There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Having fallen in and out of favor with nutrition experts, you’d think the fragile egg would be broken and beaten by now. Luckily, its ego isn’t nearly as vulnerable as its shell. Oblivious to the attempts to separate the egg from its well... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
I've gone strict vegetarian and I have so much more energy and feeling so much better! And I'm losing weight without tracking calories. Just making sure I get the right amount of all the legumes, veggies, grains and fruits. I don't have any cravings... Read more
I am an Indian vegetarian but will consume eggs & dairy however no fish, seafood or chicken. Trying to increase my protein intake but it's really hard. Will take all the help& advice I can get. I am active & work out 2-3 times per week. Thanks.... Read more
A Practical Look at Plant-Based DietsAbout 16 million people—roughly 5% of the U.S. population—describe their diet plan as "vegetarian," and this number has been gradually increasing in recent years. In general, this term is shorthand for a diet wher... Read more
What Kind of Vegetarian Are You?There are many ways to be vegetarian. Learn about the different types, from vegans to fruitarians.One size doesn't fit all when it comes to vegetarianism. Food and health experts say more and more people are adopting s... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that me... Read more
Just to let my friends here know, my blog has a new contest. You can win a 3 or 1 month supply of a plant based omega 3 supplement. They are great for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans, and those who currently take fish oil for omega 3s.... Read more
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