4 Reasons to Choose OrganicPosted by Cole Adam on
There’s a humorous saying that goes, “Try organic food, or as your grandparents called it, food.” There was once a time when all food was grown organically, but with the industrialization of our food system in the mid-20th century, farmers were told to “get big or get out.” The pressure to...
6 Ways To Boost Your Mood With FoodPosted by Cole Adam on
The overall weight of evidence suggests that the diet pattern most associated with improved mental well-being is a diet rich in unprocessed, plant-based foods. This means a diet rich in whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Below are 6 ways we can reap the benefits of a plant-based diet and boost our mood with food.
Nutrition Labels and How to Read ThemPosted by Kristen Ostermiller on
You’re trying to prioritize your health. You’re doing your best to follow all of the guidelines to eat mostly plants, eat the rainbow, and fuel for a lifetime of health and nourishment. However, it's easy to become distracted by business and marketing tactics. As you walk through the store, you...
Spudtacular Taters: Potatoes Pack a Punch of NutrientsPosted by Kristen Ostermiller on
Now when I say potato, you say potahto – but when I say healthy potato, you may say sweet potato – and you’d be wrong about that. I'm talking about all 200 varieties of potatoes – not just sweet potatoes. That’s right, I even mean the under-appreciated russet! There are seven categories of potatoes that all have notable health benefits when eaten whole: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite. By the end of this starchy YA•YE Organics read, you’ll be asking yourself why they aren’t part of your daily routine.
Thinking of Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet? The Plant-Based MD Answers Your FAQsPosted by Kristen Ostermiller on
This week, we speak with a plant-based nutrition expert to debunk commonly shared misinformation about only eating plants and explore some of the most frequently asked questions people have when adopting a plant-based diet. Last week's overview of what you can eat on a plant-based diet may have brought up some questions about how to live healthfully – such as where you’ll get key nutrients from like B12 and protein – if and when you stop consuming animal products, or even take steps to consume less of them. Below, Dr. Judy Brangman, MD, answers some of the most common questions people have when transitioning to a plant-based diet.