The Statistics of Vegetarians Vs. Meat-Eaters GORD KERR REVIEWED BY: JILL CORLEONE

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you may be considering omitting meat from your diet. Many restaurants and supermarkets now offer protein alternatives to make your decision easier. But is a vegetarian diet healthier? Learn about the pros and cons of a diet for vegetarian or vegan vs. a meat-eater to inform you as you consider changing your lifestyle.

(Image: sveta_zarzamora/iStock/GettyImages)

Although all vegetarians avoid eating meat, poultry and sometimes fish, there are many different variations of the vegetarian diet.

  • Vegans are total vegetarians who do not eat any animal products such meat, poultry and fish, including dairy products, eggs and honey.
  • Lacto vegetarians avoid all meat, poultry, fish and eggs, but they consume dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarians don’t eat the flesh of any animal. No meat, poultry or fish, but eggs and dairy products are acceptable.
  • Ovo vegetarians eat eggs but refrain from eating meat, poultry, fish and dairy products.
  • Pesco vegetarians or pescatarians avoid meat but may eat fish.
  • Pollo-vegetarians don’t eat red meat but eat poultry.

How Many People Are Vegetarians?

Approximately 8 million adults in the U.S. do not eat meat, poultry or fish, according to the 2016 National Harris Poll published by the Vegetarian Resource Group. About one-half of vegetarians are also vegans — approximately 3.7 million U.S. adults.

Vegetarians, including vegans, make up the following percentages of the U.S. population:

  • 3.2 percent are adult males
  • 3.5 percent are adult females
  • 5.3 percent are ages 18 to 34
  • 3.1 percent are ages 35 to 44
  • 2.2 percent are ages 45 to 54
  • 1.8 percent are over age 65

Additionally, an increasing number of people have omitted or cut back on red meat consumption but still eat chicken and fish. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans often or always eat vegetarian meals when dining out. This has major implications on the food and restaurant industry, which must offer meat alternatives and vegetarian dishes.

Reasons Why People Go Vegetarian

People choose to eat vegetarian for a variety of reasons. The Humane Research Council took a survey of the primary and contributory motivations for individuals to become vegetarians. Most people have multiple reasons for their transition, but the following are some of the more common:

  • Compassion for animals
  • To eat a generally healthier diet
  • To avoid additives and antibiotics in meat
  • A dislike for the taste of meat
  • To reduce impact on the environment
  • To reduce disease, like cancer and diabetes
  • For religious convictions
  • To eat less expensively
  • To lose weight
  • To reduce intake of cholesterol and fat

Are Vegetarians Healthier?

 

 

 

Continue reading “The Statistics of Vegetarians Vs. Meat-Eaters GORD KERR REVIEWED BY: JILL CORLEONE”

Advertisements

Time for useful Information

Hi everyone!  I hope you all are handling the Full Moon Eclipse with ease!  Don’t let it get you down.

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Lots of interesting info to help you enhance your life….love wise or other.

Bright Blessings to you.

Namaste,

Victoria

Please click the link below.  Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopeuk53MA1yZp32xlP_DQg

 

 

 

 

Continue reading “Time for useful Information”

Health Risks of E-cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, and Waterpipes

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 12/2018

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of disease and early death in the United States. Even though cigarette smoking has slowly declined in the United States, many alternatives have gained popularity.

Examples of alternative tobacco and nicotine delivery products include:

  • E-cigarettes or “vaping”
  • Smokeless tobacco
  • Waterpipes

These come in various forms, sizes, and flavors.

Alternative tobacco products contain harmful chemicals and toxins that have health risks. The chemicals and toxins may cause serious health problems, including cancer. Because of the risks, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started regulating these products in 2016.

If you smoke or use these products, talk with your doctor. Ask about ways to quit.

E-cigarettes or “vaping”

Electronic cigarettes are also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, or vapor cigarettes. They are battery-operated devices.

Some e-cigarettes look like traditional cigarettes. Other devices, such as tank systems, do not look like cigarettes.

These devices do not burn tobacco. Instead, they have cartridges filled with nicotine and other chemicals. The e-cigarette heats the liquid chemicals into a vapor or steam that a person inhales, which is why using these is often called “vaping”.

