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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 …

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

… recommendations that we limit dietary cholesterol to no more than 300 milligrams per day, in light of research suggesting that dietary cholesterol doesn’t have a major effect on our blood-cholesterol levels. This is a significant reversal, because for decades, it was thought that eating cholesterol-containing foods, such as the much-maligned egg, contributed to higher levels of blood cholesterol, then to cardiovascular disease. Before you start eating eggs morning, noon and night, remember …

5 Habits Of Vegetarians You Should Steal

By Health | April 1, 2015 More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Even semi-vegetarians weigh less, and have lower risks of high blood pressure and diabetes. Plus, taking the focus off meat can be a simple way to boost your intake of plant-based foods you may not be eating enough of. Here are five healthy …

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

… yogurt. While this type of vegetarian will consume the dairy product of the animal, they will not eat the actual animal itself. Impacts and Benefits: A lacto vegetarian can reap the health benefits from a meatless diet, including low blood pressure and lower risk of certain diseases, however they are still consuming cholesterol in their dairy products. By not consuming animals, they are saving a number of animals per year, although a smaller percentage than the vegan dieter, still …

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

… leading cause of blindness worldwide. In addition to diet, there are many risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, excessive sunlight exposure, obesity, high blood pressure, previous eye injury or inflammation, and medications such as steroids. Feldman said when cataracts begin to disrupt activities such as nighttime driving, reading or golf, surgical treatment is used, often with lasers because the treatment is more precise and gentler. She said the study is further proof as to how diet can …

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal | Fox News

… have lower risks of high blood pressure and diabetes. Plus, taking the focus off meat can be a simple way to boost your intake of plant-based foods you may not be eating enough of. Here are five healthy veg-based habits you can adopt, even if you aren’t interested in embracing a total vegetarian lifestyle. Make veggies the main attraction When I ask most of my omnivore clients what they had for dinner last night, they typically reply with meat first (e.g. “I had chicken with…”). Veggies …

Nigel Slater’s five vegetarian recipes | Life and style | The Guardian

The oven has been busy this week – baking spiced aubergines, trays of roast vegetables with eggs and a layered dish of dal and sweet potatoes. There have been frying pans of peppers and wheat on the hob, and sesame-coated cheese for bright citrus salads. It was only as we ladled out the last of the layers of baked dal onto our plates that I realised the kitchen hasn’t seen a joint of meat all week. Feta with spinach and blood orange, Serves 2 sesame seeds 3 tbsp runny honey 2 tbsp feta …

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

… on the population found that their diet is associated with lower rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. “There’s a history going back to the 1950s of studies on Seventh-day Adventists, and most have found that they’re healthy, long-lived populations, so it’s interesting to probe and see why,” says Dr Orlich. The researchers sent detailed food questionnaires and follow-up surveys every other year. They sorted the participants into categories based on their reported food …

Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss

… were observed in absolute concentrations of ghrelin and peptide YY, but the response as net area under the curve did not vary. “Due to the weight loss there was a significant improvement in blood biochemistry after both the Soy-HPWL and Meat-HPWL diets, particularly for total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol after the Soy-HPWL diet,” the researchers wrote. Although soy products are not sustainable sources in all geographic locales, the investigators said the vegetarian-based regimen could …

Protein Plus – Livemint

A study published in The JAMA Network Journals last year says that eating a vegetarian diet can help lower blood pressure. A year earlier, a report in the same journal had said vegetarian diets help reduce the risk of several chronic diseases, including hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and ischaemic heart disease. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that wholesome vegetarian diets offer distinct advantages. So if one of your resolutions for this year is to give up …

10 Vegetarian Foods That Increase Metabolism – Boldsky

… 10 healthy foods that increase metabolism are asparagus, beans, broccoli, celery, cucumber, garlic, spicy peppers, spinach and tomatoes. These vegetarian foods that increase metabolism are usually high in calcium, have low cholesterol levels, fight blood pressure and heart problems, control diabetes, strengthen the immune system and repair skin damage. Other important healthy foods that increase metabolism are green tea and flax seeds. The intake of green tea, as compared to normal tea, is …

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 …

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 …

Weeknight Vegetarian: A new technique for defusing those soy-sauce sodium bombs – The Washington Post

… through the nutritional analysis program The Post uses, because they’re usually sodium bombs. I don’t worry about that much when it comes to my personal cooking and eating, because I don’t have high blood pressure (or the genes for it), but I know that some readers — including some particularly vocal ones — do. They’re trying to lower their sodium intake, and I can’t blame them for that. via Weeknight Vegetarian: A new technique for defusing those soy-sauce sodium bombs – The …

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 …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

… of health advantages including lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure levels, lower risk of heart disease and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Below are some nutrients found in meat or dairy that are often misconstrued as lacking from  vegetarian diets. Protein Research indicates that an assortment of plant foods eaten over the course of a day can provide all protein needed in healthy adults. This fact shows that complementary proteins do not need to be consumed at the same meal …

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