Vegetarians and Vegans Don’t Live Longer, They Just Miss Out on Juicy Steaks

Grilled Wagyu Beef Steak

Are you missing out on Grilled Wagyu Beef Steaks for nothing?
image by Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee

Did you know that a number of vegetarian and vegan websites promote health benefits of such diets through shoddy research like the one below?

In a research by Seventh Day Adventists published on the The Wall Street Journal here it is claimed that in a period of 6 years a diet study was conducted on 70,000 people. The researchers claim that “male vegetarians have a 12% lower chance of dying than meat-eaters”

However people who actually ate fish and even ate meat occasionally were added to the vegetarian group. When you take the fish-eaters and occasional meat-eaters and put them back to the meat-eating group, there is actually no difference in the life expectancy of vegetarians vs. meat-eaters. Continue reading

How to Make Michele the Trainer’s Fat Free Fusion Balsamic Vinaigrette

Vegetable salad

Love creamy salad dressing?  Are you trying to lose weight? If so I recommend low fat and only recommend good fats from whole foods.  Here is a way to make a delicious rich creamy salad dressing with no fat. If you want quality fats, add some organic avocado or organic olives into your salad!

I created this recipe because I had some excellent organic white mushrooms and organic baby carrots that were begging for an Italian salad dressing but I didn’t want oil.  If you want to indulge, I have an excellent Creamy Italian Salad Dressing recipe that boasts a top quality olive oil, but normally I avoid oils.  This new recipe was perfect.  My salad had the mushrooms, carrots, chopped romaine hearts, Persian cucumbers, and organic green olives, but you can add tomatoes or any other great salad veggie too. Continue reading

4 Reasons to Avoid Red Meat

 

Red meat

4 reasons to avoid red meat. Image by KEKO64

Parasites:

I was a teenager in biology class when I first learned of parasites. Looking at meat through a microscope for the first time was the only reason I ever needed to become vegetarian. I remember that day clearly and that was it for me. I was too young to stay successfully veg, however, but I did avoid red meat until I was eventually able to learn enough to become a vegan.

All mammals have parasites, but it’s good to avoid picking up more of these hitchhiking beasts, while avoiding unnecessary and potentially dangerous parasites that live in other animals, such as Trichinosis.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/20/health/tapeworms-invade-brain/index.html

Date of Death:

I also could never understand why meat never had a “date of death” on the package. For example, if we went fishing together and we cleaned and froze those fish, we would be certain to mark the date on those packages when we put them into your freezer. Yet when we buy meat or fish in the market, we have no idea how long the animal has been dead. Continue reading

Apple Kale Pomegranate Salad

Apple kale pomegranate salad

My Initial Post

You know when the-zeit asked me to make another guest appearance on their blog I was elated. Some of you who are reading this post might be familiar with my debut feature entitled ‘Maintain positive health in the winter – Let’s do it!’ the response from the-zeit’s readers was simply outstanding. I couldn’t believe so many people enjoyed reading my post and could resonate with it. I love helping people, seriously, I really do, so my objective was to reach out to as many people as possible and hopefully make a positive impact.

The Follow up!

That post was a tough act to follow; I thought about composing another health article but had a change of heart at the last minute. Since I LOVE to cook and know so many people enjoy eating I decided to treat you all to this Apple kale pomegranate salad – sorry the title is such a mouthful (no pun intended hehe). I believe this recipe is very timely with so many people in what I like to call ‘health mode’. If you’re one of those people, who have made a New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, then yes I’m referring to you. Salads are very dear to my heart because they’re extremely light, low in fat, carbohydrates and an excellent choice to aid weight loss.

Hassle Free Salad

This salad is an assortment of kale, apple, pomegranate seeds and cashews – very simple yet tasty. I know we love to eat but most of us hate how time consuming cooking is and that’s another reason why I created this recipe. It’s one I eat often myself and kept in mind how convenient it was to make when introducing it to the wider audience. Continue reading