Category: Vegetarianism

There are many reasons that an individual may want to become a vegetarian. Some feel that the cruelty to animals that meat eating promotes is significant enough of a reason for them to cut meat from their diet. Others do it for the benefit of the environment, as raising livestock is costly to our farmland and resources. Without a doubt, one of the most significant things that a vegetarian diet can do for you is the positive effect that it will have on your health, particularly in the area of weight and cholesterol control.

All about Quorn 0

All about Quorn

All about Quorn When it comes to adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, many people feel that they wouldn’t be able to due to their love of meat. While there are some meat alternatives available for purchase, many of them are inadequate in terms of recreating the tastes of meat. Luckily, there is a new product that is being marketed that can be a godsend for vegetarians who find themselves yearning for meat. Quorn is a type of mycoprotein that many people find to be a great meat substitute, and in this article, we’ll go over some of the basic information regarding this revolutionary product in order to give you a better idea of what it is and how it can be a great nutritious choice for you to make. All about Quorn One problem that a lot of vegetarians have with their diet is that they are unable to fill the void of protein consumption that is caused by not eating meat. Luckily, Quorn is a meat substitute that is packed with protein. It was created as a protein-rich substitute for meat in case a global famine was to occur. The active ingredient in Quorn was discovered in 1967, and it...

Different types of vegetarianism 0

Different types of vegetarianism

Different types of vegetarianism The vegetarian lifestyle is appealing to many different people; it is more environmentally friendly than a meat-eating diet, it can be better for your health and it helps to encourage the ethical treatment of animals. There are many different types of vegetarian diets that you may choose to take part in, and it can be difficult to understand all of them since there are so many of them out there. In this article, we’ll be giving you a basic overview of some of the specific types of vegetarian diets that are more common so that you can get a good idea of what type of diet will be the best for you to endulge in. Different types of vegetarianism One specific type of vegetarianism is known as fruitarianism. Frutarianists choose to eat only fruits that don’t kill the plant that they are created by when plucked in order to decrease the amount of life that is lost due to an individual’s diet. Some people choose to become fruitarian due to dietary reasons, while others feel that it is the right things to do in terms of respecting the life of both plants and animals. The vegan...

More facts about vegetarianism 0

More facts about vegetarianism

More facts about vegetarianism Many people choose to make the lifestyle choice of switching to a vegetarian diet in order to benefit their health and the state of the environment, but most mainstream people don’t know about all of what vegetarianism has to offer as a way of life. In this article, we’ll offer you some fast facts that can help you to learn more about vegetarianism that you may not be familiar with. More facts about vegetarianism There are four recognized different types of vegetarianism; they are lacto-vegetarianism, ovo-vegetarianism, lacto-ovo-vegetarianism, and veganism. Lacto-vegetarians allow themselves to have milk and other dairy products, but avoid eating eggs and meat. Ovo-vegetarians allow themselves to eat eggs, but deny themselves the consumption of meat or dairy products. Lacto-ovo-vegetarians allow themselves to eat both eggs and dairy products, only avoiding eating meat, and vegans feel that they should avoid eating any types of products that come from animals whatsoever, including eggs, dairy products, and other food products such as gelatin that involve animal products. Lacto-ovo-vegetarians are the most common types of vegetarians in the United States, and vegans are the second most common. Of the three hundred million plus people living in the...

Statistical reasons to go vegetarian 0

Statistical reasons to go vegetarian

Statistical reasons to go vegetarian Being a vegetarian is one of the best things that you can do for your health and the health of the world in which you live. In this article, we’ll give you a better idea of what the benefits of becoming a vegetarian can be by relaying some statistics that may surprise you. Statistical reasons to go vegetarian One of the principle reasons that many people choose to become vegetarians is the fact that it is a great way of keeping yourself healthy. It has been shown that meat-centered diets can be a great contributor to the occurrence of heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States. By going vegetarian, you can drastically reduce your risk of falling victim to the deadly disease. Studies have shown that individuals who decrease their meat, egg, and dairy consumption by a mere ten percent can cut their risk of heart attack by nine percent. Cutting back your consumption of eggs, meat and dairy products by fifty percent will reduce your risk of heart attack by forty five percent, and completely eliminating meat from your diet will reduce your risk by a full...

