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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Seafood Is Healthy, Delicious, And Easy To Prepare

By Shannon Linnen

No matter what anyone says, seafood is healthy and should be a part of everyone's diet. Seafood in general is high in nutrients and vitamins, which no other food group can provide. However, you have to be careful about where you get your fish from. Local waters, like lakes and rivers, can be contaminated and your fish could contain chemicals like mercury or PCBs. The easiest way to obtain a healthy serving of fish is to eat at your local restaurant or do some online shopping. Online vendors, located in coastal regions, can usually guarantee overnight shipping and freshness you cannot get from anywhere else.

Their entire body is lean muscle, the delicious seafood fillets that wind up on your plate.One of the reasons that seafood is healthy has to do with the biochemistry and lifestyle of the fish. Fishes, in order to breathe, must swim constantly.Compared to the chubby unattractive cow, the life of a fish is one constant streamlined marathon.

A side benefit to eating healthy seafood is that it is so delicious and simple to prepare. Unlike unpleasant "healthy" choices like algae goo and grass juice, seafood tastes wonderful. You can't go wrong preparing fish dishes. The simplest way to prepare salmon, for example, is to rub it with some spice - simply salt and pepper will do - and pan fry it in a quarter-sized drop of olive oil. 6 minutes on the skin side first, then 3 to 4 minutes on the flesh side should cook an average-sized salmon fillet through.

Add steamed or sautee'd vegetables, and a nutritious family meal is done. The meat of lobsters can be prepared by boiling live lobsters, but dealing with the animals can be troubling. Also, lobster is best with drawn butter, which adds fat and calories not included with pan seared salmon.

If you don't want to serve greasy hamburgers to your guests at an outdoor grill party, you can opt for grill tuna steaks. They are both healthy and they look classier too as compared to burgers. They look even more attractive when presented on nice plates and garnished colorfully with grated carrots and lemon wedge. The method of preparation is same as that of hamburgers and everyone present will agree that seafood is healthy.

The healthful features of seafood are the magical omega-3 fatty acids, found mostly in salmon, and reputed to clear up skin problems like acne, rosacea, and age lines. Also "good" cholesterol and "good" fat, and a number of essential vitamins. Fish is important for many near-vegetarians, who rely on fish for protein. These vegetarians are far healthier than those who eat no meat at all.

To conclude, fish is utterly beneficial to your health. It is full of substances that are good for you, and unless the fish is from some unsavory source, it is free of substances that are bad for you. Fish can be prepared very easily, and it takes little seasoning to make seafood taste good. Fish also has the added benefit of being classier than red meat or poultry. Eat some fish today, I know I will.

If you don not live close to the ocean, it can be frustrating to try and find fresh seafood. The good news is that you no longer have to worry about it. Just logon to the Internet and find a reputable online seafood vendor that offers overnight delivery. You can now get fresh seafood from the ocean straight to your door. Most vendors use either Fedex or UPS to ship their seafood overnight. Quality Fresh seafood is the premier online vendor for fresh seafood. Give them a try!

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