Oprah Winfrey & Her Staff Lost Weight and Gained Health Benefits During Her “Vegan Challenge”

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PCRM Online, February 2011

News and Media Release
Feb 2, 2011

Oprah Winfrey and Dietary Guidelines Highlight Benefits of Vegan Diet

Yesterday, millions watched Oprah Winfrey and her staff explain the health benefits they experienced during her “vegan challenge.” Earlier this week, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans set a precedent for federal nutrition policy by acknowledging the benefits of vegan diets.

“Live your best life.” It’s one of Oprah’s mottos. It’s also what she and 378 of her staffers recently did when they went vegan for one week. Three hundred of the staffers who successfully completed the one-week challenge collectively lost 444 pounds. A video editor for the program lost 11 pounds and said that by the third day he felt better than he had in 10 years.

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Big Game Snack Recipe: Quickie Quesadillas

Tortillas: Important Ingredients of Quickie Quesadillas
Tortillas: Important Ingredients of Quickie Quesadillas

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During any big game, such as the NHL (National Hockey League) game or the NFL (National Football League) game, you need a healthful snack to munch on.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)  gives us a great recipe  “Quickie Quesadillas” which makes an absolutely delicious meal or snack.

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Appealing Paella Recipe

Saffron: Important Ingredient in Vegetable Paella
Saffron: Important Ingredient in Vegetable Paella

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Vegetable Paella is a great recipe from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

The PCRM recipe to make Vegetable Paella appeals to everyone who is a vegan, vegetarian and/or just passionate about brown rice.

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The Beauty of Beets Pairing Recipe

Red/Purple Beets
Red/Purple Beets

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If you love beets for their beautiful characteristics such as sensational sweet flavour and lively colours, then here is a great recipe from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

Beets pair beautifully with citrus, and this salad is a delicious example. Surprisingly, beets’ beauty shows up in a variety of colors—not only several shades of red and purple, but also pink, yellow, and even white!

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Tempting Tempeh Sloppy Joes Recipe

Tempeh
Tempeh

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presents the Tempeh Sloppy Joes recipe that will satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and foodies who crave a culinary adventure. The Tempeh Sloppy Joes recipe “will have you catching every bite before it falls on your plate or the floor.”

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New Year Resolution Recipe

black-eyed peas
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A great New Year resolution is to have a healthy happy new year 2011. And this low-fat, high-protein recipe from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is sure to make a great start to a healthy and happy new year!

Hoppin’ John Salad

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Recipe for Longevity Promotion: Yam Pie

Yam or Sweet potato (orange kind)
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Are you tire of eating carrots? Need some variety in your diet?

Here is a great Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recipe Yam Pie.

It has been reported that “vegetables and fruits rich in beta-carotene can cut the risk of breast and prostate cancer. The findings were based on 83,234 participants in the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study, and showed a particular benefit for younger women and those at risk due to a family history of cancer or regular alcohol use… and carotenoid-rich foods are associated with better cancer survival.”

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