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
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Having fallen in and out of favor with nutrition experts, you’d think the fragile egg would be broken and beaten by now. Luckily, its ego isn’t nearly as vulnerable as its shell. Oblivious to the attempts to separate the egg from its well... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... 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
I was wondering if anybody had a diet plan for a vegetarian where I get plenty of protein and vitamins. My biggest problem is that I use carbs to feel full. Want to get away from pastas and breads.... Read more
Quickly, I started a Pescatarian diet about 6 months ago, mostly because my taste buds have changed as I've gotten older and any other meat has started tasting just like eating straight fat to me. I really don't eat fish that often, once every other... Read more
I have not been on Spark People in a very long time and I deeply regret it because I have been gaining weight yet again. Since the last time I was on here I have gotten married and accepted two wonderful step children into my life.... Read more
If you are obese, your knees and hips experience up to 6 times as much pressure when walking down a flight of stairs & you are at risk for osteoarthritis in the kness, hands, ankles and hips. Eating tuna or salmon twice a week will give you the Omega... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means... Read more
Just to let my friends here know, my blog has a new contest. You can win a 3 or 1 month supply of a plant based omega 3 supplement. They are great for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans, and those who currently take fish oil for omega 3s.... Read more
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