By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 20:52:23 PM.
Many vegetarian products are available for those who are busy or do not feel confident in their cooking skills, including ready meals, vegetarian burgers, and sausages. Most restaurants now offer vegetarian options. However, people who cook their own food can be sure of the contents, and becoming a vegetarian may encourage people to learn new cooking skills.Here are some ideas for meals and snacks without meat, suggested by dietitians: Cauliflower no-crust quiche (with eggs), spaghetti squash Orechietti mushroom soup. The American Diabetes Association offers a number of ideas for main meals and breakfast and some recipes.The American Heart Association (AHA) offers tips for going meatless, especially for people who would like to lower their cholesterol levels and decrease their risk of heart disease.
A vegetarian diet can provide a wide variety of healthful, nutritious foods. Different types of vegetarian eat different things.Lacto-ovo-vegetarians avoid the flesh of all animals, both meat and fish.Pescatarian eat fish but no meat. Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products but no eggs.Ovo-vegetarians consume eggs but no dairy.Vegans avoid all animal-based foods, including honey. Some people call themselves "semi-vegetarian," but most vegetarian and vegan societies do not accept this term. A vegetarian needs to make careful choices about their diet, and to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that they meet their nutritional requirements. Some vegans may need to take supplements.
Appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. However, these benefits will not immediately follow a decision to stop eating meat. Like any diet, a vegetarian diet should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle, which includes exercise and excludes unhealthy choices, such as smoking and drinking excess alcohol.