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World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

… the evidence regarding vegetarianism is really overwhelming, and it shows that plant based diets are probably one of the best things we can do for our bodies. They help to lower your body weight, they might reduce the risk of some cancers. Plant based diets can also be great for lowering the risk of heart disease and even help people live a little longer. Watch the entire video. Here are advantages of becoming a vegetarian: lower bad cholesterol levels, decrease constipation, improve overall …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

By Megan Othersen Gorman | July 10, 2015 People who stop eating meat might experience some interesting changes, good and positive. Anyone who’s seen the documentary/horror show Supersize Me has considered going vegetarian. Heck, almost everyone with healthy urges has seriously contemplated the meatless life at one time or another. If you’ve hesitated out of concern for your burger-loving, deprivation-hating body, don’t worry, says Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, clinical associate …

Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans

… 70 kilograms, you need only around 70 grams of protein each day. Proteins are known as the building blocks of the body. They break down into amino acids that promote cell growth and repair muscle. Proteins take longer to digest than carbohydrates, helping you feel fuller for longer and on fewer calories – a plus for anyone trying to lose weight. Having been a vegetarian all my life, and in the fitness industry for eight years, I can say with confidence that using the above formula, the …

What Meat Eaters Get Wrong About Vegetarians | TIME

… vegetarians slide into self-righteousness, but have you ever heard hunters defend their hobby? Or meat eaters talk about the design of the human body, digestive system, and manifest evolutionary advantages? I have had people tell me they cannot be vegetarians because they are “foodies” with the same pride as if announcing they are relief workers in the Congo. Self-righteousness is more a personality trait than an accompaniment of a political or social position. And sometimes the very …

5 Superfoods to Maximize Your Plant-Based Protein Intake | Alternet

By Amy Goodrich, Natural News | July 3, 2015 There are many sources of protein — and they’re not all from meat and seafood alone. You can get your daily protein intake from plants. While there are now more and more converts to veganism and vegetarianism, one of the main concerns of an herbivore is having sufficient protein intake. Protein is the body’s building nutrient, which means it reconstructs the body tissue. It protects the body from aging and regeneration, and having ample protein …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

By Kavita Devgan | June 22, 2015 From peas and broccoli to cauliflower and potatoes—a list of vegetables that you should include in your diet to get more of the body-building nutrient   Proteins are the building blocks of life. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids, which are organic compounds that repair body tissue, help break down food and perform other body functions like regulation of enzymes and hormones. The protein intake varies for each individual, depending …

Why Aamir, Alia, Farhan opted for a vegetarian detox – Life and style

… nutrition consultant, Tripti Gupta. “A detox is a change of diet from what you are currently eating, especially if you have overeaten or indulged in something like alcohol. It helps to get your body back to normal. So, going vegetarian is just one of the ways of detoxing,” says dietician Eileen Canday. She also feels that getting a good source of fibre and hydration of the body are the most positive aspects of a veggie detox. To continue reading this article, please click on this …

Bo Derek’s plastic surgery, aging and beauty tips: Vegetarian diet and workout – National Celebrity Fitness and Health | Examiner.com

… ‘Oh my God, why doesn’t she do something?’ So you’re just torn,” said Derek. “I just have to keep busy, have other interests, and try not to think about it.” Bo, an animal lover who lives on a ranch with four horses, has maintained her willowy “Perfect 10” body with a mostly vegetarian (not vegan) diet and an active lifestyle that includes shoveling horse manure and doing other manual labor around her sprawling 110-acre ranch. While Derek …

5 Muscle-Building Foods For Vegetarians

HuffPost India | By Aashmita Nayar | April 21, 2015 If you’re a vegetarian looking to gain muscle mass, don’t let animal protein stop you from achieving your body goals. “Most vegetarian foods provide carbs, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals in ample amounts, but not protein,” says nutritionist Krupa Mhatre of Gold’s Gym India. Mhatre has observed that several vegetarians who work out rely on protein supplements. “But there there are several vegetarian foods, …

Vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News

… the flora changes according to your diet. Approximately 28 feet of digestive tube, known as the gut and intestine, processes food into life giving nutrients. The first 23 feet, which include the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine mechanically divide the foods we eat, mix them with digestive enzymes, and then break them into microscopic particles ready for absorption into the body. The last 5 feet, known as the large intestine, or colon, works as a microbial factory. More than 400 …

Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Gets Lean and Strong Without Much Meat – WSJ

… wasn’t the goal. And he says his impending free agency this summer wasn’t the motivation behind his newfound fitness levels either. “I wanted to feel better and perform better,” he says. “It’s important as an athlete to know your body and how things affect it.” He says his wife encouraged the healthier lifestyle. They planted a garden at home that summer so they could eat fresh, organic vegetables and cut habits like drinking soda. “I sleep better and recover faster from …

Chef Wendell shares vegetarian recipes from his new cookbook | WISH-TV

By wishpeggymcclelland | March 25, 2015 Chef Wendell shares vegetarian recipes from his new cookbook and some advice on how to select the best foods for your body. Chef Wendell starts off by making a flavored water for those water haters. In a ball jar, muddle strawberries, basil leaves, and lemons then pour it through a strainer into a glass. Stevia would be his sweetener of choice. “When Hoosiers are thirsty, they drink ‘everything’ but water, the most important human nutrient.” Why …