Teenagers and the Vegetarian Choice 0

Teenagers and the Vegetarian Choice

Teenagers and the Vegetarian Choice The teen years are filled with many changes and challenges. This is a popular time for choosing to be vegetarian. Teenagers are becoming aware of their body’s and of their environment because of the many avenues of exploration and information open to teens through family, school and the community. They are old enough now to be aware of the connection between values and actions. Many decide that killing animals and using them for their skin or meat is cruel and the choice to become a vegetarian is made. This choice can sometimes be difficult for family or friends to understand and to respect. Often times when information is made available to both the teen, their family and their friends concerning the dietary needs of the vegetarian it becomes easier to understand and accept their decision. Teenagers and the Vegetarian Choice Teens often choose to follow a vegetarian diet because they believe in striving for a cleaner more compassionate world and see following the vegetarian diet as something that they can do to forward those goals. They feel that the food choices they make is within their control in a world that otherwise seems out of...

The Best of Both Worlds Being a Vegetarian Most of the Time 0

The Best of Both Worlds Being a Vegetarian Most of the Time

The Best of Both Worlds Being a Vegetarian Most of the Time We all have heard about the potential health benefits that come from eating a vegetarian diet. Heart disease risks go down significantly and digestion also improves. You may be thinking to yourself that you would like to see those kinds of health benefits, but you just can’t imagine giving up meat. We’ve also all heard about the ideal source of protein that meats are. Our bodies can use the nutrition found in meat efficiently to build muscle as well as energy levels. In fact, there are risks within a vegetarian diet for failure to achieve sufficient protein levels. Consider the possibility of the best of both worlds. You can be a vegetarian – most of the time. The Best of Both Worlds Being a Vegetarian Most of the Time Becoming a Vegetarian Whether it is for forecasted health reasons or for some health problem that you already have, a vegetarian diet will improve your chances for healthy living. Choosing more plant foods is a smart choice for better overall health. To become a vegetarian you will probably just start replacing meat with plant based meat alternatives. Instead of...

The differences between lacto and ovo vegetarianism 0

The differences between lacto and ovo vegetarianism

The differences between lacto and ovo vegetarianism Many people understand the many benefits that a vegetarian diet can have tfor your health and the environment, but few realize exactly how many different subsets of vegetarianism there are. When it comes to vegetarianism, many people choose to be either a lacto-vegetarian or an ovo-vegetarian. In this article, we will attempt to explain some of the differences between these two diets so that it will be easier for you to figure out exactly which type of diet you should take on for yourself. The differences between lacto and ovo vegetarianism Lacto-vegetarians are people that believe that they should avoid eating eggs, but allow themselves to have dairy products. Lacto-vegetarians contend that they should be allowed to have dairy products since they do not lead to the death of cows, but avoid eating eggs because they are potentially destroying a life in eating them. Dairy products contain lactose as a principle ingredient, giving this type of vegetarian diet its name. If you have problems with your cholesterol levels, you may want to consider the lacto-vegetarian diet as it can help you to decrease your levels by removing meat and eggs from your diet....

The Elderly and Vegetarianism 0

The Elderly and Vegetarianism

The Elderly and Vegetarianism Vegetarian eating can be filled with great decisions for every age. The options available to vegetarian eaters are nearly limitless, until the limits approach meat and some animal products. The health benefits are a great reason to choose a diet filled with plant products. Children need special nutrition and extra iron and protein, so their vegetarian diets should be monitored carefully. Adults will reduce their risk of many diseases and conditions by eliminating meat. Especially for those adults who have eaten meat main dishes for most of their lives, vegetarian entrees and snacks can be extremely refreshing. For the elderly, the switch to a vegetarian diet can be even more so. The Elderly and Vegetarianism Slowly, Slowly Many elderly people joke about how everything in their lives slows down as they age. If you are caring for an elderly person and are interested in the health benefits that could come for them from changing to a vegetarian diet, the rule is to change slowly. Anyone’s system could be shocked by quick and drastic changes to the nutritional intake. An older body will need gradual shifts instead of rapid adaptation. You should also consult the person as...

Things for vegetarians to know 0

Things for vegetarians to know

Things for vegetarians to know The vegetarian diet can be tough to adapt to, but the numerous positive effects the diet has on your body and the environment can be well worth your efforts. In this article, we’ll attempt to fill you in on a little information regarding vegetarianism that you may not be familiar with in order to increase your knowledge of how the diet can be beneficial. Vegetarians need to be particularly careful with their diet in order to ensure that they are getting all of the iron that they need. Iron is an important mineral that is often found in meat, and so in order to meet their body’s needs, vegetarians can eat dried beans, green leafy vegetables and dried fruits. Female vegetarians in particular need to regulate their levels of iron because much of the body’s iron supply is depleted during menstruation. If iron intake is not as high as it should be, you could be at risk for an iron deficiency or anemia. If you’re unsure on how much iron you should be getting in order to be in good health, you should speak to a dietitian who can help you to identify exactly how...