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The 13 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Proteins

The 13 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Proteins

Vegans and vegetarians are always working to make sure that they’re getting enough protein in their diets. Even longtime vegetarians and vegans need some help getting out of a protein rut of beans and rice. There’s a great new article on ABC News.com this week from Health.com writer Amanda MacMillan. She’s put together 13 of […]

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Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Athletes?

Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Athletes?

I’m no athlete, but I do swim and work out regularly, so I try to make sure that I’m informed about what my nutritional needs are on a vegetarian diet. I also have quite a few vegetarian athlete friends; people who run 5k races, play professional tennis and compete as bodybuilders. So an article on […]

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Sprouted Seeds and Grains – An Awesome Vegetarian Protein Source

Sprouted Seeds and Grains – An Awesome Vegetarian Protein Source

Until not too long ago, I thought that eating bean sprouts was for the “hippie fringe”, but you’ll have to cut me a little slack; I’m old enough to remember the 1970’s, when there was a hippie fringe, they did eat a lot of sprouts and they were the only Westerners who did. However, as […]

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Vegetarians 30% Less Likely to Have Heart Disease

Vegetarians 30% Less Likely to Have Heart Disease

This is probably not very shocking news to most vegetarians, but a new study released this week shows that vegetarians are over 30% less likely to have heart disease. It’s been all over the Washington Post, the news channels and several medical sites and I got an article about it in my inbox from Bloomberg.com […]

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Some Great Advice for Older Vegetarians

Some Great Advice for Older Vegetarians

As I posted just a short time ago, more and more older (50-plus) Americans claim to be vegetarians. This is a great thing, as the vegetarian diet has been shown to be good for heart and artery health, to help lower blood pressure and to help prevent or reduce Type 2 Diabetes. This new article […]

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The New My(Vegan)Plate Dietary Guidelines

The New My(Vegan)Plate Dietary Guidelines

If you’re not familiar with MyPLate, it’s the dietary guidelines from the USDA that pretty much replaced the old food pyramid guidelines. It’s a handy-dandy chart, but not necessarily helpful for vegans. I’ve been doing some research on switching from vegetarian to vegan eating (still undecided) and found out that there is now a My(Vegan)Plate […]

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Revamping Our Vegetarian Diet – No White Allowed

Revamping Our Vegetarian Diet – No White Allowed

As I’ve mentioned, I’m on a quest this summer to make our mostly-healthy vegetarian diet a much healthier vegetarian diet. Not only are my husband and I getting older, but our metabolisms are slowing noticeably and it’s getting harder to lose and maintain weight. I’m also more concerned with things like heart disease, Type 2 […]

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The Colors of the Vegetarian Rainbow

The Colors of the Vegetarian Rainbow

One of the things I’m working very hard on this summer is making sure that my vegetarian diet is as healthy a diet as possible. The research that I have done in the last few months has convinced me that it isn’t enough to eat a plant-based diet; those plants have to be the healthiest […]

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The New Generation of Meats?

The New Generation of Meats?

I recently posted about how food manufacturing companies are working to produce what they feel are better tasting, better looking meat substitutes from plant sources and also about the opinions of advocates for in-vitro growth of actual meats. Last week, ScienceDaily reported on a presentation at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2012 Annual Meeting […]

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Kid’s Cereals Are Healthier, But There’s a Catch

Kid’s Cereals Are Healthier, But There’s a Catch

Every parent, vegetarian or not, has gone through the cereal gauntlet with their kids. You know the one I mean: the battle between you and the kids as you make your way down the breakfast cereal aisle. They want the super-sugary cereals they see on commercials and you try to convince them that the healthier […]

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