Plant-based diet articles and information:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VEGANISM AND VEGETARIANISM?
Some people may disagree with the meaning of vegetarianism. The general interpretation is that a vegan will not consume any foods of animal origin, not even honey, while a vegetarian might consume eggs (ovo-vegetarian), or dairy (lacto-vegetarian). Another general interpretation is that Veganism is a subdivision of Vegetarianism. However, some vegans say that the only true vegetarian is a vegan. According to the Medilexicon medical dictionary, a vegan is “A strict vegetarian; one who consumes no animal or dairy products of any type”. Virtually all vegan societies also add that a vegan does not use products that come from animals, such as leather, wool, down, cosmetics, or products which have been tested on animals.
Being a vegan is definitely more of a lifestyle choice and a philosophy than a diet. A vegan does not eat anything that is of animal origin. A person can become a vegan because of ethical reasons involving animal rights, for environmental factors, or for better health.
- WHAT IS A VEGAN DIET? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING VEGAN?
- VEGANISM IN A NUTSHELL
- WHAT DO VEGANS EAT?
MACROBIOTIC VEGAN DIET
Although macrobiotic and vegan diets have many dietary features in common, they are not the same. The vegan diet is typically shaped by an underlying ethical philosophy that humans should not take advantage of animals, and a salient vegan goal is to avoid all animal products. The macrobiotic diet, on the other hand, on the other hand, is based on food traditions of monasteries of Buddhists in old Japan, where monks, according to the founders of macrobiotics, ate mostly rice, beans, vegetables and sea vegetables and fermented soy foods, and balanced their diet according to the seasons and other factors that interacted with food energies. These diets share some historical influences, but one fundamental difference is that macrobiotic diets can include seafood. Because macrobiotic diets exclude foods from land animals and only optionally include fish, a macrobiotic diet can easily become a macrobiotic-vegan diet. By cutting fish out of the diet, a macrobiotic diet becomes a macrobiotic-vegan diet. In order to convert an existing vegan diet to a macrobiotic-vegan diet, foods that are too yin or too yang for human consumption, according to macrobiotics must be cut. Via livestrong.com
- THE MACROBIOTIC VEGAN DIET
- VEGAN MACROBIOTICS BY CHEF ALICE TY
- VEGETARIAN MACROBIOTIC DIET BASICS
- MACROBIOTIC VEGAN DIET RECIPES
Although Ayurveda has not prohibited meat, it is always better to eat pure vegetarian diet. Fresh vegetarian diet containing dairy and little sweet taste is sattvic in nature. As meat is obtained from dead animals, consuming meat always enhances the chances of violence and decay. It is said that basically all human beings are vegetarians and fruitarians.
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- THE AYURVEDIC DIET: EATING FOR YOUR BODY TYPE
- AYURVEDIC SUPERFOOD VEGAN
- AYURVEDA RAW-FOOD DIET
- AYURVEDA AND RAW FOODS
THE GERSON DIET
The Gerson diet is entirely organic and vegetarian. The diet is naturally high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, micro-nutrients, and extremely low in sodium, fats, and proteins. This diet named after Dr. Max B. Gerson was first used to treat migraine headaches, then tuberculosis. Some people now use Dr. Gerson’s diet, which is based on his theory that consuming too much sodium and not enough potassium damages the cells, as a complementary treatment for cancer. This approach requires a strict diet of fresh, organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains, along with a number of supplements. Dr. Gerson’s diet requires you to drink 13 glasses of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice per day, one every hour. Most, but not all, fresh fruits and vegetables are allowed, along with organic flax seed oil, one or two slices per day of unsalted non-fat rye bread, wine or cider vinegar, oatmeal, half a banana per week, brown or wild rice once a week, sweet potatoes or yams once a week and one or two tsp. per day of honey, grade B maple syrup or unrefined blackstrap molasses. Via livestrong.com
