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Avoiding potential nutrient deficiencies on a vegetarian diet | Lifestyles

Individuals choose to adhere to vegetarian diets for a multitude of reasons. Some do so for ethical reasons, while others feel a vegetarian diet is a healthier option than eating meat. Regardless of why people choose to follow vegetarian diets, it’s important that they take steps to ensure they avoid nutrient deficiencies.

What qualifies as a vegetarian diet differs for certain people. Some people who consider themselves vegetarians avoid animal flesh but it still eat poultry and seafood, while others avoid animal products altogether. The latter group must be especially careful to avoid nutrient deficiency, as the U.S. National Library

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Why Are Vegetarians More Likely to Be Depressed Than Other People?

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There is a complex relationship between our mental health and what we eat. On the one hand, certain diets appear to increase the risk of developing a mental disorder. On the other hand, suffering from a mental disorder could lead to eating more or eating less, or eating different kinds of foods.

One particularly mysterious association is that between depression and being a vegetarian. While some studies showed that vegetarians are more depressed than meat-eaters, others showed the exact opposite.

A New Meta-Analysis on Vegetarianism and Depressed Mood

To unravel this mystery, a German research team (which

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The 12 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Eateries in Pittsburgh

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Whether you’re committed to an animal-free diet or eat omnivorously, chances are you’ve taken notice that vegetable-forward menus are becoming more mainstream. Even though a 2018 Gallup poll indicated that all-in-all American dietary preferences remain steady, with approximately 5 percent reporting they are vegetarian and 3 percent as vegan — similar numbers to a 1999 report — consumer tastes are changing.

A hunk of meat at the center of the plate doesn’t signify “this is the main course” in the way it used to in American restaurants. Vegetable-forward and 100 percent vegan restaurants are on the rise throughout the

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‘Horrifying’ video captures tortoise eating baby bird

A Seychelles giant tortoise apparently defied its historically plant-based diet when it was spotted snacking on a baby bird — a “horrifying” moment, scientists said.

Ecological researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology caught the disturbing incident on video, which occurred in July 2020 on Frégate Island in the Indian Ocean.

“This is completely unexpected behavior and has never been seen before in wild tortoises,” said lead researcher Justin Gerlach, director of studies at Peterhouse Cambridge college, in a statement on Monday, according to CNN.

“The giant tortoise pursued the tern chick along a log, finally killing

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The Times’s Newsletter The Veggie Isn’t Just For Vegetarians

It’s for anyone with an interest. But I have to admit, I especially love the idea of persuading people who think they’re not at all interested in vegetarian food that they are, that it’s delicious, that it’s approachable, that it’s very much for them.

Was it always called The Veggie?

One of the rejected names was Totally Herbaceous, which didn’t get far because it’s too long and very silly and no one liked it. We all immediately liked The Veggie — it just felt warm, friendly and inviting. And that idea came from Owen Dodd, an engineer who worked on

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