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 90’s, 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&... 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
This is an interview of two experts in nutrition, Christopher Gardner, a vegetarian and Gary Taubes, a low-carb proponent:
Discussing about the video is encouraged. Please be respectful of different viewpoints... Read more
I have a meat lover and a vegetarian coming for dinner on Sat. What do I cook? Neither would want me to go to a lot of trouble, but what is easy, inexpensive and would satisfy both?
I did a cheese & spinach lasagne with Italian meatballs on the sid... Read more
The SparksPeople meals suggest that somewhere in the setup I noted a vegetarian meal preference. I would like to change this but don't see anywhere in the webstie to do this. Can someone direct me ? Thanks in advance for your help.... Read more
I could really use some ideas for meals for a vegetarian diabetic. Because of other health issues, I have to be careful what I eat, but I'd like some suggestions. Thanks in advance! (One can only eat so much Greek yogurt.) 24... Read more
I've decided to start eating a vegetarian diet. I'm going to find a bunch of recipes that look good to me, go shopping tomorrow, and begin. I'm noticing that alot of the recipes contain cheese or eggs, however I'm just going to go by the recipes an... Read more
If you are obese, your knees and hips experience up to 6 times as much pressure when walking down a flight of stairs & you are at risk for osteoarthritis in the kness, hands, ankles and hips. Eating tuna or salmon twice a week will give you the Omega... 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 means... 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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