E-cigarettes contain harmful substances. But the types or concentrations of toxins vary by brand, type of device, and how it is used. They have only been readily available in the United States since 2006. As a result, there is limited research on their long-term health risks.

While many people may turn to e-cigarettes as a way to try to stop smoking, the research available has not shown that they are helpful for quitting. As such, the FDA has not approved e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. Doctors and the FDA recommend evidence-based methods for quitting smoking. Learn more about ways to quit smoking and using tobacco.

Smokeless tobacco

Smokeless tobacco products contain tobacco or tobacco blends. They have many names. And they fall into several categories.

Chewing tobacco. This is tobacco in the following forms:

  • Loose leaves
  • Leaves pressed together, commonly called a plug
  • Leaves twisted together to resemble a rope, commonly called a twist

Chewing tobacco sits between the cheek and gum. Usually the person spits out the tobacco juices. But long-time users may swallow some of the juices.

Snuff. This is finely ground tobacco. It comes in dry or moist forms. It is sometimes packaged in ready-to-use pouches.

People usually sniff or swallow dry snuff. In contrast, people place moist snuff between the gum and lip or cheek. Then, it slowly absorbs.

Snus. This is a tobacco product that originated in Sweden. Typically, manufacturers package the moist tobacco powder in a pouch. People place it inside the cheek for absorption. They do not swallow the pouch. It must be thrown away after use.

Tobacco companies often market snus to people who smoke cigarettes because it is allowed in smoke-free areas. But public health advocates worry that snus does not help efforts to reduce tobacco use.

Dissolvable tobacco. This is compressed powdered tobacco. It resembles a small, hard candy that dissolves in the mouth.

Dangers of smokeless tobacco products

Prolonged use of smokeless tobacco products

READ MORE:  https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/prevention-and-healthy-living/stopping-tobacco-use-after-cancer-diagnosis/health-risks-e-cigarettes-smokeless-tobacco-and-waterpipes

 

 

Continue reading “Health Risks of E-cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, and Waterpipes”

Top 15 Essential Oils for Depression (And 3 Uplifting Blends) By Up Nature

Essential Oils and Depression

Did you know that at some point in their lives, around 1 in 4 Americans will experience depression? It is estimated that every year over 20 million people suffer from depression in the United States alone, and worldwide the projected figures are at 350 million sufferers.

Let’s face it, we’ve all been hurdled with the blues at some point in our lives but depression is more than just feeling low, and for some it is a severe disorder that they struggle with every day.

If you or someone you know has one or more of the symptoms below it could very well be a signal for depression and getting help:

  • Constant fatigue and tiredness
  • Insomnia or too much sleep
  • Lack of energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Constant melancholy and sadness that you can’t shrug off
  • Feelings of never-ending despair and in severe cases suicidal thoughts
  • Bodily aches and pains
  • Irritability and short-temper
  • Inability to concentrate and focus
  • Overwhelming feelings of being weighed down
  • Sense of hopelessness and negative thinking pattern
  • Lack of confidence and low self esteem
  • Decreased or increased appetite including cravings
  • Anxiety and rapid heartbeat
  • Avoiding going out with friends, social situations, or spending time with family
  • Wanting to stay in bed all day

If you answered yes to one or more of the above then you may have depression or be in a depressive state at this time in your life.

So what are the next steps?

READ MORE:  https://upnature.com/blogs/news/top-15-essential-oils-for-depression-and-3-uplifting-blends

 

 

 

Continue reading “Top 15 Essential Oils for Depression (And 3 Uplifting Blends) By Up Nature”

Mercury retrograde & Angel advice

Hello lovely people!  Happy Magickal Monday!

Yes, it’s Mercury retrograde time…..but it doesn’t always have to be bad.  If you watch the video, you’ll see what I mean.

Thanks for being here!  Please subscribe to my YouTube channel, and FOLLOW my blog.

Bright Magickal Blessings to you and yours.

Namaste,

Victoria, the Silver Sage Witch of NewFound-Life.com ♥

 

 

 

Continue reading “Mercury retrograde & Angel advice”