Tag Archives: Vegetarianism

‘Sallets’ – how to eat healthily the 1600s way

Geo-grafika/Shutterstock Catie Gill, Loughborough University and Sara Read, Loughborough University When we think of food in the past, it is often images of Henry VIII with a table groaning with meat dishes that springs to mind. But in fact our ancestors knew more about the health benefits of eating salads – normally thought of as a cold dish of herbs …

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Individual dietary choices can add – or take away – minutes, hours and years of life

Eating more fruits, vegetables and nuts can make a meaningful impact on a person’s health – and the planet’s too. kerdkanno/iStock via Getty Images Plus Olivier Jolliet, University of Michigan and Katerina S. Stylianou, University of Michigan Vegetarian and vegan options have become standard fare in the American diet, from upscale restaurants to fast-food chains. And many people know that …

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Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19?

Dejan Dundjerski/Shutterstock Duane Mellor, Aston University Since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s been suggested that certain foods or diets may offer protection against COVID-19. But are these sorts of claims reliable? A recent study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health sought to test this hypothesis. It found that health professionals who reported following diets that are vegetarian, vegan …

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