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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:   …

Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans

… produce on its own (because of that, it’s often referred to as a “perfect protein”). Plus, it is amazingly versatile. Quinoa can be added to soup or vegetarian chili during winter months, served with brown sugar and fruit as a hot breakfast cereal, or tossed with vegetables and vinaigrette to make a refreshing summer salad. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans …

5 Superfoods to Maximize Your Plant-Based Protein Intake | Alternet

… helps your body repair itself from wear and tear. The body converts protein into amino acids, which then act to produce new cells, enzymes, hormones and antibodies. Some vegans and vegetarians turn to supplements for their daily dose of protein, but here is something you may not know: There are many sources of protein — and they’re not all from meat and seafood alone. You can also get your much-needed daily protein intake from plants. So, despite the naysayers who say that becoming vegan and …

WATCH: How to make Vegan popcorn chicken! | Diet & Food | Closer Online

By Fiona Day | June 23, 2015 Thought vegetarians and vegans couldn’t have popcorn chicken? Think again! Whether you’re Vegan, vegetarian or simply trying to eat less meat, this Vegan popcorn chicken recipe is the perfect meat-free option for all the family. Vegan cook and blogger Leila Buffery has shared her own easy-to-follow recipe on her YouTube channel, talking you through each stage in less than 6 minutes. It might take a couple of goes before you perfect these delicious savoury …

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? …

The Perfect Vegetarian Taco – MensJournal.com

… veggies are the main attraction, and let the peppers, garlic, and lime shine in a way that meat might end up overpowering. These tacos are so flavorful, that it only takes a few minor substitutions that could even make these a perfect option if you have some vegans coming over for dinner and need something to serve them. Roasted Mushroom and Grilled Kale Tacos Bodega Negra Recipe by Chef Michael Armstrong  To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: …

7 reasons to turn vegetarian – from better health to a cheaper food bill – BT

… importantly – very on-trend. So on Meat Free Day, here are the reasons you should be saying no to steak… It’s a generally better outlook “Vegetarians and vegans often choose this way of eating for health reasons and are more likely to adopt other healthy lifestyle choices such as avoiding smoking, drinking less and exercising more which can positively affect long-term health,” says Rob Hobson, nutritionist at Healthspan. It’s a better balance “Avoiding meat is only one component of …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

… encouraging vegetarians and vegans since 1943. Its goal is to create a kinder, healthier world through reducing cruelty to animals, improving human health, protecting the environment and preserving world food resources. The NZ Vegetarian Society also runs the an Approved accreditation programme, which accredits products that meet strict criteria; free from meat and slaughter by-products, animal testing and any form of cross contamination. To continue reading this article, please click on this …

Seven Things You Can Grill That Arent Meat – NDTV Food

By Jessica Reed, guardian.co.uk | May 25, 2015 I was going to start this article by consoling all vegetarians and vegans, reminding them they don’t need to feel sorry if attending a BBQ on Memorial Day. This is my first mistake: they don’t need consoling. My second mistake: not addressing meat eaters here. Yes, of course carnivores like you enjoy a good steak grilled on the barbie (as my Australian friends say). But don’t be stupid and skip the vegetarian options; they make for more …

Living a healthy lifestyle in polluted Jakarta | The Jakarta Post

… first branch of Burgreens was established in a green space in Rempoa, South Jakarta, by a young couple, Helga Angelina, 24, and her boyfriend, Max Mandias, 26, in 2013. Helga said the outlet had become a gathering place for vegetarians, vegans and all who were concerned with health and wellness. “People are aware of our presence through word of mouth, Instagram and communities they were in, such as self-healing, yoga and nature lovers’ clubs,” she said. The operation of the restaurant has …

No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain SECRET animal products  | Daily Mail Online

… contain animal products. What is more worrying for vegetarians and vegans is that ingredients lists on packages might list product names, but not what’s in them, like the food colouring carmine that is derived from crushed beetles, while few would realise that the pesticides used to spray bananas can contain shellfish. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain …

Wendy’s testing veggie burger, and people like it | Metro

… systemwide, it would join chains like White Castle, Chipotle and Burger King in catering to meat-averse, health-conscious consumers. White Castle, which claims to be the first fast food chain in the US, made a vegetarian version of its popular slider sandwich a permanent menu item this year. Burger King offers a vegetable and grain-based, meat-free burger; Chipotle added shredded, spiced tofu sofritas to their roster of fillings for vegans and vegetarians earlier this year; and Subway too has a …

Ho Chi Minh City, a food heaven for vegan, vegetarian travelers | Travel | Thanh Nien Daily

By Thanh Nien News | May 4, 2015 US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it offers a wide range of no-meat menus. Visitors can look for the word “quan chay” which means vegetarian restaurant if they specifically want that. But many general restaurants are also willing to make vegetarian dishes if one just orders …

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 …

7 Types of Vegetarianism and Their Environmental and Health Benefits | Care2 Causes

… the early stages of humankind, there are all sorts of interpretations of what a vegetarian is, as well as assorted names and categories for each type of plant-based eater. Some people believe that vegans, those who do not consume or use animal products whatsoever, are showing the ultimate kindness to animals and the environment. While others feel that pollotarians and even flexitarians, which are both newer terms for two different classes of semi-vegetarians, are doing a great service to …

