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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 …

Frozen food fave Amy’s Kitchen opens drive thru

… varieties of Amy’s frozen products are sold around the world. “We feel it is important to know where our food comes from,” Amy’s website states. “We have earned a reputation in the farming community as the company with the most rigid standards for quality and consistency. This is as it should be.” Amy’s Drive Thru is a win for vegetarians and healthy eaters. Within the past 5 years, the number of Americans eating vegetarian diets has more than doubled. Source: Frozen food fave …

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

… prevention—recently reviewed all clinical trials of vegetarian diets in terms of weight loss. His findings, published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, reveal that going green tends to lead to a lighter you—even if shedding pounds isn’t the original goal for going vegetarian. The average weight loss tracked by Barnard: 7.5 pounds. And the longer study, the greater the loss. You May Gain Some Healthy Bacteria In Your Gut—And Some Bloat, At Least At …

Step Aside Big Mac, Vegetarian Gets the Drive-Thru Treatment | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly

… Americans eats is based on convenience, late hours and low costs. If families, especially low to middle income ones, are going to be convinced to make the switch to vegetarian or partially vegetarian diets, they have to have an option comparable in price and ease. In comes a slowly, quietly growing idea of making vegetarian food as easy as pulling up to Burger King’s drive through window late at night. Outside Arizona, vegetarian fast food is gearing up to be supersized. On June 13, 2013, …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

… amounts of healthy oils such as olive and coconut oils, is a well-rounded vegetarian diet. There is enough research to show that such a vegetarian diet has fewer calories, lower levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, and more fibre, potassium and vitamin C than other diets. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Go vegetarian – Livemint …

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

… a vegetarian and vegan diet. The plant-based nature of these diets means a high intake of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, pulses and non-meat proteins such as tofu,” says Hobson. “These diets tend to be nutrient dense, high in fibre and low in saturated fat.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: 7 reasons to turn vegetarian – from better health to a cheaper food bill – BT …

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

… insoluble forms, backed up with plenty of fluids. Non-vegetarian fare; however, contains very little natural fibre as compared to a vegetarian meal. It requires more time to digest, causing a load on the digestive tract and produces more acids which require a lot more fluid to neutralise and flush out. Hence, vegetarian diets work solely to detoxify the system when administered cleverly in the right proportions and quantities as required by the individual,” believes city-based lifestyle …

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 …

I’m going vegetarian 3 times a week – Jamie – IOL Lifestyle

… “an absolute joy” and encouraged others to enjoy “more plant-based delights” because it is “beneficial for the environment and your wallet”. Oliver has revealed he has written a vegetarian cookbook – but says he is struggling to get Channel 4 to make a programme because producers are “not yet convinced the general public want to see it”. The 39-year-old said: “Vegetarian and well-managed vegan diets are looking very good at the moment in general health terms. “We should all …

Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

… every five years. The 2015 draft, released in February, plays up the health benefits of plant-based diets and includes references to the environmental advantages of reducing or eliminating meat. Both points are being fiercely challenged. While the meat and dairy industries are old hands when it comes to raising their voices, Michele Simon, president of Oakland-based Eat Drink Politics, said the plant-based food world never played a significant role until the current round. She set out to change …

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 …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

By Arti Patel | April 6, 2015 At some point in their lives, vegetarians and vegans have all been asked how they keep up their energy levels without meat in their diets. And because energy is essentially measured in calories from protein, fat, and carbs, it can get tricky to find the healthiest foods that will also give you a natural boost. “Total energy, or calorie, needs would not differ between vegans — someone who eats only plant foods — and vegetarians — someone who may not avoid …

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

… animal products (such as gelatin or white sugar processed using animal bones). But that’s where the similarities end. 50 SHADES OF VEGAN Raw-food vegans, like those Moore found on YouTube, aim to eat food that hasn’t been cooked above a certain temperature, typically around 110 degrees F. In contrast, macrobiotic vegans center their diets on cooked whole grains and beans and eat only small amounts of raw food. Another common variation is referred to as oil-free, plant-based veganism. Stefani …

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

… nutrition may be the best things to consider when reducing the risk of colon cancer. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California examined dietary data gathered from over 77,000 men and women who identify as Seventh-Day Adventists and are enrolled in the Adventist Health Study (AHS-2), a large, prospective cohort study of more than 96,000 North Americans recruited between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2007. The diets of the participants were assessed using a validated quantitative food …

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

… meat-heavy diets, especially processed meat, can elevate risk for the condition. This latest research is led by Michael Orlich, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Loma Linda University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution in California. Dr Orlich’s team tracked the food questionnaires and medical records of 77,659 Seventh-day Adventists over a mean period of 7.3 years. Seventh-day Adventists were chosen in part because the religion encourages a healthy lifestyle. Previous studies …

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

Neacsu M, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;doi:10.3945/ajcn.113.077503., March 3, 2015 A vegetarian-based high-protein eating plan appears to offer the same appetite control and weight loss as a meat-based plan with the same amount of protein, according to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a study of adult men with obesity, gut hormone profile was similar between the two regimens, suggesting both high-protein weight-loss (HPWL) diets could be equally effective as …

Luxemburger Wort – Weekday vegetarian – an act of love!

