4 min read • A vegetarian diet is one which excludes meat. There are many different types of vegetarianism, with some vegetarians consuming a diet that includes eggs and dairy products while others consume a vegan diet, which excludes all animal-derived products. There are many proven benefits of following a vegetarian or vegan diet. These diets have been shown to lower the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. They also help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Adopting a plant-based lifestyle, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, could also improve symptoms, and even prognosis, of diseases like arthritis and cancer. Vegetarian and vegan diets are also more environmentally sustainable than diets that include meat. Animal agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and land degradation. A plant-based diet requires less water and land to produce than a meat-based diet. Finally, there may be ethical reasons concerning animal welfare for choosing to eat a plant-based diet.
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3 min read • The ketogenic diet has become increasingly popular over the past few years. This high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet has been shown to offer several health benefits, including weight loss and improved blood sugar control. One of its disadvantages is that it is difficult to maintain in the long term, and that the diet can be followed by weight gain, if certain precautions are not taken. If you're interested in following a ketogenic diet, you may be wondering how to get started. Here are some tips to help you adopt a healthy and sustainable ketogenic lifestyle.
3 min read • The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that eating disorders affect 30 million Americans. These disorders can cause serious physical and psychological problems, and even death. Eating disorders are often characterized by an obsession with food and weight. This can lead to dangerous behaviors like bingeing, purging, and starving oneself. Indeed, there are many different types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and others. While there is no one cause of these disorders, they often develop in response to negative body image or feelings of low self-worth. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, there are many resources available to help you.