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Why is it more difficult to lose weight if you are a vegetarian diet?

Removing all meat, fish and poultry from your daily meals appears not working. But eliminating meat is not the only way you should consider when trying to lose weight under a plant-based diet. Vegetables and fruits contain less calories, fat and protein than animal foods but they will not guarantee weight loss. There are some […]

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5 sources of iron-rich foods for vegetarians to prevent anaemia  

Iron, one of the most important minerals in our diet, plays an important role in maintaining our energy levels. Not getting enough iron can result in the deficiency known as anaemia, putting you at risk of various health problems. Gender plays an important role in determining how much of the nutrient you need. It is […]

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Vegans and vegetarians might have a higher stroke risk, reveals study

They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years. However, it cannot prove whether the effect is down to their diet or some other aspect of their lifestyle. […]

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5 health benefits of rajma, you need to know about

They are full of fibre and protein and prevent various ailments. But the protein they contain is incomplete and they should always be paired with a cereal (carbohydrate) to improve their biological value, in other words improve the quality of protein. From Mexican cuisine – tacos, burritos, etc to our very own rajma-chawal, red kidney […]

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Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds study

The study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. The study was published in the journal Circulation. “Previous findings from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular disease risk factors have been inconsistent. But […]

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Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says research

Increasingly, yoga practice and meditation have been the focus of research aiming to test their benefits. Recently, Medical News Today have reported on a wealth of studies pointing to many different advantages of yoga and meditation, including countering cognitive decline, acting on genetic factors that predispose individuals to stress, improving lower back pain, and easing depression. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience now shows […]

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A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

Researchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]

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Switching to a vegetarian diet slashes heart disease death risk by 40%

The latest in a long line of papers on the many health benefits of reducing meat intake concludes that a plant-based diet is great news for your heart Vegetarianism is regularly touted as a more healthful option and many people are working to reduce their meat intake. Vegetarianism and veganism may even protect against certain […]

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Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

A study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders concludes that vegetarians have more depressive symptoms than non-vegetarians due to nutritional deficiencies like iron. ‘Nutritional deficiencies may account for these findings, but reverse causation and residual confounding cannot be ruled out’ it concluded. The study was conducted among 9,668 husbands of pregnant women and all […]

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