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Top 4 Veggie-Eating Myths

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Top 4 Veggie-Eating Myths Busted!

Are you still on the fence about giving up your steak habit and shifting to vegetarian eating instead? Perhaps someone has told you that vegetarian diets won’t give you enough protein to keep your body fueled all day. You must have read somewhere that switching to the vegetarian lifestyle would mean having to endure boring rotations of the same kinds of food over and over again.

In case you’re not aware, when it comes to vegetarian diets, misconceptions abound. Falling prey to them will rob you of a healthy life and a smaller waistline.

 

Uncover the Truth: Top 4 Veggie-Eating Myths Busted!

Unfortunately, vegetarian diet myths keep rolling in and the only way to uncover the truth is to correct them with cold, hard facts. In observance of October 1 – International Vegetarian Day, Kids Car Donations rounds up the top four veggie-eating myths that you should stop believing:

1. Vegetarian diets are extremely boring.

Contrary to what you’ve probably heard, a diet without meat is anything but a big snooze fest. You don’t need to live off steamed vegetables and tofu only should you decide to go vegetarian. If you’re used to including meat in your cooking, you can easily sub in beans, lentils, tempeh, and other kinds of veggie proteins.

Aside from this, you can also experiment with new flavors by consuming uncommon fruits and vegetables. For instance, fennel’s licorice flavor is something that you’ll be happy about. The perfect balance of caramel and cinnamon flavors in your Autumn Glory Apple is one for the books.

2. Soy isn’t good for your health.

Did you know that soy is a complete protein? This means that this food product has all of the nine essential amino acids that your body needs. What’s more, research shows that adding soy foods such as edamame, tofu, and soy milk to your diet will help lower your chances of developing breast cancer.

While it’s true that soy is one of the most common allergens, it has been proven that only .4% of children are allergic to it.

3. It’s impossible to build muscle with a vegetarian diet.

This may sound surprising to you, but the truth is that you can find many vegetarian options that will give you as much protein as meat. In fact, these can even provide you with more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants! It only takes a little planning to build muscle on a meatless diet.

For example, if you’re supposed to consume 20 to 30 grams of protein and a lot of carbohydrates at every meal, you’ll easily meet this target by having a banana smoothie and edamame for breakfast and a chickpea salad sandwich for your lunch or dinner. Don’t forget to include fruit, vegetables and whole grains in your meals. Consume them at least three hours before a hard workout, or about 30 minutes to two hours after.

4. Vegetarians are often anemic because they don’t get enough iron.

Aside from the fact that there are plenty of medical reasons why someone has anemia, studies also reveal that vegetarians consume as much iron than omnivores, or those who eat both plant and animal-based foods. Vegetarians get iron from foods like beans, lentils, nuts, tofu, seeds, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables. When taken with at least 150 mg of vitamin C, the body’s absorption of iron dramatically increases to almost 30%.

Knowing the top four veggie-eating myths and busting them will help you get your facts straight about meatless diets. Should you decide to switch to a vegetarian lifestyle to reduce your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and other serious health issues, don’t let these common misconceptions discourage you.

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