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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 …

Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism? – The Local

By Oliver Gee (www.thelocal.fr) | October 1, 2015 life has always been hard for vegetarians in the land of steak tartare, foie gras and boeuf bourguignon but the times they are a changing. The vegetable enlightenment has finally reached France, but how far will it go? Ask any vegetarian in France about their dining lives and they’re bound to tell you two things – Firstly “It’s difficult” and secondly, “it’s a hell of a lot better than it used to …

French lawmaker is proposing all schools go vegetarian! • The Raw Food World News

By Lynn Griffith | September 21, 2015 In the United States, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that discrimination laws apply to employees’ dress and grooming.  Some religions prohibit wearing certain garments and others require hair to be certain lengths.  The law requires employers to make accommodations and be respectful of this, whether it is a newly adopted religious change, or one that has been a part of a person’s life for years. (1) It is interesting that in …

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 …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

By Megan Othersen Gorman | July 10, 2015 People who stop eating meat might experience some interesting changes, good and positive. Anyone who’s seen the documentary/horror show Supersize Me has considered going vegetarian. Heck, almost everyone with healthy urges has seriously contemplated the meatless life at one time or another. If you’ve hesitated out of concern for your burger-loving, deprivation-hating body, don’t worry, says Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, clinical associate …

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 …

Stories from a Peripatetic Kitchen – The New Indian Express

By Supriya Sharma | July 4, 2015 When Rukmini Srinivas, then teaching at Queen Mary’s College in Madras, was first introduced to author R K Narayan by her husband in 1955, she had not heard of him or read his Swami and Friends. “I had grown up with Thomas Hardy and Somerset Maugham,” she writes in her cookbook-cum-memoir Tiffin, adding, “and had not heard of R K Narayan till I visited Mysore.” But that meeting was the start of a life-long friendship. In Berkeley, US, where Narayan was …

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 …

Seven reasons why India needs eggs on the menu of midday meals

By Reetika Khera | June 10, 2015 They’re very nutritious, have a relative long shelf-life and could boost rural employment. Last week, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan rejected a proposal to introduce eggs on the menu of the Integrated Child Development Services scheme – even just on a trial basis in three tribal districts. This short primer responds to some of the questions being asked about whether and why we need eggs on the menu of two government programmes for …

How to make cheese gougeres – recipe | Life and style | The Guardian

By Jane Hughes | June 2, 2015 Choux pastry, or pâte à choux, is a French favourite – classically, it is used to make sweet profiteroles, but it can be used in savoury dishes too. These buns should be crisp and golden on the outside and light and fluffy within. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: How to make cheese gougeres – recipe | life and style | The Guardian …

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

… “As far as meat is concerned, many parts of the world which have areas of very long life expectancy do eat lots of vegetables but they do also eat meat too,” he continued. He said he wasn’t scaremongering about eating meat, adding. “If you love meat go for higher quality and in moderation… Winding back is definitely a good idea. It is also definitely beneficial for the environment and your wallet!” The chef, who is married to Jools, 40, with whom he has four children – Poppy, 13, …

– Maine woman founded church, converted followers to vegetarianism

By Avery Yale Kamila | May 13, 2015 Vegetarianism can sometimes seem like a 1970s fad that mushroomed alongside organic food. However, meatless eating stretches back through recorded history to ancient Greece and India, waxing and waning in popularity over the ages with the rise and fall of religious and philosophical ideas. We Mainers can claim our own share of its history, most prominently in the life of Ellen Gould White. “It is impossible to talk about vegetarianism in the 21st century …

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 …

The disgusting reason figs aren’t vegetarian will put you off for life – Mirror Online

… inside a fig, an enzyme in the fruit breaks down her carcass into protein. The fig basically eats the wasp, and makes it into part of the fruit. Farmers actually buy bags of wasps to control the amount of wasps each plant can eat. Another disgusting fact which might stop you trusting food for life is that to qualify for safe consumption, ketchup is required to contain no more than 30 fruit flies per 100 grams So, if you’ve eaten figs and ketchup, you have almost definitely eaten both wasps …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

… ethical to kill something for food when you can live without it. This is why I don’t eat free-range meat, as I still think the killing of the animal is wrong. For me, it doesn’t matter how good the animal’s life was: at the end of the day, it still ends up being killed, and for me that’s not right. I am also concerned about the environment, particularly the damage that dairy farming has on water systems and rainforests. I eat eggs from my parents’ four free-range …

