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
#vegetarian just a suggestion to fellow vegetarians/vegans. Maybe try vitamin tablets to supplement your diet! I've noticed on my nutrition report I'm lacking in a few things as its harder when eating less calories and I can't be the only one :P... Read more
#vegetarian hey guys! I'm not meeting my protein goals. Apparently I should be having at least 60 grams a day. Anyone have any food suggestions? I'm allergic to nuts so that's out. Wondering if that's why I have abnormally low amounts of muscle :/... Read more
#vegetarian I'm a new vegetarian and usually I find myself eating pb&j and grilled cheese sandwiches instead of actual veggies but for dinner I actually had a veggie burger, peas, and strawberries and bananas!... 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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