On-again relationship with plant-eating feels good after dabbling with meat – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

BY AVERY YALE KAMILA | March 25, 2015 When Kara Owens was a child, her father worked as a butcher. Needless to say, her attempts to go vegetarian weren’t successful. She did manage a few months of vegetarianism when she was 15 and a couple weeks here and there afterward. But mostly she ate what everyone else ate. “We were a meat- and chicken-heavy family,” said Owens, who lives in Scarborough. In fact, her dad wasn’t just a butcher but the head of the meat department at the major grocery …

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

… 15 percent decrease. On the other hand, fish eaters had a 21 percent decrease in cataracts, while vegetarians and vegans had a 30 percent and 40 percent decrease, respectively. Feldman said that while researchers do not know yet exactly why eating less red meat may lower the risk for developing cataracts, other studies have shown that a plant-based diet contributes to overall good health. For instance, a National Cancer Institute study of 500,000 people showed that people who ate the most red …

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

By Avery Yale Kamila, Posted March 18 2015 Sam Moore never knew any vegans until he went vegan himself two years ago. “Veganism is a very new idea to a lot of people, including me,” said Moore, 35. The Maine native, who now lives in North Conway, New Hampshire, took the vegan plunge after watching YouTube videos of cooks preparing raw food. “I tried to do some of the things they were doing, but it was cumbersome and difficult,” Moore said. Then he discovered the growing number of …

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

… developing cancers of the colon and rectum. The next best diet for reducing risk was the lacto-ovo vegetarian with an 18 percent lower risk. vegans exhibited a 16 percent risk reduction, and semivegetarians experienced only an 8 percent risk reduction. “Vegetarian diets are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers,” wrote the scientists in a study report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Pescovegetarians in particular have a much lower risk compared with …

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

From The Wall Street Journal, Posted March 10, 2015 TO prevent certain types of cancer, a vegetarian diet with some fish might be the best protection, according to a new study. The study, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that fish-eating vegetarians, or pescovegetarians, had a 43 per cent lower risk of colorectal cancers than nonvegetarians. This beat out the results for vegans, who had a 16 per cent lower risk, and lacto-ovo vegetarians, who eat milk …

The world’s first vegan parmo comes to Stockton (From The Northern Echo)

… one’s a vegan and the other is dying for a bacon sandwich, well they can all meet for coffee here.” Fellow worker Paul Bailey said ‘extreme vegans’ had come in to the cafe who would not even eat some kinds of potatoes and a kind of milk made from almonds was used for coffees. No-one has yet taken a wage out of the business since it opened five weeks ago. A previous business, a book shop also called The Labrynth, on the High Street closed down partly due to lost trade …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

By Margaret Ely February 27 A top U.S. nutritional panel is recommending that everyone eat less meat to protect the environment. Ellie Krieger answered your questions, including plenty about vegetables, during our recent online discussion. Here are some tips and suggestions for vegetarians, vegans and other vegetable lovers. Going vegetarian? Be sure to vary your diet to be sure you’re getting enough protein. “As long as your vegetarian diet contains a mix of grains, beans, nuts [and] seeds …

Plant-based menu options sprouting up everywhere | Windsor Star

… sold-out vegan night last autumn, he said, they decided to offer vegan-friendly courses on their Winter Bites menu in January – think dishes like pasta e fagioli made with red kidney beans and fresh tomato or a veggie sandwich made with rapini, marinated roasted red peppers and eggplant. Even non-vegans were ordering the vegan dessert! Rocca said the maple pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream and pecans was such a hit it might make it onto the menu permanently. To finish reading …

This Meat-Eaters vs. Vegetarians/Vegans Shit Needs to Stop

I hope you enjoy reading this article which has been written by a meat-eater who is “fed up” with the politicising of food choices. I happen to agree with his thoughts on this topic. Everyone is entitled to their opinions – but there is no need to force those opinions onto any one else.  Meat-eaters and vegans are getting into an angry spat involving a New York restaurant, and oh my God can they both please shut the hell up right now. An organic restaurant in New York, …

Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary

… that’s his real name) about the risks and benefits of being a vegetarian. First a definition: Vegetarians eat no meat, meat products, poultry, or fish. The American Dietetic Association classifies vegetarians more specifically: • vegans exclude all animal products (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, and other dairy products). • Lactovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, fish, and eggs but include dairy products. • Lacto-ovovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, and fish but include dairy …

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

… Vegetarian” (Sourcebooks, $12.99), to ask her for tips on going cutting out meat as painlessly as possible. First, she said, it’s important to understand the spectrum of vegetarianism. vegans don’t eat any animal products; flexitarians tend not to eat meat but don’t rule it out completely. In the middle, you’ll find lacto-ovo vegetarians, who won’t eat meat but do eat dairy and eggs; and pescatarians, who eat fish. “Or there’s a new word I just heard, ‘reducetarian,’ …

