Healthy vegetarian diet
Being healthy while eating vegetarian
What do Shania Twain, Christina Applegate, Richard Gere, Tobey Maguire, Lauren Bush, Gloria Steiman, Brandy,
Natalie Portman, the Indian legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and
Pamela Anderson have in common besides being celebrities? They are all vegetarians.
In fact, Alicia Silverstone, one of the most
famous vegans, went so far as to serve only
vegetarian dishes at her wedding to Christopher Jarecki. P. Kirstin Newby, a researcher at Tufts University in Boston, found in a study that
women who are vegetarians are two-thirds less likely to be obese than those who eat meat. The findings imply that replacing meat products in the diet with vegetables could with
help weight control.
Although the number of vegetarians in the United States has been growing, and more and more vegetarian prepared foods are now available, this has not resulted in it being easy to follow a healthy vegetarian diet. Many great organizations that protect animal rights give ideas on how to follow a vegetarian diet, but few will teach you how to eat a healthy vegetarian diet.
Some people have the misconception that just by avoiding meat and other animal products their diet will be healthier. Nothing can be farther from reality. Remember that most French fries will qualify as vegetarian food, but that does not make them healthy food. Same is the case with hydrogenated oils or trans-fats, most candies, sodas and of course, sugar and refined flour.
Healthy vegetarian diets
A healthy vegetarian diet, as any other diet, has to include all food groups and a large variety of foods to make sure the body gets all the nutrients it needs. There are many types of vegetarian diets:
Eggs, milk and its derivatives, and veggies
Milk and its derivatives and veggies
Vegan or strictly vegetarian
Milk and its derivatives and all veggies except onion and garlic. No other animal product but milk is consumed.
of healthy vegetarian diet
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vegetarian chili recipe
rice, and beans recipe
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