Archive for March 2015

The Mediterranean Diet: Good for the Individual, Good for the Planet

As part of its recommendations, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recently issued a report suggesting that Americans should focus less on individual foods and more on their overall dietary patterns. For dietary, as well as planetary health, the DGAC advocated the Mediterranean or vegetarian diets. Adoption of the Mediterranean diet, rather than the vegetarian […]

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The Egg: should we consider it a Friend or a Foe?

Recently the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released controversial new recommendations on how food, nutrition, and physical activity can promote the health of the U.S. population. Some of the dietary recommendations were not so surprising. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Eat less red and processed meat. Choose whole grains over refined. Make nonfat dairy foods, […]

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