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Vegan restaurants convince consumers that the vegan trend is here to stay! • The Raw Food World News

By Lynn Griffith | August 24, 2015 In the United States alone, 7.3 million people follow a vegetarian diet, 1 million are vegan, and 22.8 million people largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet.  As research continues to amass proof of the numerous health benefits that come from giving up at least some, if not all, meat, the plant-based diet continues to grow in popularity. (1) Never before in history has there been a better time to make the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle.  Companies such …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

… conditions. And since these proteins are lower on the food chain, they’re a more planet-friendly way to eat. Here are four plant-based proteins to add to your shopping cart. All have proven health benefits plus at least as much protein as an egg! Peas Pea protein is popping in ingredient lists, from breads and snack foods to breakfast cereals and protein powders. A cup of cooked split peas packs in about 16 grams of protein compared to six grams in regular green peas. If you’re …

Food For Thought: A Quick Homemade Recipe For Spicy Vegetarian Couscous | Her.ie

By Liz McHugh | May 24, 2015 Kicking off your weekend, it can be hard to stay on the right eating track when you’re trying to squeeze in catch-ups, gym time and your daily to-do lists! Each week, we’ll bring you one quick recipe with lots of health benefits. Using common ingredients you’ll find in the fridge, press (or local shop at a push!), take the hassle out of home-cooking with this fast meal. This week… we’re giving you a taste of Morocco with a delicious couscous recipe. From …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

From MedicalPress | May 15, 2015 Vegetarian foods are positioned for success in the marketplace as public health advocates highlight the benefits of plant-based diets and a growing number of consumers embrace meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyles. Earlier this year, for example, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report included adopting a vegetarian diet among its recommended approaches to healthful eating. So it’s hardly surprising that mainstream food industry brands …

Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

… every five years. The 2015 draft, released in February, plays up the health benefits of plant-based diets and includes references to the environmental advantages of reducing or eliminating meat. Both points are being fiercely challenged. While the meat and dairy industries are old hands when it comes to raising their voices, Michele Simon, president of Oakland-based Eat Drink Politics, said the plant-based food world never played a significant role until the current round. She set out to change …

6 Delicious Vegetarian Dishes Requiring 5 Ingredients or Fewer

… nutrition and medicine at the University of Vermont, told Women’s Health. Consuming less meat also reduces your cancer risk and helps with weight maintenance. Furthermore, vegetarianism helps preserve essential resources; eating a plant-based meal for lunch rather than a burger saves 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, 133 gallons of water, and 24 square feet of land, Women’s Health reports. The benefits don’t end there, either. Vegetarian dishes are delicious and easy to make, …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

Stefanie Angstadt – Thought for Food | April 22, 2015 Lentils are one of those great foods that are healthy and filling. As someone who eats a little meat, sometimes, depending on where it’s from, I have come to depend on lentils for a source of protein, flavor and heartiness in my cooking. Lentils are one of the earliest foods known to humans, and perhaps they’ve stuck around because of their outstanding health benefits. They contain cholesterol-lowering fiber, help manage blood-sugar …

5 foolproof vegetarian main dishes from around the world

… vegetables mainly suitable for side dishes, and tried to replicate the experience of meat (through long recipes or odd ingredient swap-outs) instead of treating meatless dishes as compelling in their own right. We know today, as the new cookbook both reminds and and enlightens us, that you don’t need dairy to add flavor and that vegetarian dishes, beyond their health benefits, are worth preparing for themselves. The introductory pages and 11 chapters of “The Complete Vegetarian …

5 Habits Of Vegetarians You Should Steal

… them. It’s key, because eating more veggies is one of the most impactful dietary changes you can make, but about 75% of adults fall short of the minimum recommended three daily servings. Fitting in just one additional portion per day can slash your risk of heart disease by as much as 11%, and making veggies the star of your plate can lead to a myriad of benefits. From today on, when choosing what’s for lunch or dinner, select your veggies to start, then add lean protein, good fat, and …

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

… use any products that contain or were tested on animals. A vegan does not consume any type of meat, dairy product or other animal ingredients, including honey, gelatin, rennet or albumin. They also avoid sugars that were processed using animal bone char, for example. Impacts and benefits: Studies indicate that vegans save approximately 200 animals per year, due to their diet and lifestyle choices. Statistics also show that vegans are healthier than people who include animal products into …

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 …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

… just a case of learning about how to make nutritious vegan meals and working up the mental strength to say goodbye to Tip Top ice cream. I’m perfectly healthy on a vegetarian diet. My iron levels have always been fine. I have mild arthritis and actually noticed an improvement in this once I stopped eating meat. It might have been a placebo effect, as I had read about the benefits of a vegetarian diet for arthritis before I made the change, but I’ll take a placebo effect if it means …

Crunch Numbers, Not Dead Animals, and See How Many Lives You Can Save | TakePart

… all the health benefits in one digital display. What if there were a similar device that measured the environmental benefits you created by ordering a quinoa burger instead of its meaty counterpart—or every time you opted for the crudité over the shrimp cocktail? Meet the Vegetarian Calculator. The new website allows users to simply enter the amount of time it’s been since you’ve last eaten meat, and the calculator will show how many animals’ lives have been saved, how many pounds of …

Alert: A vegetarian diet’s hidden gifts and super traps – Idaho Press-Tribune: Members

