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World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

… the evidence regarding vegetarianism is really overwhelming, and it shows that plant based diets are probably one of the best things we can do for our bodies. They help to lower your body weight, they might reduce the risk of some cancers. Plant based diets can also be great for lowering the risk of heart disease and even help people live a little longer. Watch the entire video. Here are advantages of becoming a vegetarian: lower bad cholesterol levels, decrease constipation, improve overall …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

… prevention—recently reviewed all clinical trials of vegetarian diets in terms of weight loss. His findings, published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, reveal that going green tends to lead to a lighter you—even if shedding pounds isn’t the original goal for going vegetarian. The average weight loss tracked by Barnard: 7.5 pounds. And the longer study, the greater the loss. You May Gain Some Healthy Bacteria In Your Gut—And Some Bloat, At Least At …

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 …

Step Aside Big Mac, Vegetarian Gets the Drive-Thru Treatment | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly

… fought alongside the growth of the vegetarian, whole foods evolution. Too much sugar. Not enough quality meat. Too many calories. Too many underpaid employees. McDonalds has felt the greasy weight of these complaints, closing 350 of their struggling restaurants in mostly the United States, Japan and China this year. The call to make healthy eating more normative is one many of us can stand behind, but sometimes it’s only feasible in concept. Whether its good or bad, the system in which many …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

… on factors like activity levels, age, muscle mass and their state of health. “A common formula used to gauge how much protein is needed by the body is 0.8g of protein per kilogramme of body weight. An average man weighing 70kg will need 56g protein a day, and a woman weighing 60kg will need about 48g a day,” says Taranjeet Kaur, metabolic balance coach and senior nutritionist at AktivOrtho, an orthopaedic rehabilitation centre in the Capital. Another important factor to understand is the …

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 …

10 Vegetarian Salad Recipes To Lose Weight – Boldsky

By Denise Baptiste | June 4, 2015 Want to lose weight? Then try out these simple vegetarian salads. It is easy to prepare and not time consuming. These ten best salads to help you lose weight should be enjoyed with dressing that does not contain mayonnaise, cream and other high calorie ingredients. However, for some of these vegetarian salads you might need to add a little mayonnaise or cream to enhance the taste. In cases like that, it is best to use low calorie dressing. These salads to lose …

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, …

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

… different species of bacteria have been identified living in a single person. Within the colon their concentration reaches a trillion per millilitre of faeces. In a typical meat/milk/white flour eater one-third of the dry weight of the faeces is bacteria. For hose that eat healthily this concentration is less due to fibre in the diet. The remnants of the foods we eat become the foods for the microflora. Different bacteria live better on different sources of nutrients. Gut microbial profiles are …

Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Gets Lean and Strong Without Much Meat – WSJ

By Jen Murphy | April 13, 2015 Most people go to Barcelona, one of the world’s great food cities, and forget their diets. When Marc Gasol, the Memphis Grizzlies star center, was there last summer, he lost 20 pounds. Mr. Gasol, 30, stopped eating refined sugar and processed foods and cut back carbs and red meat. Mr. Gasol is originally from Barcelona and spends the off-season back home with his wife and daughter. He describes his new diet as semi-vegetarian, or flexitarian, and says weight loss …

Food for Thought: ‘Vegetarian’ shouldn’t scare you off

By Donna Maurillo, Food for Thought | March 31, 2015 Scientists have just announced that eating grilled beef every day has been shown to speed up weight loss. Who thought? And I just read that the newly formulated Snickers bar now contains all your daily nutrients in one convenient snack. On top of that good news, here’s more. Next week, Dole Foods is introducing a line of vegetables that taste like lemon, chocolate, or cherry pies. Now I can jump up and yell, “April Fools!” But seriously, …

Brunch at Tree House: Vibrant Vegetarian and Vegan Plates, Cocktails and Doughnuts | Riverfront Times