Published on Sunday, 1 March, 2015 at 12:54 For some reason we like to put labels on others and on ourselves. Especially when it comes to food and diets. You are either a meat eater, or vegetarian. Maybe even vegan. You might have heard of the petition 478 here in Luxembourg calling on the government to publicly support and promote vegetarian and vegan nutrition. It’s a great initiative, and I hope it is successful. Especially thinking of how Luxembourg now is labeled one of the top meat …

Record sales for vegetarian food company Quorn | BreakingNews.ie

Meat-free producer Quorn Foods said it racked up record sales last month as consumers ditched fad diets in favour of healthy long-term options. The England-based firm, which employs 650, said sales lifted 8% to £14.6m in January as it sold more of its meat free sausages, mince and chicken style fillets. It said sales in the UK rose 6% to £10.9m in January, adding that revenues jumped 64% last month in the United States. The firm directly exports to 15 countries including Australia, Switzerland …

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

… as a life sustenance as well as a tribal bonding ceremony. Growing up in China, our Cantonese family always celebrated all festivals, New Year, August Moon Festival… with the bone soup. In time, this bone broth becomes a staple of southern Chinese culinary diets as well as a medicinal supplement to many ailments. Recently, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese doctors have started to prescribe bone broth as a form of immune booster, possibly taking a cue from the fact that in bone …

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

… which is somebody who is trying to reduce the amount of meat in their diet,” Warren said. The point isn’t to argue semantics. It’s to recognize that there are all sorts of ways to cut down on the amount of meat in your diet, and it’s OK if more restrictive diets don’t work for you — especially in meat-loving Texas. via Vegetarianism 101: Make your transition a slow one – San Antonio Express-News. …

63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That’ll Fill You Right Up

In a world with mores kinds of vegetables than minutes in a day, the possibilities for delicious vegetarian meals are limited only by the imagination. If variety is the spice of life, then vegetables certainly jazz things up. Naysayers of plant-based diets may argue that vegetarian dishes lack a little something — whether it be nutrients (no, y’all), flavor (nope) or the ability to keep hunger at bay (enough already). Vegetarian dishes embrace every flavor under the sun, and one of …

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

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analysed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study, published last Thursday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, comes as many people are trying to stick to – or already have abandoned – New Year’s plans to lose weight …

Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss – LA Times

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study published Thursday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes as many people are trying to stick to – or already have abandoned – New Year’s plans to lose weight with the dozens and dozens of …

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

… a vegetarian eating plan. They are able to lose weight, become much leaner and improve their stamina. A study released by Nutrition tested obese and overweight participants. They divided them into five different diets. The first group ate a vegan style of eating. They eat no meat products at all- including milk and cheese. The second group ate vegetarian style of eating. They did not eat any meat products- but they were allowed to eat eggs and dairy The third group ate pesco-vegetarian. They are …

Harley’s is a coffee house with heart – Falkirk Herald

… Run by mother and daughter Karen and Lynn Leckie, with Lynn’s aunt Yvonne Harley helping when needed, the idea to cater for vegan and gluten free diets came from vegan Yvonne who also bakes the vegan-friendly cakes and biscuits. Having never tried a vegan cake, and sceptical on how a cake could possibly taste good without butter or milk, I shared a ‘stab cake’ – or a vanilla cupcake with tiny knife biscuit and raspberry jam ‘blood’ – with Harrison. It tasted light and delicious, …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

At a time when more than a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. In fact, nearly 16 million Americans are vegetarian and about a third say they’re choosing vegan or vegetarian meals more often, according to a Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group. “Part of the reason this is going mainstream is that vegetarian diets are proven to be …

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

My husband and I became pescetarians, or vegetarians who eat seafood, two years ago as a result of my columns on vegan chef Roni Shapiro (September 2012), on the Catskill Animal Sanctuary (March 2013) and my eye-opening research into food industry practices. I also have celiac disease and eat gluten-free. I am not alone. More people are radically altering their diets for health, medical or animal-cruelty reasons. Food allergies, some life-threatening, and celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity …

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 …

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 …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

The following article was written by RACHEL HEINEN and is handy to have on hand for those occasions when people ask you that inevitable question: “But how do you get your protein?” If you follow the link below you’ll also find a recipe she has provided for Vegetarian Southwest Egg Rolls Are Vegetarians Missing Something? A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat or seafood, or products containing these foods. Vegetarian or vegan diets are often associated with a number …

Food Trends 2014: What’s New In The Natural Food World

The first four months of 2014 have passed much as expected in terms of food trends. Tacos and hybrid baked goods have shown some staying power, while lifestyle changes like vegetarian diets and less sugar are decidedly on the rise. Last month, the Canadian Health Food Association held its Food Expo in Vancouver, showcasing some of the up-and-coming items grocery shoppers will be seeing in stores over the next year. Katharine Herringer, co-founder of Multibird Branding, visits the Expo each year …

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