Vegetarian Lasagna Goes Green – NYTimes.com

… greens range from pale to dark, but whatever their intensity, they are emblematic of the season. Leaves and shoots are finally pushing up from the earth. We eat them with glee, not only for their life-affirming and tonic qualities, but also because they are delicious. Spinach, dandelion, mustard and turnip greens are all wonderful lightly steamed or simply wilted in olive oil. A whisper of garlic and a suspicion of crushed red pepper complement but do not mask their flavor. I don’t like to …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… Kelly Rose Bradford is a life-long vegetarian. “My son William has been vegetarian since birth,’ she says. ‘He eats anything from Indian to Mexican and everything in between, and is in robust health. I believe that eating meat is wrong, so why would I feed it to my child?” Dawn Blake agrees. “People are always giving me a hard time about bringing my children up vegetarian, and offer up all sorts of arguments about how I’m oppressing or depriving my children. …

Crunch Numbers, Not Dead Animals, and See How Many Lives You Can Save | TakePart

… meat were prevented from consumption, and the volume of carbon dioxide that won’t be entering the atmosphere. If you’ve only been a vegetarian for a day, you’ve still saved one animal’s life, per the calculator, prevented about a pound of flesh from being consumed, and spared the Earth from four additional pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Extrapolate those numbers over 10 years of vegetarianism, however, and the calculator shows a far more dramatic impact: 2,020 animals’ lives …

You will eat more than 7,000 animals in your lifetime – that’s a lot of steak – Mirror Online

By Stian Alexander, Posted 8 March 2015 The Vegetarian Calculator page on Facebook says humans eat 11 cows, 27 pigs and an amazing 2,400 chickens. Human carnivores devour more than 7,000 animals in their life – including 11 cows, 27 pigs and 2,400 chickens. A meat eater who lives to 80 will also average 4,500 fish, 80 turkeys and 30 sheep, according to the Vegetarian Calculator page on Facebook. It says that if rabbits, ducks, geese, goats, prawns and squid are included, the total rises to …

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 …

Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian Hotpot!

… strong.” Shape is important as well. Long noodles equal longevity of life. The circular round shape of the sesame ball dessert represents centerdness and balance, and its sweet flavor is believed to bring a sweetness to the New Year. Its red color is symbolic too, red being the color of good luck in Chinese culture, obviously it is meant to bring good luck. To finish reading this article, click on this link:  via Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian …

Why I’m going vegetarian after seeing shocking Animal Aid film of UK abbatoir cruelty

19 February 2015 by Kate Morris  I’m going vegetarian after eating meat for 50 years, since seeing shocking film of UK abbatoir cruelty One in eight Brits are now vegetarian. Kate Morris explains why, after eating meat all her life, the recent undercover footage of animal cruelty has made her become one too Going veggie: Kate is going to be eating a lot more of these I have always had a strong empathy with animals. I once spent three days of a seven-day holiday finding a home for a tiny …

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 …

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 …

Inspired by Jane Goodall, Vincent Tan says he is going vegetarian | Malaysia | Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — There was no denying that the 2,000-strong audience at Dr Jane Goodall’s talk this morning were inspired by her story of her life and work. But perhaps nobody was more inspired than Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the founder of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, who declared he was thinking of becoming a vegetarian because of her. Earlier in her talk, she had spoken about the impact on the environment from something as simple as eating red meat. After Goodall concluded her talk to a …

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I’m not vegetarian but love veggie meals (From Swindon Advertiser)

Rosemarie Orwin, 52, Okus, life model and founder of Modelled me UK, tells us about her life with food Do you cook a lot yourself? What is your failsafe dish? I don’t tend to do the cooking but when I do, my failsafe dish is Spaghetti Bolognese. Where do you like to eat out? How often? When I’ve got the money, Bistro Les Chats. What do you always hope to find on a menu? For starter? Main course? Dessert? Risotto or a vegetarian dish (I’m not vegetarian but love veggie meals). Dessert has …

The 7 Types of Vegetarians, Because There’s More Than One Way Not To Fry a Fish | Bustle

Here’s a light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek look at vegetarianism: I dipped my toe into the vegetarian pond the summer before my sophomore year of college. I had just seen Food Inc. for the first time (an emotional cinematic experience for my 19-year-old self) and was ready to make a life Change. That summer, I was still pretty unsure about this whole college thing. I had yet to experience that “ah ha” moment the brochures all promised, and I was searching for friends, an academic focus …

Master vegetables like a Gujarati | Residency | Life and style | The Guardian

Charting a family history can take many forms. Sometimes it’s a series of handwritten letters or boxes of strange objects in the attic, occasionally it’s drawn up in a family tree. And while my own family has lost most of its material possessions over the years, our stories have been kept intact through recipes and food. At the start and heart of every story is a place called Gujarat. Although I’ve never lived there, the spirit of this place exists in most aspects of my daily life: I think …

Be a vegetarian to stop cruelty (From Worcester News)