- FOODS FOR THE GERSON DIET
- THE ORIGINAL GERSON CANCER TREATMENT DIET
- HEALING CANCER AND DISEASE THE GERSON WAY
- THE GERSON THERAPY FOR THOSE DYING OF CANCER
- DIET: GERSON INSTITUTE
MODIFIED GERSON DIET
Dr. Max Gerson began work on a diet for cancer patients in the 1920s, and over the next 30 years modified it to create the Modified Gerson Diet as an addition to existing cancer treatments. The Gerson Institute has further taken up the work since then and today’s version of the diet attempts to improve the outcomes of cancer patients by providing their bodies with a healthy mix of antioxidants and a very specific balance of carbohydrates, fats and protein. According to the Gerson Institute, Gerson believed that carbohydrates provide essential energy for sick patients, and encouraged increased carbohydrate intake. The modified Gerson Diet encourages high intake of oatmeal, potatoes and fruit as healthy sources of carbohydrates. Via livestrong.com
RAW FOOD DIET
A raw food vegan diet may be defined in various ways, but usually entails at least 80% by weight being raw plants. Raw vegan diets comprise three key food groups: sweet fruit, high-fat plants and green leafy vegetables. Raw (and Living Foods) are foods that contain enzymes. In general, the act of heating food over 116 degrees F destroys enzymes in food. (Enzymes start to degrade in as little as 106 degrees F). All cooked food is devoid of enzymes, furthermore cooking food changes the molecular structure of the food and renders it toxic. Living and raw foods also have enormously higher nutrient values than the foods that have been cooked.
- TYPES OF RAW FOOD DIETS
- WHAT ARE LIVING AND RAW FOODS?
- RAW FRESH PRODUCE VS. COOKED FOOD
- RAW VS COOKED
- COOKED VS RAW FOODS- A TCM PERSPECTIVE
- RAW FOODS FOR PETS
80-10-10 RAW DIET
The 80-10-10 diet is a low fat approach to the raw vegan diet promoted by Dr. Douglas Graham, a long-term raw foodist and athlete. Basically, this version of the raw food diet recommends obtaining at least 80% of your total calories from carbohydrates from sweet fruit while restricting both fat and protein to less than 10% of total calories each. Dr. Graham does not believe in the need for supplements or superfoods and stresses the importance of exercise, athleticism, sunlight and a variety of other lifestyle habits that support the diet to promote optimal health. The 80/10/10, also known as 811 or 811rv, provides a sensible alternative to the typical fat-laden raw diet.
- 80 /10/10 DIET
- FOODS YOU CAN EAT ON THE 80/10/10 RAW FOOD DIET
- FRUITARIANISM, 80/10/10, AND 30 BANANAS A DAY!?
- 30 BANANAS A DAY
To most Fruitarians, the diet is simply a natural progression, from omnivore to vegetarian, vegan, raw foods and finally Fruitarian. To some it is the chosen diet for health reasons. Others follow it because they believe humans were always destined to eat fruit, starting from the Garden of Eden. Fruitarians believe the diet is better for the environment, as no energy is required to cook or process fruits. They also believe that no plant or animal should have to die in order that they may live. On the fruitarian diet you can have any kind of fruit, and eat as much of it as you like, until you feel full. Anything that has the seed within like apples, oranges, berries, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes are considered to be fruits. Nuts and seeds are also considered to be a choice food as no plant has to die. Little water is needed on this diet as fruits are naturally high in water content.
THE BENEFITS OF CONSCIOUS EATING: INTEGRATE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
Often referred to as “conscious eating,” benefits of a plant-based diet include disease prevention, increased spirituality, and a reduction of one`s carbon footprint. Eating consciously is about knowing where your food comes from and choosing to abstain from eating food that was not produced consciously. Mass-produced food neither benefits our bodies nor our environment. Via naturalnews.com
- CONSCIOUS EATING / CONSCIOUS LIVING
- CONSCIOUS EATING BY GABRIEL COUSENS M.D.
- A SPIRITUAL WAY OF EATING