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Vegetarian Food photos on Instagram are gorgeous

By Madison Malone Kircher | October 5, 2015 If you’ve ever thought vegetarians eat nothing but salad, think again. From hot dogs to BLT sandwiches, vegetarians have created meatless alternatives to popular foods. And they might even be more tasty than the originals. So whether you’re a long time vegetarian or just thinking about changing your diet, Instagram is a great place to get food inspiration. In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, Instagram is currently featuring photography …

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 …

7 ways to make family dinners work when your child is a vegetarian – The Washington Post

… vegetarians today. It’s hard to dictate what another person can and can’t eat. Other parents are cautiously supportive but nervous that they will have to cook two meals every night, and concerned that they don’t know how to cook enough meatless recipes to keep their children well nourished. Or, they may worry that their children won’t eat beans, nuts, eggs, tofu, and other sources of protein that vegetarians need for a balanced diet. To continue reading this article, please click on the …

10 popular vegetarian biryani and pulao dishes – The Times of India

From TimesOfIndia.Indiatimes.com | August 25, 2015 Rice happens to be India’s staple diet. People relish rice in lunch or dinner with dal and Subji. It is loved pan India in form of biryani and pulao . Many people think making these delicacies takes a lot of time and energy. Here are some easy to make Biryani and Pulao varieties for the vegetarian eaters. Good use of spices and mixing up the rice in an expert manner makes these dishes heavenly! – Saffron Rice: This popular variety is …

Is It Safe To Follow A Vegan Diet During Pregnancy?

By Tania Lombrozo | August 24, 2015 When I was pregnant with my first child, friends and family inevitably asked about my diet. “Are you sticking to vegan food?” they wondered, with variable admiration or anxiety. For some, the curiosity was about cravings. One mother told me she was irresistibly (and unexpectedly) drawn to hot dogs her third trimester; another confessed her sudden fascination with red meat. Surely, I’d crave things beyond the vegan sections ofWhole Foods? (I …

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 …

For vegetarians and vegans, it’s a new world of appealing options – LA Times

… consumers who want to embrace a vegetarian or vegan diet but who also want to eat well? Never have they had so much choice. “It’s a real renaissance,” says Bob Goldberg. As a young idealist, Goldberg and three long-haired friends opened Follow Your Heart cafe in 1970 in Canoga Park when they had, he says, the right ideas but not the array of products they sell now. “For a vegetarian or a vegan … there are almost limitless possibilities” today, he says. To …

The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

By Sylvain Charlebois | August 22, 2015  What do Confucius, Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? Well, not much professionally, but they were all vegetarians. Einstein once claimed: “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” With recent record meat prices, some might wonder if, all ethics aside, he had a point. On the supply side, consumers now have greater access to …

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

… the founding fathers of vegetarianism in the United States and while their diets were partly driven by a desire for good health, it wasn’t necessarily out of respect for animals that they left meat off the menu. Rather, Graham and Kellogg were concerned that rich, meaty diets were making people sex-crazed and destroying their moral fiber. In the 1830’s, Sylvester Graham became one of America’s first diet gurus. An evangelical minister from Massachusetts, Graham believed that …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

… professor of nutrition at Boston University. “Nothing dramatic is going to happen biochemically.” Of course, “nothing dramatic” doesn’t mean you won’t benefit. Check it out: You May Lose A Few Pounds Neal Barnard, MD, adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a group he founded to promote a plant-based diet for disease …

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

… vegetarian will make you age faster and more prone to fatigue due to lack of protein, you CAN get plant based protein! With this, you can still be completely healthy without sacrificing your vegetarian/vegan principles. Below are the top 5 plants you can include in your diet to maximize your plant-based protein intake: 1. Leafy greens Load up on leafy green veggies as these contain a relatively high pH, which means that they are less acidic and more alkaline. A diet that is highly acidic will …

Channel Your Inner Carrie Underwood With Yummy Plant-Based Recipes – Us Weekly

Buckwheat and whole-grain and hummus, oh my! Carrie Underwood and many other celebrities may sing the (healthy) praises of a plant-based diet, but who knew it could taste this amazing? Pure Bar founder Veronica Bosgraaf shares some of her yummy and super simple recipes with Us Weekly. Get ready to glow like your favorite famous herbivores! To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Channel Your Inner Carrie Underwood With Yummy Plant-Based …

