Vegetarian Super Health

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Posted on 17th March 2016 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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Dear Living Fuel Family, 
  
A close friend has recently chosen a strict vegan lifestyle.  After just a couple of months, they report rapid weight loss and a feeling of overall good health.  Could this dietary approach be your answer to health and wellness?  Is it healthy?  What does the research say?   
  
The popularity of veganism and vegetarianism is a proverbial double-edged nutritional sword.  It’s critically important that those who choose this path educate themselves to ensure that daily dietary requirements are met. Today on LivingFuelTV, I pose a challenge to vegetarians surrounding a particular vital macronutrient, essential to good health.  If you are exploring the idea of a strictly vegetarian kitchen, or if you know a vegetarian or vegan, today’s show is for you!
  
So, what’s the challenge?  Click on the graphic below to watch. 
  
SuperHealth to you! 
  
KC Craichy 
Founder, Living Fuel Inc. 

Vegetarian Super Health

 

Vegetarian Super Health

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Posted on 19th March 2015 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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A close friend has recently chosen a vegetarian or strict vegan lifestyle.  After just a couple of months, they report rapid weight loss and a feeling of overall good health.  Could this dietary approach be your answer to health and wellness?  Is it healthy?  What does the research say? 
  
The popularity of veganism and vegetarianism is a proverbial double-edged nutritional sword.  It’s critically important that those who choose this path educate themselves to ensure that daily dietary requirements are met.  Today on LivingFuelTV, host KC Craichy poses a challenge to vegetarians surrounding a particular vital macronutrient, essential to good health.  If you are exploring the idea of a strictly vegetarian kitchen, or you know a vegetarian or vegan, today’s show is for you! 
  
So, what’s the challenge?  Click on the graphic below to watch.

Vegetarian Super Health

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Posted on 27th April 2012 by admin in Super Health

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I strongly believe in the power of a plant-based diet and understand why some people want to be vegetarians. Just about everyone could benefit from eating more fresh vegetables and fruits (in moderation). Most people today who call themselves vegetarians are not true vegetarians, because they also eat some kinds of animal protein, such as eggs or fish. There is a lot of evidence that suggests a modified vegetarian diet that includes clean animal sources of protein is extremely healthy. Combining the Bible’s Old Testament vegetarian guidelines in Genesis 1:29 with the clean meats (a.k.a. Kosher guidelines in Leviticus 11) may well be the long-sought-after fountain of youth.

Most vegetarians have multiple nutrient deficiencies, including protein. They often rely on low protein sources that do not provide enough of the right combinations of essential amino acids to allow them to thrive. Many vegetarians end up eating grains instead of meats, which further exacerbates the problems. Educated vegetarian food combining can provide a good mix of EAAs but generally necessitates far too many carbohydrates into their diet. Blindly mixing various foods is not ideal. Most vegetarians are not strict and also eat eggs, dairy, and/or fish, which can go a long way toward supplying much needed protein, EAAs, and other vital nutrients, such as fish oil EPA/DHA.

However, for just about everyone, especially strict vegetarians, to obtain Super Health, it is my belief that functional superfoods, such as optimized plant protein powders and essential amino acids, are critical to health and longevity. A word of caution: Infants, children, and young adults should not consume strict vegetarian diets or be on long-term calorie-restricted diets because it can stunt their growth and cause long-term health problems. Neither should pregnant and nursing mothers.

Food is a double-edged sword. The combining of various plant foods from different categories (vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds) can still result in a suboptimal amount of protein, varied amounts of EAAs, and unhealthy levels of carbohydrates. Mindlessly or methodically combining of various plant foods generally does not ensure optimal amounts of EAAs. It is critical for strict vegetarians to supplement with optimized plant protein powders and EAAs.