Yumi Media Offers Advice on Going Vegetarian for Heart Health

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Yumi Media issues a response to an article that gives tips to maintain a vegetarian heart-healthy diet, saying that companies like Quorn can help would-be vegetarians meet their goals for a meatless diet.

On February 18, Yumi Media responds to an article on tips to maintain a vegetarian heart-healthy diet by avoiding certain foods and focusing on nutritious, meatless meals like those provided by Quorn and other companies.

In a recent Care2.com article, “Vegetarianism: Great for the Heart, if You Avoid These Foods,” author Becky Striepe says, “Sure, a whole foods vegetarian diet that focuses on fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is going to be a lot better for your heart, but it’s also easy to fall into the vegetarian junk food trap.” Striepe adds that vegetarians who eat diets rich in dairy, for example, are still taking in a lot of the saturated fats commonly associated with meat-heavy diets.

Striepe provided a list of “vegetarian junk foods” that are detrimental to vegetarians and non-vegetarians and included “french fries,” “potato chips,” “candy,” and others. Striepe wrote, “…eating vegetarian alone probably isn’t enough.” She added, “What makes vegetarianism healthier are the high-fiber, nutrient-dense, low-salt, and low-saturated fat foods like fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, and whole grains.”

Yumi Media acknowledges that a vegetarian diet benefits health and says, “Vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle and staying away from certain foods is crucial to maintaining it. Something like dairy milk, for example, has almost the same nutritional profile as meat, so it poses a hidden risk for vegetarians looking to minimize the pitfalls of a carnivorous diet.” Yumi Media adds, “Companies like Quorn provide delicious, nutritious meals to substitute typical meatful meals that are high in fat and salt.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.


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