Posted by Trudy Prevost on October 30, 2014
Posted by Trudy Prevost on September 25, 2014
Paul McCartney narrates powerful documentary about factory farmed animals and how we can help animals and the environment by adopting a plant-based diet.
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Posted by Trudy Prevost on June 21, 2014
We have talked about all these concepts in the past but somehow the visual has more impact
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Posted by Trudy Prevost on May 17, 2014
It is always exciting to see these fruits come into season; they are like this natural sweet candy fruit.
Also called naseberry
The naseberry is native to Central America and the Caribbean. The Indians of Mexico originally called the tree ‘sapodilla’, a name that is retained in many parts of the region. The fruit is round in shape and has a reddish brown skin. When ripe, the fleshy pulp may be eaten or used to make custard and ice-cream. The early Indians chewed the rubbery sap of the tree, which they called ‘chicle’ and it was this – with the addition of massive amounts of sugar – that New Yorker Thomas Adams managed to make into successful commercial product – chewing gum.
Posted by Trudy Prevost on December 20, 2013
“A taste of Ital Living.”
We have a new sit down Vegan Restaurant in Roseau!
A place to cool out; have a juice; a salad; a sandwich or a lovely full course meal.
Friendly welcoming staff who go out of their way to meet your culinary needs!
Great juices; including beet that are very lightly sweetened!
62 Old Street second floor (Corner of River Street and Old Street)
Posted by Trudy Prevost on September 6, 2013
Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced death rates in a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists released in June 2013.
Researchers assessed dietary patients using a questionnaire that categorized study participants into five groups: nonvegetarian, semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian (includes seafood), lacto-ovo-vegetarian (includes dairy and egg products) and vegan (excludes all animal products).
The death rates for subgroups of vegans, lacto-ovo–vegetarians, and pesco-vegetarians were all significantly lower than those of nonvegetarians.
The researchers also found that the beneficial associations between a vegetarian diet and mortality tended to be stronger in men than in women.
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Posted by Trudy Prevost on September 6, 2013
Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie
People who improved their eating habits the most after a heart attack had a better chance of surviving, according to a study released in September 2013.
The results showed that after a nine years of follow-up, a diet lowest in red and processed meat products and sugar and highest in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables lowered the risk of death from heart disease by 40 percent, compared with no dietary changes.
Researchers assessed the diets of 4,098 women and men from both the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study using the Alternative Healthy Eating Index 2010—a tool developed to determine chronic disease risk based on diet—before and after a heart attack.
Alternative Healthy Eating Index 2010
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
CNPP Fact Sheet No. 2
The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality in terms of conformance to Federal dietary guidance. It is used to monitor the quality of American diets; to examine relationships between diet and health-related outcomes and between diet cost and diet quality; to determine the effectiveness of nutrition intervention programs; and to assess the quality of food assistance packages, menus, and the U.S. food supply. The HEI is a scoring metric that can be applied to any defined set of foods, such as previously collected dietary data, a defined menu, or a market basket, to estimate a score. The HEI-2010, which assesses diet quality as specified by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is made up of 12 components, as shown below. The total HEI-2010 score is the sum of the component scores and has a maximum of 100 points.
