Americans Are Supersizing Themselves, but Experts Say Not All Hope is Lost

Originally posted on Healthline Experts say the deck is stacked against healthy food choices, but some believe the bloating of Americans won’t last forever. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported for years that more than a third of Americans are obese. Their latest report shows that while the average American… Read More


Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets

Written by: Michael Greger M.D. on July 14th, 2016 Originally posted on NutritionFacts.org Hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year are attributed to obesity, now overtaking smoking as perhaps the main preventable cause of illness and premature death. In particular, excess body fatness is an important cause of most cancers, according… Read More


ASPCA launches “Shop With Your Heart,” a campaign to help consumers improve farm animals’ lives through more welfare-conscious purchases

Originally Posted on PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 7, 2016 — Most Americans don’t know the true meaning of food labels like “cage-free,” “free-range,” or “grass fed” and falsely believe that farm animals are protected by laws or independent oversight according to the results of a new national survey* released today by the ASPCA® (The American… Read More


REAL25 Boston: The Top 25 Most Healthy, Sustainable Restaurants in the Boston Area

  The United States Healthful Food Council is excited to announce REAL25 Boston – our list of the 25 most healthful and sustainable restaurants in Beantown!  It’s no mystery that Boston is home to some of the best restaurants in the nation, and it is our goal to help you find those restaurants that have… Read More


REAL25 Chicago: the USHFC lists the 25 most healthful and sustainable restaurants in Chicago

The United States Healthful Food Council is excited to announce REAL25 Chicago – our list of the 25 most healthful and sustainable restaurants in Chicagoland!  It’s no mystery that the Windy City is home to some of the best restaurants in the nation, and it is our goal to help you find those restaurants that… Read More


Tennessee Tech Becomes the First REAL Certified Campus in the State

Originally posted on Digital Journal The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced today that Tennessee Technological University has become the first university in the state and is the third nationwide, to be audited and certified for Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL). REAL Certified is the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and… Read More


How to Treat Prediabetes with Diet

Follow Dr. Michael Greger, as he chronicles the ins and outs of lifestyle modification as it pertains to diet and prediabetes. Outlining the benefits of a low-fat, low-sugar, plant-based diet, Dr. Greger questions the sparsity of lifestyle recommendations in traditional medicine.  Leaving us with the astonishing fact, offered in a report by the Institute of Medicine, that… Read More


Fast Food Packaging Is Leaking Chemicals into Food

In this article, James Oliver Cury of Food&Wine Magazine speculates about the carcinogenic properties of the plastic containers used in fast-food packaging. Offering disturbing statistics on chemical levels found in fast-food-eating participants vs. their healthier counterparts, Cury introduces more questions than answers – a fact that is reflected in the changing food world of today. 


The Creepy Way Processed Food Packaging Messes With Your Hormones

This AlterNet article discusses the implications of a recent study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspective, which claims that industrial chemicals from fast food packaging are being absorbed into the food itself. By documenting the increased rates of phthalates in participant urine samples, researchers were able to show that these chemicals were present in unsafe… Read More


Vegan meal delivery service Veestro will expand with $1.5 million fundraise

By Elizabeth Crawford, 05-Apr-2016 An infusion of $1.5 million will help vegan meal delivery startup Veestro fully take advantage of growing consumer demand for organic, plant-based food and ready-to-eat meals delivered to their doors. Full article available at Food Navigator.