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About Margarita Restrepo

Margarita is Certified in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell, and the founder of Naked Food Magazine. As a true health activist, supporter, and advocate, she educates people in regards to healthier, plant-based and disease-free lifestyles.
Latest Posts | By Margarita Restrepo
Conventional vs. Organic Agricultural Methods
7 months ago

Conventional vs. Organic Agricultural Methods

Pollution:

Conventional: Fertilizer runoff pollutes coastal areas and can strip water of oxygen, spur algae growth, and kill marine life.

Organic: No chemical pesticides or fertilizers are applied to organic …
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Complex Carbs vs. Simple Carbs
11 months ago

Complex Carbs vs. Simple Carbs

Carbohydrates are the main source of calories in a healthy diet and are the primary fuel for the brain and muscles. Typically, about three-fourths of daily calories should come from …
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Reducing Food Waste For Climate Change
1 year ago

Reducing Food Waste For Climate Change

It’s easy not to think about food waste when your rotting tomatoes and days-old casserole dishes are hidden away in the back of the refrigerator—out of sight, out of mind. …
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White House Orders Review of GMO Regulations
2 years ago

White House Orders Review of GMO Regulations

The Obama administration said on Thursday that it would update the way the government regulated genetically modified crops and some other biotechnology products, saying that the nearly 30-year-old system had …
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Chipotle says no to serving genetically modified foods
2 years ago

Chipotle says no to serving genetically modified foods

Source: Stephanie Strom, New York Times.

In a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill will be preparing only food that is free of …
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Naked Food Spotlight: Legumes
4 years ago

Naked Food Spotlight: Legumes

Legumes are abundant in soluble fiber, a property that lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels. With a low glycemic index, beans contain a remarkable blend of complex carbohydrates and protein. About …
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Naked Food Spotlight: Nuts
4 years ago

Naked Food Spotlight: Nuts

*People with advanced heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes should substantially limit (4-5 nuts a day max.) or entirely avoid the consumption of nuts and oils. 

Weight loss
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The Farm Bill: What You Should Know
4 years ago

The Farm Bill: What You Should Know

An interview with Noah Gittell, Director of Government Affairs of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Q: For those readers who may not be familiar with PCRM, can you tell …
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The Pursuit of Nakedness
4 years ago

The Pursuit of Nakedness

It seems we’re always in the pursuit of something.  Life, work, family, and relationships are all part of our existence.  They are also the foundation and a reflection of who …
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Disease, Nutrition, & Alkalinity
4 years ago

Disease, Nutrition, & Alkalinity

There are many factors that can affect the human body, ranging from simple colds to cancer. There are, however, two main types of diseases: infectious and non-infectious.

Infectious diseases are …
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Naked Food Spotlight: Turmeric
4 years ago

Naked Food Spotlight: Turmeric

Let’s start by saying that we shouldn’t consume only superfoods. Although these are nutrient powerhouses packed with large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals, all plant-foods have a great …
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Casein and Cancer
4 years ago

Casein and Cancer

Many studies, including a 2009 paper available in the National Institutes of Health library, have concluded that consumption of dairy products may be linked to breast cancer.

1.  “Casein, which …
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Naked Interview: Feeding Children Everywhere
4 years ago

Naked Interview: Feeding Children Everywhere

1.02 Billion people are hungry globally, and 14 million kids are hungry here at home.  Feeding Children Everywhere is a social charity that empowers and mobilizes people to assemble healthy …
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Smoothies: Sipping your way back to health
4 years ago

Smoothies: Sipping your way back to health

When we talk about smoothies, we are referring to the action of blending whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, herbs, and nuts in a high power blender.  Blending is …
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7 Reasons to live naked
4 years ago

7 Reasons to live naked

The World Health Organization has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20 percent in developing …
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Naked Interview: ‘ESCAPE FIRE’ – Finding a way out in our disease-care system
5 years ago

Naked Interview: ‘ESCAPE FIRE’ – Finding a way out in our disease-care system

In 2009, when Congress began debating national health-care reform, filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke began to work on a health-care documentary. Three years later – with the Affordable Care …
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On the race to Stop Monsanto
5 years ago

On the race to Stop Monsanto

[dropcap]Imagine a story where the plot is based on the premise that a pesticide chemical company has created a kind of mutated seed that later becomes food for the world’s …
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McCartney: Meat Free Monday to help the planet
5 years ago

McCartney: Meat Free Monday to help the planet

Everything we do, take, eat, or buy has a carbon footprint, and therefore an impact on climate change. Food production is, in fact, a major contributor. Agriculture as a whole …
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Labels Matter! We have the right to know
5 years ago

Labels Matter! We have the right to know

Naked Food Magazine supports the Just Label It Campaign and the right to know what’s in our food.

Studies show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling …
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REVOLT! vs. Hydrogenated Oils
5 years ago

REVOLT! vs. Hydrogenated Oils

THE REASON: The consumption of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils (also called trans fatty acids) is a cause of diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

THE WORST: Canola oil.  Why? It’s …
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20 Common Foods with High Antioxidant Levels
5 years ago

20 Common Foods with High Antioxidant Levels

So how about those antioxidants?  What are they and how do they affect us?  Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as …
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