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In India, 81% limit meat in diet and 39% say they are vegetarian

Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore.
Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images)

All of India’s most widely practiced religions have dietary laws and traditions. For example, Hindu texts often praise vegetarianism, and Hindus may also avoid eating beef because cows are traditionally viewed as sacred. Muslim teachings, meanwhile, prohibit pork.

The vast majority of Indian adults (81%) follow some restrictions on meat in their diet, including refraining from eating certain meats, not eating meat on certain days, or both. However, most Indians do not abstain from meat altogether – only 39% of

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People following plant-based diet ‘much less likely to get severe Covid-19’, study suggests

People who enjoy a plant-based diet like vegetarians and vegans or take fish as their only source of meat are considerably less likely to contract severe Covid-19, a new study has found.

According to the findings published in The BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, which examined data from healthcare workers across six countries including the UK, people who follow a plant-based diet are 73 per cent less likely to be hit by coronavirus while self-declared pescatarians were 59 per cent less likely to become ill than those who eat red and white meat.

Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets appeared to be

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Chris Hemsworth’s Thor workout and diet secrets revealed

Want to look like the God of Thunder?

Chris Hemsworth’s trainer Luke Zocchi and longtime stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton have shared what it takes to look like Thor.

“Chris takes it very, very seriously, and the shape he gets into, it’s phenomenal,” Hanton, who has been the actor’s stunt double in 13 movies, told Page Six. “There’s a real process that goes into achieving these goals. But I think over the last 10 years, we’ve managed to come up with ways to do that.”

And according to Zocchi, who has been friends with Hemsworth since they were 8 years old,

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Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s been suggested that certain foods or diets may offer protection against COVID-19. But are these sorts of claims reliable?

A recent study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health sought to test this hypothesis. It found that health professionals who reported following diets that are vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian (those that exclude meat but include fish) had a lower risk of developing moderate-to-severe COVID-19.

Additionally, the study found that those who said they eat a low-carbohydrate or high-protein diet seemed to have an increased risk of contracting moderate-to-severe COVID-19.

This may make it

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‘A Vegetarian WW Diet And Peloton Rides Helped Me Lose 127 Pounds’

My name is Pamela Schlosser (@adventureswithpamcakes), and I’m 37 years old. I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I’m a baker and stay-at-home mom. By rejoining Weight Watchers, improving my relationship with food, eating a vegetarian diet, and riding my Peloton five days a week, I lost 127 pounds in less than two years.


I’ve always struggled with my weight. While I’ve tried to lose weight in the past, I’ve always been unsuccessful. I would join Weight Watchers (now called WW) and lose 20 pounds, then I’d quit. I would gain the weight back, and more.

My famous line

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