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Articles tagged as Diet

  • FOOD: Vegetarian menus root in beefy Buenos Aires
    The term "cocina vegetariana," or vegetarian cuisine, tends to draw blank stares or outright pity from Argentines on the streets of this city, considered by many the red meat capital of the world. But vegetarians need not write Buenos Aires off as a travel destination. Krishna Veggie Lunch is a lively two-room restaurant that serves vegetarian food all day. It is adorned with icons, shrines, paintings, and murals depicting all faiths. It also has a disco ball hanging from the ceiling and a soundtrack that ranges from OutKast to Bob Dylan to Indian dub.
  • Tastes Like Chicken: The Quest for Fake Meat

    The desire to eat meat has posed an ethical question ever since humans achieved reliable crop production: Do we really need to kill animals to live?

  • Strawberries Stimulate Metabolism and Suppress Appetite

    June is the month for road-side stands, farmer's market deliciousness, and red berry gathering in gardens across the world. Strawberries can increase a hormone that stimulates metabolism, suppresses appetite, and controls blood sugar after starchy meals while inhibiting inflammation.

  • Doctors' Group Sues USDA Over Vegetarian Alternative to Food Pyramid

    A nonprofit doctors' organization is suing two federal agencies for ignoring a vegetarian alternative to the traditional food pyramid — despite skyrocketing obesity and diabetes rates.

  • Simplicity Diet
    Unless we simplify our dietary habits, it is not possible to achieve self-sufficiency. Srila Prabhupada said: "Use only what you produce, produce only what you need"!
  • New Study: Whole Food Vegetarian Diets Reverse Many Serious Illnesses
    A new study found that plant based diets are a fundamental solution to our public health crisis. The physicians at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute found that the frequency and the cost of many illnesses, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, can be considerably reduced just by switching to a plant-based diet that does not include meat and dairy.
  • Enjoy All-vegan 'Ice Cream'
    Who says you have to use dairy products or eggs to make a delicious "ice cream"? Or sugar? This completely vegan recipe is super easy and fast to make as well as healthy and oh so yummy.
  • The Lemon Detox Diet - A Recipe That Really Works
    The Master Cleanse operates on the principle that, for disease to be addressed, cleansing must be undertaken. Simplifying and correcting disorders through this process is actually a way of correcting every disease.
  • Humans are Biologically Herbivores

    Through years of searching for a side-by-side comparison of various eating types, I discovered an article entitled, “Humans are Biologically Herbivorous”.

  • 7 Healthful Reasons to Add More Peas to Your Diet

    Today, close to 80%of the world's pea crop is used dried as supposed to fresh; in the US, however, 90% of the peas are actually consumed as fresh green peas.

  • 11 Famous Vegetarians In History

    The Greek scholar, Pythagoras lived over 2,500 years ago and ate a fleshless diet, called the "Pythagorean diet" until the word vegetarian became popular in the late 1800s.

  • 16 Million People in the US are Now Vegan or Vegetarian!

    In 2009, a tiny one percent of the US population reported eating vegetarian or vegan. The rates have skyrocketed over the last five years.  

  • Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil at Home

    Populations that have a diet rich in coconut oil tend to be in good health, and stay away from many of modern diseases, torturing western nations.

  • More Doctors Are Warning Patients to Eat Less Meat

    And more major medical groups are endorsing a diet heavier in plants.

  • Paramahamster: Vegetarian Struggle - Part One

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Introducing “Ahimsa Balancing”

    As an aspiring devotee of Krishna, I face a moral problem: I am pro-dairy but anti-cruelty and anti-slaughter, and I know that the dairy industry and the slaughter industry are partners in cruelty and killing.