Vegetarianism – Seven things to think about.

The modern lifestyle dictates us to live our lives to the fullest while just expecting from our bodies to function. Would your car keep on going if you’ll keep on giving it the WRONG kind of fuel?

Here are 7 reasons to go vegetarian. I know you’ll thank me later on 馃槈

  1. Eat a dark green vegetable (broccoli, spinach, kale, collard greens) at least three times a week. These nutritional powerhouses are packed full of vitamins such as calcium and iron. On the run or hate spinach? Try drinking your greens. I recommend Naked Juice’s Green Machine-its made with fruit juice as well as greens, so it tastes better than others.
  2. Take a vitamin supplement that contains B12 or include nutritional yeast in your diet regularly, especially if you’re vegan or mostly vegan.
  3. Water water water! It’s been said over and over again for a reason-because its true! Most people don’t drink nearly enough. Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go and invest in a simple filter for your home. Water is especially important when adjusting to a new way of eating, as it will help curb any cravings you may experience.
  4. Make it a goal to eat at least one piece of raw fruit or a handful of raw vegetables every day try to eat an apple first thing in the morning to get it out of the way.
  5. Reduce your refined sugar intake. I’ve got as much of a sweet tooth as anybody, but I try to keep it under control by using such sugar replacers as brown rice syrup, stevia and agave nectar whenever possible (such as in coffee and tea) and indulging in the refined stuff only occasionally.
  6. Keep your favorite salad dressings on hand. I find that I’m much more likely to eat my greens or some raw veggies when my favorite salad dressings are in the fridge. A little variety is great too–I try to keep at least two kinds, either store bought or homemade on hand at all times. Some of my favorites are homemade goddess dressing, Thai peanut sauce from my local Asian grocer and raspberry vinaigrette. A vegan ranch dressing was helpful as well when I was trying to wean myself off dairy.
  7. Eat the rainbow! Fruits and vegetables all contain different nutrients. A simple way to remember to eat a range of vitamins and minerals is to vary the colors of the vegetables you eat. Of course, greens are always good, but try eating a rainbow of tomatoes, yellow squash and purple cabbage!

Some things you ought to know… Carrots and Broccoli

Carrot (CARROT)

Latin: DAUCUS CAROTA

Apiaceae family
(UMBELLIFERAE Family)

Carrots – Health King! Studies show time and again the power to effectively fight disease. More than 200 human studies, carrots and repeated consistently appeared as one of the most important foods Cancer, along with greens, tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower). The Power Sector, also helps protect against other diseases, prevention of yellow pigments Orchestra – orange family Carotenoids: Alpha – carotene, beta – and of course Kriftoksntin beta – carotene, carotenoid common and suspect them.

The orange team

Carotenoids such as beta – carotene and alpha – typical carrot carotene, plus other phytochemicals, are also different concentrations in vegetables and other fruits.

Get the “orange team”:

Carrots
Sweet potato
Pumpkin
Squash
Orange Hotel

Who are you beta – carotene?

Beta – Carotene:

Pigment Yellow – Orange family of carotenoids.

The Carotenoids

Carotenoids are a large family of pigments responsible for the yellow color, orange and red vegetables and many fruits. Today recognized 600 carotenoids contributing to reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and blindness. Carotenoids may also slow down the aging process, reduce complications associated with diabetes, and improve lung function.

Beta – carotene is known between carotenoids and is also used as the main source of vitamin A (and therefore is called pro – vitamin A). Vitamin A is essential for vision, maintaining the proper functioning of the immune system, normal growth, maintenance of healthy skin and reduce cancer risk. Else, 50 other carotenoids are also a source of vitamin, although beta – carotene is common among them.

Beta – Carotene – long arms Cancer Fighter

Beta – Carotene cellular communications

Beta – carotene helps the type of cellular communications that can help prevent cancer. Abnormal communication between cells may be one reason overgrowth of cells, a condition that leads ultimately to cancer. Beta – Carotene Helps intercellular communication by activation of a gene, which created tiny openings in the cell and allows the transfer of information from cell to cell. Studies it appears that all the dietary carotenoids, including lycopene main, lutein and beta – Kriftoksntin, helping cellular communication, but beta – carotene does it better than the others.

Broccoli

Broccoli sprouts health food are first class.

Broccoli is a vegetable from the cabbage, cruciferous. For many years it is recognized as a health food. Tend to eat it steamed. But, if you want to keep most of the health qualities, it is important to eat him alive, or make him juice with carrots and other vegetables. Eaten broccoli sprouts contribute to health living.

Broccoli prevents diseases

Broccoli Juice health drink is considered first class. It contains a substance called Glokorofnin Lolforofo making material, a powerful anti-cancer. It has Teotziantim active substances in anti-cancer genes. Eating sprouts helps prevent and cure several types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.

It also helps to clean toxins from the liver. Broccoli juice has a high level of selenium and fiber – so this juice helps prevent cancer of the stomach and colon.

The juice provides protection from UV damage, and that the protection of the interior cells. At the same time, he does not bother to create vitamin D during exposure to the sun – use sun protection creams also interfere to create vitamin D.

Broccoli also has antioxidant capabilities, it reduces hypertension – blood and reduces risk of dangerous infections of the heart muscle and arteries.

Sulforaphane found in broccoli

Sulforaphane found in broccoli helps against Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria cause stomach ulcers and stomach cancer. The remaining fibers contribute to the proliferation broccoli juice acidophilus bacteria in the intestines. It also lowers cholesterol levels.

Calcium which helps maintain bone mass and body fat burning. It reduces the production of cortisol, a stress hormone that increases excessive appetite and fat accumulation in the abdomen.

Broccoli also contains significant amounts of folic acid, it is always important but especially for pregnant women, it has a nice amount of vitamin C as an antioxidant and inflammation and it also helps the absorption of iron from food plants. When you combine broccoli juice with juices of other foods, such a combination has further increased ability to maintain health. Can be combined with celery juice, cucumber, cabbage leaves, a little ginger root, as well as carrot juice or apple that enhance the flavor of the juice involved.

Broccoli also protects against stomach ulcers and duodenal and gastric cancer. Daily consumption of broccoli sprouts or its flowers may greatly reduce the risk of gastric ulcers and duodenal or gastric cancer. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the United States conducted a study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research professional. In this study gave 30 men in Japan for two months to eat or about 70 C day broccoli sprouts or such amount of alfalfa sprouts. With the beginning of the experiment and participants were ultimately tests to detect fecal contamination with H. pylori causes chronic inflammation of the stomach, gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers to gastric cancer.

The researchers found that those who ate broccoli sprouts, bug infestation level decreased by 40% with the end of the experiment. Who stopped eating these sprouts within two months of the initial infestation is back to its level. Alfalfa sprouts had no effect on the bug infestation.