We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit, which is why going vegetarian is the healthiest yet the most boring option, right? Actually, no.
Many have switched to living a plant-based life, from regular people to celebrities like Ellen Degeneres and Liam Hemsworth. Despite the growing popularity of vegetarianism, many are still confused about what it’s really all about. Here are ten misconceptions about going vegetarian.
1. Not enough protein.
It’s easy to get enough protein without eating animal meat. Yes, meat and eggs are complete proteins, and beans and nuts aren’t. But there are meat-free protein sources like seaweed, artichoke hearts, leafy greens, quinoa, and spirulina.
2. Vegetarian = healthy
Even though you don’t eat meat but consume high-fat meatless menus, then it’s still unhealthy.
3. Don’t have enough energy.
If you’re a strict vegetarian, you may be more likely to suffer from low vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause a number of symptoms, including fatigue. But the reason why you’re tired all the time is not because you don’t eat meat anymore, but because you don’t have a good replacement.
4. People go vegetarian to lose weight.
Going vegetarian has been associated with weight loss. However, it is also possible to gain weight as a vegetarian. It all comes down to what kind of food you are putting inside your body.
5. You should stop eating meat cold turkey (no pun intended).
The idea of completely giving up meat forms a big stumbling block for most. Drastic changes to one’s diet never last. Do not beat yourself up for eating meat. There is no need to give it up altogether.
6. Pregnant women should not be vegetarian.
Expecting women need double the iron, which is mostly found in meat. But that doesn;t mean vegetarians are not supposed to get pregnant. They just need to increase their consumption of spinach, lentils, and fortified foods. The should also take prenatal supplements.
7. It’s an expensive lifestyle.
Except for a few delicacies, pound-for-pound plant foods tend to be more of a bargain than meat.
8. You should be great at cooking.
Preparing a vegetarian meal is just like any regular meals, it’s all about trial and error. You don’t need to be an experienced chef to whip out a glorious plant-based dish, all you have to do is try something on your own, or check some recipes online.
9. You will never ever taste your favorite meat menus again.
There are so many meat-inspired vegetarian dishes out there that you don’t have to miss your favorite burger or steak. With many people switching to vegetarianism, there are now a lot of meatless versions of our favorite meals.
10. Being vegetarian is about protecting animals.
Although most people’s main reason for going vegetarian is to lessen animal cruelty, it’s actually not only about that at all. Vegetarianism is also about religious beliefs, and for health reasons as well.
Here’s Why You Should Meditate When You Are Feeling Down In The Dumps
You don’t always need to turn to a psychiatrist or antidepressants.
While depression continues to be a major health issue for aging people, studies have revealed more and more that one of the best ways to deal with it is to meditate. As suggested by an ongoing research, a regular practice of meditation can aid depressed individuals by changing how their brain respond to stress and anxiety.
A recent study of 1, 111 subjects with an average age of 71 has revealed that those with stronger symptoms of depression also has the ability to recall particular events and experiences in their lives, otherwise known as episodic memory. As they recall these events and experiences, the more they become depressed.
Antidepressants are not the only solution to depression although they are the most common.
10 Everyday Products You Have At Home That Are Harmful To The Environment
Surely, we are guilty of using one at least.
While many people intend to do their share in saving the environment, they are unaware that they, too, are actually contributors to its damage by using everyday products that help damage the environment. After all, many of us are unaware that items we use at home are actually detrimental to Mother Earth.
Many people can’t be blamed if they inadvertently harm the environment by using certain household products. After all, the hazards of these products are masked by what they can do for our existence. Unfortunately, no matter how useful and helpful they are to us, the same thing cannot be said about their effect on the environment.
#1. Hand Soap
8 Easy Evening Tricks To Wake Up With Gorgeous Skin
Get the power to confidently declare, “I woke up like this!”
Great skin is undoubtedly the most important aspect in one's beauty regimen. After all, people invest in foundations and creams that could provide a smooth base for their makeup. Luckily, getting gorgeous skin can somehow be achieved almost overnight.
Flawless skin is a direct result of good health so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some quick evening tips that will help you wake up with glowing skin.
1. Keep yourself hydrated at night