9 Big Lies Vegetarians Really Enjoy Telling

Before I start with this I want to say that I have nothing against vegetarians.

I think they are great and I always wanted to try their way of living.
Sometimes they lie. Sorry for sounding too rude.
The right definition would be they are avoiding to tell the truth about certain stuff connected to food because they don’t know the real thing.
Vegetarians are like a family. When you talk about food in general, they say that vegetarian food saves the living world and makes them really healthy.
That’s not quite true.
If you have vegetarian friends you can rest assured because they are the most loyal people I’ve ever known.
9 Big Lies Vegetarians Really Enjoy Telling
I think there are two reasons why people become vegetarians:
  • They don’t want animal cruelty
  • There are extremely high health benefits of being vegetarian
The misunderstanding and misinformation of some vegetarians I mentioned before led to sharing the wrong picture about the whole thing.
If you look closely at this vegetarian diet, you will find that it is one of the most strict diets ever.
As you know, it restricts you from eating animal products of all kinds and also forbids you from eating trans fats, refined sugar, processed grains and vegetable oils.
That’s okay, right? – It looks very natural and healthy. I mean, it forbids refined sugar and other unhealthy products.
At first, everything looks awesome and perfect.
Let’s see what lies vegans enjoy telling and should be corrected.

There are more proteins in veggies than in meat.

It’s not important how truthful this looks like. There is no way veggies contain more proteins than meat.
Vegetarians just want to believe it’s like that. The source provided me with a list of protein packed foods (meat) compared with the vegan protein sources.
Shall we?
9 Big Lies Vegetarians Really Enjoy Telling
The list was taken from BodyBuilding.com
Can you spot the difference?

Our Ancestors were all vegan so why should we be different?

This is true, but there is a perfect explanation behind that.
According to World Wildlife gorillas eat “mainly” a vegetarian diet. They eat stems, shoots, fruits, and bamboo.
Another article published in the Huffington Post, apes in the wild don’t suffer from heart disease, obesity, or diabetes.
Out of all this, vegetarians conclude that there is no way they can catch a disease or be obsessed with vegetarian diet.
What about the fact that apes have a longer digestive tract than humans do? This allows them to get all the needed nutrients from the plants. It’s right there in the article.
Our shorter digestive tract requires a higher amount of protein to make sure our body is well equipped to perform through the day.
The only thing we can learn from our primitive ancestors is that we need to eat more veggies and fruits, avoid processed foods, quit sugar, and consume lean sources of proteins.

Humans Are Not Meant to be Carnivores

Yes. Some people believe we shouldn’t be omnivores. It’s not in our nature.
They think we are programmed and destined to be vegetarians.
Since we don’t have sharp teeth, we lack claws, and we lack strong hydrochloric acid in our stomach to digest the meat, we were programmed to eat fruits and veggies.
This makes sense. This seems true. Right?
9 Big Lies Vegetarians Really Enjoy Telling
Not quite. We don’t eat the meat raw. We cook it. We don’t have bodies as the carnivores in the wild. This only means that we evolved enough to learn how to cook and eat meat.
Eating meat and gaining all of its nutrients have enlarged and boosted our evolutionary development. We became omnivores to be able to eat plants, meat, and everything that could come in between.

Vegans Get Enough Healthy Fat

Your body is a temple. However, there is one feature that lacks here: to produce essential fatty acids.
Since we are unable to do that, we need to consume it through the food we digest. There are 3 main omega-3 fatty acids:
  •      ALA – Alpha-linolenic Acid
  •      EPA – Eicosapentaenoic Acid
  •      DHA – Docosahexaenoic Acid
EPA and DHA are found in fatty fish. They are available right away. ALA occurs in foods like nuts and seeds.
With that being said, you have to know that our bodies have a harder time converting ALA into usable forms like DHA and EPA.
Essential fatty acids are really important for our body. They make our brain function properly. The lack of fatty acids could lead to depression, cognitive impairment and developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Vegans Get All of Their Nutrients From Plants Without the Help of Supplements