Ducasse and other top French chefs offer allergy-free vegetarian menus | Executive Living | The Australian

… an artichoke and a salad,” says Piet Huy­sentruyt, owner of Likoke in the southern French town of Les Vans, a one-star restaurant in the Mich­elin Guide. “Now it’s no longer a problem. It’s second nature.” The Mediterranean diet — low in meat and high in fish, vegetables, herbs and healthy olive oil — has come to the rescue. A recent gathering in the southern French city of Montpellier of 58 chefs from 10 countries — the sort of Michelin-starred elite who scrutinise every dish …

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 …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

By Sujata Kelkar Shetty | June 22, 2015 Experts around the world are advising people to eat a more plant-based diet, or a vegetarian diet, because it is healthier “So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.” Albert Einstein wrote these words in a letter dated 30 March 1954, a year before he died, suggesting that he had switched to vegetarianism. It seems to have been an odd …

Linger’s Vegetarian Options Include a Delicious Masala Dosa | Westword

By Chelsea Keeney | June 19, 2015 Linger is known for an eclectic mix of dishes from all over the world. You can, for example, load up on falafel while your dining partner picks at a bento box. It’s a place for just about any taste preference and the staff is incredibly accommodating to allergies and diet restrictions like gluten and dairy. While almost every item on the unique menu is worth exploring, some dishes, of course, stand out more than others — the masala Dosa is one of those …

The Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet

By Joe Leech, Authority Nutrition | June 6, 2015 Cutting back on carbs is not very complicated. Just replace the sugars and starches in your diet with vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and fats. Seems pretty straightforward, unless you don’t eat meat. Conventional low-carb diets rely heavily on meat, which makes them unsuitable for vegetarians. However, this does not need to be the case. Everyone can follow a low-carb diet, even vegetarians and vegans. Here’s how to do it: Why Low-Carb? …

7 reasons to turn vegetarian – from better health to a cheaper food bill – BT

By Nel Staveley| June 12, 2015 It’s Meat Free Day, which is the perfect time to look at why a vegetarian diet might be better for you than a carnivorous one. Ask someone why they don’t eat meat, and the two big answers are probably ‘it’s cruel’ or the slightly less noble ‘I don’t like the taste’. But there are more good reasons why around four million Britons eschew the carnivorous diet, too; like how eating vegetarian could also make you healthier, slimmer, kinder, and – all …

I’m a Vegetarian. Don’t Judge! | BlogHer

… they want to hurt my feelings by trolling my dinner plate? Why do we need to tell others about our diet? Well unless we are making meal plans, or joining you for a meal you make, we normally don’t mention it. If we are coming over for dinner, going out, ect.  We need to tell people that we are vegetarians so that we can enjoy our dinner just the same as everyone else.  What happens when a vegetarian eats something that contains meat?  Well, beyond having the night totally ruined. Most of us …

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

By Dhara Vora & Krutika Behrawala | June 2, 2015 Keen to regain the glow on your skin? Is the heat stopping you from tucking into mutton biryani? Experts tell you how to cleanse your system by opting for a vegetarian detox diet Does it work? While most non-vegetarians might cringe at the thought of eating only greens or indulging in curries sans fish, a vegetarian detox does help in cleansing your system, believe experts. “Cleansing a system requires plenty of fibre in soluble and …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

By Julie Upton | May 29, 2015 Move over, meat! dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, shows us how to give our meals a meat-free protein boost. You don’t need to follow a Paleo diet rich in red meat, eggs, and poultry to get enough protein to build muscle and tamp down hunger. There are plenty of plant-based protein sources, like soy, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and even some veggies, that not only provide protein but also contain nutrients that may help fend off chronic …

Italian court tells veggie mum: feed your son meat – The Local

From www.thelocal.it | May 28, 2015 An Italian court has ordered a vegetarian mother to cook meat for her son at least once a week after the boy’s father complained that his son wasn’t being given a proper diet. The mother in Bergamo, northern Italy, started her son on a macrobiotic diet, which is typically a vegetarian diet consisting of whole grains, cereals and vegetables, in 2006. But the father, who is divorced from the mother, complained that she had made the decision without …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

Press Release from NZ Vegetarian Society | May 27, 2015 Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices Student film competition encourages sustainability, ethics and healthy choices School years are a time when young people are defining their beliefs, morals and values. It’s a common time for students to begin questioning their lifestyle choices, which can often mean their diet also. For the second year, in time for World Vegetarian Day, the NZ Vegetarian Society is running an …

