Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
On February 5, Yumi Media responds to an article posted on the Vegetarian Times, which outlines the eight essential foods that every vegetarian should eat.
According to the article published by the Vegetarian Times, going meatless has a bunch of benefits from heart heath to animal welfare. However, meat also has a lot of important nutrients your body needs. The article said if you don’t eat meat you’re also denying your body essential nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, zinc and vitamins like B12 and D.
If you want to remain healthy without eating meat, Cynthia Sass, RD, a representative for the American Dietetic Association said there are eight foods that can fill in the gaps. In the article, Sass said tofu, lentils, beans, nuts, grains, leafy greens, dried fruit and seaweeds can prove your body with the right nutrients so you don’t have to eat meat.
Lentils, beans and tofu are great sources of protein for [vegetarians, the article said. Tofu is a power food that not only contains protein, but zinc, iron and cholesterol-lowering omega-3 fatty acids. “Tofu can be substituted for the same amount of meat, poultry or fish in almost any recipe,” Sass said in the article.
The article said leafy greens, dark in color, contain high amounts of iron and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Sass recommended eating a lot of spinach, broccoli and kale with foods containing vitamin C because it will increase the amount of iron you absorb.
Yumi Media said these foods are vital to living a healthy vegetarian life, but there are also a lot of meatless meals available, like Quorn. “[Quorn offers meatless chicken and burger options with natural ingredients that taste great and provide nutrients,” Yumi Media representatives said. “There’s no cholesterol in its products and going meatless can decrease caloric intake and make you healthier.”
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