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I need a vegetarian diet, or a healthy overall diet, any suggestions?

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June 19, 2019 / By Ora
Question: I have no wieght issues just some health problems dr/nurse said I need to eat healthier any ideas, please remember the objective isnt weight loss.
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Mahalath Mahalath | 5 days ago
Here is one example of how to prepare a healthy, balanced menu for an entire day. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 10 to 30 minutes per meal. Here's How: Breakfast: one cup strawberries, one-half cup low fat cottage cheese with one tablespoon of sunflower seeds. One slice of whole grain toast. Midmorning: one small apple, eight walnuts, two ounces lean sliced chicken breast. Lunch: three cups salad consisting of dark green lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes with two teaspoons of walnut oil, two ounce organic beef patty served on a whole grain roll. Mid afternoon: six ounces of tofu, one and one-half cups carrot sticks, one tablespoon of pumpkin seeds. Dinner: one-half cup whole wheat spaghetti with one-forth cup organic marinara sauce and two ounces ground turkey. Two cups cooked green vegetables such as asparagus, spinach or broccoli drizzled with two teaspoons flax oil. Evening Snack: six whole grain crackers with one ounce sliced cheese and one small apple. Tips: Drink at least six to eight glasses of water per day. Choose whole grain breads and cereals.
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Mahalath Originally Answered: Can A Vegetarian diet still be healthy?
I am a London Nutritionist I have to admit over 95% of the patients I see in my London Clinics are meat eaters and the few vegetarians I do see are usually “healthier than average.” However The trouble is that you need to put better than average in perspective - the UK average diet is causing our nation a whole host of preventable diseases and problems such as infertility. I think vegetarians and vegans and the organisations and societies that represent them should set a much better example if they want to prove this is potentially the best diet on the planet.” There needs to be more emphasis on the need for high quality mixed proteins and essential fatty acids in the diet. A lot of vegetarian literature leads you to believe you'll reach your daily quota of key nutrients almost by accident - it's simple but not quite that simple. On a diet of coffee, toast, pizza, pasta and chips it just won't happen. Sick Nation currently statistics based on The Oxford Study show the average vegan has the same overall death rate as healthy meat eaters. The UK Department of Health recommends we should aim to consume five portions fruit and vegetables a day, in many other countries it’s ten portions. Only in Wales do they even come close to achieving the modest UK targets with just over four portions a day. A recent study by The Institute of Optimum Nutrition of 37,000 people in the UK suggested 80% of the UK population consider themselves to be ill with problems ranging from migraines and digestive problems to skin complaints, energy and mood issues - all of which can be helped by better nutrition. Vegetarian Cynicism UK chef Jamie Oliver, and London nutritionists Gillian McKieth, Patrick Holford and Ian Marber The Food Doctor have done a lot of work in the UK to highlight the benefits of better nutrition but often many vegetarians don’t listen. Many believe that all they need to do is cut out the meat and they are often cynical of official healthy eating messages. Vegetarians are frequently subjected to multi million pound propaganda such as the recent “Milk Makes You Beautiful” campaign, or told by their doctors they must eat meat which is simply not true. Vegetarian option not healthy option. The other problem is the availability of nutritious food from restaurants and caterers – yes you can get a vegan all day breakfast in a Little Chef Roadside Café but it’s usually swimming in saturated fat and worse still full of dangerous hydrogenated trans fats. Yvonne used to be a director for Cranks the original vegetarian health and vitality health food company and restaurant chain that started in London’s trendy Carnaby Street in 1961. As well as Nutritional Therapy Yvonne also provides catering consultancy services for some of the companies in the FT top 100, Worldwide investment banks in the City of London. Even here, at some of the best companies to work for in the UK, the nutritional content of the vegetarian offer in the on-sight catering facilities is woeful. “People are choosing the vegetarian option thinking it’s healthier when quite often the dish is full of white carbohydrate, sugar, salt, saturated fat, hydrogenated fat and seriously lacking in any worthwhile protein – from a health perspective they may as well not have bothered” A combination of ill-informed caterers and complacent vegetarians may result in a recipe for vegetarian and vegan disaster.

Keysha Keysha
the rub on ground turkey is that its dry add some olive oil and finely blended onions to a turkey burger or turkey meatball to enhance its juiciness
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Jaime Jaime
get familiar with quinoa a wonderful grain thats easy to cook and goes great with sauteed vegetables or mushrooms
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Emmy Emmy
You should try to find foods that are like some of your favriote foods just lower in fat and caliroes.
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Emmy Originally Answered: How can I eat a more healthy vegetarian diet?
eat more fresh vegetables and fresh fruits men!!! salads and all that! if you can't stop eating junk food - pizzas and all that bad :) - MAKE SURE that you add to it A LOT of fesh, green vegetables, green drinks etc - at LEAST this will balance you junk food diet :)

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