Flexitarian trend prompts growth in vegetarian products :: Industry News :: FoodProcessing

By FoodProcessing Staff | May 18, 2015 Previously viewed as tempeh-loving fringe dwellers, vegetarians are now far more widely accepted – so much so that as many as 26% of consumers now consider themselves to be ‘flexitarians’ (those who prefer a more plant-based diet but still eat meat occasionally), according to a Nutrition Business Journal survey. Food companies are now responding to the growing demand for vegetarian food offerings by releasing a greater variety of prepared …

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 …

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

By Samantha Chang | May 11, 2015 Bo Derek, who became an international sex symbol after starring in the 1979 movie “10,” sizzles at age 58, thanks to a mostly vegetarian diet and an active lifestyle that does not include gym workouts. Derek has not had plastic surgery and said aging is “not for sissies.” While Bo has long been hailed for her bombshell beauty, she takes a casual approach to her looks, but admitd aging is hard. “I realize how artificial it is, …

Egg white to fish: 5 superb foods for fabulous, shiny and strong nails

By IANS | May 5, 2015 Who said frequent manicures are the only way to maintain good-looking nails? If they’re healthy on the inside, it’ll show on the outside. Although the strength of nails is largely determined by one’s genes, a healthy and balanced diet can do wonders to improve quality, and give your nails that extra lustre, shine and strength you desire.  Here’s expert advice on what you should dig into: 1 Organ meat like liver Liver from non-vegetarian sources is rich in iron. …

Peruvian Cuisine Today — Fusion Flavors and Superfoods | Manuel Villacorta

… dishes, and currently has more chef schools than any other city in the world. The diversity of stunning restaurants there has attracted top chefs such as Gastón Acurio, a gastronomic powerhouse who also endorsed my book Peruvian Power Foods. On my recent trip to Peru, local vegetarian gourmet Roger Loayza helped me find some of the very best restaurants — including those using Peruvian superfoods. The traditional Peruvian diet is based on whole foods and mostly gluten-free. Chefs in the …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

… garlic cloves and a bay leaf. Bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce it to low heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. I have read that lentils added to already boiling water are easier to digest than those brought to a boil with water, so that may be something to note for people newly adding lentils to their diet. Stefanie Angstadt is a blogger, farmer and food enthusiast who grew up in New Jersey To read Stefanie Angstadt’s blog, visit …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

… vegetarian. Adopting a more vegetarian diet, sometimes known as flexitarian or semi-vegetarian, can still yield substantial savings and potentially improve your health. The numbers make sense. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nationwide average price for ground beef is $4.23 a pound. USDA sirloin steak costs $8.19 a pound. Boneless ham costs $4.42 a pound, and chicken breast is $3.51 a pound. In contrast, dried beans cost only $1.48 a pound, and large eggs are $2.08 a dozen. Here …

5 Muscle-Building Foods For Vegetarians

… significant amounts of all essential amino acids except sulphur-containing amino acids, which can be complemented by adding cereals to the daily diet,” says Krupa Mhatre, Nutritionist at Gold’s Gym. While she does not recommend indulging in chole-bature all the time, hummus is an excellent alternative. According to this seven-year survey, the consumption of chickpeas/hummus was associated with higher intake of several nutrients of public health concern, including dietary fiber and …

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

By Jen Murphy | April 13, 2015 Most people go to Barcelona, one of the world’s great food cities, and forget their diets. When Marc Gasol, the Memphis Grizzlies star center, was there last summer, he lost 20 pounds. Mr. Gasol, 30, stopped eating refined sugar and processed foods and cut back carbs and red meat. Mr. Gasol is originally from Barcelona and spends the off-season back home with his wife and daughter. He describes his new diet as semi-vegetarian, or flexitarian, and says weight loss …

The rise of the flexitarian

… readers. “You need to tread lightly,” she says. Randles, as the name of her blog implies, is among the growing ranks of people who consciously reduce their meat consumption without cutting it out entirely. “Omnivores don’t really understand,” says Randles, who grew up in a carnivorous French family before adopting a flex diet several years ago. Its allure: Eat healthier, prevent animal suffering and fight climate change without the awkwardness of requesting alternative dishes at social …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