HEI-2010 component Maximum Standard for maximum score Standard for minimum score of zero
Adequacy (higher score indicates higher consumption)
Total Fruit (2) 5 ≥ 0.8 cup equiv. / 1,000 kcal10 No fruit
Whole Fruit (3) 5 ≥ 0.4 cup equiv. / 1,000 kcal No whole fruit
Total Vegetables (4) 5 ≥ 1.1 cup equiv. / 1,000 kcal No vegetables
Greens and Beans (4) 5 ≥ 0.2 cup equiv. / 1,000 kcal No dark-green vegetables, beans, or peas
Whole Grains 10 ≥ 1.5 ounce equiv. / 1,000 kcal No whole grains
Dairy (5) 10 ≥ 1.3 cup equiv. / 1,000 kcal No dairy
Total Protein Foods (6) 5 ≥ 2.5 ounce equiv. / 1,000 kcal No protein foods
Seafood/Plant Proteins(6) 5 ≥ 0.8 ounce equiv. / 1,000 kcal No seafood or plant proteins
Fatty Acids (8) 10 (PUFAs + MUFAs) / SFAs > 2.5 (PUFAs + MUFAs) / SFAs < 1.2
HEI-20101 component Maximum Standard for maximum score Standard for minimum score of zero
Moderation (higher score indicates lower consumption)
Refined Grains 10 ≤ 1.8 ounce equiv. / 1,000 kcal ≥ 4.3 ounce equiv. / 1,000 kcal
Sodium 10 ≤ 1.1 gram / 1,000 kcal ≥ 2.0 grams / 1,000 kcal
Empty Calories (9) 20 ≤ 19% of energy ≥ 50% of energy
Intakes between the minimum and maximum standards are scored proportionately.
(2) Includes 100% fruit juice.
(3) Includes all forms except juice.
(4) Includes any beans and peas not counted as Total Protein Foods.
(5) Includes all milk products, such as fluid milk, yogurt, and cheese, and fortified soy beverages.
(6) Beans and peas are included here (and not with vegetables) when the Total Protein Foods standard is otherwise not met.
(7) Includes seafood, nuts, seeds, soy products (other than beverages) as well as beans and peas counted as Total Protein Foods.
(8) Ratio of poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs and MUFAs) to saturated fatty acids (SFAs).
(9) Calories from solid fats, alcohol, and added sugars; threshold for counting alcohol is > 13 grams/1,000 kcal.
Equiv. = equivalent, kcal = kilocalories.
Authors: Patricia M. Guenther, PhD, RD1; Kellie O. Casavale, PhD, RD2; Jill Reedy, PhD, RD3; Sharon I. Kirkpatrick, PhD, RD3; Hazel A.B. Hiza, PhD, RD1; Kevin J. Kuczynski, MS, RD1; Lisa L. Kahle, BA4; Susan M. Krebs-Smith, PhD, RD.3
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 4Information Management Services, Inc.; United States Department of Agriculture
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Posted by Trudy Prevost on August 7, 2013
Like coffee? Well there’s a very nice man in Portsmouth that makes some delicious popsicles. He goes by Mr. Freezy and his popsicles are cheap! $1.25 EC or so. He’ll deliver them to you for $5 EC! It’s a steal! In the last two weeks I’ve bought $110 worth. His number is 295-7621 My favorite are the coffee (they taste like a frozen frappuccino) guava and coconut. Give him a call! You can tell him I sent you. ; ) …in case he’s wondering how you got his #. :
Posted by Trudy Prevost on April 13, 2013
I have studied Healthy Lifestyles for over 40 years now and it is so interesting to see the change in people’s attitudes towards this way of living. I was considered a quack; a fanatic; an abusive mother; a hippie; and now – my lifestyle is on the forefront of scientific study! Oh joy!
As a vegetarian and someone who refrains from processed foods and chemical foods I have not consumed much meat or sports drinks in my lifetime – and now science backs up my decision.
Cleveland Clinic researchers found that when processed in the gut, carnitine (abundant in red meat and added to popular energy drinks) is metabolized to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a compound linked to clogged arteries (atherosclerosis).
These foods are body altering – in a negative way. A diet high in carnitine shifts our gut “biology” so meat eaters actually generate more TMAO and compound their risk of cardiovascular disease.
This study was released in April 2013 – and it seems the more you indulge the greater your risk – my Nanny always said “moderation”.
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Posted by Trudy Prevost on March 13, 2013
Stone Love produces delicious healthy food in a cute little space in Roseau. It is about a half block from the old Shillingford Grocery Store with the blue roof.
They offer foods you cannot get anywhere else; gluten free roti; bush tea juices; vegetarian burgers (non soya); vegan desserts. I love their soups.
They serve their specials on a rotating basis so keep in mind not all menu offerings are served every day.
They put a lot of love into their food; you can taste it!
Because there is no meat or dairy in the cooking area all foods are kosher.
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