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GRAY: Learn to eat humanely, even if not a vegetarian | Opinion | dailynebraskan.com

… consuming meat compelled me to completely stop eating it about eight years ago. For some people, that’s simply not a lifestyle choice they’re willing to make. Enjoying the taste of meat doesn’t make you a bad person. However, there are ways to consume animal products that are more humane and will alleviate a lot of that internalized guilt that comes with eating a once-living thing. The number one reason I don’t eat meat is because of factory farms. These are places where animals such as …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

… quality of protein consumed. There are 22 types of amino acids, which can be divided into essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, and so need to be consumed through food. “While there is no doubt that the proteins we get from animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy) are of better quality than what vegetarian sources tend to have, it is a big myth that vegetarian foods, particularly vegetables, are completely devoid of any protein,” says …

No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain SECRET animal products  | Daily Mail Online

… contain animal products. What is more worrying for vegetarians and vegans is that ingredients lists on packages might list product names, but not what’s in them, like the food colouring carmine that is derived from crushed beetles, while few would realise that the pesticides used to spray bananas can contain shellfish. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

… mother has spent countless hours researching and experimenting with vegetarian recipes. We shared many diverse family dinners, and I am very grateful to have been exposed to a wide variety of meals. There are many different types of vegetarianism. A vegan diet excludes all animal products such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy. A lacto-vegetarian diet excludes meat, poultry, fish and eggs but consumes dairy products. A lacto-ovo-vegetarian excludes meat, poultry, and fish but consumes eggs …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

… all animal foods. However, there are some differences in nutrient recommendations,” says registered dietitian Nicole Osinga based in Oshawa, Ont. Osinga says a perfect example of this is protein. Some plant proteins are digested less efficiently than animal proteins, because of differences in amino acids (the building blocks of protein) in them. “This is the reason vegan protein requirements are higher compared to those who consume some animal products.” If you’re a new …

7 Types of Vegetarianism and Their Environmental and Health Benefits | Care2 Causes

… the early stages of humankind, there are all sorts of interpretations of what a vegetarian is, as well as assorted names and categories for each type of plant-based eater. Some people believe that vegans, those who do not consume or use animal products whatsoever, are showing the ultimate kindness to animals and the environment. While others feel that pollotarians and even flexitarians, which are both newer terms for two different classes of semi-vegetarians, are doing a great service to …

Vegan blogger Dreena Burton says her recipes will make you go meat-free | Daily Mail Online

By Maybelle Morgan for MailOnline | 27 March 2015 Most meat-eaters would physically cringe at the phrase ‘plant-based’ diet, but one woman has made it her aim to educate the world about the benefits of going vegan. Cookbook author Dreena Burton, 44, stopped eating meat, fish and animal products 20 years and during that time, has written five best-selling cookbooks. The Vancouver-based author’s most recent, Plant-Powered Families, includes more than 100 whole-food, vegan recipes …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… animal products (such as gelatin or white sugar processed using animal bones). But that’s where the similarities end. 50 SHADES OF VEGAN Raw-food vegans, like those Moore found on YouTube, aim to eat food that hasn’t been cooked above a certain temperature, typically around 110 degrees F. In contrast, macrobiotic vegans center their diets on cooked whole grains and beans and eat only small amounts of raw food. Another common variation is referred to as oil-free, plant-based veganism. Stefani …

Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary

… that’s his real name) about the risks and benefits of being a vegetarian. First a definition: Vegetarians eat no meat, meat products, poultry, or fish. The American Dietetic Association classifies vegetarians more specifically: • Vegans exclude all animal products (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, and other dairy products). • Lactovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, fish, and eggs but include dairy products. • Lacto-ovovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, and fish but include dairy …

Vegetarianism 101: Make your transition a slow one – San Antonio Express-News

… Vegetarian” (Sourcebooks, $12.99), to ask her for tips on going cutting out meat as painlessly as possible. First, she said, it’s important to understand the spectrum of vegetarianism. Vegans don’t eat any animal products; flexitarians tend not to eat meat but don’t rule it out completely. In the middle, you’ll find lacto-ovo vegetarians, who won’t eat meat but do eat dairy and eggs; and pescatarians, who eat fish. “Or there’s a new word I just heard, ‘reducetarian,’ …

10 Books That Will Turn You Vegetarian | Scottish Book Trust

Should we eat meat? These books attempt to answer that question Whether or not you eat meat, it’s hard to deny that there are many good arguments for abstaining from animal products. Some find these arguments so strong that they choose to avoid meat products altogether, whereas others don’t. Whether you’re a steak-and-ale pie lover or a strict vegan, why not read one of these fascinating books and see where you stand on the issue? via 10 Books That Will Turn You Vegetarian | …

Plant-based diets lead to weight loss, study finds | Stuff.co.nz

… that’s sustainable?” Levin said. The researchers reviewed 15 studies focused on plant-based diets, from vegan (no animal products) to vegetarian diets in which followers eat eggs and dairy products but no meat. Half the studies were intended to help participants lose weight; the others were to treat health concerns such as diabetes, chronic pain or arthritis. Obesity and overweight are linked to such diseases as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Observational studies …

LETTER: For health’s sake, go vegetarian in 2015

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many people die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar, and salt. Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. No …

Eating insects is better than eating meat, but is it any more ethical? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Not all vegans refuse to eat honey, but many do. They see interfering with the lives of insects (in this case, bees) to be as problematic as eating other animals or animal products. (And just so there’s no confusion, insects are animals.  Those who work for animal rights and advocate for insects are correctly including them in their definitions.) So, many vegans are starting to question the heavily hyped — and seemingly growing — act of consuming insects as food. Plenty of people …

6 Year Study Shows that People Live Longer with a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet • The Raw Food World News

(TRFW News) Vegan and vegetarian diets are the recommended dietary choices for longevity and heart health. A low-fat whole foods, plant-based diet is now enthusiastically suggested for those managing or trying to prevent diabetes. (1,2) Recent research has found that most any form of a vegetarian diet, vegan or not, lowers adult mortality.  The key for longer life is to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and low amounts of animal products. (3) What Does the Research Say …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

… continues to eat one vegan meal a day, saying it helps her maintain her 65-pound post-baby weight loss. Similarly, actor Samuel L. Jackson recently credited a vegan diet for his 40-pound weight loss and improved heart health. Jackson said reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and seeing his documentary, Forks Over Knives, convinced him to stop eating meat and animal products. Since going vegan, Samuel L. said he has never felt or looked better. …

How to deal when your child wants to be a vegetarian

… protein are nutrients essential to growth and development – and animal products are a great way to get these into kids,” she explains. “Giving them just a plate of vegies, or letting them eat cereal three times a day won’t meet their nutritional requirements. Parents are going to have to think about what they’re feeding their kids.” There’s also the emotional aspect of dealing with a child who decides to become vegetarian, Di Prima acknowledges. Continue reading this article by …

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