Why one should be a Vegetarian?

Sir Paul McCartney answers this question as follows: “If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.” The […]

How do I get protein on a vegan or vegetarian diet? Do I need to combine proteins?

Protein is an important nutrient required for the building, maintenance, and repair of tissues in the body. It was once thought that various plant foods had to be eaten together to get their full protein value; this practice was known as “protein combining” or “protein complementing.” We now know that intentional combining is not necessary. […]

Is it healthy for children to be on a vegan or vegetarian diet?

A well-balanced vegan or vegetarian diet is safe and healthy for any person at any stage of life, including infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Vegetarian diets are packed with all the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that growing children need. And meatless diets have many important health advantages: Vegetarians enjoy a reduced risk of heart disease, […]

I want to try a vegetarian or vegan diet. How should I start?

If a vegetarian diet is new to you, you’ll be pleased to discover a wonderful additional benefit to vegetarian eating: It’s a fun way to explore delicious new foods. Start by checking out our Vegetarian Starter Kit, which explains the New Four Food Groups and offers useful tips, the “whys” and “hows” of a healthier […]

Do you recommend a vegetarian or a vegan diet?

Vegetarian diets, which contain no meat (beef, pork, poultry, or fish and shellfish), are naturally low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and full of vitamins, minerals, and cancer-fighting compounds. A multitude of scientific studies has shown that vegetarian diets have remarkable health benefits and can help prevent certain diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and […]

Eating Your Way to a Smaller ‘Ecological Footprint’

What we choose to eat has an enormous impact on the environment. Following a diet loaded with animal flesh, eggs, and dairy products is like trampling the Earth in an SUV—it’s bad for the environment and wastes vast amounts of resources. Switching to a vegetarian diet reduces your “ecological footprint”, allowing you to tread lightly […]