Fish is a low fat, high protein food that has a range of health benefits. However, given what we know of fish and its sources today, that’s not always true.
GR: Like beef, chicken and pork, farmed fish raised on an unnatural diet of grain is low in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and high in unhealthy omega-6 fatty acids. I don’t think this is worse than bacon, but farmed tilapia should be eaten rarely if at all.
There is more at stake here than human health. Animal farms concentrate animal wastes that pollute soils and nearby streams. In addition to nitrates, the wastes contain antibiotics and other drugs used to prevent disease and accelerate growth. As animal farms grow to keep supplying meat to the growing human population, the environmental impact becomes massive. So, skip the tilapia and other farmed animals. Get your protein from organically grown soybeans.
GR: This is my choice for this year’s tofu turkey.
Browning the vegetables before making the gravy stock is what sets this rich sauce apart. And, just as good, the gravy can be made ahead of time. Double the recipe if you’ve got a gravy-loving crowd.
“According to recent reports by The Wall Street Journal, the superstar plant-based company Beyond Meat is reaching out to the New York Mets, in hopes of garnering the support of mainstream American consumers. The major league baseball team sampled Beyond Meat’s new burger, and David Wright, third baseman and team captain, plans to sign on as a spokesman for the company.
“To anyone who doubts athletes can thrive on a plant-based diet, Wright says that for him the Standard American Diet was detrimental: “Six years ago I cut out red meat. … It made me lethargic.” Wright has never looked back on the decision to cut down on meat, and is now using his celebrity to support the movement of others toward a plant-based diet.
“Beyond Meat offered free samples to fans outside a recent Mets game, and received a glowing response. One baseball fan exclaimed, “I’ve tried make-believe meat before and didn’t like it. … But I like this.” …