By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:13:49 PM.
"Raw foodists” believe that because raw plant foods contain bio-photons, or “sun stored energy,” they contribute to important processes in the body. If your diet provides adequate calories overall and is balanced, then the more bio-photons you consume the more you should experience having higher levels of energy and improved moods.
It might be easy for you to eat fruit daily, but what about getting enough vegetables? Most health authorities recommend eating at least three to five servings of veggies per day. Here are some tips for sneaking more veggies and fruit into your meals:Swap vegetables for other foods in your meals, especially refined grains.Use fruit in place of added sugar to sweeten recipes. For example, apple sauce or mashed bananas make a great sweetener in baked goods. Start your meal with a salad or a veggie‐based soup. Add a handful or two of veggies to things like omelets, stews, stir-fries, casseroles, etc.
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.