Items Tagged ‘meat’

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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Tags: almond milk, calcium, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, food, food choices, foods, healthy diet, meat


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


Ask the Doctors - Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

March 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried — is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, […]

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Tags: animal-based products, calcium, children, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, essential fatty acids, fish, growth milestones, health, iron, malnutrition


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