On this episode of Healthytarian Living, host Evita Ochel welcomes Dr. Michael Greger to talk about the superior nutrition of plant foods.

Dr. Michael Greger is a medical physician, writer, and internationally recognized professional speaker on important public health issues. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He has authored books, scientific publications and been featured in films and popular media.

General topics covered in the video include:

  1. Dr. Greger shares how he became interested in plant nutrition. (1:32)

  2. What makes dairy a problematic food source. (3:35)

  3. What makes eggs a problematic food source. (6:36)

  4. A comparison of lean, wild meats to factory farmed meats. (8:16)

  5. What can make carbohydrates a problematic food source. (10:37)

  6. Understanding the difference between vegan and whole-food, plant-based eating. (11:33)

  7. Addressing concerns whether plant-based diets are nutritionally adequate. (12:16)

    • examining vitamin and mineral profiles
    • examining protein profiles (15:38)
  8. Understanding omega-3 fats and whether fish oil supplements are a good idea. (16:24)

    • what are best sources of omega-3 fatty acids
  9. Understanding iron deficiency and best iron-rich foods. (18:26)

  10. Understanding soy and whether it is a healthy food option. (19:45)

  11. Understanding phytonutrients and their role in disease healing and prevention. (21:47)

  12. Dr. Greger’s advice for making healthy food choices. (24:50)

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