A Vegetarian’s Guide To Proteins – The New Indian Express

… little harder than non-vegetarians to find and consume sources of this important nutrient. As far as bodily functions go, proteins help in exercising, performing athletics and in body building. Hence these days, protein shakes and supplements have become quite a trend. Most supplements contain a vegetarian source of protein called whey. It is still not an option for vegans as it is a dairy product — whey is the water left after milk is curdled to form cheese. This water can help build muscles, …

Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank Adds A Kinder Option For People In Need

Apparently $100 buys a lot of vegetarian food. “We’ve been amazed when we go shopping and we’re buying bags of rice and lentils, how much stuff we have in our cart for $100,” says Matthew Noble, director of the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB), tells The Huffington Post Canada. The Toronto-based animal activist, along with other volunteers, just started the new program, motivated by what he sees as the lack of options for vegans and vegetarians at existing food banks in the city. …

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

… picture of an ideal world where we were all vegetarians. He quickly reminded the audience that it was a romantic ideal, but there are ways to reduce human damage to the earth, and it’s as simple as just being aware and lowering meat intake. “We all know vegans and vegetarians, the modern-day pioneers abstaining from meat are onto something, even if we ourselves choose to eat eggs or meat,” Kateman said in a TedxTalk that aired in November. “We know our planet is in trouble, and we know …

Eating insects is better than eating meat, but is it any more ethical? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Not all vegans refuse to eat honey, but many do. They see interfering with the lives of insects (in this case, bees) to be as problematic as eating other animals or animal products. (And just so there’s no confusion, insects are animals.  Those who work for animal rights and advocate for insects are correctly including them in their definitions.) So, many vegans are starting to question the heavily hyped — and seemingly growing — act of consuming insects as food. Plenty of people …

Be Vegan, But Do Not Impose Please – The New Indian Express

… a almost-vegetarian Bengali mother, the two communities who are otherwise notorious for their meaty appetites. In short, stereotypes all around. And yet here I am today lamenting the, if you may pardon the term, slaughter of us non-vegetarians at the hands of these supposedly morally upright-er vegans who cast aspersions on our very raison d’être for preferring a diet with meat in it. When did this happen? How did it come to be that we were equivocally accepting of people who wanted to make a …

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner seems to get more complicated every year, as guests bring a whole host of dietary restrictions, eating preferences and food issues to feasts across the country along with the customary bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. Vegetarians and vegans are perhaps the most common people hosts find themselves catering to nowadays, and finding ways to offer good meal options that don’t include meat or animal-based products can be a difficult task. But the good news is that with a …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets – NYTimes.com

… turkey on Thanksgiving for her meat-eating friends, she notes that “lately people have been bringing vegans as guests.” She wanted to serve an exciting main course for her vegan guests, “that one big thing” to put at the center of the plate. Shopping at the Union Square Farmers’ Market, she found a basket of “ginormous” beets. Inspired, she took them home and seasoned the beets with quality olive oil, sea salt and fresh pepper, wrapped them in foil and roasted them — for a very …

Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain

… vegetarian-friendly options. Spanish supermarkets and markets also offer some of the cheapest and most flavoursome fruit and vegetables in Europe. While Barcelona and Madrid are slowly building a good veggie reputation, vegetarian options are more sparse in Andalucia, but there is usually at least one health food store per town that caters for vegans. via Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain. …

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 …

When There’s a Vegetarian Child in the Family – NYTimes.com

… Vegetarian Resource Group found that 4 percent of those ages 8 to 18 identified themselves as vegetarians. That’s roughly two million children, including a half-million vegans. Bookstores teem with volumes like “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids ” and “Give Peas a Chance .” Perhaps inevitably, a sequel to the 2011 best-selling book “Go the ____ to Sleep” is scheduled to come out this fall. The title: “You Have to ____ing Eat.” Photo via When There’s a …

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 …

National Vegetarian Week: Supermarkets are super for veggies

… cupboard on veggie essentials. “Being vegetarian or vegan is so simple when you are surrounded by such amazing meat/dairy alternatives. Supermarkets are becoming more and more aware that they need to provide for veggies and vegans and continue to add to their range of products. These products are affordable, yummy and so easy to find, so there’s no excuse for not trying the veggie challenge for the rest of National Vegetarian Week. Ooh, and if you were not convinced already… I have a few …

SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

… items quickly outpaced many of the favorite items that had been on the menu for years, and the restaurants now are attracting a broader market share, including many vegetarians and vegans. “By offering both types of food, there is really something for everyone now,” said Justin Lopez, a vegetarian himself and the son of Mary Harrigan. While it’s too early to know the final sales numbers, Lopez says, the new dishes are contributing to the overall success of the family business. “We’re …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

… techniques such as soaking and sprouting beans, grains, and seeds, and the leavening of bread can help enhance iron absorption. Because of the lower availability, the recommended amount of iron for vegetarians is 1.8 times those of non-vegetarians. Calcium Many vegetarians meet their calcium needs through calcium fortified foods, such as cereal and orange juice. Some other good dietary sources of calcium for vegans are green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, and bok-choy. As you …

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 …

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