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Is It Safe To Follow A Vegan Diet During Pregnancy?

… didn’t. Mostly.) But for others, the curiosity was tinged with worry — a worry about safety. Was a vegan diet good for me? Was a vegan diet good for the baby? My (Berkeley) OB-GYN didn’t bat an eye, and the nutrition and pregnancy books I’d read supported common sense: Having a nutritious diet matters (whether or not you’re pregnant), but that can come in many forms. There are more and less healthful ways to be vegan, just as there are more and less healthful ways to …

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 …

Practical Nutrition: Making nutritious vegetarian meals – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Practical Nutrition Advice With Mary Jo Sawyer

… “The creamy texture comes from the proportions and the slow churn of the gelato process, which incorporates very little air.” To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Practical nutrition: Making nutritious vegetarian meals – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Practical nutrition Advice With Mary Jo Sawyer …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

… lifestyle choice to make for a German scientist living in the US in the 1950s. Meat was, and still is, eaten aplenty in both the country of his birth and the country he resided in. Perhaps, Einstein had intuitively grasped something more than six decades ago that nutrition experts and health organizations are now advocating in droves. Experts around the world are advising people to eat a more plant-based diet, or a vegetarian diet, because it is healthier. In the Indian context, it becomes …

Healthy Vegan, Vegetarian Carrot Hummus Recipe: Glamour.com

By Arielle Haspel | June 20, 2015 nutrition expert and certified health coach Arielle Haspel created some delicious healthy snacks for our Treat Yourself video series, and now she’s back. Follow her here on the Vitamin G blog, where she’ll share her favorite healthy shortcuts and guilt-free recipes, just in time for bikini season. If you’re like me, you love quick, easy, and delicious snacks. Hummus is a go-to in most people’s fridges because it’s ready to eat out of the …

Vegetarian Grilling in the Great Indoors | chelseanow.com

… smaller one-burner grill pan. Try the Le Creuset cast iron rectangular skinny grill in red ($99 at William Sonoma). Looking for something smaller? Try the All-Clad Nonstick 11” flat iron grill pan ($50 at Bed Bath & Beyond). If you don’t have an inside grill pan and don’t want to purchase something you will only use for grilling, try buying a regular cast iron skillet ($24.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond). GRILLED ASIAN TOFU Makes 1-2 servings nutrition Facts for full recipe: 230 calories, …

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? …

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

… child nutrition: the mid-day meal scheme and anganwadis (for pre-school children under the age of six). 1. Eggs are among the most nutritious food items Here’s a comparison of the nutritive content of eggs and some vegetarian options of roughly similar cost. Need one say more? One serving provides… Source: nutritiondata.self.com. % refers to recommended daily allowance met. Note: Eggs are sometimes criticised for their fat content, but most young children in India need more fat. Aside from …

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

… nutrition consultant, Tripti Gupta. “A detox is a change of diet from what you are currently eating, especially if you have overeaten or indulged in something like alcohol. It helps to get your body back to normal. So, going vegetarian is just one of the ways of detoxing,” says dietician Eileen Canday. She also feels that getting a good source of fibre and hydration of the body are the most positive aspects of a veggie detox. To continue reading this article, please click on this …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

… exciting short film competition for all NZ school students. The competition is open to any currently enrolled school students (including homeschooled students) and consists of primary, intermediate and secondary age categories covering animal advocacy, health and nutrition, and protecting the environment. Sponsored by South Seas Film & Television School, New Way, Linda McCartney’s NZ, Quorn, Hardy’s Northland, The Animal Connection, Plug In Pest Free, Ethicalshopper.co.nz, Hell Pizza and …

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

… like Boca from Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill., and MorningStar from Kellogg Co., Battlecreek, Mich., are expanding their offerings in order to increase market share and appeal to a greater consumer base. In describing the DGAC report’s unprecedented vegetarian-focused advice, co-author Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says, “It’s a breakthrough that would cause a paradigm shift in eating patterns with an …

