HAPPY World Vegetarian Day
The whole month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Celebrating everything vegetarian (YAY)
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If you—or someone you know—have been considering a plant-based lifestyle, today is the perfect day to give it a try.
Read more below about the 6 myths about going vegetarian.
By making a simple change in your diet, you are taking part in a lifestyle and world-changing campaign where what’s good for you is also good for the animals and the planet. Simply devote at least one day a week to eating meat-free.
Aha-moments when shifting to a vegetarian diet:
1. It is almost effortless. Everything can easily be 'vegetarianized' The simplicity is quite impossible to argue to go back!
2. Your meals gets so much more diverse now that other ingredients gets the spotlight. Before you just surrounded your meal around the meat, chicken or fish. Focus now on your vegetables, grains and dip.
3. Eye opening benefits such as always feeling full but still “light” Your stomach will THANK you for it.
6 myths about going vegetarian
You won’t get enough protein
Every vegetarian or vegan has heard this 1 time (or 100!) And the truth is that there's plenty of protein in vegetables, grains and beans. So make sure you focus on these different food groups and you will not need to worry about protein.
You need to take supplements for all vitamins and minerals
For many vitamins and minerals it’s actually the opposite as you focus more on plant-based foods. A few vitamins that however only exist in animal products are vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
You won’t get enough iron
Myth! Iron exists in many plant based foods as well. Green leafy vegetables and any beans you can think of. They not only provide iron, they’ll also give you a great amount of other essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium.
In addition the vegetables contains a good amount of Vitamin C that will increase the Iron absorption.
You eat the same boring food day in and day out
I EAT GRASS! Actually this much is why we made that T shirt! Because when you eat a lot of green stuff, people often make jokes about it and this T-shirt is an ironic way to own your statement.
Meat is not the only thing that can be marinated and seasoned until it tastes amazing. The difference is that vegetarians have cracked the code, that you can marinate just about anything and make it taste delish!
As soon as you switch to a vegetarian diet you’ll get healthy
This is a very common misperception. Yes, a vegetarian diet often leads to more fruits and vegetables but you still need to think about whole foods VS processed foods, not having too much sugar, too many fried foods, too much sodium and too much fat etc. So, - to eat vegan pizza and Oreos is not the kind of plant based food we recommend. ;)
It’s new, it’s not hard! You will learn, really fast but if you start by veganizing your favorite meals you won’t even notice a difference. Then you can move over to making new or more advanced stuff, if you like.
The internet is loaded with recipes and it will really benefit your creativity in the kitchen, - as well as your taste buds.
We absolutely love the talented women behind the blog: Elephantlove. She makes the most beautiful and mouthwatering pictures of food.
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Until next time, BE KIND