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Taco Bell now offers an AVA certified vegetarian and vegan menu! 

By Lynn Griffith | October 4, 2015   The Vegetarian Times Study reported that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian and an additional 22.8 million Americans follow a vegetarian inclined diet.(1) The vegetarian diet has been continually growing in popularity.  Vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease, colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.  The diet is typically low in fat and high in fiber, though it is possible to eat excessive amounts …

Frozen food fave Amy’s Kitchen opens drive thru

… varieties of Amy’s frozen products are sold around the world. “We feel it is important to know where our food comes from,” Amy’s website states. “We have earned a reputation in the farming community as the company with the most rigid standards for quality and consistency. This is as it should be.” Amy’s Drive Thru is a win for vegetarians and healthy eaters. Within the past 5 years, the number of Americans eating vegetarian diets has more than doubled. Source: Frozen food fave …

Step Aside Big Mac, Vegetarian Gets the Drive-Thru Treatment | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly

… Americans eats is based on convenience, late hours and low costs. If families, especially low to middle income ones, are going to be convinced to make the switch to vegetarian or partially vegetarian diets, they have to have an option comparable in price and ease. In comes a slowly, quietly growing idea of making vegetarian food as easy as pulling up to Burger King’s drive through window late at night. Outside Arizona, vegetarian fast food is gearing up to be supersized. On June 13, 2013, …

Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

By Wendy Culverwell, Staff Reporter: Portland Business Journal | May 4, 2015 Oregon is well-represented in a brewing battle over the final version of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. With a comment deadline looming Friday, the meat, dairy and now plant-based industries are lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to include their views in the final recommendations of what Americans should eat. The agencies are required to review the guidelines …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

By Paula Pant | April 21, 2015 After housing and transportation, food is typically the third-largest expense for many American families. A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans spend an average of $151 a week on food ($7,852 a year). One of one of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce your food bill is by removing one of the most expensive ingredients from your meals: meat. Meat (particularly red meat) is a pricey addition to your meals. You don’t have to turn into a full-blown …

Vegetarian recipes for modern tastes – Winston-Salem Journal: Food

… strikes the perfect balance of filling, healthy and exciting food. That’s what makes the title so apt: More people are realizing that they need lighter food and more vegetables, but they want dishes that are just as fun and satisfying to eat as the heavier meat and starchy foods that they are replacing. Jones points out that while the number of vegetarians may be rising slowly, the number of people cutting back on meat is skyrocketing. Brits, Americans and people all over the world are waking …

Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite! – The Ecologist

… mixed with slaughterhouse waste.” For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to eat “less red and processed meat”. That advice is the outcome of studies conducted by an independent panel of ‘experts’ which was asked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for recommended changes to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. The February 19 …

New science on cholesterol, eggs and vegetarian diets | The Seattle Times

By Carrie Dennett | April 5, 2015 The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has reached some new conclusions about how Americans do and should eat. On Nutrition What’s in store for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines? Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans gets an update. This gives the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) the opportunity to review and reflect on the changing state of the science on nutrition and health, as well as statistics about how we eat as a …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

From DailyWorld | March 26, 2015 Americans just can’t get enough chicken. Since 1965, they’ve eaten more just about every year. Now, eggs are enjoying a revival, too. Not to spoil anyone’s next meal, but there are a few things you might want to know about that food on your plate. Most egg-laying hens spend their lives crammed in spaces so tiny they cannot turn around or spread their wings. While chickens raised for food have more freedom, they face horrifying deaths on assembly lines. …

Study reveals eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing cataracts | UTSanDiego.com

… of people age 75 and older experience cataracts. Over 20 million Americans are believed to have a cataract in at least one eye. However, the Oxford study doesn’t assert that eating meat leads directly to cataracts, but rather that there is a link. “A vegetarian diet may simply be part of a healthy lifestyle that contributes to lower risk of cataracts,” Feldman said. “There may be other factors at work, such as smoking, diabetes and exposure to bright sunlight.” Findings of the study …

Eat fish and veggies to reduce colon cancer risk, study says | Nature World Report

… nutrition may be the best things to consider when reducing the risk of colon cancer. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California examined dietary data gathered from over 77,000 men and women who identify as Seventh-Day Adventists and are enrolled in the Adventist Health Study (AHS-2), a large, prospective cohort study of more than 96,000 North Americans recruited between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2007. The diets of the participants were assessed using a validated quantitative food …

What will it take to downsize the American meat habit? | The Christian Century

I was a strict vegetarian for 10 years. Now I’m a sort of sometimes-meat-avoider: my wife and I keep a meatless kitchen but eat whatever when someone serves it to us and sometimes when we’re out. As I’ve written before, the virtuous identity marker “vegetarian” is less important to me than it used to be. But I still think eating way less meat is the single biggest bit of lifestyle “greening” most Americans could do. The U.S. Department of …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

It’s never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revive the former war rationing effort in the name of public health. At the time, the goal was to combat heart disease and other diet-related illnesses by helping Americans reduce their intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol from meat by about 15 percent. In the decade since, however, we’ve learned …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

At a time when more than a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. In fact, nearly 16 million Americans are vegetarian and about a third say they’re choosing vegan or vegetarian meals more often, according to a Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group. “Part of the reason this is going mainstream is that vegetarian diets are proven to be …

When There’s a Vegetarian Child in the Family – NYTimes.com

… “What did they ever do to us?” I mentally rummaged through and discarded potential answers: “It’s a dog-eat-dog world”? “The circle of life”? “Just don’t think about it”? Whereas pickiness was formerly seen as a character flaw, a failure of parenting or just plain bad manners, it can now acquire a veneer of health, mindfulness and principled ethics. Kids aren’t being picky; they are choosing. An April 2014 poll  of 1,200 Americans conducted by Harris Interactive for the …

Animal Protein vs. Plant-Based Protein

… advertising propaganda being fed to every child. They have been selling the mistaken idea that we need meat, dairy, and eggs in order to be properly nourished. We have thus been programmed with incorrect and dangerous information. Almost all Americans get more than enough protein daily. In fact, the average American consumes over 100 grams of protein, about 50 percent more than the recommended daily amount. Yet too many of us, including athletes, fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders, dieters, and …

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