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
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
"What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing m... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
Hi everyone..... I need help.... In 2 weeks time im getting married and I really need to lose 10 pounds/5kgs! I know that loosing weight super fast is not recomended and not healthy and many other things but I really need a very good fad diet at thi... Read more
I started my weight loss journey back in August last year and have been quite successful. But I haven't really ever had an exercise plan. Luckily I play volleyball and walk or bike a lot to the places where I have to be, I also go... Read more
Adjusting the menu, adding items, etc. is just too difficult and time consuming. It is easier to do it manually on paper and to do the calculations instead of looking for items to add to the possible items I might eat. I am slow at handling this an... Read more
Has Sparkpeople gotten rid of the planned menus? I haven't used them in a long time but wanted to check them out today. Am I not looking carefully (just checked again!) or have they been done away with? And if so, why? They were quite helpful when on... Read more
On sunday nights, while cooking that nights meal, I also cook a healthy vegetarian meal for the week's lunches. I portion it out when cool, and have a ready to grab-and-go lunch that I like and is healthy for me. Plus the added benefit of making sure... Read more
I had been trying to lose the same 10 pounds for 10 years with little to no luck. When my sister suggested I try a vegan diet, I was skeptical. I was already vegetarian and thought my diet was healthy enough. I switched to a vegan diet for 3 months a... Read more
Great question. It's more often that we hear the possible health benefits of a vegetarian diet touted than we ever hear people talking about it possibly being unhealthy. But generally speaking, research shows that a well-planned vegetarian diet c... Read more
A new children's book entitled Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action was released last week with mixed reviews over concerns about the books use of graphic images and a potentially unhealthy diet message. Author and illustrator Ruby Roth&... Read more
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