Items Tagged ‘meat consumption’

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

July 18, 2018

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it’s not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they’re used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients and textures that are comparable to beef, chicken and other meat. If you feel […]

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Thinking of adding more fish to your diet? Consider the health risks of farm-raised seafood

March 29, 2018

Thinking of adding more fish to your diet? Consider the health risks of farm-raised seafood

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how where your fish comes from can affect our health, we spoke with Dana Hunnes, […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, fats, fish, meat, meat consumption, nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, registered dietitian, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


How meat eaters can be more eco-friendly

November 28, 2016

How meat eaters can be more eco-friendly

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Meat production uses a considerable amount of resources. When compared to the production of vegetables and grains, meat requires large amounts of water, grain, and land to feed and support livestock. In fact, a 2011 analysis conducted by the Environmental Working Group found that the production of certain meats produced up to 40 times the […]

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Tags: algae, bio-fuels, corn, dairy products, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, eco-friendly, grains, meat, meat consumption, meat-eaters