… vegan or vegetarian, however, you may need extra meal planning to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients overall. Osinga says the major nutrients to add to your diet include protein, vitamin B12, iron, calcium and vitamin D. You can also talk to your doctor about iron or B12 supplements, for example — B12 for the most part comes from animal-based foods. Health Canada suggests two to three meat alternatives for adults between the ages of 19 to 50. This can include everything from soy …

Being vegan’s about ‘making positive changes’ | Stuff.co.nz

… finally eliminated chicken from my diet. I came to discover that a lot of us have the privilege to go plant-based and supplement our vitamin b12, iron and omega 3 in a variety of ways that are not derived from animals. I don’t believe in free-range farming, because to attach the term ‘ethical’ to exploitation and killing is a contradiction. As consumers, we have a choice in what we put in our mouths and on our bodies; it is more conducive to be vegan and contribute efforts to …

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

By Catherine Gill | March 28, 2015 Although the word vegetarian was coined in the year 1839, and used thereafter as a term referring to a primarily plant-based eater, this particular lifestyle and diet choice has been in existence since practically the beginning of time. In fact, famous vegetarians who lived before then include Confucius (551- 479 BCE), Plato (428- 348 BCE), Leonardo da Vinci (1452- 1519) and Henry David Thoreau (1817- 1862), just to name a very few. Presently, as it was in …

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 …

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

By Erinn Hutking, Special to U-T San Diego, Posted March 24 2015 Eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing age-related cataracts, according to a recent study conducted at Oxford University. As part of a study survey that followed a large group of people for more than a decade, researchers discovered a link between red meat intake and cataracts. According to the results, those over age 65 who followed a vegetarian diet had the lowest risk, while those who ate the …

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 …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… physicians prescribing a plant-based, vegan diet to improve health. Moore learned that “instead of buying 10 bags of kale, I could just eat some oatmeal.” He continues to eat raw fruit one meal a day, but today Moore sees himself as “less of a raw foodist” and more of a vegan. Moore’s exploration of vegan eating reveals something many non-vegans don’t realize: The diet has a lot of variations. In general, a vegan diet means no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy or food containing other …

Eat fish and veggies to reduce colon cancer risk, study says | Nature World Report

By John Tyburski, Nature World Report, Posted March 16 2015 According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women, showing up in over 93,000 people each year. The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about one in 20. While the causes of colon cancer remain mysteries, many have speculated that diet plays a key role. New evidence suggests that diet and …

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

Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Michael Roizen, M.D., Posted March 10 2015 If you think switching to a no-meat diet will take pounds off quicker than Gypsy Rose Lee shed her costume (about which she said, “I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight”), think about this: What do you call someone who eats nothing but macaroni and cheese from a box? A lacto-vegetarian (although not a very healthy one). There’s a new study highlighting the weight-loss virtues of a plant-based vegetarian …

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

From The Wall Street Journal, Posted March 10, 2015 TO prevent certain types of cancer, a vegetarian diet with some fish might be the best protection, according to a new study. The study, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that fish-eating vegetarians, or pescovegetarians, had a 43 per cent lower risk of colorectal cancers than nonvegetarians. This beat out the results for vegans, who had a 16 per cent lower risk, and lacto-ovo vegetarians, who eat milk …

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 …

Sweet potato casserole; artichoke Caesar dip – The Auburn Villager : Opinion

By Jacquelyn Horne, posted March 5, 2105 The various food lifestyles people choose to follow always interest me. I know I have spent an enormous amount of time getting my arms around Rick’s Celiac diet. With the addition of a diabetic diet, I am truly over the top with massive confusion. I never thought about adding another special diet into the mix until I found out a friend from high school is struggling with his teen daughter who is trying to become a vegetarian. Dad is a die-hard meat …

Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% – Mirror Online

By Andrew Gregory, 5 March 2015  Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade Turning vegetarian or just eating more veg could reduce your chance of heart disease by up to 20%. Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade. Those who got 70% of their food from plant sources were …

Vegetarian Protein Sufficient For Appetite Control and Weight LossMedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Alex Johnstone PhD, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Previous work has indicated that high-protein (30% of diet as protein) meat-based weight loss diets are highly satiating, and reduce the free food intake over a four-week period (1,2). There is limited data on assessing the effect of different types of protein on appetite in weight loss studies (3). Previously, a …

Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss

… weight-loss interventions, according to researchers in the United Kingdom. “The Soy-HPWL diet had an impact on subjective appetite and motivation to eat similar to the Meat-HPWL diet,” the researchers wrote. “Weight loss was not different between the diets, with a reduction in fat mass and preservation of fat-free mass.” Madalina Neacsu, PhD, of the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and colleagues assessed appetite response to the two diets among 20 men with an average BMI of 34.8 …

Fredericksburg woman’s soup business grows organically – Fredericksburg.com: Local Business

… the past which she said were solved in a large part due to a change in diet, does not use processed ingredients in her soups. Blenheim Organic Gardens near Colonial Beach is one of her preferred suppliers for quality vegetables. And in the spring, she hopes to stock up on Snead’s Farm asparagus on Tidewater Trail to offer a cream of asparagus soup. All of her soups are vegetarian or vegan, a choice that reflects her attitude toward healthy living. It also keeps the cost of her soup affordable, …

Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom

… of my diet. It was liberating, freeing, life-changing. Then I got sick, ended up seeing a nutritionist, and reluctantly added meat back into my diet. Vegetarianism works great for some people, but I am not one of them. What’s a girl to do? My entire outlook on eating meat changed when I had kids. Suddenly, I cared more about their nutrition more than I cared about the poor, wide-eyed cows. For most families, meat is a part of everyday life, but every once and awhile, you get a kid like me …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

By Margaret Ely February 27 A top U.S. nutritional panel is recommending that everyone eat less meat to protect the environment. Ellie Krieger answered your questions, including plenty about vegetables, during our recent online discussion. Here are some tips and suggestions for vegetarians, vegans and other vegetable lovers. Going vegetarian? Be sure to vary your diet to be sure you’re getting enough protein. “As long as your vegetarian diet contains a mix of grains, beans, nuts [and] seeds …

Why the paleo diet isn’t really paleo : TreeHugger

By Katherine Martinko (@feistyredhair) – Living / Green Food, February 23, 2015 Forget bison steaks, almond butter, and coconut oil. Our ancestors were probably foraging vegetarians who didn’t turn down the occasional lizard or wildebeest carcass when it was available. I have a beef with the Paleo diet. Not only is it unsustainable from an environmental perspective (for being so meat-centric and reliant on imported tropical ingredients), but I also dislike how inaccurate the modern …

Tips for making the switch to a plant-based diet – The Globe and Mail

By LESLIE BECK – Special to The Globe and Mail. Published Sunday, Feb. 22 2015, 12:00 PM EST The overarching reasons for adopting a vegan diet don’t get talked about enough – especially by nutritionists like myself. Not only is it good for individual health, a shift toward a plant-based diet is vital for the future health of the planet. Even eating meat-free one day each week can make a difference. But it’s not easy making the transition. I know – I’ve done it, reverted …

Vegetarian Kitchen: Long-term vegetarians say a lot has changed for the better, but that’s only half the story – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… memory,” Hunnewell told me. “That’s a vegan-vegetarian diet that has done that for me.” Hunnewell, a native of Maine, adopted a vegetarian diet in the 1960s when she was in her late 20s and living in Pennsylvania. In recent years, she moved toward a vegan diet. “I decided one day that no animals should die so I could eat,” said Hunnewell, who lives in Brunswick. “I never ate meat again.” Based on my interviews with more than a dozen Mainers who have been vegetarian for at least …

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

… benefits of a diet including more legumes, vegetables, and whole grains and our concerns about the environmental impact of meat production,” explained Maggie Siena, school principal. “As it turns out the vegetarian dishes are pretty delicious, too – we are seeing more kids trying and liking chickpeas, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta. Kale salad was a huge hit.” The implementation of the vegetarian menu was done with the help of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non profit …

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

… GustOrganics, recently decided to phase meat off its menu out of concerns the meat industry is having on the environment. They didn’t get preachy about it, they just decided for themselves that they’d rather go meatless, which is fair. They of course immediately started getting hatemail from angry customers the owners started referring to as “CrossFit people” (I guess CrossFit involves a lot of meat-eating? Maybe that ridiculous Paleo diet I’ve heard people talk …

Bone Broth, the Healing Soup From the Paleolithic Diet (Also a Vegetarian Alternative) | Sat Hon

