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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 …

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 …

Vegan restaurants convince consumers that the vegan trend is here to stay! • The Raw Food World News

By Lynn Griffith | August 24, 2015 In the United States alone, 7.3 million people follow a vegetarian diet, 1 million are vegan, and 22.8 million people largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet.  As research continues to amass proof of the numerous health benefits that come from giving up at least some, if not all, meat, the plant-based diet continues to grow in popularity. (1) Never before in history has there been a better time to make the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle.  Companies such …

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 …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

… Amreen Sheikh, dietitian, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai. “Those consuming a vegetarian diet can still get all their essential amino acids by eating a wide variety of foods, by making smart protein food choices and including enough vegetables with grains, legumes or seeds,” she adds. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: 10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

By Sujata Kelkar Shetty | June 22, 2015 Experts around the world are advising people to eat a more plant-based diet, or a vegetarian diet, because it is healthier “So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.” Albert Einstein wrote these words in a letter dated 30 March 1954, a year before he died, suggesting that he had switched to vegetarianism. It seems to have been an odd …

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 …

Italian court tells veggie mum: feed your son meat – The Local

From www.thelocal.it | May 28, 2015 An Italian court has ordered a vegetarian mother to cook meat for her son at least once a week after the boy’s father complained that his son wasn’t being given a proper diet. The mother in Bergamo, northern Italy, started her son on a macrobiotic diet, which is typically a vegetarian diet consisting of whole grains, cereals and vegetables, in 2006. But the father, who is divorced from the mother, complained that she had made the decision without …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

From MedicalPress | May 15, 2015 Vegetarian foods are positioned for success in the marketplace as public health advocates highlight the benefits of plant-based diets and a growing number of consumers embrace meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyles. Earlier this year, for example, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report included adopting a vegetarian diet among its recommended approaches to healthful eating. So it’s hardly surprising that mainstream food industry brands …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

… mother has spent countless hours researching and experimenting with vegetarian recipes. We shared many diverse family dinners, and I am very grateful to have been exposed to a wide variety of meals. There are many different types of vegetarianism. A vegan diet excludes all animal products such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy. A lacto-vegetarian diet excludes meat, poultry, fish and eggs but consumes dairy products. A lacto-ovo-vegetarian excludes meat, poultry, and fish but consumes eggs …

Bo Derek’s plastic surgery, aging and beauty tips: Vegetarian diet and workout – National Celebrity Fitness and Health | Examiner.com

By Samantha Chang | May 11, 2015 Bo Derek, who became an international sex symbol after starring in the 1979 movie “10,” sizzles at age 58, thanks to a mostly vegetarian diet and an active lifestyle that does not include gym workouts. Derek has not had plastic surgery and said aging is “not for sissies.” While Bo has long been hailed for her bombshell beauty, she takes a casual approach to her looks, but admitd aging is hard. “I realize how artificial it is, …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

… vegetarian. Adopting a more vegetarian diet, sometimes known as flexitarian or semi-vegetarian, can still yield substantial savings and potentially improve your health. The numbers make sense. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nationwide average price for ground beef is $4.23 a pound. USDA sirloin steak costs $8.19 a pound. Boneless ham costs $4.42 a pound, and chicken breast is $3.51 a pound. In contrast, dried beans cost only $1.48 a pound, and large eggs are $2.08 a dozen. Here …

Vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News

… preferred foods of “friendly” bacteria. The most effective prebiotics identified are small carbohydrates that are found naturally in artichokes, onions, chicory, garlic, leeks, and to a lesser extent, cereals. Many “friendly” bacteria secrete antibiotic substances that are active against harmful organisms. To finish reading this article, please click on this link: Source: vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News …

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

By Erinn Hutking, Special to U-T San Diego, Posted March 24 2015 Eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing age-related cataracts, according to a recent study conducted at Oxford University. As part of a study survey that followed a large group of people for more than a decade, researchers discovered a link between red meat intake and cataracts. According to the results, those over age 65 who followed a vegetarian diet had the lowest risk, while those who ate the …

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

… just a case of learning about how to make nutritious vegan meals and working up the mental strength to say goodbye to Tip Top ice cream. I’m perfectly healthy on a vegetarian diet. My iron levels have always been fine. I have mild arthritis and actually noticed an improvement in this once I stopped eating meat. It might have been a placebo effect, as I had read about the benefits of a vegetarian diet for arthritis before I made the change, but I’ll take a placebo effect if it means …

