Vegetarian Benefits

Vegetarian Benefits

»Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Vegetarian Benefits | 0 comments

Vegetarian Benefits

Although you could argue for several types of positive vegetarian benefits, such as ethical and environmental factors, the main reason most people cut meat out of their diet is for improved health. Many Americans eat fewer than the recommended number of servings of grain products, vegetables, and fruits, despite the fact that people who eat these foods on a regular basis tend to show lower incidences of many chronic diseases, including certain types of cancer. As far as other vegetarian benefits, research has shown that people who eat a plant-based diet have less incidences of obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension (high-blood pressure), diverticulosis, renal disease, and gallstones. Vegetarian diets have also yielded positive benefits for those who...

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Why Become A Vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, Vegetarian Benefits, Vegetarian Definition, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Why Become A Vegetarian?

Answering the Question…why become a vegetarian? You’ve probably asked yourself that question at some point.  As someone who’s been a vegetarian now for over six years, as well learned from some of the world’s top nutritionists and vegetarian/vegan chefs, there are a ton of great reasons to take the leap and start cutting meat out of your diet. A lot of health-minded people are looking for ways to cut fat and calories out of their diet.  By not eating meat, you are getting rid of a major source of saturated fat, cholesterol, and various other harmful elements.  This doesn’t even take into account the chemicals that are getting into your body by eating meat.  The animal processing industry uses various growth hormones, antibiotics,...

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How Do I Become A Vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, Vegetarian Benefits, Vegetarian Types, What Can Vegetarians Eat, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

How Do I Become A Vegetarian?

There’s no real set path to becoming a vegetarian.  Different people do it different ways. Some people say it’s easy — they ask, “How do I become a vegetarian?”…and then they just go become a vegetarian.  They stop eating meat “cold turkey” (pun sort of intended) and reap all the benefits. But when most people ask that question, “How do I become a vegetarian?”, they aren’t ready for the transition.  They haven’t done any research, they don’t know what they’re going to eat, and they don’t have any kind of plan in place. And that’s why many people try it for awhile, and then give up and go back to eating meat.  They either start feeling bad because they aren’t...

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