Why Vegetarian http://www.whyvegetarian.org Thu, 08 May 2014 08:01:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Lose 30 Pounds in 6 Weeks? http://www.whyvegetarian.org/lose-30-pounds-in-6-weeks/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/lose-30-pounds-in-6-weeks/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 15:06:41 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2936 Inspired woman

Trying to lose weight is one of those age old dilemmas which many of us continue to face. Especially now in the information age, there are so many “quick fixes” for losing weight that you’re likely to end up more confused than successful on your weight loss mission. Here’s one proven method you may not […]]]>
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Enjoy Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables Year-round by Dehydrating http://www.whyvegetarian.org/enjoy-seasonal-fruits-and-vegetables-year-round-by-dehydrating/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/enjoy-seasonal-fruits-and-vegetables-year-round-by-dehydrating/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 15:37:28 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2931 Bruschetta with sun dried tomatoes, basil leaves and garlic

As you learned from our previous articles on food preservation, dehydrating foods can be a healthy way to save money on your grocery bill. Imagine being able to snack on healthy berries, vegetables, etc. in the middle of winter for a delicious immune-system boost. Plus, dried vegetables and fruits have intense flavors that can enhance […]]]>
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Life as a Supertaster http://www.whyvegetarian.org/life-as-a-supertaster/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/life-as-a-supertaster/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 16:09:26 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2928 Close-up portrait of a funny woman put tongue out,

No, I’m not making this up; it has been scientifically studied and proven that certain people experience the taste of food more intensely than others. These people are known as “supertasters,” and the condition can have important implications for their heath. Are you a supertaster? Find out if you’re a supertaster and what that means […]]]>
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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes http://www.whyvegetarian.org/recipe/vegan-chocolate-cupcakes/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/recipe/vegan-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 04 May 2014 15:24:39 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?post_type=recipe&p=2925 Served vegan chocolate cupcakes

Not only is this recipe vegan, it is also flourless. These are the perfect chocolate indulgence for those with an wheat or gluten allergy. Perhaps you just want to reduce the amount of four in your diet, which is linked to medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and celiac disease. Flourless […]]]>
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Tips for Effective Canning and Freezing http://www.whyvegetarian.org/tips-for-effective-canning-and-freezing/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/tips-for-effective-canning-and-freezing/#comments Sat, 03 May 2014 16:11:58 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2918 Food canning and freezing tips

Last week I posted an article on canning and freezing as popular ways to preserve foods, especially for those like us who grow vegetables and fruits. They’re both good preservation methods that will prevent waste and save a lot money. But things can go wrong, and sometimes your efforts to can and freeze don’t turn […]]]>
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Revolutionize Your Workout Routine with Kettlebell Training http://www.whyvegetarian.org/revolutionize-your-workout-routine-with-kettlebell-training/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/revolutionize-your-workout-routine-with-kettlebell-training/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 15:46:17 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2914 Woman exercising with kettlebell

As you may or may not know, the hot trend in fitness the past couple years has been kettlebells. Russian bodybuilders used kettlebells centuries ago for strength training. Recently the Russian secret has revolutionized conditioning in the West with fitness-seekers of all levels from Hollywood stars to senior citizens joining the movement. Fitness experts say […]]]>
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The Health Benefits of Juice Fasting http://www.whyvegetarian.org/the-health-benefits-of-juice-fasting/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/the-health-benefits-of-juice-fasting/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 15:32:36 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2906 Fruits being prepared for jucing

Juice fasting is a great way to cleanse the yourself of toxins and rejuvenate your body. It can help you lose weight and reduce cholesterol. Some say juice fasting has helped them overcome chronic pains, diseases, even cancer. Here are some of the many advantages of juice fasting and the health benefits: Juice requires minimal […]]]>
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Kate Mara http://www.whyvegetarian.org/kate-mara/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/kate-mara/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 13:48:43 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2909 Kate Mara

Kate Mara Kate Rooney Mara (born February 27, 1983) is an American actress. She starred in House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the TV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She made her film debut in 1999 with Random Hearts. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter […]]]>
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Get a Better Night’s Sleep by Changing Daytime Eating Habits http://www.whyvegetarian.org/get-sleep-by-changing-daytime-eating-habits/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/get-sleep-by-changing-daytime-eating-habits/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:29:29 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2903 A young woman sitting in a yoga pose on bed

Can what you eat during the day effect your sleep at night? It sure can! Credible research suggests that the way you eat affects the way you sleep. If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, or feel tired and fatigued during the day, learn how adjusting your diet can help you get better quality rest […]]]>
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A Guide to Making Your Own Spices http://www.whyvegetarian.org/a-guide-to-making-your-own-spices/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/a-guide-to-making-your-own-spices/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:06:45 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2899 Herbs and spices