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

… frequency questionnaire and categorized in each of four vegetarian diet schemes: vegan, lacto-ovo (milk-eggs) vegetarian, pescovegetarian (fish-eating), semivegetarian (some meat). Results from individuals with these dietary patterns were compared to those having non-vegetarian dietary habits. When assessing the relationship between dietary patterns and new cases of colon and rectum cancers in the study population, the researchers found that pescovegetarians had a 43 percent lower risk of …

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

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 …

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 diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% – Mirror Online

By Andrew Gregory, 5 March 2015  vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade Turning vegetarian or just eating more veg could reduce your chance of heart disease by up to 20%. Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade. Those who got 70% of their food from plant sources were …

Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom

By Heather Hale, Feb 27th 2015 My parents started calling me a “bleeding heart” before I can remember. I love animals. I love insects. I love the green grass that grows between my feet. I’m also kind of a sissy, if you missed that. Forever, I fought my family on eating meat, not that it did me any good. I’m a Montana girl, born and raised, and we eat meat around here – dang good meat, by most people’s standards. Finally, when I left for college, I cut meat out …

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 …

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

… memory,” Hunnewell told me. “That’s a vegan-vegetarian diet that has done that for me.” Hunnewell, a native of Maine, adopted a vegetarian diet in the 1960s when she was in her late 20s and living in Pennsylvania. In recent years, she moved toward a vegan diet. “I decided one day that no animals should die so I could eat,” said Hunnewell, who lives in Brunswick. “I never ate meat again.” Based on my interviews with more than a dozen Mainers who have been vegetarian for at least …

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

… and eggs. Most vegetarians in the U.S. are lacto-ovovegetarians. Vegetarians eat mainly fruit, vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds, and nuts. Please click on the link below to finish reading the article. By Harlan Levy Journal Inquirer via Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary. …

Protein Plus – Livemint

A study published in The JAMA Network Journals last year says that eating a vegetarian diet can help lower blood pressure. A year earlier, a report in the same journal had said vegetarian diets help reduce the risk of several chronic diseases, including hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and ischaemic heart disease. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that wholesome vegetarian diets offer distinct advantages. So if one of your resolutions for this year is to give up …

Meals on Wheels adds vegetarian options to menu

… to homebound seniors daily and about 100 of those have requested an all-vegetarian diet.” Meals for homebound clients are cooked at the Meals on Wheels People Central Kitchen in Multnomah Village and shipped daily to neighborhood centers where they are heated and delivered by volunteers. Requests for vegetarian meals were not high enough to warrant creating a special meal package until recently, Washington said. “Baby boomers, who are accustomed to a variety of different menu options, are …

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. …

A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight – Miami diet and exercise | Examiner.com

… also referred to as pescetarians. They were allowed to eat all the fruits and vegetables, plus fish. The fourth group ate a semi- vegetarian diet. They were allowed to eat chicken up to five times a week and red meat once a week for protein. They could eat fruits and vegetables liberally. The fifth and last group ate an omnivorous diet. They were able to eat whatever foods they wanted- fruit, vegetable or meat products. via A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight …

Vegetarian diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts say | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express

Please remember, this is not my personal advice to you. This article has been posted for your information. Any decisions you make about your health and diet needs to be done in consultation with your medical advisor.   A healthy, plant-based diet can significantly improve blood sugar levels and even potentially leave patients free of the disease. An analysis of previous studies showed a vegetarian diet had significant benefits in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and improved insulin …

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 …

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 …

Living life without meat

… is a personal choice, for Garza it is the only true healthy choice in daily eating. “Vegetarians experience many benefits,” Garza said. “They are usually slimmer and have been proven to have longevity over meat eaters.” She also believes vegetarians have more energy, saying she hasn’t “been out of energy for 40 years.” Many studies have found a vegetarian diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, along with regular exercise, is associated with lower blood …

How to deal when your child wants to be a vegetarian

For the average meat-eating family, this statement could cause parental panic. How will their child get all the nutrients they need? And will every mealtime involve twice the cooking? Here’s how to cope when your child wants to become a vegetarian Planning meals Dietitian Kate Di Prima, co-author of More Peas Please: Solutions for Feeding Fussy Eaters (Allen & Unwin), agrees that a vegetarian diet can be a nutritious way to go with kids. However, she has a warning for anyone …

Watch: Manchester United legend Phil Neville gives meat the red card in new PETA video

The Reds star extols the virtues of his new vegetarian diet in a video for animal rights charity PETA. He describes how he now gets all his protein from plant-based foods such as quinoa (although he can’t quite pronounce it – it’s keen-wah, Phil) – after being inspired by his wife to turn vegetarian. He said: “I always used to think as a footballer, as a sportsman, that it was so important for me to eat meat, to have that in my diet. “I thought if I became a vegetarian that …

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 …

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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