… trans fats (prepared foods are loaded with them). You want to enjoy a wide array of starchy (not too many!) and non-starchy veggies, lots of greens and legumes and plenty of fruit. And make sure to get enough vitamin B-12 (you’ll almost certainly need a supplement), protein (beans, nuts, many grains), and vitamin D (try 15 minutes of daily sunshine). Then you’ll gain the big health benefits of a well-designed veggie diet: lower blood lipids, increased insulin sensitivity, lower risk of …

Vegetarian diet cuts risk of cancers but eating fish gives extra protection | Executive Living | The Australian

… some lifestyle differences beyond diet. Vegetarians, for example, were usually older than nonvegetarians and were more likely to exercise, while vegans consumed less calcium. However, the benefits of the vegetarian diet still persisted after the researchers controlled for several of these factors, including exercise, alcohol consumption, smoking history and family history of colorectal cancer. Dr Orlich says he hopes future research can look at more details of different types of vegetarians and …

Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss

… offer additional benefits. “A vegetarian high-protein diet could be a healthier alternative to a meat-based HPWL diet, achieving desired results without any negative health effects (eg, risk of colonic disease),” the researchers wrote. – by Allegra Tiver Disclosure: The researchers report no relevant financial disclosures. via Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss. …

Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian | Ecorazzi

BY NATALIA LIMA FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Following the footsteps of a public elementary school in Flushing, Queens, another public school in New York City has decided to go vegetarian. The Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan announced Monday that it will only be serving students plant-based meals due to its benefits not only for the kids but the planet as well, becoming the second non-charter public school in the U.S. to do so. “We decided to implement the vegetarian menu because of the health …

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 …

No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times

Meatless Monday is not a new concept, but it is becoming an increasingly common one in even the most bacon-loving family kitchen as people look to save money, calories and maybe even the planet. While we are still eating more meat than nearly any other country, per capita meat intake in the United States has dropped 12 percent in the past five years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. A Harvard study recently touted the many health benefits of eating less red meat, finding …

A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight – Miami diet and exercise | Examiner.com

It is that time of year again. People are starting to make New Year’s Resolutions. According to Inquisitr on Nov. 21, losing weight is one of the most popular goals. A new study claims that to lose weight more quickly; it is recommended dieters now follow a vegan or a vegetarian food plan. People who ate this way for eight or more weeks, they lost twice as much weight than those who focused on low calories dieting. According to Runner’s World, athletes are taking notice about the benefits of …

Vegetarian diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts say | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express

Please remember, this is not my personal advice to you. This article has been posted for your information. Any decisions you make about your health and diet needs to be done in consultation with your medical advisor.   A healthy, plant-based diet can significantly improve blood sugar levels and even potentially leave patients free of the disease. An analysis of previous studies showed a vegetarian diet had significant benefits in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and improved insulin …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

… that lowering our meat consumption is also an excellent way to protect the planet. As you contemplate how you can step up your efforts to recycle, conserve energy, and purchase green-friendly products, consider how cutting out meat one day a week can help! Three Meatless Monday benefits for the Environment: 1. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change Do you opt for walking, biking, or public transportation as often as possible because of the climate-damaging emissions produced by …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

… exist on the same sentient spectrum as our cats and dogs that we love and care for as a part of our own families. I couldn’t and still can’t live with the idea of hurting an innocent creature when I can easily go on living with a meat-free diet. via GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion. …

Meatless meals even meat eaters will love – St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Life

… paired with. Barley, quinoa and other grains also are filling without having added fat or cholesterol. Hy-Vee dietitian Sheri Caldwell says that while every food group has nutritional benefits, the bulk of a human diet should be centered around fruits and vegetables. In some cases, plant-based diets have been proven to reduce inflammation, reverse signs of kidney and heart disease and even slow tumor growth. “People who eat a variety of grains, vegetables and fruits may have protective …

Living life without meat

… is a personal choice, for Garza it is the only true healthy choice in daily eating. “Vegetarians experience many benefits,” Garza said. “They are usually slimmer and have been proven to have longevity over meat eaters.” She also believes vegetarians have more energy, saying she hasn’t “been out of energy for 40 years.” Many studies have found a vegetarian diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, along with regular exercise, is associated with lower blood …

Martha Rose Shulman offers tips on vegetarian cooking

If you like Martha Rose’s recipes, here’s an article written by Lee Svitak Dean, of the Star Tribune which you may find interesting. Click on the link below for the full article.  With all these vegetarian/vegan recipe books that are being published, it seems that more and more people are recognising the health-benefits of going vegetarian or vegan; and animal welfare is often the driving force behind this movement.   Martha Rose Shulman wants to empower us to cook. The …

Watch: Manchester United legend Phil Neville gives meat the red card in new PETA video

… like quinoa. Two years ago if you put quinoa on my plate I’d have said: ‘What are you giving me?’” Neville’s new diet also includes plenty of nuts, seeds and soya protein. He joins a growing list of top no-meat athletes including boxer David Haye, Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armitstead and squash world champion James Willstrop. “I think it’s become more and more fashionable now,” he said. “I think people are understanding the benefits, not just for yourself but for the environment. …

10 Best Soya Recipes

… many wondrous health benefits that soya holds, it has been dismally low at making a cut on the everyday plate. We bring you our 10 best recipes, that’ll make you fall in love with soya. What’s great is that it can be moulded into any texture, so go ahead and push your culinary boundaries. To read more and find some great recipes, go to 10 Best Soya Recipes …

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