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Protein in Vegetarian Diets
Protein in Vegetarian Diets - image by nkzs (sxc.hu)Vegetarian food is often accused of providing a less than adequate source of nutrition. Often described as the building block of life Protein is the second most abundant substance in the human body, after water. And it may well be that a vegetarian diet is better equipped to provide for our protein requirements than any other.
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Reasons for Choosing a Vegetarian Diet
Reasons for Choosing a Vegetarian DietThe idea of vegetarianism is not a new one, by any stretch of the imagination. Indeed man has in one way or another eaten vegetarian diets since his beginnings. Granted, the first vegetarians did so only out of necessity, but what are the reasons why people in the modern age are adopting a vegetarian diet?
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So You're An Environmentalist - Why Do You Still Eat Meat?
So You're An Environmentalist - Why Do You Still Eat Meat?Would you ever open your refrigerator, pull out 20 plates of food, toss 19 of them in the trash, and then eat just one plate? How about levelling 5 square meters of rainforest or dumping 9500 litres of water down the drain for a single meal? Of course you wouldn't. But if you're eating chicken, fish, turkey, pork, or beef, that's what you're doing - wasting resources and destroying our environment.
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The Truth About Leather, What's the Alternative?
The Truth About Leather, What's the Alternative? Are you a vegan? Vegetarian?  If so then I expect that you already have your views on why leather is ‘bad’. It is a by-product, sometimes referred to as a co-product, of the animal food industry.  This article explains more about the ‘down’ side to leather - the well-known product that is used for all sorts of items, from furniture, car seats and belts to shoes, clothing and handbags.
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Gelatine - What is it, What's it in, What's the Alternative?
Gelatine - What is it, What's it in, What's the Alternative?You’ve seen gelatine listed as an ingredient in many products.  Have you ever wondered what it is or where it comes from? If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, gelatine is a huge no-no.  I was told many years ago that it is derived from the boiling of animal hooves and other assorted animal left-overs.
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So You Want to be a Vegetarian
VegetarianI've recently heard lots of people telling me how they'd like to try being a vegetarian but either they don't know where to start or they jumped straight in with admirable enthusiasm but then quickly gave up. I've since decided to put together a few tips I've learnt myself along my own journey to becoming a vegetarian.
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