Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

By Tami Fertig November 21, 2013 Categories: Good News

A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

Healing Foods: Cranberries

Need another reason to slather cranberry sauce over everything this Thanksgiving? A new research review confirms cranberries’ health perks go beyond preventing urinary tract infections. The tart little berries also improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and fighting inflammation. [EurekAlert]

Restaurant chain Cracker Barrel pledges to eliminate the use of pig gestation crates—cages often so small that animals can barely move inside them. [Humane Society]

Soldiers go veg! In an effort to eat healthier and curb climate change, the Norwegian Army has adopted Meatless Mondays. They predict their once-weekly veg menu will cut the army’s meat consumption by 150 tons a year. [Ecorazzi]

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