Have you ever gone to the supermarket to buy a particular spice and were shocked at the price? Spices can get expensive — really expensive — especially if they are organic. And did you know that many supermarket spices are known to contain fillers? So not only are spices expensive, you’re not even getting the […]]]>
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End Your Dependence on Energy Drinks http://www.whyvegetarian.org/end-your-dependence-on-energy-drinks/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/end-your-dependence-on-energy-drinks/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:31:41 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2893 Depiction of a can of energy drink

I admit, I do enjoy energy drinks from time-to-time. As a coffee drinker, sometimes when I’d like to have a boost in hot weather, a cold energy drink does the trick. My husband is web programmer and used to drink Red Bull every day, programming well into the night. I think Red Bull is one […]]]>
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Lose Weight with These Grocery Shopping Tips http://www.whyvegetarian.org/lose-weight-with-these-grocery-shopping-tips/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/lose-weight-with-these-grocery-shopping-tips/#comments Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:53:55 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2887 Supermarket aisle with displays and banners

The supermarket can be a dieter’s best friend or a dangerous garden of temptation. The way you shop and the foods you select make a big difference in how your experience will turn out. Change the Way You Shop for Groceries Understand what you’re walking into. The goal of any store is to get you […]]]>
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A Guide to Food Canning and Freezing http://www.whyvegetarian.org/a-guide-to-food-canning-and-freezing/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/a-guide-to-food-canning-and-freezing/#comments Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:29:54 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2881 canned vegtables

Freezing and canning are wonderful ways to preserve the bounty of your garden, local market, and/or even sales at your grocery store. If you’ve never preserved food before, it may seem a bit overwhelming. Maybe you’ve dabbled a bit in canning or freezing (most of us freeze foods at one time or another!), but you’ve […]]]>
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Practice Mindful Eating http://www.whyvegetarian.org/practice-mindful-eating/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/practice-mindful-eating/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:55:54 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2876

One of the benefits of being vegetarian or vegan is that you can practice mindful eating, which involves being aware of what you’re eating and where it came from, eating slowly to fully enjoy the flavors and textures. Eating with such consciousness can also help you lose weight as your meals will become more satisfying. […]]]>
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A Cool Quick-Start Guide to a “Hot” Trend in Yoga http://www.whyvegetarian.org/a-cool-quick-start-guide-to-a-hot-trend-in-yoga/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/a-cool-quick-start-guide-to-a-hot-trend-in-yoga/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:51:58 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2872 Three women in yoga class

Bikram Yoga has literally become the “hot” trend in yoga in recent years. Named after its founder, Bikram Choudhury, this type of yoga consists of 26 specific postures and 2 breathing exercises. What makes Bikram unique is that it is a hot yoga, as it is preferably practiced in a studio or room heated to […]]]>
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Bold Spanish Rice http://www.whyvegetarian.org/recipe/bold-spanish-rice/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/recipe/bold-spanish-rice/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:21:58 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?post_type=recipe&p=2867 Served Spanish rice

This quick and easy recipe features dried vegetables which intensify the flavors. This makes a great side dish but can be used as a base for a fried rice-style main dish. We just published an article on the benefits of dried vegetables, and how they can add a new dimension to vegetarian cooking. See the […]]]>
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Benefits of Drying Vegetables and Fruits http://www.whyvegetarian.org/benefits-of-drying-vegetables-and-fruits/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/benefits-of-drying-vegetables-and-fruits/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:32 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2863 Close up of various dried fruits

Have you ever been faced with a garden full of produce you weren’t sure what to do with? Or maybe the grocery store or farmers’ market had a sale, and you wish you could take advantage of that much fresh food but you’re afraid it will go to waste. Maybe you’ve thought of canning, but […]]]>
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5 Strategies to Become Addicted to Exercise http://www.whyvegetarian.org/5-strategies-to-become-addicted-to-exercise/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/5-strategies-to-become-addicted-to-exercise/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:52:38 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2857 woman relaxing after fitness listening music at the park

Do you truly enjoy exercising? Or does it seem more like a chore? If the thought of putting your body through strenuous drills is keeping you from working out, then it’s time to switch things up. With some adjustment and focus, you can create a positive relationship with exercise today! I’m addicted to exercise, but […]]]>
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Pros and Cons of Canning and Freezing Fruits and Vegetables http://www.whyvegetarian.org/pros-and-cons-of-canning-and-freezing-fruits-vegetables/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/pros-and-cons-of-canning-and-freezing-fruits-vegetables/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:03:17 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2847 Benefits of canning and freezing

For those of you who grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs, and if you’re like us, you grow much more than you need. Some you give to family and friends, but consider preserving some of your harvest for the colder months. When summer comes to a close, or in the peak of a particular […]]]>
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John Abraham http://www.whyvegetarian.org/john-abraham/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/john-abraham/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:48:08 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2843

John Abraham (actor) John Abraham in March 2013 name: John Abraham birth date: 17/12/1972, 41 years birth place: Mumbai, India nationality: Indian ‘Joh Abraham is an Indian “film actor”, producer and former model. After modelling for numerous Advertisements and companies, Abraham Lincoln made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him a Filmfare Best […]]]>
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Avoid These Casual Dining Traps http://www.whyvegetarian.org/avoid-these-casual-dining-traps/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/avoid-these-casual-dining-traps/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:28:46 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2837

