Although there are plenty of packaged food options for those on a plant-based diet, such as imitation meat burgers and kale chips, whole foods are still the best option.
Most current dietary guidelines recommend relatively low consumption of red and processed meats and a high intake of minimally processed plant-based foods for the prevention of cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Yet a research group called the Nutritional Recommendations (NutriRECS) consortium…
Current diets high in red meat and sugary, processed foods are harming the planet’s resources. Looking to diets of the past can offer hope and inspiration.
It’s not clear whether imitation-meat products made from highly processed ingredients provide the same health benefits as other plant-based foods.
Miriam Nelson, professor emerita at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, recently spoke at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the urgent need to consider the health of the environment in nutrition policy.
Frank Hu, chair of the Department of Nutrition, and co-authors including Gina McCarthy, director of C-CHANGE, looked at whether plant-based meat alternatives can be part of a healthy and sustainable diet.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health nutrition researchers Walter Willett and David Ludwig spoke to the Boston Globe Magazine for an August 25, 2019 article exploring current trends in healthy diet advice.