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6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

… First “Your body has digestive enzymes that handle the proteins in both meat and plants, and that doesn’t change when you stop eating meat,” explains Liz Applegate, PhD, director of sports nutrition at the University of California, Davis. However, she says, all the indigestible carbohydrates in plant protein sources and other plant-based foods can alter the bacterial profile in your intestines. And researchers believe the new carbs can help boost the population of healthy …

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 …

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

… preferred foods of “friendly” bacteria. The most effective prebiotics identified are small carbohydrates that are found naturally in artichokes, onions, chicory, garlic, leeks, and to a lesser extent, cereals. Many “friendly” bacteria secrete antibiotic substances that are active against harmful organisms. To finish reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News …

Why the paleo diet isn’t really paleo : TreeHugger

… wildebeest carcasses, possibly human flesh (according to John Durant, author of The Paleo Manifesto), and – gasp – white rice! Sayers writes: “Hominids didn’t spread first across Africa, and then the entire globe, by utilizing just one foraging strategy or sticking to a precise mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We did it by being ever so flexible, both socially and ecologically, and always searching for the greener grass (metaphorically) or riper fruit (literally).” To finish …

Paleo eaters need to start grappling with issues of sustainability : TreeHugger

Promoting a meat-centric diet for health reasons is one thing, but such a diet has planetary repercussions that can no longer be ignored. The Paleo diet is all the rage within the CrossFit community. For the past two years, since joining the local gym, I’ve heard countless conversations about why we need to eat like our Paleolithic ancestors, ditch the horrible carbohydrates, and eat meat, meat, and more meat. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you bacon and that’s pretty …

Weeknight Vegetarian: Quinoa strategies, cont’d. – The Washington Post

Every so often, I come back to quinoa. For those who remember what I’ve said about it before, this is perhaps surprising. But the fact is, it’s hard to escape this little pseudo-grain (really a seed), which tends to turn up just about everywhere you look. That’s especially true when it comes to vegetarian recipes. And for good reason: Too many vegetarians are really carb-etarians, and if you’re looking for foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates, sooner than later you’ll run …

5 essential items in a vegetarian diet

… source of carbohydrates for vegetarians. They also provide minerals like zinc, copper and iron. So stock up on oats, whole wheat breads and pasta, brown rice and quinoa. Fruits and vegetables: This is of course, the most important staple in a vegetarian’s diet. Fruits and vegetables are abundant with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This article is from the Times of India website …

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