From ancient time, one of the foundations of the Paleolithic diet is “bone broth,” the clear, concentrated protein-rich elixir that Chinese herbalists and chefs have known more or less forever as healing stock. Our ancient Ice Age ancestors probably made theirs by sinking fire-heated river stones into the stomachs of mammoths they were able to hunt in a cooperative effort, and the subsequent festivity and banquets for the hunters and tribes would be this bone soup, a communal broth …

Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary

… and eggs. Most vegetarians in the U.S. are lacto-ovovegetarians. Vegetarians eat mainly fruit, vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds, and nuts. Please click on the link below to finish reading the article. By Harlan Levy Journal Inquirer via Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary. …

Vegetarianism 101: Make your transition a slow one – San Antonio Express-News

Going cold turkey on a meat-based diet might leave your taste buds asking, “Where’s the beef?” As the American trend toward vegetarianism continues, I occasionally hear from people who, for health or other reasons, have decided to try going from carnivore to vegetarian in one day and — surprise! — found it difficult or impossible, or at least unpleasant. So I called Rachel Meltzer Warren, a registered dietitian and nutrition and author of “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going …

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 …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

For years, Jennifer Karches was a proud vegetarian. It sounds healthy, right? And by eliminating meat from her diet, she was not contributing to animal cruelty. “I kind of felt virtuous being a vegetarian,” said Karches, of Bowling Green. Then in 2010, through her job at WBGU-TV, Karches met Dr. Neal Barnard, an author, researcher and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who came to the station for a fundraiser. “I got to meet him when he was there and I got to …

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 …

Vegetarian Diet Reverses Coronary Artery Disease

“A way to reverse CAD?” J Fam Pract 2014 Jul;63(7):356-364b.         This study was a prospective cohort of 198 self-selected, adult patients with documented coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who followed a strict, plant-based dietary intervention in addition to standard medical therapy.1 The study examined compliance with diet as well as adverse cardiovascular events in both adherent and nonadherent …

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

… with the dozens and dozens of plans on the market. The good news for such people is that they “don’t need to monitor portions or calories” and still can lose weight, said one of the researchers, Susan Levin, director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee for Social Responsibility. “This is not about moderation, it’s about healthful choices.” dieters could approach their diet with this idea: “What is the lifestyle choice I can make …

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 …

Meals on Wheels adds vegetarian options to menu

Meals on Wheels People will launch a daily vegetarian meal option for homebound clients beginning Monday, Jan. 19. Vegetarian meals have been available at the organization’s 34 neighborhood dining centers for several years, but not in the packaged meals delivered each day to senior citizens and others. “We are receiving more requests for a vegetable-based diet from our homebound clients,” said Suzanne Washington, Meals on Wheels People executive director. “We deliver nearly 3,000 meals …

Trying to Eat Less Meat? Ten Veggie Dishes for Carnivores | A Healthier Michigan

… Root vegetables, lentils, and kale will leave everyone full and satisfied. Thinking about fully converting to a vegetarian lifestyle? Here are six things you should know, as well as vegetarian tailgate recipes and how to ensure your kids are getting all the nutrition their growing bodies need on a vegetarian diet. [You will need to click on the link to go to the website for this information] via Trying to Eat Less Meat? Ten Veggie Dishes for Carnivores | A Healthier Michigan. …

Bruno Loubet: ‘I am not vegan or vegetarian, but beef is out’ – Profiles – People – The Independent

… untrue to everything,” the 53-year-old said. “I have not eaten beef for three months. I do eat it if I am in the restaurant somewhere. I am not vegetarian or vegan but I eat much less meat.” Although Loubet’s career trajectory may seem at odds with his current tastes, he is really returning to his roots. The chef “grew up eating vegetables”, one of seven children, in Bordeaux, where meat was an occasional treat and much of the family’s diet was made up …

Here are some New Year’s Revolutions

Whoever invented New Year’s resolutions didn’t know much about human nature: Everybody’s are similar and nobody keeps them very long, perhaps because the proposals are too ambitious or difficult. Many concern diet, an annual windfall for NutriSystem and BowFlex. Instead of composing the same high-minded list, consider these practical revolutions, with broadband results. Eat more comfort food. The name is well-earned. Adjusting meat loaf, mashed potatoes, stew, roast whole chicken, a BLT, …

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 …

Japanese vegetarians campaign for Tokyo’s 50,000 restaurants to offer meat free dishes – News – Food and Drink – The Independent

