Thursday, July 12, 2012

China Study Finds No Heart Disease Deaths

"After compiling data from a 30-year investigation of the health and nutritional habits of 6,500 Chinese in five rural villages, Dr. Colin Campbell and his colleagues concluded that American men were seventeen times more likely to die from heart disease than rural Chinese men. In certain pockets of China where plant-based diets were most common, researchers could not find a single person out of more than 100,000 who had died from heart disease. 
"While the average American's total cholesterol level is well over 200, the levels of the participants in the China Study averaged between 81 and 135. Dr. Campbell ultimately concluded that people who maintain a whole-foods, plant-based diet can minimize or even reverse the development of chronic diseases."

Cookbook: Forks Over Knives
Video: Forks Over Knives
Farm Produce
Nuts & Grains

Soup Soothes Stress

Volunteers who ate vegetables consistently for two weeks as part of a nutrition study funded in part by the Agricultural Research Service showed a significant increase in blood levels of vitamin C and a decrease in key stress molecules associated with health impairment. The researchers fed 12 healthy volunteers--six men and six women--two bowls (17 ounces, total) of gazpacho every day for two weeks. The antioxidant-rich soup was made from tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, olive oil, onions and garlic

Soups, Stews, Chili and Chowder
USDA Agricultural Research Service