Easy Steps to Transition to a More Plant-Based Diet

By Briana Ward, Dietetic Intern, Department of Family, Population, & Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine Plant-based foods are becoming more and more popular these days, and for good reason. Plant-based foods are mostly derived from plants, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains. Diets containing these foods tend to be higher in fiber,... Continue Reading →

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/well/eat/why-eating-processed-foods-might-make-you-fat.html?em_pos=large&ref=headline&te=1&nl=well&emc=edit_hh_20190522 People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet. Processed Snacks: Baked potato chips (Lay’s); dry roasted peanuts (Planters); cheese & peanut butter sandwich crackers (Keebler); Goldfish crackers (Pepperidge Farm); applesauce (Lucky Leaf)CreditCreditPhotographs courtesy of Paule Joseph and Shavonne Pocock... Continue Reading →

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