Posts Tagged ‘vegan diets’

Do Vegan Diets Produce Shorter Kids & Weaker Bones?

June 16, 2021 — Diets that exclude meat and fish (vegetarian) or all animal products including dairy and eggs (vegan) are becoming increasingly popular for health, environmental, and ethical reasons. Past research in adults has linked vegetarian and vegan diets with a reduced risk of heart disease but a greater risk of fractures, caused by low calcium intakes. But […]

When Dietary Dogma Meets Inconvenient Facts

September 13, 2020 — In nutrition, we encounter a fair amount of dietary dogma. But dogma is not confined to nutrition. Obesity prevention, obesity treatment, and health promotion are all teeming with it. Asking questions and paying attention to inconvenient facts can be most unwelcome. However, if the goal is better health, it’s essential. Both public and individual health […]

Was Your Turkey Fed Vegetarians?

November 28, 2019 — Today, roughly 88 percent of Americans will be eating a turkey. That means 46 million turkeys consumed. But we have a burning question. What does vegetarian fed mean? Was your turkey fed vegetarians? Fed by vegetarians? Or maybe, contrary to its omnivorian nature, fed a vegetarian diet? Vegetarian Fed Left to their own devices – […]

If They Call It Rose Milk, Will You Drink It?

December 22, 2016 — Have you noticed that lots of milk doesn’t come from mammary glands these days? Eager to tap into consumer fancies, innovators are offering up just about any kind of plant-based milk you can imagine. Almond, soy, flax, rice, hazelnut, hemp, quinoa, and cashew milk are some of the options. For rose milk, you still have […]

Just Mayo, Just Playing with the Truth?

August 8, 2016 — Hampton Creek, the startup that sells Just Mayo, is having another dance in the news media about its truthfulness in pursuit of selling vegan mayo “guided by justice, reason, and fairness.” This time, Bloomberg is reporting that it conducted an undercover operation in 2014 to make its fake mayonnaise product seem like a hit. Bloomberg […]

Why Are People Going Vegan?

July 4, 2016 — On this Fourth of July holiday, a growing number of Americans are going vegan. Meatless burgers have become commonplace and restaurants have gotten the message that they need options for guests who are seeking vegan options. The number of people who actually follow a vegan diet remains pretty small, but their influence is growing through public […]