How Can Vegetarians Get Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

omega 3 flax seedMany benefits of omega 3’s have become widely accepted and supported by scientific research. Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids can lower blood pressure and lower triglycerides. Omega 3’s can help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Reduced inflammation is believed to lower the risks of heart disease, cancer, and cognitive disorders. People who do not get enough omega-fatty acids can have poor circulation, fatigue, depression, and cognitive disorders.

These essential fatty acids (ALA, DHA, EPA) are called “essential” because they are necessary for the body to function normally. Therefore, it’s important our diets contain enough sources of omega-fatty acids. Two important omega 3’s, EPA and DHA, are primarily found in fatty fish such [Read more…]

Can Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

vegetarina bean curd mealIt is a common myth that the vegetarian diet is low in protein, and that vegetarians have difficulty getting enough protein. The truth is that our protein needs are not as high as they seem. Many vegetarians succeed in meeting their protein requirements and enjoy a delicious, plant-based menu.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), many Americans consume more protein than they actually need to maintain good health. The CDC concludes too much protein in the diet can create health problems that include: weight gain, [Read more…]

Sprouts are Highly Nutritious and Fun to Grow Yourself

sproutsYou’ve probably heard by now that eating more raw foods, such as grain, bean, and seed sprouts, is a super healthy thing to do. Find out how easy and nutritious it is to grow your own sprouts!

The nutritional value of eating sprouted foods is genuinely amazing. Through the process of sprouting, essentially all the nutrients in the grain, seed, or legume are unlocked. The germination process releases the micro-nutrients that had been previously lying dormant in the food. Nutritionists have found that sprouting produces vitamin C, and increases vitamin B2, B5, & B6 content. You can find vitamins A, B, C, D, and K, plus calcium, carbohydrates, chlorophyll, iron, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, all amino acids, trace elements [Read more…]

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