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Monday, December 31, 2012

Problems with being a vegetarian???

1. You aren't getting certain nutrients, particularly protein.

Fact: The average woman needs 46 grams of protein a day, and a one-cup serving of chickpeas gets you about a third of the way there. Problems creep up when you let simple carbs (white bread), sugars, and trans fats crowd out healthier choices. Nutritional advisers suggest: Focus on eating whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables and you'll get everything you need—including protein.  In fact, vegetarian diets tend to have higher levels of fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamins C and E , folate, carotenoids, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals.
2. It's a boring & repetitive, carb-rich diet.
Fact: Because they have to plan more carefully,  many vegetarians eat a wider variety of foods than their carnivore counterparts. Plan meals from the full spectrum of the food rainbow—veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, and nuts—and you'll never be bored
3. Veggie dishes tend to be high in carb & fat.
Fact: In restaurants  large amounts of flour were used to make ‘fake meat’ . These days, many flavorful ethnic cuisines deliver bold vegetarian flavors  via herbs and spices—and with far less fat, & carb. Besides you don’t have to order those “fake meat dishes”
5. You never really feel full.
Fact: If you're eating plenty of plant foods, you're loading up on fiber, the stuff that fills your belly and stifles the need to nosh soon after eating. And again, consuming legumes gives you enough hunger-satisfying protein.

2 comments:

  1. I'm one of those that will need some solid food like rice with some meat if not I just wont feel full!!!
    Maybe it's all in the mind???

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    1. Definitely only in the mind...lol...

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