, has a lot of added sugar, and is not necessarily better for the environment because it takes five liters of water to grow one almond.

5. Make sure to start taking a prenatal dietary supplement like OB Complete that contains 1,000 mg of Folate, 40-50 mg of iron and 1,000-1,200 IU's vitamin D when you're trying to conceive right through breastfeeding.

6. Gummy vitamins are just as effective as pills and chewables. The best way to get needed nutrients is through food, but, people don’t always have eating habits that provide them with all the nutrition they need. Others have deficiencies that diet alone can’t resolve. Supplements can fill the gap, but people are more likely to take their supplements regularly if they taste good and they’re convenient. Gummies can be a good option, and clinical tests show that their absorption is equivalent to traditional vitamin pills. vitafusion offers more than 30 types of gummy vitamins, with no artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, gluten or dairy.

Nicole Avena, Ph.D., is a research neuroscientist and pioneer in the field of food and nutrition. She is also the author of What to Eat When You’re Pregnant.

Article shared from the website of the original publication : Brandpoint.(https://www.brandpointcontent.com)



Monday, April 15, 2019

Top 10 ways to reduce body fat and weight naturally.



Arrticle shared by Carlos Eduardo Feijoo, Founder, CEO and Editor of International Lux Magazine, from the web site of one of our Co-media partners

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when people carry excess weight or body fat to the extent that it might affect their health. It usually increases the risk of cardio-vascular diseases and associated health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Although there are numerous medicinal and surgical procedures to remove excess body fat, the following list explains 10 easy steps to reduce excess body fat naturally.

1. Exercise daily for at least 20 minutes. Take a brisk walk or a brief sprint, do some push-ups, yoga or plain aerobics; you need to burn the fat that has accumulated in your body. It will take time but you patience will pay off when you start noticing results after a few weeks.
2. Start your day with a glass of luke-warm water and a slice of lemon. Have it daily before breakfast. You shall feel refreshed and your body shall start shedding the accumulated fat naturally.
3. Have green tea.
4. Cut-down on your sugar intake. Avoid chocolates, ice cream and sugary treats.
5. Minimize your intake of rice, potato, cheese and mayonnaise.
6. Try to avoid processed food as much as possible. Eat fresh.
7. Eat fruits, lots of fruits. Fruits are rich in essential nutrients and water content but low on fat and sugar content.
8. Breakfast should be heavy, lunch should be moderate and dinner should be light. Finish your dinner at least 2-3 hours before you go to bed.
9. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Water hydrates the body and eliminates impurities from the blood stream.
10. Get a good night’s sleep. You should have sound sleep for at least 6 to 8 hours. It reduces stress and revitalizes your organs.

You should start seeing results with 3-4 weeks of following this simple regime. Stay fit, stay healthy.


Original post by : Nimisha Patel.
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