What about vitamin B12?
This vitamin is not found in anything that comes out of the ground.
Our body requires only a microgram of B12 every day. We get more of that by eating animal based foods. The best part is that the excess of this vitamin is not flushed away from our system, but stored.
Vegetarians don’t know that this storage vanishes over time and B12 is critical in ensuring that all of our cells function properly.
9 Big Lies Vegetarians Really Enjoy Telling
According to Drew Ramsey, an assistant clinical professor at Columbia University, over 50% of tested vegans came out deficient in Vitamin B12. This puts them at a great risk of mental health such as fatigue, decreased brain volume, poor concentration and speed up aging.
Vegans are also low in Vitamin D. And you already know how crucial is to consume it for bone and dental health, preventing tissue damage and regulating the nervous system.

Vegans Never Develop Heart or Cancer Disease.

This is also true. Only a part of it.
Vegans are also at risk of developing a certain type of cancer.
Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Omega-3s, and yogurt have been named as foods that decrease the chances of getting cancer. The vegan diet doesn’t provide us with these foods.
9 Big Lies Vegetarians Really Enjoy Telling

Vegan Food is Healthier

If some food has an animal origin, it doesn’t mean it’s not healthy.
Take butter for example. Butter is made of butterfat, milk proteins, and water. Nothing else.
Vegetarians avoid eating it because it’s an animal product.
They use faux butter Earth Balance, which has a natural name and advertising logo, aimed at vegans.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients of this butter.
  •      Palm Fruit Oil
  •      Canola Oil
  •      Soybean oil
  •      Flax Oil
  •      Sunflower lecithin
  •      Lactic acid
  •      “Naturally Extracted” food color
You can be the judge of this.
Eating Vegan is Cheaper Than Animal Products
Antonia Noori Farzan has broken down the cost of being vegan.
She was spending $270 a month on groceries, but this cost jumped to $375 when she became a vegan.
People think the vegetarian diet includes only fruits and vegetables. That’s not expensive. The cost jumps from the other vegan approved replacements.

It’s Becoming Easier to be a Vegan

9 Big Lies Vegetarians Really Enjoy Telling
The vegan diet became very popular with all the celebrities giving their recipes on the Internet.
A research says that 7.5 million people in the US are now on a vegetarian diet. This number is high, but it’s still 2.5% of the population.
The trend is upwards, but vegans still have a long way to go. They still have hard times eating with their non-vegetarian friends and family.
What do you think about this?
There are millions of other healthy ways to reach your healthy and weight loss goals.
Don’t forget to share this with your friends.

8 Warning Signs of Anxiety People Always Ignore

People who suffer from a chronic anxiety are always worried, nervous, or under constant tension influence.

This condition goes far and beyond, and they came down worrying about even the smallest detail that doesn’t even matter much.
It’s a very intense and fast-moving problem that can become extremely disruptive to a person’s everyday life. Yes, this includes person’s health.

Doctors will tell you that anxiety affects the mental health. What people don’t know or ignore is that anxiety could manifest into physical symptoms.
Maybe this happens because people consider stress as an overcoming stage. However, the process of overcoming this condition is a bumpy road full of obstacles.

8 Warning Signs of Anxiety People Always Ignore

With the advanced technologies and treatments, everything can be cured if you “catch” it in its early stages.
That’s why I’m sharing you the most common symptoms anxiety could send as a warning, and you refuse to accept.

Here are the eight physical symptoms that could be a sign of stress.
  1. Muscle Pain

The most common physical symptom associated with anxiety is feeling muscle pain. Stress causes inflammation and pain in the muscles.
  1. Headaches

We have another common physical symptom of anxiety. When the pressure comes, you feel that tension in your head that results in a headache. Excess caffeine can also make the headaches worse.
  1. Fatigue

The stress from anxiety weakens the adrenal glands. You already know that these adrenal glands are vital for maintaining overall health and balance in your body.
Weakened adrenal glands mean fatigue!
  1. Digestive Problems

Chronic anxiety links to poor digestion. It includes irritable bowel syndrome.
What the brain has to do with the digestive system?
Well, a lot.
When the brain is not functioning the way it should be, the digestive system could experience problems, as well.

