Saturday, January 5, 2013

I highly recommend the below linked sites  for anyone interested in fantastic vegetarian friendly recipes.  Living a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is not rocket science and I know of only positive effects of being a vegetarian.  It also opens up a whole new world to the new vegetarian of healthy and delicious foods.  Loma Linda University in California has released results of various studies that show that a vegetarian diet reduces risk of such diseases as cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, controls body mass index and waist size, and increases brain health.  It also, in a more recent study of 96,000 people, found vegetarian participants to live between 6.1 and 9.5 years longer than non-vegetarians (the average is about eight years longer).  Other interesting findings were that:

Vegans are, on average, 30 pounds lighter than meat eaters
Vegans are five units lighter on the BMI scale than meat-eaters
Vegetarians and vegans are also less insulin resistant than meat-eaters
Lean people are more likely to exercise regularly, eat plants, and avoiding cigarettes than overweight people

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