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Making the switch – Part 2

Please click here to read our Disclosure statementEliminate Red Meat If you’re thinking of changing to a vegetarian diet, how do you start? Do you just start shopping in the produce aisle of the grocery store? You might have some anxiety attached to this change as well, and this is understandable. Try to think of this as adding to your dietary habits, rather than a drastic change. If your diet has consistently included red meat, perhaps you […]

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Apple Cinnamon Granola

Apple Cinnamon Granola Ingredients 4 cups oatmeal 1 cup wheat germ 1 tsp. ground cinnamon dash of nutmeg ½ cup finely chopped walnuts ½ cup honey 2 tbsp. Sunflower oil 1 cup dried apples, finely chopped ½ cup raisins Procedure Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large mixing bowl, mix oatmeal, wheat germ, cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts. In a separate bowl, mix honey and sunflower oil and drizzle over the top of the mixture.   […]

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Making the switch – Part 3

Flipping the Switch to Vegetarianism If you’ve made the commitment to becoming vegetarian yet finding it difficult to make the transition in your diet and your lifestyle, here’s some suggestions on how to make the switch a smoother ride. Start out with committing to be a vegetarian for three days per week for the first couple of weeks. Start substituting ingredients in your favorite dishes to make them truly meatless. Throw in mushrooms to that marinara sauce […]

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Diabetes and Osteoporosis

The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet to Diabetics Diabetics must choose any food they eat very carefully, as each food choice they make has a profound impact on their overall health on a meal-to-meal basis. Diabetes affects people of all ages, both genders, from all walks of life and backgrounds. Untreated, it can cause wounds to heal slowly, infections take longer to cure, blindness, and kidney failure. Diet is one of the most important ways of controlling […]

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Health and vegetarians

Vegetarians and Heart Disease No matter what your reasons for eating a more vegetarian diet, there’s no denying the obvious health benefits that are derived from the elimination of red meat from your diet. On average, vegetarians have lower levels of the blood fats, cholesterol and triglycerides than meat eaters of similar age and social status have. High levels of blood fats are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Lacto-ovo vegetarians, those who eat eggs […]

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Why go vegetarian

You’ve certainly heard the expression many times, “You are what you eat.” Have you ever really thought about what it means? And do you think about it when you’re making food choices? In some ways, we do become what we eat, literally. Have you ever seen an example of your blood plasma after eating a fast food hamburger? What was previously a clear liquid becomes cloudy with the fat and cholesterol that’s absorbed from eating a high-fat […]

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