Increasing fruits, nuts reduces eye disease

Researchers at the University of Liverpool believe that increasing your consumption of nuts, veggies and fruits may reduce the likelihood of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by up to 20%.

You can easily increase your intake of nuts by making your own trail mix - buy in bulk, it's much more cost-effective. Mix in your favorite nuts, like almonds or cashews, with some seeds (pumpkin or sunflower), dried fruit (no added sugar, try cranberries) and maybe a small amount of carob or semi-sweet chocolate chips (not too many!).

Another study out of the University of Cincinnati points to a high-fat diet causing problems with fat deposits around the arteries of your heart. This isn't new information, but it further emphasizes the importance of a lower-fat diet....something that a healthy vegan diet provides.

Several studies out of Cornell point to apples inhibiting the spread of breast cancer. An apple a day is truly a good thing!