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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 …

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 …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

… treatment of animals. Others make the decision based on environmental concerns or health benefits. A vegetable-based diet has many health benefits. Vegetarian diets tend to be low in fat and high in vitamins and fiber. Vegetarians have lower levels of obesity. They also have a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

Stefanie Angstadt – Thought for Food | April 22, 2015 Lentils are one of those great foods that are healthy and filling. As someone who eats a little meat, sometimes, depending on where it’s from, I have come to depend on lentils for a source of protein, flavor and heartiness in my cooking. Lentils are one of the earliest foods known to humans, and perhaps they’ve stuck around because of their outstanding health benefits. They contain cholesterol-lowering fiber, help manage blood-sugar …

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 …

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

… or vegan diet. Researchers at George Washington University School of Medicine found that you may drop 7.5 to 10 pounds relatively quickly without counting calories. However, you need to realize that you can go all-veggie these days and still end up eating nothing but nutritionally deficient, processed foods that won’t reduce belly fat, give you more energy or help you lose weight! A healthy vegetarian diet focuses on foods with lots of nutrients, fiber, healthy fats and no added sugars and …

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

… follow up for a longer period. According to the researchers, vegetarians might be protected from colorectal cancer not only because they eat less meat, but because they eat more plants. “Diets high in fiber are linked with decreased risk, and fiber comes from whole plant foods, so this could be a major reason why the risk is much lower,” said Dr Orlich. The vegetarian groups also ate fewer fatty foods and snacks in general than the nonvegetarians. This helps reduce excess levels of insulin …

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, …

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 …

Make the most of summer sweet corn with these 10 vegetarian recipes : TreeHugger

In North America, corn is in season all summer long and into the early fall. You can add its sweet flavor to a wide range of dishes, from main courses to desserts. Although corn syrup has earned a bad reputation as an added sugar, fresh sweet corn is full of vitamin A, vitamin B3 and fiber. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite ways to enjoy this summer staple. Simple spices Fresh corn on the cob can be so good that it doesn’t need any fixings, but simple spices can dress up this classic …

Try Vegan Nut Butter to Support a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

… mainly of plant-based foods, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Incorporating nut butter into a vegan diet for a source of healthy protein is likely to be a sensible option for many people. Nut butters benefit a vegan diet That’s why Once Again Nut Butter’s naturally vegan peanut butter—full of protein, vitamin E, fiber and magnesium—is a great choice to support a vegan or vegetarian diet. In addition to our peanut butter, Once Again Nut Butter also offers vegan nut butters …

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