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How To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle For The First Time


veggie girlHaving a vegetarian lifestyle has been a popular alternative for healthy living in today's generation. Most people do not understand about a vegetarian diet by several aspects. One major concern for a beginner is the source of protein with the absence of animal products in a vegetarian menu.

The fact is there are many plant sources that contain a high amount of protein such as soybeans and soybean products, grains, vegetables and fruits. They are rich sources of good protein without having to eat meat and animal products. Here are major steps to start a vegetarian lifestyle:

*Step 1 - Identifying Your Motives

You start this lifestyle by several factors. Most obviously, people go with this diet for health reasons. There are also those that are concerned of how animals are treated during the slaughtering process that would consume plant products instead to show their protest against animal cruelty.

*Step 2 - Educate Yourself

Individuals need to be properly informed before embarking on this type of lifestyle. There are numerous articles on the topic that can help you decide whether you are fit for this and if you can maintain this lifestyle. Proper information is necessary help you through with different concerns such as health benefits, risks and other factors.

*Step 3 - Choose Your Vegetarian Type

Proper education on different types of vegetarianism is important for you to choose the right type. There are those meat free diets that still consume animal and dairy products such as honey, milk, and eggs. There are those that are strict vegetarians called vegans that do not have animal by-products such as dairy products in their diets. Choosing where you are most comfortable can be the best way to start this kind of lifestyle.

*Step 4 - Seek Medical Advice

As with any dietary options, you need to ask medical advice from reputable health experts or a known doctor before you begin. There might be certain vegetarian types that may not be ideal for you especially if you have certain health conditions.

*Step 5 - Start Slowly

When deciding with this lifestyle, starting slow is advisable. It might even be helpful to start by slowly eliminate animal products from your diet one at a time. By doing so, it makes your body accustomed to your changing food intake.

A vegetarian lifestyle allows for a more healthy living. Those that practice this have been shown to have a higher lifespan. With the absence of animal products, animal to human diseases can be also eliminated, as with contamination from pathogenic bacteria that can be acquired through unsanitary animal processing facilities. Consulting a nutritionist and visiting vegetarian websites are valuable to get u started with the rewarding lifestyle.

A great course that is designed for people who are ready to become vegetarians or vegans is called The Vegetarian's Beginner's Guide 30 Day Course This course is great for anyone seriously interested in transitioning into a vegetarian and it provides the information, education and support needed to become a savvy vegetarian and lead a successful vegetarian lifestyle

How To Make Finger Licking Vegetarian Meals As A Vegetarian Newbie


Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast

Meatless dishes have long been misunderstood.  A common misconception of vegan or vegetarian dishes is that they always taste bland, boring, or similar to cardboard.  This perception is usually made by people who have thrown a frozen veggie burger in the microwave once, and immediately vowed never to leave real beef again.

A home cooked vegetarian dish, prepared with love and fresh ingredients is sure to be delicious and satisfying, so long as these valuable tips are implicated. Reinvent classic dishes with attractive and colourful healthy alternatives to eat.  The family will be too busy asking for seconds to notice the absence of meat.  There is no limit to the amount of tasteful, innovative, vegetarian recipes available to create at home.

5 Great Ways to Make Sensational Vegan or Vegetarian Meals

1). Buy local, organic fruit and vegetables which are in season. Join a community shared agriculture group (CSA) if there is one in the area or stop by the farmer's market. Grow herbs and veggies in the yard if space and climate are cooperative.

2). Explore a wide range of spices and flavours to transform any dish into a masterpiece.  Experiment with different sauces to add variety.

3). When opting for a store-bought vegetarian meal, look for ones that are made with minimal processing. Choose whole grains and read labels for identifiable ingredients.

4) Cook large batches of meals to freeze for later. They will come in handy when a quick and easy meal on the go is needed. Take leftovers to reheat at work to save money at lunch time.

5) Search the library for a few good veggie cookbooks. To aide in menu planning, keep the shelves stocked with some ingredients that are widely used in vegetarian cooking. Pasta, nuts, beans, flours and grains are some of the staples to have on hand. 

