Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, recently spoke about how turning a vegetarian has made him feel much lighter and that he has “never felt better in life.” While the choice of diet is purely a personal one, many Bollywood celebrities have opted to turn vegetarian and vegan to lead healthier lives, and also to do their bit for planet Earth. We take a look at ten vegetarian Bollywood celebrities.
The Atkins diet, the Keto diet, the Alkaline diet, the Raw food diet - you name it, there are tons of diets out there with most proclaiming various health benefits. The Paleo diet emphasises on eating fruits, non-processed meat, some fruits, vegetables and avoiding alcohol, grains, dairy, processed sugar, and packaged food – typically a diet that our ancestors used to follow during the Paleolithic era that lasted some 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago. The vegan diet, on the other hand, says no to meat and dairy products, with a focus on wholly plant-sourced food.
With more people switching to a vegetarian diet for numerous reasons, companies are looking for vegetarian/vegan alternatives to meat. Burger King recently introduced a vegetarian ‘beef’ burger made by Impossible Foods, a startup aimed at reducing dependence on animal agriculture and promoting a vegan diet. The trial run was conducted at 59 restaurants in the St Louis area of the United States. According to reports, if the trial run goes well, the company is planning to introduce it across the country.According to The American Institute for Cancer Research, a diet with two-thirds or more of your plate filled with plant-based food could be key to preventing cancer. A vegetarian diet has also numerous other benefits, from reducing the risk of diabetes and lowered cholesterol levels, to helping control weight and improve metabolism.But, switching to a plant-based diet is easier said than done, especially for those who love their meat and for newly turned vegetarians. While many crave the umami taste of meat, a shift to vegetarianism also means that new vegetarians would need to find alternate sources of nutrients which may be lacking in a completely plant-based diet such as protein, iron, Vitamin B12 and Omega-3.Here are some great vegetarian alternatives to meat that taste great and also are nutritious:
More people are going vegan than ever before. Even just a few years ago, you probably didn’t know many people who ate a strictly plant-based diet, but there’s a chance you know someone in your life now who is vegan, and you’ve perhaps even eaten a vegan dish with them at some point.Here are the main benefits of going vegan.– Pop Sugar UK Fitness
It’s National Vegetarian Week! Which means there’s more delicious meat-free recipe inspo and fancy plant-based restaurant recommendations to lure you into going veggie than at any other time of the year.Tempted? A recent survey revealed that 12% of UK adults follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, rising to 20% of 16 to 24s. Meanwhile, the amount of red meat being eaten in Britain is on the wane, declining almost year-on-year since 1950, and this trend looks set to continue.And a YouGov poll last month showed that 56% of the UK now believe they don’t need meat for a good meal.But what if the number of us turning to the green-side kept rising? What would happen if everyone suddenly stepped away from the bacon butty and embraced an entirely veggie-based diet?Would meat-farmers all be made redundant? Would we suddenly see a spike in healthiness?We consulted the food and veggie experts to imagine what the world would look like if we all turned vegetarian overnight…Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Is going vegan good for you? The pros and cons of ditching meat and dairyGoing ‘veggan’ is the next big thing5 smoothies for energy in the AM
Animal rights supporter Gary Francione summed it up best when he said, “Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable.” More and more people are turning vegan today, for myriad reasons – be it taking a stand against animal exploitation, adopting a clean and healthy lifestyle or simply due to lactose intolerance. Here are some famous Indians who have turned vegan.Sources: PETA India and people.virginia.edu
Miniature things are all the rage right now. Mini hamsters, mini burritos, mini hamsters eating mini burritos. We can't say we're too surprised. And although we love to devour full-size fruits and vegetables, these bite-size varieties sure are adorable.From Dr. Oz The Good Life
The fashion diva, Sonam Kapoor’s popularity in Bolly-land is evident from all the lovey-dovey birthday wishes she received from her counterparts as she turned 31 yesterday. But do you know what birthday resolution cum gift did Sonam herself vouched for?
