Are you considering a vegetarian or vegan diet for your child? Or perhaps you’re pregnant, and you want to know the health impact of a meat-free diet. Here’s my take on why kids need to eat meat to grow into healthy adults.
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Vegetarian & Vegan Diets
One of the most common claims made by advocates of vegetarian and vegan diets is that people who abstain from eating meat (vegetarians) or all animal products (vegans) live longer than meat eaters. This has been repeated so often that it’s accepted as gospel—both within plant-based diet communities and amongst the general public. But is it really true? Read on to find out.
It seems like almost every week there is a new article published documenting the negative environmental or ethical implications of consuming animal foods. But there are a lot of inaccuracies and misconceptions on this topic that get repeated by the mainstream media. So this week I spoke with Diana Rogers, a dietician and organic farmer who regularly writes about animal welfare and environmental issues in the food system, to set the record straight.
It is true that some studies show vegetarian diets are better for the microbiome and eating meat is associated with unfavorable changes in the microbiome. The issue with most of this kind of research is that other factors are, more than likely, what are causing this difference.
This week we cover two controversial topics: the legume-Paleo debate and my latest article on vegetarian and vegan diets. In this episode, we cover: 1:30 What Chris ate for breakfast 4:02 Behind the Dr. Oz controversey 15:00 Are legumes Paleo? 25:57 Why you should think twice about vegetarian and vegan diets 30:22 Is there any evidence saturated fat is bad? 31:50 Fermented foods and FODMAP intolerance 33:57 What to do for an infant on antibiotics… Read More
This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her blog or visiting her on Facebook. There are so many amazing benefits that can come from eating gelatin, including improvements in digestive, skin, and mental health. Plus, gelatin can be used to make a yummy, all-natural dessert that’s actually good for us. So why aren’t we eating… Read More