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Neal Barnard

Q: Are meat analogues a healthful habit?

A: Analogues made from soy, wheat, or pea protein are much better than the foods they replace. Meats contribute cholesterol and animal fat, along with traces of carcinogens that form during cooking. Also, hot dogs and other processed meat products are linked to colorectal cancer.

Take your party to the great outdoors, whether you're enjoying an open-air concert, a day in the park or a lunch with friends on the back porch. All of these foods can be made in advance and travel well—plus, their flavors get even better over time.

Striking New Chords: Q&A with Mickey Madden

Busy touring after the release of Hands All Over, Maroon 5’s third studio album, bass player Mickey Madden is happy to report that the band is part of the Green Music Group (greenmusic group.org)—a coalition of musicians spreading an environmental message.

Q What does the Green Music Group hope to achieve?
A The idea is to â??greenâ? touring standards, and also to bring up environmental issues with music fans all over the world.

I love few things more than the experience of the pick-your-own farm. You can dress in your oldest, rattiest clothes; linger outdoors for hours in a beautiful setting; and best of all, you can eat whatever you like, and no one minds a bit.

Packet Magic

Seal the deal on easy dinners with individual packet entrees

green tea

Straight from a cup or added to a favorite dish, drink in the healing properties of this global beverage every day

Q: I can't seem to get my cholesterol under 200, but I want to avoid taking medication. Does exercise really help?

A: Exercise can indeed help, depending on what kind you do. Think aerobic: brisk walking, jogging, singles tennis, cycling, dance workouts. Aerobic exercise has a small effect on total cholesterol, but it has a great effect on "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, or HDL), increasing it by 10 percent or more. Exercise also reduces triglycerides (blood fats).

Naturally Sweet

Holiday goodies get a wholesome makeover.

Carrot & Stick: March 2008

Who walks the walk, who's nothing but talk

Celebrating Summer’s Favorite Fruit