Nutritionists dole out their top plant-based picks to promote healthy, lasting weight-loss. Regardless of your reasoning for wanting to slip more plant-based foods into your diet, it's clear that doing so can be a huge help toward ushering in healthy, lasting weight loss. "Nuts contain healthy monounsaturated fats and protein, which keeps blood sugars steady," says celebrity nutritionist Lisa DeFazio, MS, RDN.
These meatless recipes will energize you from the start of your day to when you’re sitting down at the dinner table. Pick your favorites and plan ‘em out!
We know how to sub vegan ingredients in for eggs when baking, but when it comes to using dairy-free milk—or mylk or the less-appealing “juice”—instead of regular milk, I wasn’t so sure what would happen.
By Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell Digital Nutrition EditorTom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have a pretty strict diet according to this interview with their private chef on Boston.com. It’s not a huge surprise given that keeping their bodies in tiptop health is incredibly important for their respective careers. We’re totally on board with their mostly plant-based eating habits (lots of produce and whole grains) and their focus on quality proteins like wild salmon and grass-fed organic steak.Don’t Miss: The Best 30-Day Meal Plan to Get HealthyBut, there are a lot of foods they don’t eat, like sugar and white flour, which can be tough to cut out completely (at EatingWell, we limit them). Their diet also eliminates nightshade vegetables, like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, which are full of healthy vitamins and nutrients. Plus, Tom says he’s never even had a sip of coffee and no caffeine is allowed in their diet.So, while we don’t recommend eating entirely like the supermodel and super-star quarterback, I’ll be taking a page out of their handbook and making this vegan, gluten-free, paleo snack to enjoy for dessert tonight. Get the Mango-Date Energy Bites recipe.More from EatingWell.com:Spiralized Veggie Noodle Recipes to Up Your Pasta GameSnack on These Crunchy Spiced Chickpea Nuts
Any vegan will probably tell you the same thing about Thanksgiving dining: You’re likely to be limited to a side dish-only meal. Related: 12 Recipes for Feeding Your Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Guests While there are usually quite a few vegetables involved and many traditional side dishes can easily be made vegan, usually with the simple substitution of olive oil for butter or non-dairy milk for regular milk, you’re probably going to miss out on an entrée. Related: 15 Gluten-Free Baked Goods that Don’t Miss Gluten One Bit My strategy is to always offer to bring a vegan main dish to the Thanksgiving feast. Sometimes the host or hostess would rather take charge, and in those cases, I’m happy to put together a colorful plate of vegetable sides.
All images via Instagram/mardeeraquelWill the real Miley Cyrus please stand up? Mardee Shackleford and Miley Cyrus have quite a few things in common. They both live in California, have tongue rings and are vegans. Oh, and they happing to look strikingly similar.ALSO SEE: Leo, is that you? Meet Leonardo DiCaprio’s doppelgängerEven before Shackleford chopped her hair into a platinum pixie cut, she was already being compared to the Disney star. “Several times I have been sitting in traffic and people have slid open the back door of their car and kids will start yelling, ‘Miley,’" she told the Daily Mail. “Sometimes it feels like I am actually famous or a celebrity, just on a really small scale. It’s been really fun for me.”Though Shackleford admits she wasn’t really a fan of Cyrus’s music before, she figured she may as well make the most of the similarity. Her Instagram account is filled with Miley-esque pictures including actual recreations of Miley editorials. She’s even won money entering herself in Miley lookalike contests. Click through the gallery above to marvel at the similarities and tweet us your thoughts at @YahooStyleCA.
Naming vegan dishes—particularly those that channel the qualities of a decidedly non-vegan dish—is always a little tricky. On the one hand, using a conventional name, even if the vegan version takes a lot of liberties, can be a useful way of telling people what to expect. No, banana “ice cream” won’t taste much like traditional ice cream.
And no, it doesn’t involve eating a daily block of tofu. Try these fully-loaded vegan burritos. (Photo: James Ransom) At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It’s a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes.