Vegetarian

The Top Wellness and Self-Care Goals for 2020

With 2020 heading into full swing it’s more important than ever to reaffirm those wellness resolutions and begin to solidify healthy self-care habits into your routines. However, self-care and wellness are more than simply eating healthier and exercising regularly. In fact, there are some surprising things that you can start doing this year that you …

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Fitness training: simple nutrition tips for vegetarians who workout

Everyone can benefit from a good workout program. Equally as important as the workout is the nutrition taken in, before, and after exercising. The body needs healthy sources of all three macronutrients to achieve optimum results. Carbohydrates (four calories per gram) are the body’s main source of energy.  Carbohydrates supply the glucose which feeds cells. …

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Whole grains: importance of whole grains in a vegetarian diet

Whole grains are part of any healthy lifestyle and offer a lot of nutrients and health benefits to a vegetarian diet. Examples are brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet, barley, amaranth and oatmeal. There are many benefits to consuming whole grains. Consumption of whole grains helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. …

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Healthy and nutritious raw food options for vegetarians

A traditional vegetarian diet excludes meat whereas a strict vegetarian (vegan) diet excludes meat, eggs and dairy. Dedicated vegetarians often extend their compassion beyond what they eat. They also avoid wearing clothing made from animals, e.g., leather, wool and silk. Products with animal ingredients or products that are tested on animals may also be avoided. …

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Easy and cheap protein sources for vegetarians and vegans

Many people believe that vegetarians have a hard time ‘getting their protein’. Non-vegetarians often ask vegetarians ‘how are you going to get your protein?’. The belief that vegetarians will have a hard time consuming enough protein is unfounded. Vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs by eating a varied diet. Good protein sources are: lentils, tofu, …

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