The western diet consists of foods high in sugar and fat, as well as a large consumption of red meats and refined grains. As a result, people who consume a western diet face problems with their weight and often have many diseases related to poor dieting. Pollan believes that the food industry and medical community take advantage of this. Pollan claims that the food industry will change their processed food and sell it back to the consumer rather than removing the process food all together. The medical community will treat people’s diseases instead of helping to prevent theses disease by educating people on how to make healthier life style choices.
In America today, there are serious cases of diabetes and obesity people have thought of two life changes to help them. The first is dieting in order to combat these while also making healthier choices. People have also fallen into fad diets for their speed and "effectiveness". There are some diets that will help people short term but when they quit they will gain all the weight back and in some cases they will have more serious health problems. Another problem with diets is that there are too many.
Health is such a huge factor that comes to play in todays society. Many people are looking for ways to stay healthy and to prolong their lives. Vegetarianism is the way you can achieve your goals of being healthy. A vegetarian is someone who does not consume meat in their diet and may cut out eggs and dairy products as well. Why eat meat that contains chemicals, growth hormones, and perservitives when you can just cut all that out?
Most people already know what they should be doing: exercise, eat the correct foods and avoid dangerous substances such as smoking, drugs and other poisons and toxins. Your body needs a high level of anti-oxidants to live a long healthy life in our modern polluted world. If you’re healthy and eat a well-balanced diet based on the Food Guide Pyramid, most nutritionist agree that supplements are unnecessary (Sinai). A well balanced diet supplies not only the recommended daily allowances (RDAs) of all the necessary nutrients, but also the important non-nutrients that vitamin pills lack, fiber being one of theses nutrients. Some nutritionist also believe that taking supplements perpetuates bad eating habits by making you think everything will be okay as long as you get your “vitamins.
This misunderstanding has given the United States of America a very poor reputation geared towards a “Fast food obsessed nation”. Healthy eating is linked directly to a plethora of benefits that keep the human body physically and mentally healthy. The truthful facts of healthy eating need to be exposed to the nation of The United States and the other 195 countries on Earth, today. Healthy eating is often looked upon dietary regimen for losing weight. However, the true definition of a diet is the food the body human body consumes over a period of time.
Dairy products are also a part of the lacto vegetarian lifestyle, the lack of animal eggs in the diet of these vegetarians is made up in the form of egg replaces and even meat alternatives like tofu can be used to simulate some egg dishes. Another path taken by vegetarians is the, pure vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. Which includes the abstinence of meat of all kinds, dairy produce, eggs, and all edible animal produce. To some vegans the diet exceeds the boundaries of food and takes on a full-scale animal product boycott. This comes in the abstinence of leather, fur, wool, silk and any other animal p... ... middle of paper ... ...getables such as kale are as good or better then milk as calcium sources.
I hope to expose you to a lifestyle that doesn't promote violence or death. These are all the reasons you should need to convertyour lifestyle. I've been a practicing vegetarian for 2 years. A vegetarian is defined as someone who avoids all animal flesh, including fish and poultry. Vegetarians can be sub categorized: Those who avoid flesh but still indulge in animal products such ascheese, milk and eggs are referred to as ovo-lacto-vegetarians.
Veganism is a branch of vegetarianism, which means that a person will not eat or use any products of animal origin, such as dairy products and products processed using animals. A person who follows veganism is identified as a “vegan”. Vegans also avoid products tested on animals. Clothing matters as well because vegans do not wear leather, wool, silk, and other clothing material made from animals. Hence, the fact that a vegan lifestyle is a personal choice, therefore any person can become a vegan because race, culture, language, religion, gender, or physical appearance cannot stop or prevent it.
Veganism and Vegetarianism is collectively emerging as a very distinct sub-culture characterized by unique nutritional tendencies and beliefs. According to Stepaniak, the major distinction between vegans and vegetarians is that the former strictly avoid consumption of animal products or foods processed using animal products, while the latter only avoid animals products that involve killing of the animals (154). However, both vegans and vegetarians draw their nutrition from similar plant sources. In essence, a vegetarians cuisine might include animals products like eggs, milk and honey that do not involve killing of the animals while a vegan’s cuisine should never contain any of these products. Vegans strictly eat plant products.
Today, more and more people pay attention to healthy lifestyle. People are not only concerned about whether you can eat, people are more concerned about whether you eat healthy. People attach so much importance in the diet of healthy, they understand the nutritional value of things is even more important. Only specific understanding of the nutritional value of food can only be a better choice for their own healthy living. But a lot of people for some very common nutritional value of foods often have a wrong understanding.