New year, new you – and the science is clear on how to do it.
This is an excellent article posted on USNEWS.com's health section by columnist Cameron Wells. See the excerpt below and follow the link for the entire transcript.
Did you hear? In one week, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West visit Woodland’s Vegan Bistro in the District of Columbia, Chipotle pulls the pork on its menu and a new book will soon explain the secret behind Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez’s most recent diet. In addition to the big match on Sunday for America’s top-ranked football team, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are in their own battle for 2015’s most-trending vegetable. As Veganuary comes to an end, plant-based nutrition trends are just warming up.
As a dietitian, I couldn’t be happier. We’re getting back to the healthy basics, and the timing is just right.
Close to 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese, a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. It’s a problem that crosses political party lines, affects people of all ages in all 50 states, and attributes to 75 percent of health care spending for chronic disease. It’s weighing our country down, but we have the power to exponentially change these statistics.