6 Delicious Vegetarian Dishes Requiring 5 Ingredients or Fewer

… nutrition and medicine at the University of Vermont, told Women’s Health. Consuming less meat also reduces your cancer risk and helps with weight maintenance. Furthermore, vegetarianism helps preserve essential resources; eating a plant-based meal for lunch rather than a burger saves 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, 133 gallons of water, and 24 square feet of land, Women’s Health reports. The benefits don’t end there, either. Vegetarian dishes are delicious and easy to make, …

New science on cholesterol, eggs and vegetarian diets | The Seattle Times

By Carrie Dennett | April 5, 2015 The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has reached some new conclusions about how Americans do and should eat. On nutrition What’s in store for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines? Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans gets an update. This gives the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) the opportunity to review and reflect on the changing state of the science on nutrition and health, as well as statistics about how we eat as a …

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

… were based on 27,600 adults older than 40 who filled out dietary surveys over a 6-year period. Their medical records were examined later to look for people who developed cataracts. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical nutrition, showed a decrease in daily red meat intake also lowers the risk for developing cataracts: those with mid-range meat consumption (1.7 to 3.4 ounces daily) had a 4 percent decrease; those with low-meat consumption (less than 1.7 ounces daily) showed a …

A perpetual quest for the perfect veggie burger | The Japan Times

… wonderfully robust bean patty stacked with the works (pickles, cheese, mustard, etc.) you’ll wonder why you stuck with just meat all this time. Take it from me, there is enough flavor (and nutrition) in a good, hearty veggie burger to give you fond food memories for a year. via A perpetual quest for the perfect veggie burger | The Japan Times. …

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 …

More than one good reason for eating mainly plant foods

… vegetarians and studies of healthy long-lived populations all show modest consumption of red meats. Clearly, advice to favour plant-based foods and reduce meat intake should now be considered part of healthy dietary advice given by doctors and nutritionists. Especially because myths that a vegetarian diet leads to inadequate levels or iron or protein have been dispelled. But a recent report by a US nutrition advisory committee that suggests exactly this has come under fire. Under attack The …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

… in a crate and are turned into veal. “That just really affected me. And it’s the same way with chickens too,” she said. “It’s just nightmarish, the whole thing, for me.” Karches said she decided to really examine her diet and nutrition. “I was really a junk food vegetarian. It’s kind of embarrassing. Candy was a major food group,” she said. With the support of her husband, Todd, she decided to become a vegan, eliminating dairy from her meals and adopting a plant-based diet. She …

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 …

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. …

What will it take to downsize the American meat habit? | The Christian Century

… Agriculture’s dietary guidelines restrict their official purview to nutrition; they don’t address the other considerations that go into food choices. But last week, AP reported that this year’s update to the USDA guidlines might include a focus on environmental sustainability—specifically, as a reason to eat less meat. Well, not if the beef industry’s lobbyists have anything to say about it. And in Washington, they have a lot to say and powerful contacts to say it …

Burger King bigwig goes for veggie startup

… food,” Swette said. “As the head of marketing at PepsiCo, I did all the Super Bowl commercials and ads, and I was lucky to have that career.” Swette’s daughter became a vegetarian, and his wife, Kelly, who serves as the CEO of Sweet Earth Natural Foods, was interested in how nutrition affects health. As Swette learned more about health, food and sustainability, he had an “aha” moment several years ago, after serving as COO of eBay . “Knowing that health …

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 …

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 …

How to deal when your child wants to be a vegetarian

… involved in meal preparation who may not be used to cooking vegetarian meals: “If you’re a family of meat eaters and suddenly your child announces they’re vegetarian, you can’t just give them the same meal as everyone else minus the meat because they won’t be getting the nutrition they need to grow.” Do your research There’s no avoiding it – carnivore mums and dads will need to do some research on what to feed their meat-refusing offspring, Di Prima says. “Zinc, iron and …

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 …

Animal Protein vs. Plant-Based Protein

Excerpted from Super Immunity: The Essential nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free* by Joel Fuhrman, @2011 HarperOne, reprinted by permission.The nutrition-related educational materials used in most schools have been provided “gratis” by the meat, dairy, and egg industries for over seventy years. Those industries have successfully lobbied and influenced the government, resulting in favorable laws and subsidies—and resulting in …

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