Protein-Rich Quorn Products Recommended for a Balanced Vegetarian Lifestyle

Quorn Foods responds to an article discussing the fact that vegetarianism can be harmful to health if not approached mindfully.

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Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

On February 28, 2013, after an article discussing the best ways to maximize the benefits of vegetarianism, Quorn Foods offers a comment about easy ways to enjoy healthy meatless meals.

A recent article in the NY Daily News discusses the pros and cons of vegetarianism. Author Tracy Miller asserts that although vegetarianism has been positively linked with reduced rates of heart disease, heart attacks and stroke, it is not “a guaranteed recipe for weight loss.”

“I’ve seen people gain weight on a vegetarian diet because all they eat is bread, rice and pasta,” says nutritionist Lisa Young, PhD, RD, in the article.

Vegetarianism has seen a lot of positive press from consumer advocate groups and from the scientific research community. The Meatless Mondays campaign has been gathering momentum nationwide. Miller points out that “besides the obvious benefits of adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet, a meatless diet can be better for the environment and lighter on your wallet.” But Miller warns that vegetarianism is a double-edged sword. An informed, well-managed vegetarian diet can have numerous health benefits, but a simplistic 'subtract the meat' approach to nutrition will likely do more harm than good, according to the article.

Miller encourages would-be vegetarians to start small, and to transition their diets carefully. Stick to whole food sources and avoid highly processed foods. She also says novices should be adventurous: “A willingness to try new vegetables, fruits and recipes will keep your meatless diet from getting boring.”

Miller concludes that “Going vegetarian can be good for your heart and your waistline – as long as you're not replacing meat with tons of bread and packaged junk foods.”

Quorn Foods representative David Wilson responds to the article, stating, “The health benefits of a vegetarian diet are so numerous that it’s something everyone should consider for themselves. Quorn’s approach to meat substitution allows you to maintain the same protein-rich nutritional profile as a meaty diet would, while eliminating the high saturated fat content of meat and dairy.” Wilson adds that in addition to incorporating quality dietary sources of protein, vegetarians should place special emphasis on eating iron-rich foods such as brown rice, and lentils.

Quorn Foods launched nationally in the US in 2002. Unlike other vegetarian food companies, Quorn Foods use mycoprotein: a naturally occurring, healthy form of protein that replicates the taste and texture of meat while being significantly lower in saturated fats and calories. Quorn Foods offer a wide range of products including ready to serve meals, food for your barbecue, breaded meat substitutes, snacks and components to make your own meals from scratch. The wonderful taste of Quorn meatless meals provides the taste of the foods you love without sacrificing nutrition.


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