20 million hot dogs consumed at baseball games + 50,000 deaths from colorectal cancer = it is time for a Strike Out Cancer Day! http://www.pcrm.org/media/blog/apr2013/baseball-opening-day-strike-out-cancer-day
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PCRM | Plant-Based Diets Offer Greater Heart Protection than Mediterranean Diets—without Toxic, Fatty Fish
It’s a shame that the mainstream media will not cover this like they did the recent Meditteranean Diet study. That’s OK. We will shout it from the rooftops, forward blog posts, retweet and have our own grassroots movement, because we care about our family’s health. http://pcrm.org/media/news/plant-based-diets-heart-protection-mediterranean#.UTS0UXai6ng.facebook
I hope this happens, even though I would feel sorry for the employees. http://www.pcrm.org/media/news/suspend-the-license-of-heart-attack-grill-doctors
You’ve undoubtedly heard about Subway’s Footlong subs not really being 12″ but Dr. Neal Barnard points out that that is not the real disaster. The high fat, cancer causing processed meats are what the real problem is.
Did you know that a Spicy Italian sub has more calories, calories from fat, saturated fat, and sodium, and nearly as much cholesterol and fat as a package of Oscar Mayer Original Bacon!! That’s what I used to eat there!
Now, the only thing we get there is a Veggie Delite with double veggies, mustard and red wine vinegar (not red wine vinagrette as they like to grab and squirt on if you’re not watching.) I keep requesting they offer 100% whole wheat bread, but so far no luck.
Check out some other shockers at Subway: http://www.pcrm.org/media/blog/jan2013/what-would-jared-do-inside-real-subway-scandal
Made this tonight to see if it is good enough to serve on Christmas. It definitely is! Didn’t even have time to take a picture, we ate it so fast! Maybe next time. Laura
This version is every bit as good as mom’s. Whole-grain flour adds even more fiber.
Makes 2 servings
4 large medjool dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup all-purpose whole wheat or rye flour
2 teaspoons raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium apples
Combine the dates, oats, flour, raisins, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Remove the apple cores to within 1/4 inch of the bottom of each apple. Put about 1 inch of water into a medium saucepan and then put the apples in the saucepan. Stuff each apple with as much of the date mixture as possible, allowing each one to overflow. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Serve hot, warm, or chilled.
Tip: Alternatively, the apples can be baked. Preheat the oven to 350 F, arrange the apples in an uncovered baking dish, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until soft.
Per serving (1/2 recipe): calories: 223; fat: 1.3 g; saturated fat: 0.2 g; calories from fat: 4.8%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 4.3 g; carbohydrates: 53.6 g; sugar: 27.5 g; fiber: 8.4 g; sodium: 3 mg; calcium: 40 mg; iron: 1.5 mg; vitamin C: 5 mg; beta-carotene: 35 mcg; vitamin E: 0.5 mg
Recipe by Ellen Jaffe Jones from Eat Vegan on $4 a Day
Halloween is just two weeks away, and most parents are worried about the frightening amount of sugar children consume. That’s understandable. But Halloween is just one day. What really scares me are the meat and dairy products lurking in children’s diets every day and everywhere—from fast food to school lunches. Unfortunately, some parents don’t share this fear. Some parents may not yet realize how healthful a plant-based diet can be for their children.
Meat and dairy products are loaded with fat and cholesterol that lead to childhood obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. A new study in the British Medical Journal found that obese children as young as 5 years old were already showing signs of heart disease that could seriously increase their risk of heart attacks and stroke as they get older. Now that gives me nightmares.
But time and again, evidence-based science shows that plant-based diets can help prevent these unnerving consequences. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals—says that “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the lifecycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”
In this video, I’ll share some more morbid statistics about the health of America’s children—and why a plant-based diet is the treat we should provide children on Halloween and every day of the year: