I’m excited to share a recipe from The How Not to Diet Cookbook. If you’ve already made this dish, please leave us a comment on the recipe page or the Instagram post. I’d love to know what you thought about it!
Ribollita with White Beans and Kale
Ribollita is a rustic Italian soup that, like most soups, tastes even better when reheated and served the next day, as the flavors are allowed to develop even more—hence the name ribollita, which means “reboiled.” Traditional ribollita contains Parmesan and chunks of crusty Italian bread, but this cleaner, more modern version skips the cheese and bread in favor of superstars kale and cabbage. This soup is delicious no matter when you enjoy it, but if you have time, try to prepare it a day before you plan to serve it so it’s truly a ribollita, a “reboiled” rustic soup.
Get the full recipe here, and check out the Instagram Reels video here.
Key Takeaways: Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is almost always preventable, often treatable, and sometimes even reversible through diet and lifestyle changes. I have a wealth of information about this common disease on its topic page, which details key takeaways and all related videos.
Black History Month Spotlights
We were honored to interview several Black health professionals last month and feature their stories on our social media pages. They told us about their work, their go-to whole food, plant-based meals, and what they would like people to know about Black health and Black History Month. Please check out the interviews using the social media links below, and stayed tuned for more in the coming weeks and months.
- Columbus D. Batiste, MD, FACC, FSCAI (Instagram, Facebook)
- Qadira Ali Huff, MD, MPH, FAAP, DipABLM (Instagram, Facebook)
- Tracye McQuirter, MPH (Instagram, Facebook)
- Rhyan Geiger, RDN (Instagram, Facebook)
Update for Canadian Donors
We have great news for our Canadian supporters! You can now donate to NutritionFacts.org and receive a Canadian tax receipt through RC Forward, a project of Rethink Charity. Simply make a donation to us on our RC Forward page, and they will make sure you get the appropriate tax receipt. We appreciate your support.
How to Search the Medical Literature: An Advanced Tutorial
Years ago, I did two webinars on all the tips I’ve learned about how to best search medical databases, legally circumvent article paywalls, and stay on top of the research. I also ran through sample search strategies for different nutrition topics. Those webinars were not available for downloading…until now! Check them out here.
How Not to Diet Now in Spanish
We’re thrilled to announce that How Not to Diet has been translated into Spanish! This translation will be published under the title Comer para no engordar. Pre-orders have already started in Spain, and the book will release on April 14th. You will find more information and the links for several stores to pre-order on the publisher’s book page. You can find the availability of all translations of all of my books here.
Dr. Greger in the Kitchen: Cran-Chocolate Pomegranate BROL Bowl
Prebiotic goodness for breakfast to keep your microbiome happy all day long.
Flashback Friday: The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation
High-fat plant foods—avocados, peanuts, and walnuts—and olive oil are put to the test.
The Health Effects of Mycoprotein (Quorn) Products vs BCAAs in Meat
Clinical trials on Quorn show that it can improve satiety and help people control their cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin levels.
Next Live Q&A on March 25
Every month, I do a live Q&A directly from my treadmill, and Thursday, March 25 is the day.
Join on our Facebook page or YouTube channel at 3pm ET. I’ll be streaming to both at the same time!
You can find links to past live Q&As here on NutritionFacts.org. If that’s not enough, don’t forget I have an audio podcast to keep you company, too.
Michael Greger, M.D.
PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations:
- 2019: Evidence-Based Weight Loss
- 2016: How Not To Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers
- 2015: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet
- 2014: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
- 2013: More Than an Apple a Day
- 2012: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death