We are aware that when we decide to change our lifestyle and whether we are influenced by social, family or a conviction, we are entering in a plane where we might be discriminated, criticized, or admired, experiencing an endless social pressure that can create confusion.
The best answer for all the dilemma is to learn to listen to our body, a powerful machine designed to live in harmony, in a way that the results will be reflected in it.
Surely more than once you heard someone was a vegetarian. But, what does that imply? Is it the same as being a vegan (See our post What it is to be vegan on ).
The truth is that no. There are differences between both types of diet. Likewise, among vegetarians you can also find some of them.
The word vegetarian was first heard in 1842 in the British Vegetarian Association and its meaning is “full, healthy, fresh and lively.” Those who practice it say that it is not only a fruit and vegetable-based diet, but choosing a lifestyle often accompanied by behaviors, activities, and ways of seeing life. All of them out of health driving force, respect for animal life, and sustainability concerns. Continue reading Vegetarians
Veganism refers to the practice of refraining from the use and consumption of animal products, no matter the form.
Vegans eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, grains and beans. Vegan meals contain no cholesterol and are usually rich in fiber.
Veganism is classified by categories:
The dietary vegans:
Out of health motivation
The ethical vegans:
Out of respect for animal life
The environmental veganism:
Based on the premise that the capture or industrial animal husbandry as well as being detrimental to the environment is unsustainable
Veganism is a complex issue for many, perhaps for lack of knowledge about it.
Its purpose is to achieve a complete welfare for the human: physical, mental, spiritual, and social. An issue that covers everything around us including animal protection. Continue reading What it is to be vegan
Cut off top of each tomato and scoop out pulp from tomatoes. Chop the pulp. Set aside.
Salad: In a large bowl stir together pulp, lettuce, spinach leaves, 1 Tbsp. vinegar, oil, ¼ Tsp. basil, ¼ Tsp. garlic powder, and ⅛ Tsp. sea salt. Squeeze lime juice and toss to coat. Divide salad among 4 dinner plates.
In a medium bowl combine rest of ingredients, except for parsley. Stuff tomatoes. Sprinkle parsley on top. Serve with the salad.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING:Calories 320, Total Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 460mg,Potassium 1,160mg, Total Carbohydrate 23g, Dietary Fiber 12g, Sugars 12g, Protein 11g, Vitamin A 120%DV, Vitamin C 130%DV,Calcium 8%DV, Iron 15%DV.
Any substitution made to the ingredients will change the Nutritional Information per Serving.