Why Olive Oil Is Not Healthy for Your Heart

Olives conjure up images of the warm sun and deep blue seas of the Mediterranean, where the olive tree flourishes. In more recent times, olive oil has enjoyed similar admiration.... Read more

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This Gynecologist Is Making the WFPB Connection for Women

Dr. Padma Garvey, a gynecologist working in New York’s Hudson Valley (about 75 miles outside of New York City), has come to be known as “the plant-based doctor mom” for her outspoken advocacy of a whole-food, plant-based diet both in... Read more

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In the Kitchen with Darshana: Weekend Prep 101

It’s not easy sticking to healthy resolutions when you’re tired and hungry after a long day. That’s why we recommend setting aside an hour each weekend (or any day that’s convenient) to cook some beans and grains, and to prep... Read more

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Calorie Density Is the Key to Weight Loss

Losing weight is hard. We make progress, and then we find ourselves back where we started—or worse, even heavier than before. It’s almost as if our bodies are working against us, and that’s because they are. For millions of years... Read more

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This Fitness Pro Couldn’t Believe the Difference a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet Made

Back in 2013, I was in my early 40s and owned a high-intensity bootcamp business with my wife. We both were very disciplined and followed all the standard guidelines that are taught in the fitness industry. We included some kind... Read more

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Beyond Butter: 8 Healthy Ways to Top Your Morning Toast

Banishing butter and margarine from your diet does wonders for your arteries, but it also begs the question, “What will I put on my toast?” Try one of these quick, healthful toast-topping ideas, including some of our favorite suggestions from... Read more

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Ingredient IQ: All About Aquafaba

Since it was discovered less than three years ago by French chef Joël Roessel, aquafaba has been all the rage with vegan cooks. Aquafaba is simply the name for the viscous liquid left over after boiling chickpeas. It’s an extremely... Read more

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How I Lost Over 100 Pounds and Gained a New Perspective on a Plant-Based Diet

In November 2016, I was miserable, hopeless, depressed, and desperate. I was well over 300 pounds, ashamed of myself, and 100 percent uncomfortable all the time. I could barely get out of the car without wheezing, and people would flinch... Read more

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5 Reasons Why We Should Eat More Beans

Why should we eat beans? There are so many reasons! LONGEVITY: Beans and other legumes (lentils, peas, etc.) are the most important dietary predictor of longevity in people of different ethnicities. Among 785 older adults in several countries, each 20-gram... Read more

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Are Butter and Dairy Back in 2017? A Look at the Latest Research

Let’s start in the spirit of agreement. All nutrition experts seriously interested in promoting health and longevity will agree that eliminating processed foods rich in salt, oils, refined grains, and added sugars (including sugar-sweetened beverages) and replacing them with properly... Read more

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