"Yale [researchers] published … a paper titled, “Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health?” In it, they compare the major diets of the day: Low carb, low fat, low glycemic, Mediterranean, mixed/balanced (DASH), Paleolithic, vegan, and elements of other diets. Despite the pervasiveness of these diets in culture and media, Katz and Meller write, “There have been no rigorous, long-term studies comparing contenders for best diet laurels using methodology that precludes bias and confounding. For many reasons, such studies are unlikely.” They conclude that no diet is clearly best, but there are common elements across eating patterns that are proven to be beneficial to health. “A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants, is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention.”"


Important new nutrition study confirms that Michael Pollan had it right all along in his now-legendary Food Rules.

(via The Dish)

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1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup tamari
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon {your favorite liquid sweetener}
1 small clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce (optional)

2 (12-ounce) bags kelp noodles, rinsed and drained
2 medium carrots, peeled if desired and cut into matchsticks
1 large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into matchsticks
3 green onions, white and light green parts thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry cashews (optional)
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds

1. In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients.
2. In a large bowl, combine the noodles, carrot, and bell pepper.
3. Add the almond butter sauce and toss to coat.
4. Refrigerate for 2 hours, until chilled, or serve immediately.
5. Garnish with the green onion, cashews, and sesame seeds just before serving.

Almond Butter: use a storebought peanut butter
Tamari: soy sauce, nama shoyu, or liquid aminos
Kelp noodles: 4 medium zucchini or yellow squash, peeled if desired, spiralized
Cashews: dry-roasted peanuts

Sesame seeds: hempseeds

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Vegan Ranch Dressing…RECIPE


½ cup raw cashews, soaked 4 hours

½ cup coconut milk

2 cloves of garlic

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons chives

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1 teaspoon salt

pepper to taste