Thought fast food was bad for you? Turns out those casual dining chains like Applebees, Friday’s, Chilis, Olive Garden and others can actually be worse than fast food. Even a salad at casual dining restaurant can have more calories than a Big Mac! One of the toughest parts about sticking to a diet and eating […]]]>
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18 Easy Ways to Stick to Your Diet at Work http://www.whyvegetarian.org/18-easy-ways-to-stick-to-your-diet-at-work/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/18-easy-ways-to-stick-to-your-diet-at-work/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:46 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2830 Diet app screenshot

When trying to stick to your fitness goals, the workplace can be one of your biggest challenges. Deadline pressures, weekly parties and afterhours invitations can make it difficult to stick to your diet at work. These are some changes you can make in the way you eat and other activities that will help you avoid […]]]>
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Now You’re Composting, What Next? http://www.whyvegetarian.org/now-youre-composting-what-next/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/now-youre-composting-what-next/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:53:32 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2823 father and daughter hands play with soil in the garden

If you’ve followed along in our series, by now you’ve got a compost pile that you’re adding to on a daily basis. At this point, you’re probably thinking of how you want to use your compost and when you can start reaping the benefits of what you’ve sown so far. We’ll get into that in […]]]>
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Eating Vegetarian on a Budget http://www.whyvegetarian.org/eating-vegetarian-on-a-budget/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/eating-vegetarian-on-a-budget/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:43:40 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2815

When I first went vegetarian many years ago, I was surprised to discover my grocery bill actually went up, not down as expected. Eventually, as I learned how to adjust my shopping habits, my food costs lowered to the point I was spending less than I did when I ate meat. While it’s true you […]]]>
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Metabolic Syndrome: What You Need To Know http://www.whyvegetarian.org/metabolic-syndrome-what-you-need-to-know/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/metabolic-syndrome-what-you-need-to-know/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:33:46 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2812 Doctor hand touching a tablet pc

Metabolic syndrome is a relatively new term, but lots of people are worried about it these days. If you’re unsure of what to believe, these are the basic facts about this syndrome and why it matters if you want to stay in good health. Basic Facts About Metabolic Syndrome Understand the controversy. It’s only in […]]]>
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Fight Chronic Inflammation by Making Simple Changes in the Way You Eat http://www.whyvegetarian.org/fight-chronic-inflammation-by-making-simple-changes-in-the-way-you-eat/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/fight-chronic-inflammation-by-making-simple-changes-in-the-way-you-eat/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:51:30 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2809 fit woman eating salad

Recent headlines show that awareness is growing about the connection between chronic inflammation and many serious health conditions. In fact, it appears that chronic inflammation may be the cause – rather than a symptom – of these conditions. Personally, I have found it easier to control my weight and minimize fatigue and physical pains when […]]]>
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Getting In a Workout before Going to Your Day Job http://www.whyvegetarian.org/getting-in-a-workout-before-going-to-your-day-job/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/getting-in-a-workout-before-going-to-your-day-job/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:29:56 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2806 fit woman listening to music while exercising

Summer is only few couple months away and if you’re like me you still have a few winter pounds to shed before beach and swimsuit weather is upon us. I like to work out in the mornings. You know that exercise is a great way to start the day and will put you in a […]]]>
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Considerations and Tips for Composting http://www.whyvegetarian.org/considerations-and-tips-for-composting/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/considerations-and-tips-for-composting/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:21:47 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2802 Child holding dry tree leaf

Now that you’ve selected an area on your property for your composting, have your bin in place or under construction, know what to put in and how to care for your pile, there’s just a few more considerations to go over before you get started. Seasons Most composting is done in the spring and summer […]]]>
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We Dare You To Kick Your Meat Addiction for 30 Days! http://www.whyvegetarian.org/we-dare-you-to-kick-your-meat-addiction-for-30-days/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/we-dare-you-to-kick-your-meat-addiction-for-30-days/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:23:27 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2794 Overweight woman eating a burger

Many people can’t imagine a single day without meat (unless you grew up poor like I did, with parents who couldn’t afford meat). We all know now that meat is not necessary in the human diet. But I know it’s challenging to quit meat. The meat industry and powerful fast-food corporations inject animals with all […]]]>
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Create a Healing Garden http://www.whyvegetarian.org/create-a-healing-garden/ http://www.whyvegetarian.org/create-a-healing-garden/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:07:57 +0000 http://www.whyvegetarian.org/?p=2788 Healing garden

A healing or therapeutic garden is an outdoor garden designed to be a physical, psychological, social and spiritual area that acts as a “healing space.” It can be a nice place to have tea with friends and family, a quiet, peaceful retreat you can turn to anytime for stress relief, and an dedicated area to […]]]>
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