Do you remember Serotonin? – I have mentioned it in some of my previous posts.
Think of Serotonin-like the main badass here. Serotonin’s hands are full with calming effects. It’s the calming neurotransmitter.
And yes, you guessed it right. The gastrointestinal tract produces this important neurotransmitter.
Since Anxiety causes poor digestion, it means that the digestive system doesn’t have the ability to create the needed levels of serotonin.
  1. Sugar cravings

Sugar is like drugs. I had the opportunity to visit lots therapy meetings for drug addicts and talked to the people who work hard to beat the addiction.
A work related research had a part where I needed to spend some time in these meetings.
The experience I had from the meetings made me think that the effect from sugar is almost the same like from drugs.
Sugar stimulates a feeling of pleasure right before it causes a hard crash. The suffering from anxiety asks for sugar cravings when the person feels distressed.
  1. Trouble Sleeping

Individuals who suffer from anxiety, usually have a hard time sleeping. The brain has a broken “shut down” button and it’s hard for it to feel tired and tell you that it’s time for a bed.
  1. Mood Swings

The brain has millions negative or worrisome thoughts. The patient is equal to zero and people have a tendency to snap at someone for no reason.

8 Warning Signs of Anxiety People Always Ignore

  1. Lack of Focus

The brain of an anxious person is generating a million thoughts in one second. An anxious person finds it hard to work while his or hers mind is somewhere else.
It’s important to note that there isn’t a quick fix for this condition. However, there are some things you can do to improve that.
Or, if you know a person who is anxious, you can advise him and share this with him.

These habits are crucial for the anxious person:
  • Knowing who to avoid when the anxiety attacks
  • Talk with someone when you start feeling overwhelmed
  • Identify unhealthy relationship
  • Establish a reasonable schedule
  • Practice deep breathing
  • Mediate
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Avoid nicotine and alcohol
  • Limit your caffeine intake
  • Get enough sleep
Check out the video below for GAD symptoms:
Don’t forget to share these symptoms with your friends. They should be aware.

Source: David Wolfe

These 8 Foods Are Very Rich Sources of Proteins, But They Aren’t Meat

This happens to me all the time.

People contact me about what to eat to increase their daily protein intake.
When I say them they can eat these foods, their reaction is:
What? No meat foods?
It’s really strange for them when I tell them there are other sources of proteins except for meat and eggs.
Really. They think the other sources are full with other stuff they don’t need.
It’s exactly the opposite.
By eating too much meat just to “pull out” the protein from it can lead to obesity.
It depends what kind of meat you are eating, of course.
Anyway. It’s important for you to know that there are other sources of proteins than meat.
Maybe I already shared something like this with you.
And I’ll do it again if I have to.
That’s better for me and for all of you.
So, the next time you go for grocery shopping make sure you include:


Avocado reserves its place in every dish. You can mix it up with so many foods.
It has that amazing taste that suits everyone.
This healthy food contains up to 3 grams of protein per one cup.
These 8 Foods Are Very Rich Sources of Proteins, But They Aren't Meat


The good fat sources are also rich protein sources.
I use them as a after-lunch snack.
One or two ounces of almonds give me approximately 15 grams of proteins.
They are also rich in fiber and monosaturated fat.


A 2 tablespoons serving will give you 10 grams of proteins.
Beside that, hempseed contains all nine essential amino acids.
Sprinkle them over your avocado salad!


A cup of Boiled lentils provide you with 18 grams of proteins.
They will also satisfy 37% of your daily-recommended iron.
Plus, lentils are rich in fiber and good for lowering cholesterol.


Some call it the greatest alternative to meat. It’s the only vegetable you can find that’s all protein.
A half-cup of edamame contains 34 grams of protein.
These 8 Foods Are Very Rich Sources of Proteins, But They Aren't Meat


A cup of this ancient grain will give you 8 grams of protein.
This protein rich vegetable is better served as an alternative to rice.

Greek yogurt

The Greek yogurt enjoys twice the amount of protein as the regular yogurt.
It depends of the brand, a 6-ounce container contains 17 grams of protein.
It’s amazing for breakfast.