… macrobiotic trend started not long after Madonna appeared on the Japanese show Smap Smap in 2006 hailing her macrobiotic diet, according to the owner of one restaurant. via Japanese vegetarians campaign for Tokyo’s 50,000 restaurants to offer meat free dishes – News – Food and Drink – The Independent. …

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

… a almost-vegetarian Bengali mother, the two communities who are otherwise notorious for their meaty appetites. In short, stereotypes all around. And yet here I am today lamenting the, if you may pardon the term, slaughter of us non-vegetarians at the hands of these supposedly morally upright-er vegans who cast aspersions on our very raison d’être for preferring a diet with meat in it. When did this happen? How did it come to be that we were equivocally accepting of people who wanted to make a …

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

… also referred to as pescetarians. They were allowed to eat all the fruits and vegetables, plus fish. The fourth group ate a semi- vegetarian diet. They were allowed to eat chicken up to five times a week and red meat once a week for protein. They could eat fruits and vegetables liberally. The fifth and last group ate an omnivorous diet. They were able to eat whatever foods they wanted- fruit, vegetable or meat products. via A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight …

20 years of Tofurky: Why people eat fake meat | FOX31 Denver

… Tibbott noticed that sales seemed to slow around Thanksgiving and Christmas “as people lost their vegetarian ways and guiltily ate traditional fare like turkey,” he said. Aside from tofu, which was primarily only sold in Asian markets, the only commercially available meat alternatives were made by Seventh Day Adventist companies, and many of these products were canned. “I subsisted on a diet of homemade items like pressure-cooked soybeans and tortillas, soy grit burgers, bread and …

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

It’s never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revive the former war rationing effort in the name of public health. At the time, the goal was to combat heart disease and other diet-related illnesses by helping Americans reduce their intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol from meat by about 15 percent. In the decade since, however, we’ve learned …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… is offering tips for doing so without compromising protein intake or flavor: • Take advantage of the fact that many restaurants and food businesses are responding to the trend by offering new menu items specifically balanced to meet the nutritional needs of those who are seeking better protein options. • Make smart substitutions. It will be hard to commit to reducing meat from your diet if you don’t make substantive substitutions. Eating a salad? Opt for dark leafy greens, like kale and …

Chatting with Karen Page, Author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

… history of vegetarianism, you can find an A-Z guide to herbs, spices and other seasonings, learn which techniques work best for which veggies and a stock list of flavor affinities for each ingredient. For instance, soba noodles have 16 suggested combinations like marrying them with greens, lime, sesame oil, soy sauce and tofu. Sound good? We think so. Not so much a cookbook as it is a culinary guide, the Bible is an indispensable manual for anyone looking to eat a varied, vegetable-driven diet. …

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 …

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. …

Foods for prostate health – News – JamaicaObserver.com

CONSULTANT urologist Dr Robert Wan has said that a vegetarian diet is best for men trying to minimise their risk of developing prostate cancer, but, convincing them to go vegan is not the easiest of tasks, so men are instead asked to reduce their intake of red meat and increase products that have proven to be beneficial to the prostate. diet and nutrition has been identified as one of the risk factors for prostate cancer and Dr Wan told the Jamaica Observer Friday that food is indeed a factor to …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

Waterloo Region Record Liaison College Kitchener is the premier culinary school in the Kitchener area, a place where potential chefs can learn all there is to know about food preparation. One of the most important lessons they teach is that everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes good food and, more importantly, what foods are actually part of a good, healthy diet. Vegetarianism for example, is an ever-increasing practice for people who believe eating meat is either unhealthy or …

Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song – Independent.ie

Sir Paul McCartney has stepped up his efforts to persuade people to regularly cut meat from their diet by recording a song, and getting famous pals to appear in the video. Joanna Lumley, Twiggy and actor Woody Harrelson are a mong the familiar faces in the video for his track Meat Free Monday – which he has launched online. Sir Paul has been encouraging people to eat a flesh-free diet once a week to cut down on meat consumption in an effort to slow climate change ahead of this week’s …

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

Have you ever thought of living a life without meat? We are a meat eating society with burger joints and barbecue restaurants at every turn. America is a country where large amounts of food and all-you-can-eat buffets are rooted in our “desire-to-have-more” culture. For Brenda Garza, eating a meatless diet for more than 40 years has been the healthiest choice. Garza is a registered nurse and registered dietitian at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. Though going vegetarian …

