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Taco Bell now offers an AVA certified vegetarian and vegan menu! 

By Lynn Griffith | October 4, 2015   The Vegetarian Times Study reported that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian and an additional 22.8 million Americans follow a vegetarian inclined diet.(1) The vegetarian diet has been continually growing in popularity.  Vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease, colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.  The diet is typically low in fat and high in fiber, though it is possible to eat excessive amounts …

World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

… health, remain within your Body Mass Index (BMI) range and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, hypertension & Type 2 diabetes. Consult with a dietitian or doctor before starting a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian must consume daily protein requirements from non-meat food items like tofu, beans and green leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are healthy and nutritious. Find healthy vegetarian recipes online or in cookbooks. Learn how to prepare collard greens. Enjoy life as …

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 …

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

… of people age 75 and older experience cataracts. Over 20 million Americans are believed to have a cataract in at least one eye. However, the Oxford study doesn’t assert that eating meat leads directly to cataracts, but rather that there is a link. “A vegetarian diet may simply be part of a healthy lifestyle that contributes to lower risk of cataracts,” Feldman said. “There may be other factors at work, such as smoking, diabetes and exposure to bright sunlight.” Findings of the study …

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 …

Review: Little Beet Table turns healthy eating into chore – NY Daily News

By Michael Kaminer, March 10th, 2015 Dining with a dieter can be a downer. And judging from Little Beet Table, having them cook for you is even worse. “Top Chef Masters” veteran Franklin Becker “transformed” his cooking after a diabetes diagnosis, his bio says. Having found religion, he launched the gluten-free Midtown fast-food spot called Little Beet. It became such a hit that he followed it with Little Beet Table — a more formal spin on the concept — late last year. In the …

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 …

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 …

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

… lose fat, provide energy and in the overall development of the body. It also helps to control diabetes and high cholesterol. We can get whey protein from the big boxes of flavoured supplements that are available in any store, or naturally from the water that is left behind after making paneer. On an average, women require 46 grams of protein per day and men require 56 grams. This quota is easily attained with a meat-based diet, but vegetarians and vegans need to be able to take a higher quantity …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mediterranean, vegetarian or pescetarian: Which is best for health and the environment?

… trajectory of dietary patterns was leading to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, while also increasing land clearing and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “Although this pattern does not mean that healthier diets are necessarily more environmentally beneficial, nor that more environmentally beneficial diets are necessarily healthier, there are many alternative dietary options that should substantially improve both human and environmental health,” the researchers …

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 …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… beneficial to one’s health,” says Brooke Alpert, a registered dietitian-nutritionist and founder of B Nutritious. Vegetarians are at lower risk for developing heart disease, colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension, according to the American Dietetic Association. “Even if you aren’t interested or ready to go vegan or vegetarian, seeking an alternative protein source for at least one meal a week can be beneficial,” says Alpert. With that in mind, Alpert …

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 …

Living life without meat

… pressure, lower bad cholesterol, and less heart disease. Vegetarians tend to maintain a healthier weight, which leads to less inflammation and fewer incidences of stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and dementia. The vegetarian diet also typically has increased fiber intake because vegetarians eat more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are all fiber-rich foods. “Just not eating meat isn’t what makes being a vegetarian lifestyle healthy,” Garza said. “You …

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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