10 Reasons to Love Lentils – The Other Legume

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Why I Love Lentils & Eat Them All the Time When people say they can’t eat beans, I say, “Have you tried lentils?” There are so many different kinds of legumes (beans & lentils), over 11,000 known varieties. Of course you won’t find that many varieties in your supermarket, but you’ll probably find a dozen […]

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Fat Free or Low Fat, How Much Does it Matter?

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Many plant based diet gurus advocate fat free or low fat diets for health and weight loss Dr. McDougall – The McDougall Program, Joel Fuhrman M.D. – Eat to Live, Dr. Neil Bernard – 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and Robert Pritikin – The Pritikin Principle, Dean Ornish, M.D. – Eat More, Weigh Less are all […]

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Win a Copy of Whole, by T. Colin Campbell

Win T. Colin Campbell’s Book ‘Whole, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition’! Giveaway Completed 8.26.13 An excellent book which could save your life! Read the Savvy Vegetarian review of Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition Enter the giveaway because you need this book, and also because we need your help to boost our Savvy Vegetarian FB […]

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Why Savvy Veg Loves Beans (and so should you)

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Beans & Lentils – Nutritious, Delicious, Versatile, Cheap, Vegan – What’s Not to Love? My bean adventures began in 1968 when I first went vegetarian. You’d have thought that I was eating food from another planet, beans & lentils (a.k.a. legumes) seemed so strange to me. The only legumes that I had ever eaten, were […]

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Does Sprouting Increase Protein?

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High intensity exerciser asks: does sprouting seeds increase protein? Message for Savvy Vegetarian: I have googled protein count when sprouting and there doesn’t seem to be much difference whether sprouting or not? You say sprouting increases protein availability by 30% and carbs decrease by 15%. If this is the case that would be great! I […]

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7 Yr Old Sugar Addict Won’t Go Vegan with Dad

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Dad goes vegan, wants son to give up sugar & eat healthy First of all, thanks for creating the Savvy Vegetarian web site! A little story about myself: I have struggled with weight issues most of my adult life. Recently I decided (educated myself) that there are tremendous flaws in the western diet. When I […]

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5 Weight Control Tips for (Mostly) Vegetarian Diet

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When I try to go vegetarian – except for fish & eggs – I gain weight. I eat quinoa, but generally find I must leave beans and rice alone. I’m 68, in good shape, and very active outdoors, hiking, snow shoeing and camping. How can I control my weight and still be mostly vegetarian? Thank […]

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Blood Type Diets, Vegetarian Diet, Energy, Nutrition

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Naturopath recommends blood type diet. Energy levels low, sugar cravings high. Savvy veg recommends b12 deficiency testing and studying vegetarian nutrition. Question for Savvy Vegetarian: Hi – I have been a vegetarian all my life. Recently I have been to my naturopath who has put me on my blood type diet. Thankfully this wasn’t a […]

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Nutritionist Response to Ignorant MD About Veg Diet

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Nutritionist responds to email from a doctor to vegetarian patient – guide for those with doctors ignorant about vegetarian diet & nutrition Nutritionist Lori Zito’s article, Dear Ego of Dr. Ignorant, responds point by point to an actual email written by a doctor to his patient who has gone vegetarian. Apart from┬áher understandable angry sarcasm […]

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Stubborn Ignorant Teen Vegetarian Stepdaughter

Stubbon Ignorant Teen Vegetarian Girl

My stepdaughter is vegetarian in the most ignorant, stubborn teenager way

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