Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Eating Chicken Can Be Great For Your Health

By Chris Lee

It is a widely known fact that eating chicken is a much healthier act than eating beef. Not considering the fat difference, the protein in chicken is much leaner as well. Medical professionals encourage their patients, particularly those with heart disease, to consume chicken at least three times each week. Research has been done on the results of substituting chicken for beef or pork in those older people who have AMD. People who are fifty or older have a much higher risk of contracting macular degeneration or AMD.

Other studies have shown that eating chicken in place of fattier proteins can reduce your overall risk of other diseases. It is also important to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your daily food intake. Since most people enjoy the flavor of chicken, this should not be a problem.

There are thousands of ways to prepare chicken that are healthy and delicious. There are many ways that you can prepare your chicken that are healthy, but still give you the taste that you love. By simply substituting chicken for six meals each week, instead of fattier proteins, you will begin to notice positive changes in your health very soon. You can lower your risk of heart disease, lose fat and enjoy healthier blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Substituting chicken for fattier proteins is one way that you can contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Taking this step can lower your risk for many age-related conditions. Choose some recipes that will allow you to prepare your chicken in a healthier way and you will soon see your risks for certain diseases dropping. The protein in chicken is not fatty, which is what you get when you eat red meats and pork.

Chicken has a much healthier overall protein, includes much less fat per serving than other meats and is simply one of the healthiest meats available for consumers. If you feel that you may eventually grow tired of eating chicken every day, simply mix it up a bit. Due to this versatility, there are thousands of ways to prepare this meat for a number of different meals. For the taste, versatility, lean protein and other health benefits, you simply cannot find a better meat than chicken.

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