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.
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!
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.”