Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2013
On April 5, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published in One Green Planet about the financial benefits of a plant-based, Mediterranean diet.
According to One Green Planet, a new study published in the March issue of the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, concluded that participants who took part in the 34-week study saved almost $40 a week by following plant-based Mediterranean recipes given to them by instructors. Additionally, around half of the participants lost weight. A total of 83 participants took part in the study. The participants were taken from emergency food pantries and low-income housing sites.
Because meat, poultry and seafood are often the most expensive items of food, consuming a plant-based diet helped the participants save money. As an added benefit, the plant-based diet also improved the health of many participants.
“Often times, people have the misconception that eating healthier costs more money. This study helps dispel that notion,” says Yumi Media representative Justin Maas. “For those individuals who still love the taste of meat, there are meat alternatives, like Quorn, that they can consume. Meat alternatives contain lots of protein, but less fat and saturated fat than meat. Additionally, some brands, like Quorn, are able to replicate the taste and texture of meat.”
Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.