Chia Seeds

Last but not least, chia seeds.
On every 2 tablespoons of these powerful seeds you get 4 grams of protein.
On top of that, they help you out with your digestion and keep you full for longer.
They are rich in amino acids, as well.
I always use them sprinkled on top of my salad.
See? – No meat.
You can still mix these amazing foods with fish or chicken.
That’s how you prepare protein full meal.

8 Totally Natural Remedies That Relieve Joint and Arthritis Pain

Americans always complain about arthritis and joint pain. Even the Centers for Control Disease and Prevention reveals that 52.5 million US adults are suffering from some form of arthritis.

The results are from 2012.
Furthermore, the research says that one in two people can develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis when they are 80 years old.
Yes, your life and health matters even when you are older, as well.

Arthritis doesn’t attack only the more elderly population. Younger residents are in danger, as well.
Lots of young boys and girls under the age of 18 complain of pain in their joints.
The last statistical results reveal 294,000 children in the United States suffer from a form of rheumatic condition or arthritis.

8 Totally Natural Remedies That Relieve Joint and Arthritis Pain
Dr. Axe

It’s a painful experience. You can consult with someone who already has it to tell you how’s like to suffer from this annoying issue.
The feeling of constant pain that won’t leave you at peace is making you search for a magical potion that will make everything disappear.

Until then, I have something closer to that.
The arthritis pain and stiffness is a result of joint inflammation. All you can do is try to target the source. Treating the problems with your joints and reducing the pain could make things better.
For that manner, I have eight natural remedies that will relieve joint and arthritis pain.
  1. Ginger

The ginger is rich in anti-oxidants that work together to fix your bones. They successfully reduce joint pain and inflammation.
Many studies prove its effectiveness when it comes to supporting your organism.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, ginger’s effects are equal or bigger than ibuprofen. To feel its benefits, you need to consume at least four cups of ginger tea every day.
You can use it in sauces, granolas, vinaigrettes, and more.
  1. Magnesium

This mineral is required for your body. Satisfying the necessary dose of magnesium your body needs means relieving stiffness and pain.
It makes your bones stronger by mineralizing them.
Check out the list of magnesium rich foods you need in your diet:

8 Totally Natural Remedies That Relieve Joint and Arthritis Pain
Natural Remedies

  1. Warm Morning Bath

Did you have a good night sleep?
It’s been eight hours of sleeping in one or two positions. Your joints are stiff, and you can feel the pain coming.
To prevent this from happening, you need to take a long, warm bath in the morning.
It will relax your muscles and bones in the morning.
  1. Turmeric

It’s more the curcumin acting as a joint pain reliever. This is the active compound in the turmeric that relieves inflammation.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health agrees that turmeric is an effective fighter against joint pain and inflammation.
  1. Olive Oil

All anti-inflammatory nutrients in cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil have the same properties as the ibuprofen minus the side-effects.
  1. Delicious Fish

Any fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health reveals that Tuna, Herring, Mackerel, and Salmon help you relieve tender joints.
Your morning stiffness will disappear, eventually.
  1. Gloves in Bed?

8 Totally Natural Remedies That Relieve Joint and Arthritis Pain

I don’t know about this one, but it could make sense.
If you wear gloves while you sleep, your fingers and wrists will stay secure and feel better.
This is particularly useful for those who are suffering from arthritis.
Snug-fitting gloves will do the trick. You are going to notice the difference as your hands will be looser and not swollen.
  1. Citrus

Citrus fruits and veggies are amazing when you are treating osteoarthritis. It’s due to the high amount of vitamin C.
The vitamin is especially important when your body forms the primary cartilage components and fights off free radicals.
By enriching your diet with citrus fruits, you will prevent further damage to the cartilage.
As you can see arthritis shouldn’t be so painful. You can do whatever it takes to relieve stiffness and joint pain.
“Borrow” these home remedies, and you are going to start feeling better.

That’s pretty good if you start doing this even if you don’t feel joint pain nor suffer from arthritis.
Prevention is better than the cure.
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