In 2014, the dating site AYI released information on a study about diet preference within dating. They found that when it comes to men, they are 11% more likely to go for vegetarian women than carnivores. Women are 13% more likely to choose meat-lovers. While men have a preference for plant-eating women, it’s actually the opposite for the other gender. It seems likely to be due to the “meat is macho” mentality which is quite frankly very outdated. Fortunately, there’s some scientific evidence out there that suggests that vegetarians make better lovers – male or female.
According to PETA, 2016 is “The Year of Vegan”. Therefore, this is the year to take a look at the way we treat ourselves and Mother Earth. In addition, it’s the year to take a stand against animal cruelty, conserve water, and stop the destruction of the environment and natural resources. Thankfully, progressive cities around the world are going green …
When going vegan, you will be surprised at how many completely idiotic questions and comments you hear. Sometimes these questions are from well-meaning individuals who are genuinely interested in the vegan lifestyle. For those ones, I will gladly provide a thought-out considerate response. But, for those who are just trying to make themselves sound smart or are mocking veganims, here are some retorts.
As far as NFL stars go, Houston Texan running back Arian Foster definitely stands out – and not just for his record of most rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. Foster is considered “unusual” in the world of pro sports because he writes poetry, majored in philosophy, and openly supports gay marriage. But, of all of the things which make Arian Foster unique, the one which gets the most attention is his diet.
When you think of a vegetarian, what comes to mind? If you are like most, you’ve probably got some stereotypes about vegetarians and vegetarian food ingrained into your mind. Sure, some vegetarians really might be patchouli-wearing hippies who eat nothing but salad all day. But, with polls showing that 5% of US adults call themselves vegetarian or vegan and even more people are eating a “flexitarian” diet, it is safe to say that a lot of those stereotypes about vegetarians are flat out wrong.
There are some juicing books which are practically biblical for anyone interested in the juicing lifestyle or who wants to learn more about the health benefits of juice fasting, like The Big Book of Juices by Natalie Savona, The Everything Juicing Book by Carole Jacobs and Chef Patrice Johnson, and The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker. However, there are new juicing books coming out all of the time. Here are some of the best new juicing books of 2014.
It is Women’s History Month and, despite what the morons on Capitol Hill are saying, sexism is far from over. The problem isn’t just rampant in the workplace, healthcare policies, or politics. Sexism goes right into the foods we eat – and the meat industry is right at the heart of it all.
For nearly two decades, the “food pyramid” represented the official guidelines for nutrition. Then, in 2011, the notorious image was replaced by the “MyPlate” icon. The new icon can now be seen on food packaging and is even taught to children in school. This isn’t the first time the government has changed its approach to marketing nutrition. Starting nearly 100 years ago, government-sponsored nutrition advice has been propagated to the masses. Here are some of the nutrition campaigns from history. Looking at them should serve as a good reminder as to why we should take all nutrition guidelines with a grain of (mineral) salt!
Unlike other foods, fruit is meant to be eaten: the plant’s survival relies on the fruit being eaten so the seeds can be consumed and dispersed. Thus, many plants have evolved to bear luscious, colorful fruits which capture our attention even from great distances. Fruits have also evolved to contain vast amounts of nutrients which we animals need for survival. This is all part of the wonderful symbiotic relationship that we have with plants: they provide nutrition for us and we help disperse their seeds.
You probably know that beans (the magical fruit) and cheese (cut the cheese) cause gas. But did you ever wonder why we fart? Here are the facts behind your farts!