Vegetarian and Vegan Articles. Includes useful information for vegetarians and those wanting to become vegetarian.

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)

Vegetarians - better lovers?

četvrtak, 11. ožujka 2010.

Soy products labeled as "lean", as well as health food stores, are all present in our market. Typical Carnivore observe with disapproval this new trend, standing in defense fried mini cabbage rolls, soups "with three fingers of fat, and local pork sausages.

Are they right when they say that a vegetable diet is sided and does not contain all the necessary nutrients?
According to the United Nations, today two-thirds of the world population of vegetarians, says. Among the top athletes, which refutes the misconception that meatless food is insufficient for larger organism efforts ...

After years of eating animal fat, the inner walls of blood vessels aqueous the fatty deposits, causing arteriosclerosis. Difficult circulation is particularly problematic to men. Due to poor blood circulation in all organs, including sexual, problems arise with an erection.

Because vegetarians do not enter the body fat of animal origin, their sex life is not affected, and this makes them better lovers and more durable than a carnivore. They are careful, gentler, more sensible, and have more energy and endurance. It requires good self-control and confidence to become a vegetarian. Psychologists considered these characteristics very significant when the profile of a lover is in question.

About omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids

Most important for the proper functioning of the brain are the two essential fatty acids: linoleic (or omega 6) and alpha linolenic (or omega 3).

These are the basic structural components of membranes in brain cells and also are an important part of the enzyme within the cell membrane that allow the membranes to carry valuable nutrients to the cells from them. When the cells of the human body, including brain cells, lack of essential fatty acids they need for growth and proper functioning, they will try to build a replacement fatty acids that are similar, but actually may be harmful.Elevated levels of "replacement of fatty acids in the blood is associated with a diet rich Hydrogenized fat and eating too much where they represented omega 6 fatty acids. It was discovered that the levels of replacement of fatty acids increased in people with depression or attention disorder (ADD = attention deficit disorder). Diet rich with omega 3 fatty acids (such as the LNA from flaxseed oil or EPA and DHA from fish oils) are not only supplies the body healthy fats, but also lowers the level of potentially harmful blood fats such as cholesterol, and it is possible that even and reverses the negative effects of excess trans-fatty acids.

Smart fatty acids

Imagine your brain as the main gland that sends throughout the body chemical "messengers" that tell every body how to work.

An important group of these chemical messengers are the prostaglandins (so called because they were originally discovered in the prostate).

Prostaglandins stimulate the body's self-healing system. To create a healthy brain cells (the message senders) and prostaglandins (messengers), the body needed two kinds of fat. These are omega 6 fatty acids found in many oils such as Safflower, sunflower, corn and sesame and omega 3 fatty acids found in linen and pumpkin seeds and nuts . Food from which you can get oil is usually one that contains the most essential fatty acids.

Omnivores are more prone to obesity than vegetarians

According to a Swedish study in which participated over 50,000 women, people on vegetarian diets have lower risk of obesity than people who eat meat (omnivores).

The research results indicate that the replacement of meat and meat products, vegetables, or vegetable option, may help in maintaining body weight. Specifically, women who are vegetarians are 2 / 3 less likely to be obese than women who eat meat.

He also noted that the group of women who eat meat, 40% were obese, while among the vegetarian was "only" 25% fat.

Wine for vegetarians

Gelatin of animal origin is used or the "strength" of wine, namely gelatin from animal bones and connective tissue from cows, pigs or the bladder gelatin from fish. Oxen blood was often used in the past, but is banned in Europe due to cow's disease.

"Strength" refers to the process of stabilization and clearness of wine or beer - it makes them clean and clear and neutralize tamine. Additive strength should remain in the wine, but can not guarantee that the tracks will not be visible.

But there are alternatives. Vegetarians can find a wine that contains casein (milk protein) or albumin (from egg). For vegans there will be used benonit (type of clay)