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
Word is spreading that fish is good for your health, but like many matters of health and nutrition, there’s nothing simple about simply eating fish. Even though many varieties can be good for your health, contaminants such as mercury and po... Read more
How do you get enough protein on a vegetarian diet? Can you give an idea of protein that is not soy base. I'm 54, have a thyroid problem, and it's really hard to loose weight, especially at this age. Please help me. Thanks... Read more
For my other #vegetarians with a problem getting protein, Gardein soy meat crumbles have a measly 120 calories, 2 grams of fat and 18 GRAMS OF PROTEIN per serving!! Finally, a super high protein soy product. Oh, and 4 grams fiber's pretty good too.... Read more
I'm thinking of going Lacto-ovo vegetarian for 3-4 days a week and then other 3-4 have some meat, chicken and fish in my diet. What do you think? Would it be a good way to start reading healthier or should I ease into it?... 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
Are Vegetarian Diets Really More Healthful?Yes, vegetarian diets are really more healthful! In the National Library of Medicine (NLM) research database at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, you'll find about 750 studies with the word "vegetarian... 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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