… What follows is an article I’ve curated here.  SIR – Well done to Gary Kibblewhite (Worcester news, November 28) for telling us about the terrible cruelty in the fish industry. They really are the forgotten victims. However he seems to think that the Christmas turkey has a good life, I suggest he goes on the Animal Aid website to see how they are reared and slaughtered. As an animal rights campaigner for 30 years I can assure Gary that we try to help all animals including fish. We …

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 …

Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish | Life and style | The Guardian

… vitamins and a big sense of humour”, and said that many Spaniards “consider a dead pig to be a vegetable”. Things, however, are changing. In 2011, the Happy Cow vegetarian website  listed 353 vegetarian or vegan restaurants in the country. This year’s figure is 686, an increase of 94%. Over the same period the number of such restaurants in the UK has increased by 60%, from 842 to 1344. via Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish | life and style | The …

Cool Product: Vegan and vegetarian answer cards available | This Dish Is Veg – Vegan, Animal Rights, Eco-friendly News

As vegans or vegetarians, we all get those questions and comments—you know what I’m talking about. “Do you eat fish?” “Are you still a vegan?” “Where do you get your protein?” “Don’t you miss meat?” “I could never stop eating meat!” And one question leads to another and another. At This Dish Is Veg, we thought we would make your life easier by creating some informative (okay maybe sarcastic and humorous come to mind …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

All humanity is at the point of having to make a very difficult choice. We either end our consumption of animal foods or face two consequences: the planet not being able to feed people sufficiently to maintain good health into the future, and the destruction of our environments that have provided for life for hundreds of millions of years. Here’s the present situation and future expectation. We have to recognize that the world has an increasing number of people who want and expect enough …

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 …

Spinach Walnut Pesto Pasta | Valdosta Today – South Georgia’s News Source

Yum, Yum! Looks absolutely delicious! We’re anything BUT vegetarian at the Harp household. We were probably a pack of wolves in another life, actually.  However, whether a lifestyle choice or a health choice, more and more are living the vegetarian way.  We have friends who are vegetarians, Kristy and her husband Donaldson Johnson.  You may think, if you’re carnivorous as are we, that you can’t possibly have anything food-related in common with vegetarians. I say you can and should be …

Learning how to be vegetarian without being a jerk about it

I really enjoyed reading this article; it’s two pages long, but full of insight. I recommend you read it if you are struggling with the ethics of your food intake. Click on the link below for the full article written by Bree Davies.   Many times in my life, others have assumed I was a vegetarian. At a work function or a family dinner, someone would attempt to pass me some kind of animal product, only to pull back the offering abruptly and say, “Oh, I forgot. …

Judaism: Vegetarian and Kosher

… is unwise to rely on product labels; innocent-sounding ingredients can be highly suspect, they can contain admixtures of unacceptable items, and products are often processed on the same machinery used for meat-based foods. If all this means that the term “vegetarian” can be a misnomer for vegetarians, it can also make life difficult for the kosher consumer. To be kosher and vegetarian one needs to use the official kosher food directories but judiciously recognise and not utilise fleishig …

What’s On Your Plate? 6 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Love Life

This is an interesting article. I invite you to read more by clicking the link below.   How your eating habits alter your dating life, from sparking arguments to lowering your libido. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, we’re taking a closer look at how our lifestyle choices influence our love lives. Single or taken, our relationship with food is by far the most emotional. When you stop and think about it, food sneaks into our love lives in ways we don’t even …

Try Vegan Nut Butter to Support a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

One of the healthier life choices people can make, at least when it comes to food, is to go vegan. Although a vegan diet may not appeal to everyone, it can be a path to healthier living. Once Again Nut Butter’s selection of delicious and healthy vegan nut butters can add vitamins, minerals, and rich, decadent flavor to a vegan diet. Like vegetarians, vegans don’t eat meat, but they also don’t consume other products that come from animals, like eggs or dairy products. A vegan diet consists …

The 8 ways eating vegetarian changed my daily life

Eating vegetarian has surprisingly come easy for me. I shared during the week the details of My Vegetarian Experiment and today I want to share how it has changed my daily life or daily routine. Below are some of the changes I have noticed from cutting meat out of my diet:1. I don’t feel tired after eating.Before I started my vegetarian experiment I would eat a meal and immediately feel tired afterwards. I would kind of going into a food coma or slump mode and it would take hours to get …

Ricky Martin Credits Vegetarian Diet To Staying Young

Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican pop musician, actor and author, looks just as youthful and vibrant as he did when he was ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’. The father of two switched to a vegetarian diet a few years ago and tweeted about how wonderful he felt as a meat-free person. Martin was recently asked about the secret to his youthful look, and he credited the people in his life, his work and a vegetarian diet as his anti-aging secrets. The singer said, “Love, acceptance, friends, two kids that …

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