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

… impact the body. “Food is our medicine, and not only contributes to our eyes as well as overall health in a negative way but also in a positive way,” she said. “We can influence what diseases we get by modifying our lifestyles.” via Study reveals eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing cataracts | UTSanDiego.com. …

Empowerment of a vegetarian lifestyle — Sonoma State Star – The university’s student-run newspaper

… documentaries like “Food Inc.” and “King Corn” I am satisfied with my decision to not fill my body with the type of meat that is showcased  in these films. Growing up in a family where meat was always the main course of a meal and then choosing to become a vegetarian was definitely a big decision. Saying my family was surprised by my decision is putting it nicely, but that was at the beginning. They have now come around to the idea because they love and know that I know what I’m …

More than one good reason for eating mainly plant foods

… diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption. A large body of evidence suggests vegetarians enjoy lower rates of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. A 2013 study of over 70,000 individuals in the United States found a 12% reduction in premature death for …

Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss

… kg/m2, monitoring plasma amino acid profile and gut peptides as potential satiety biomarkers. After 3 days of a maintenance diet, the men were crossed over to either a vegetarian HPWL (Soy-HPWL) or a meat-based HPWL (Meat-HPWL) diet for 2 weeks; both diets consisted of 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbohydrate. The researchers measured body weight and the motivation to eat daily. During a 5-hour test-meal challenge at the end of each diet period, the investigators collected plasma satiety …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour | Jennifer Segal

… 2. Quinoa Pilaf with Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrots & Pecans Quinoa looks like couscous and eats like a grain but it’s actually the tiny seed of a plant related to leafy greens like spinach and Swiss chard. It is incredibly high in protein and fiber, and contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs. Here, it’s cooked with sautéed onions, carrots, shiitake mushrooms and pecans to make an earthy and hearty dish. 3. Bulgur Salad with Cucumbers, Red Peppers, Chick Peas, …

This Meat-Eaters vs. Vegetarians/Vegans Shit Needs to Stop

… what exactly is the problem? If a restaurant wants to go vegan, it’s their damn restaurant — just like if a person decides to go vegan, it’s their damn body. This meat-eaters vs. vegetarians/vegans thing couldn’t possibly be more of a stupid argument, and an incredibly emotionally-charged one. via This Meat-Eaters vs. Vegetarians/Vegans Shit Needs to Stop. …

A Vegetarian’s Guide To Proteins – The New Indian Express

A vegetarian can have a healthy lifestyle when it comes to food habits. A balanced diet for them is easily possible but most vegetarians don’t take care to consume an important nutrient of a balanced diet — the proteins. The richest sources of protein are usually not consumed by vegetarians — meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. Being the building blocks of a human body, proteins are essential for the proper functioning of all the organ in our bodies. Therefore vegetarians have to work a …

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

Vegetables are considered extremely healthy. They burn the extra calories in our body, thereby converting the food we eat into energy. This process is called metabolism. There are many vegetarian foods that increase metabolism. Healthy foods that increase metabolism can help in weight reduction. The more vegetables you consume, the more healthy you can live. Diet Mistakes That Slow Down Metabolism In The body Vegetarian foods that increase metabolism can be consumed as salads or soups. The top …

Be Vegan, But Do Not Impose Please – The New Indian Express

I agree with the sentiments expressed in this article. We all need to learn to respect the belief and customs of other cultures. No body is exclusively ‘right’. Taking this hardline approach is what has led humans into wars and persecutions. It is time for respect.  I know I will invite a lot of public flak for slacking off the idea of those jute-wearing tree-hugging types, the kind who bleed internally every time a venison is served up in the world. Yes, that was a stark …

A CUP OF JO: Vegetarian Chili

This month, we’re featuring comfort food recipes, and what could be more comforting than curling up with a warm bowl of chili? (It’s also an easy meal to serve when friends come over.) Today, Erica from The Mama Circle shares her recipe for this hearty vegetarian chili that’s good for your body and soul. Here’s how she makes it… Vegetarian Chili by Erica Chidi of The Mama Circle Winter is for cozy bowl food. Winter also means an abundance of my favorite …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

… food to eat, space to live and fresh water to use. Right now, that isn’t happening for at least a billion people out of the 7 billion presently inhabiting Earth, and it is expected to get worse over the next years. Plants don’t provide all the nutrients and amino acids a human body needs which is why such people have to take handfuls of supplements each day. This is also why they generally look like death. I respect your opinion and moral desire to do what you believe is right. I …

5 essential items in a vegetarian diet

Here are five essential food ingredients that a vegetarian must have It can be difficult sometimes for a vegetarian to get the complete dose of essential nutrients which are required for a healthy body. Here is a list of five ingredients that a vegetarian should have daily for a healthy body. Nuts: Nuts such as almonds, raisins, pistachios, walnuts and pecans are full of proteins. Seeds like flaxseeds too are important as they contain unsaturated fats. A handful of nuts and seeds daily will …

The 8 ways eating vegetarian changed my daily life

… my energy back. Now with only eating mainly fruit and vegetables, I simply don’t feel tired after eating. If I feel tired it is because I have been busy and doing too much or because I went to bed too late (my own fault!). It has nothing to do with food. A BIG difference in my life!2. My skin looks and feels different.One of the first early changes I noticed with my body was my skin. Especially on my face. It looked simply healthier, clearer and felt smoother surprisingly only after one …

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