Every fruit, vegetable, and herb is associated with a healing property or health benefit.  Once meat is eliminated from the diet people notice they have more energy, and begin to lose weight.  Cholesterol levels go down and the immune system shows great improvement.  Mental functions perform at a higher capacity.

To learn more about how to make finger licking vegetarian or vegan meals sign up and get your copy of The Vegetarian's Beginner's Guide 30 Day Course  today!

Calf Born in the Truck


This calf was born in the truck, his mother was going to the slaughterhouse. He was abandoned on the road. As a mother it was great day, but she was going to the path of death... She was mother on the way and saw how her calf was left to die alone. She couldn't even say hello to him, not even say goodbye. Luckily for the little one, Traffic Police rescued him.

Meanwhile he was gonna start a new life, and his mother died chopped in pieces.

This is the reality of millions of animals on a daily basis.

You have the power to change reality.

GO VEGAN ♥ ~ Magdalena Vegana

baby calf

Source : The Joyful Vegan

What Harm Can You Do?


All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? ~Buddha

lovely animals

Fresh Food – Rainbow


Fresh Food – Rainbow

HEALTH TIP: We eat with our eyes first, don’t we? God made food attractive so we would choose to eat what’s good for us. The truth is that foods with vibrant and rich colors aren’t just “pretty” … they’re also “healthy.” There are literally thousands of health promoting phytochemicals found in plants, and that’s why it is essential to eat a wide variety of colorful yellow, red, orange, green, purple, and blue fruits and vegetables every day!

Eating plenty of healthy vegetables and fruits helps prevent heart disease and strokes, diverticulitis, control your blood pressure, prevent prostate cancer, colon cancer, and protects against cataracts and macular degeneration or vision loss.

By eating fruits and vegetables from each color group, you will benefit from the unique array of phytochemicals, as well as essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that each color group has to offer. Colorful fruits and vegetables are chock full of “flavonoids” and “carotenoids” (powerful compounds that bind the damaging free radicals in your body).

Green veggies (like asparagus, zucchini, kale, and spinach) are rich in “chlorophyll” which pumps the body with oxygen, heals wounds, fights infection, and keeps the immune system strong. Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli contain indoles and isocyanate, which protect from cancer.

The onion/garlic family contains allicin, which fights tumors; while white/green foods like pears and celery contain quercetin and kaempferol, which are potent flavonoid antioxidants.

Mushrooms contain nutrients such as beta-glucans, EGCG, SDG, and lignans that provide powerful immune boosting activity. These nutrients also activate natural killer B and T cells, reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers, and balance hormone levels, reducing the risk of hormone-related cancers.

Red fruits and vegetables (such as beets, tomatoes, watermelons, and red peppers) get their color from “lycopene,” which is an antioxidant that helps prevent cancer.

Blue and purple fruits or vegetables (like dark cherries, grapes, blueberries, and eggplant) contain natural pigments called anthocyanins, which help protect your body from free-radical damage and fight heart disease and cancer as well as helping with inflammation (like arthritis).

Orange and yellow foods (such as carrots, apricots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, mango, pineapple, and tangerines) are typically colored by pigments calls “carotenoids,” such as lutein and zeaxanthin, many of which your body can convert to Vitamin A. The most common carotenoid found in fruit and vegetables is beta-carotene, which not only boosts the immune system, but also promotes proper cellular communication.

My favorite fruits and veggies are definitely cherries, watermelon, blueberries, and yellow/orange sweet peppers.

What are you waiting for, Dads? Go get you and your family some bright colorful food! And “NO” … Skittles don’t count!! ;-)

Source : CancerTruth


Holocaust of the Animals


Holocaust of the Animals

"Our grandchildren will ask us one day: Where were you during the Holocaust of the animals? What did you do against these horrifying crimes? We won't be able to offer the same excuse for the second time, that we didn't know"
-Dr. Helmut Kaplan

There is no argument for humans eating meat.We were not born carnivores but conditioned to do so. We unlike animals have a choice in what we eat,that's what makes us different.

Cruelty of Man


cruelty of man

People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Eat vegan to stop the murder, shop vegan to stop the needless testing, be vegan to help save the animals, the planet, the waters, the starving and even to save your own life.

Source : EVOLVE! Campaigns