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NutritionalFacts.org is brought to you by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger who scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and brings that information to you in short, easy to understand video segments. We also provide links to the original journal articles whenever possible so that you can source the information directly, if you so desire.

  • The Vitamin Everyone on a Plant-Based Diet Needs
    A new study from China found that compared to omnivores, those who ate egg-free and meat-free diets had all the typical benefits of eating more plant-based: lower body mass index, lower blood pressure, lower triglyceride, lower total cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol, less free radical damage, etc. Having said that, if those on plant-based diets don't (...more)
    18 Dec 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Comparing Vegans' Arteries to Runners'
    We know from the work of Drs. Dean Ornish and Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. that switching to a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease, opening up arteries in some cases without drugs or surgery. We can't wait until our first heart attack to start eating healthy, though, because our first symptom of heart disease may […] (...more)
    16 Dec 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Add Beans, Berries, and Greens to More Meals
    After we eat, our bodies create free radicals in the process of breaking down our food. That's why we need to eat antioxidant-rich foods with every meal to counteract this oxidation caused by metabolism. We can't just have berries on our oatmeal in the morning to meet our Minimum Recommended Daily Allowance of Antioxidants and […] (...more)
    11 Dec 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Dr. Greger Addresses Saturated Fat Confusion in New DVD
    Considering concerns over saturated fat to be the #1 threat to their growth, the global dairy industry launched a covert campaign to “neutralize the negative image of milkfat among regulators and health professionals.” This would be no small task, as leading health authorities around the world encourage the public to decrease saturated fat consumption (...more)
    9 Dec 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How to Get Enough Antioxidants Each Day
    We need to get a daily minimum of 8-11,000 antioxidant units a day in our food just to stay out of oxidative debt (see my video on The Reason We Need More Antioxidants). To reach that minimum, all we have to do is eat lots of fruits and vegetables, right? Not exactly. Let's say I […] (...more)
    4 Dec 2014 at 5:00am       

  • The Reason We Need More Antioxidants
    Glucose is the primary fuel of the human body. We consume glucose and breathe in oxygen to make the energy needed to power our bodies. Plants then take the water and carbon dioxide we breathe out to make oxygen and organic compounds like glucose—and the circle of life continues. The word carbohydrate means, basically, hydrated […] (...more)
    2 Dec 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How Avoiding Eggs Could Help You Avoid Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes is becoming a global pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases, what about diabetes? There appears to be a stepwise increase in risk as more and more eggs are consumed. One study found that eating just a single egg a week increased […] (...more)
    27 Nov 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Guest Blog: Healthy Holiday Eating
    Imagine if, instead of a Thanksgiving dinner or winter celebration meal that left you and your guests overweight and over-stuffed, you had a meal that was both superbly satisfying and healthful! It could be the perfect opportunity to introduce some delicious plant-based holiday options to your family and friends. If you are the guest, bring […] (...more)
    25 Nov 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How Beans Help Our Bones
    Health authorities from all over the world universally recommend increasing the consumption of whole grains and legumes—beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils—for health promotion. But what about the phytates? Phytate is a naturally occurring compound found in all plant seeds (like beans, grains, and nuts) that over the decades has been maligned (...more)
    20 Nov 2014 at 5:00am       

  • What is Actually in Chicken Nuggets?
    In a scathing expose of the USDA's new meat inspection program, the Washington Post quoted a representative from the meat inspectors union, who said: “pig processing lines may be moving too quickly to catch tainted meat… Tremendous amounts of fecal matter remain on the carcasses. Not small bits, but chunks.” What about the other white […] (...more)
    18 Nov 2014 at 5:00am       



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