in the news summer 2008

There have been quite a few interesting articles on health and wellness over the past few months.

Harper’s Magazine ran a feature story on the raw milk movement. He discusses the controversy surrounding raw (unpasteurized, unhomogenized) milk as well as its reported benefits. More information on the benefits of raw milk can be found here.

Mark Bittman from the New York Times blogged about easy ways to reduce the amount of meat in your diet. He points out that humans don’t need to rely on meat for protein—plants and grains have protein, too. He makes simple suggestions such as learning new and different ways to cook vegetables and using meat as a garnish, not as the focal point of the meal.

Both Time and the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the benefits of agave nectar, which is a natural sweetener derived from the agave plant—also the source of tequila. It is delicious and won’t raise your blood sugar as much as refined sugar. They recommend using it in baked goods, coffee, tea, and in lieu of honey.

Tara Parker-Pope from the New York Times blogged about the 11 best foods to incorporate into your diet, such as blueberries, pumpkin, beets, and swiss chard. She also offered suggestions on new ways to incorporate them.

Yoga Journal explained the different between whole grains and products made from whole grains—and the impact each has on your health.

Natural Solutions offered a list of must-haves for your pantry, freezer, and refrigerator in order to make quick, simple, and healthy meals. Also included are several simple recipes for on-the-go meals made healthy.

Have you read any interesting health and wellness articles? Send me the link!

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