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The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

… vegetarians or vegans do so for an array of reasons. However, the economics of vegetarianism have attracted little attention in recent years; but in the light of recent protein price hikes, they should. Economists, however, do agree on a few facets of meat production. First, many studies suggest that it costs significantly more to produce energy and protein from animal-based sources than from some plant-based sources. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below:   …

The Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet

… In the past 12 years, at least 23 studies have shown that low-carb diets can help you lose weight (without calorie counting). One of the main reasons is that these diets can significantly reduce appetite, making you eat fewer calories without having to consciously try to eat less (1, 2). Low-carb diets also improve health in other ways. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: The Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet …

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 …

Mock meats a new food trend

… as a substitute but rather a healthy alternative to meats as these products have almost similar nutritional value in terms of protein intake etc,” says Anurag Mathur, Executive Chef, Jaypee Vasant Continental. Simple plant-based products are used to substitute meat in popular dishes and make them fit for even the strictest vegetarians. “For people who are turning vegetarian after years of gorging on meat, for people who don’t eat meat due to ethical reasons but don’t want …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

… and dairy. A flexitarian is a term that is used to define a semi-vegetarian diet. For example, a flexitarian may consume fish, dairy and eggs but excludes meat and poultry. People make the decision to become vegetarian for many different reasons. When my sister was 14, she really wanted the cheese pizza that was reserved for vegetarians only. In the following 21 years, she has remained vegetarian but her reasons have continued to evolve.  My brother became vegan due to concerns regarding …

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

By Danielle Calder, Posted 22nd March 2015 I’m a vegetarian for ethical reasons, although I plan on becoming a vegan in the near future. I became a vegetarian at 15, initially because I wanted to be unique: none of my friends were vegetarian, and I had heard that you lost weight once you went veggie. Well, I lost some weight, but once I discovered pasta I put it right back on! As I got older, I became more interested in the ethical side of vegetarianism. I don’t believe it is …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… two sons, now aged 19 and 21. She and her husband are both vegetarian, but their children have always eaten meat. “Our reasons for being vegetarian are mostly around welfare and sustainability,” she tells me. “But we would never force our views on anyone else. It’s rather like religion: people have to make up their own minds. If we’d brought the boys up as vegetarian it would have been us imposing our beliefs on them, and that didn’t feel right.” Both …

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 …

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

… become long-term vegetarians. VEG MANNERS Beyond persistence, veteran vegetarians in Maine tend to have acquired the skills needed to navigate the awkward social situations that can come with the territory. Kevin Fahrman, 59, of Falmouth is well practiced in this realm. He has been a vegetarian for ethical reasons since 1973, when he was a freshman at the University of Maine at Orono. After reading that feeding crops to livestock produces less food for humans than feeding the same grain to …

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 …

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 …

Meat-Eaters And Vegetarians Meet In The Middle: The Birth Of ‘Reducetarianism’

… that meat production from the clearing of lands and trees to the transportation of these products, accounts for nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That is why a vegetarian’s footprint is nearly half that of a meat lover’s. And for a vegan, it’s even lower.” The environmental reasons people choose to abstain from meat has a significant amount of factual groundwork laid out to support them already. “We also know meat production requires a lot of water,” Kateman said. …

Delicious Potato Leek Soup, Gluten Free and Vegetarian

This is not my blog, but I thought you’d like the recipe, so this article comes from Nancy’s World. To read the rest of her article and get to the recipe, click on the link below. As much as I love summer (read my love letter to summer ), I could easily write a “Dear John letter” to winter. My list of reasons why I love summer would take me hours, maybe even days, yet my list of what I love about winter took me only 5 minutes. Why? Because I could only come up with 3 …

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 …

11 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Meals | Food52

Now’s the time of year when your friends are looking for any excuse to be outside and enjoy good food, cold beer, and a warm breeze. People are inventing reasons to get together — one friend is hosting the “One Year Anniversary of My Housewarming Party” party — and you’re always expected to bring a dish. But when you’re busy working all day, you need food you can make the night before and grab from the fridge as soon as you get home from work. It has to …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

A lot of people are surprised when they hear I’ve been a vegetarian for almost eight years. After reactions such as “wow really?” and “that’s a long time,” the questions start pouring out. People first want to know why I made this decision. Then, without a doubt, they’ll ask what I eat, as if meat was the only food group they know of. The reasons behind my adopting a meatless lifestyle are very personal and are by no means the best or only reasons to become one. Personally, I …

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 …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

… vegetable-based protein. Hungry mouths around the world take a hit, too: Some 70 percent of the grain produced in the U.S. is fed to livestock animals but the land used to grow it could feed some 800 million people instead. For this and other reasons, many of us have given up meat altogether. But it doesn’t mean we don’t still crave the taste. Fortunately, there are more choices than ever for vegetarians with latent carnivorous instincts. One young company, Beyond Meat, has millions of …

The 8 ways eating vegetarian changed my daily life

… week. It totally sounds crazy but I felt like my face had a new glow to it. I actually wasn’t expecting this change to happen so quickly or even at all but it has been a nice surprise and is a great motivator to keep going. You’ll need to click on the link below if you would like to learn reasons 3 through to 8 … Click here to read the rest of the article : http://www.sevencherubs.com/ …

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