What Do You Eat? The Staples of a Vegetarian Diet

As someone who has been living the vegetarian lifestyle for quite a few years now, I’ve been asked many questions about what it’s like to not include meat, fish and meat products in my diet. However, there are two questions that come up time and time again: “What exactly do you eat?” And, my personal favorite, “But where do you get your protein?” So whether your going veggie or just trying to eat healthier, these are the vegetarian staples for a well-balanced diet! The truth is …

Safe way to go vegetarian | kdvr.com

DENVER — More people are deciding to try a vegetable-based diet, thanks to medical research that shows compounds in vegetables can prevent cancer and prolong life. Shaul Turner has advice from experts on the right way to give it a try so you get all of the benefits for your health in her video report above. via Safe way to go vegetarian | kdvr.com. …

Can Vegetarians Go Paleo?

Bacon, steak and more bacon is often associated with the much-hyped Paleo diet , which is undoubtedly having a moment. Can vegetarians take part in a diet that puts so much emphasis on meat? It is possible. Our Paleolithic ancestors were very much about the meat, yes, but vegetables, nuts and seeds were also part of their whatever-we-can-get-our-hands-on meal plan. The basic premise of this stone-age eating is to eat like hunter-gatherers did 10,000 years ago. They didn’t have farms, …

National Vegetarian Week: Supermarkets are super for veggies

 It’s now easier to be a vegetarian or vegan, as this article points out. Ami provides a fairly comprehensive list of the vegetarian fare you are likely to find at some supermarkets. And some reasons to consider moving away from a meat-based diet. Click on the link below to read it in full.   Lifelong vegan Ami Tadaa is continuing her search around the North East for yummy veggie and vegan food. But today, she turns her attention to the best places to go and stock up your larder …

Learning how to be vegetarian without being a jerk about it

… identified myself by my adoration and consumption of shit beer and the extra-long, extra-chemical-filled cigarettes I left in ashtrays across the city as a calling card. Come on, dude. “Owning” the idea that you eat beef or pork or chicken that was not ethically procured isn’t cool; it makes you look like an idiot. It is that kind of mindless entitlement that comes along with a pro-animal diet that I find embarrassing, though I am equally guilty of it. My internal monologue has …

National Vegetarian Week: Time to stop and think about food choices

… More and more people are moving towards a meat free diet and Lynne Elliot, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society reckons “it’s never been easier”. National Vegetarian Week 2014, will take place from today (Monday May 19) until Sunday (May 25) and will see businesses all over the UK sharing and promoting their delicious vegetarian produce to everyone. Vist the site by clicking on this link: http://www.thejournal.co.uk/ …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

Wow – what can you say! Jennifer looks amazing – no matter her age!   Jennifer Lopez has switched to a vegan diet and has never felt better. Lopez, 44, was vegetarian for a while but recently decided to eliminate eggs, dairy, and other animal-derived foods from her diet, saying the 100% plant-based eating plan gives her energy. “You do feel better,” Lopez told Z100 radio. “I do recommend the vegan diet because you wake up and feel great! Being vegan, …

How to deal when your child wants to be a vegetarian

For the average meat-eating family, this statement could cause parental panic. How will their child get all the nutrients they need? And will every mealtime involve twice the cooking? Here’s how to cope when your child wants to become a vegetarian Planning meals dietitian Kate Di Prima, co-author of More Peas Please: Solutions for Feeding Fussy Eaters (Allen & Unwin), agrees that a vegetarian diet can be a nutritious way to go with kids. However, she has a warning for anyone …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

… can see, vegetarians and vegans have the opportunity to have as much of a well-rounded diet as their carnivore friends. The only difference is that vegetarians may need to do a little more preparation and planning to be sure they are receiving the most out of the healthy foods they eat.    Then again, who couldn’t use a little more planning to improve their health?  Source:  Vegetarian diets. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and dietetics. July 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Click here …

GP’s view: Vegetarianism

Is vegetarianism healthier than a carnivorous diet? Dr Cindy Pan gives her view. The most honest answer I can give to this is, “It depends”. If being a vegetarian means you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits as well as plenty of lentils, wholegrain cereals, nuts, tofu, eggs, low-fat dairy products and other nutritious foods, which make up for the lack of meat and fish, then yes, this could result in a very healthy diet. But it would not necessarily be healthier than a similar diet …

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