… substituted in many dishes for a vegan alternative — the dish is light, lacking the weight of standard breakfast plates. Even though this is a review of a Restaurant, I have added this article for the images – they may give you some wonderful serving ideas. To continue reading this article, click on this link:  via Brunch at Tree House: Vibrant Vegetarian and Vegan Plates, Cocktails and Doughnuts | Riverfront Times. …

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 …

Alert: A vegetarian diet’s hidden gifts and super traps – Idaho Press-Tribune: Members

Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Michael Roizen, M.D., Posted March 10 2015 If you think switching to a no-meat diet will take pounds off quicker than Gypsy Rose Lee shed her costume (about which she said, “I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight”), think about this: What do you call someone who eats nothing but macaroni and cheese from a box? A lacto-vegetarian (although not a very healthy one). There’s a new study highlighting the weight-loss virtues of a plant-based vegetarian …

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 …

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

A friend of mine has a problem: She gets sick a lot. I mean a whole lot. It seems as if she’s sick with a bad cold or a sinus infection or a bronchial thing once a month. She’s also a vegetarian, gets no exercise, and is clearly gaining too much weight. I sure as hell would never say any of this to her, but I am bothered. I wondered if being a vegetarian is part of the problem. So I did some research and also asked University of Connecticut nutritional sciences Professor Hedley Freake (yes, …

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 …

10 Vegetarian Foods That Increase Metabolism – Boldsky

Vegetables are considered extremely healthy. They burn the extra calories in our body, thereby converting the food we eat into energy. This process is called metabolism. There are many vegetarian foods that increase metabolism. Healthy foods that increase metabolism can help in weight reduction. The more vegetables you consume, the more healthy you can live. Diet Mistakes That Slow Down Metabolism In The Body Vegetarian foods that increase metabolism can be consumed as salads or soups. The top …

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 …

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

It is that time of year again. People are starting to make New Year’s Resolutions. According to Inquisitr on Nov. 21, losing weight is one of the most popular goals. A new study claims that to lose weight more quickly; it is recommended dieters now follow a vegan or a vegetarian food plan. People who ate this way for eight or more weeks, they lost twice as much weight than those who focused on low calories dieting. According to Runner’s World, athletes are taking notice about the benefits of …

Being a teen vegetarian doesn’t limit options – Entertainment & Life – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

… farmers overfeed their chickens or pump steroids into them so the breasts have more meat. They grow so fat that they can no longer walk. Most of us never think about that while chowing down on a pack of McNuggets. For some vegetarians, giving up meat doesn’t have to be about loving animals. Choosing alternative protein sources could be about just trying to eat healthier or lose weight. Ryley Roesch, a 15-year-old sophomore at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, has been a vegetarian for seven …

Living life without meat

… pressure, lower bad cholesterol, and less heart disease. Vegetarians tend to maintain a healthier weight, which leads to less inflammation and fewer incidences of stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and dementia. The vegetarian diet also typically has increased fiber intake because vegetarians eat more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are all fiber-rich foods. “Just not eating meat isn’t what makes being a vegetarian lifestyle healthy,” Garza said. “You …

Can Vegetarians Go Paleo?

… which made it impossible to eat wheat or dairy. Proponents of the lifestyle argue humans were genetically predisposed to consume food the way our ancestors did, and that mimicking those ancient eating habits can help decrease chronic disease and support a healthy weight. The millennial version gets specific: You can eat meat, poultry, fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables and nuts. Nixed from the list? Grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar and vegetable oils. It’s not surprising that vegetarians …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

… continues to eat one vegan meal a day, saying it helps her maintain her 65-pound post-baby weight loss. Similarly, actor Samuel L. Jackson recently credited a vegan diet for his 40-pound weight loss and improved heart health. Jackson said reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and seeing his documentary, Forks Over Knives, convinced him to stop eating meat and animal products. Since going vegan, Samuel L. said he has never felt or looked better. …

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