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Diet

In short the ideal diet which should be aimed for is vegetarian/vegan with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

From the extensive research which I have looked into I would particularly recommend that you avoid or reduce:

artificial sweeteners

hydrogenated vegetable oil

refined sugar

Remember not to overcook food as this can destroy essential nutrients thus degrading the food's value. Where ever possible, use conventional cooking methods rather than microwave, as microwaves degrade the food to a far greater degree.

The Virtues of Vegetarianism

The principle energy of our food chain comes from the Sun. At every link in the chain energy is lost. If we have 2 fields of equal size and use one to rear animals and the other for growing crops we will get far more usable energy and nutrients from the crop field.

This fact, recognized by mainstream scientists, indicates that if a significant percentage of the world population became vegetarian then there would be far more food available for everyone + lots of spare land for wild life/ bio diversity.

At some point along the path of self improvement the refraining from eating animal flesh becomes inevitable. The reason for this is that every reason for eating meat is based in the vices.

Before I go into that I want to make it absolutely clear that a vegetarian diet is perfectly sufficient for human health. Firstly it is a fact that many, many people have lived a long and healthy life without the need to consume the dead flesh of animals.

Actually it is eating meat which is unhealthy. For example it putrifies in the human intestine which was designed primarily for a herbivorous diet(although it can deal with some meat in dire emergencies). It raises blood acidity which is responsible amongst other things for conditions such as arthritis. The toxic bi-products of meat eating are responsible for many cases of bad body odor. The growth hormones added in modern farming practices can interfere with our own hormonal systems. Stress/fear toxins released into the animal's blood stream just prior to slaughter may affect us even after cooking.

Now I want you to think about a definition of cruelty: Causing suffering for no reason. By eating meat we partake in cruelty as we are, directly or indirectly, causing suffering to innocent creatures for no good reason.

If there is no good reason for eating meat then why, one may ask, is the practice still widespread? The answer is because the vices are also widespread.

In discussing this subject with meat eaters a pattern in there "reasoning" emerged:

They eat meat because they believed it too much effort to change: ie LAZINESS.

They eat meat because they want to fit in: ie COWARDICE.

They eat meat because they havent really thought about the suffering of the animals: ie THOUGHTLESSNESS.

They eat meat because they have been told by the multi-million dollar meat industry that it is necessary for health: ie GULLIBLITY and IGNORANCE.

I could go on but you get the general idea.

I am not saying that to become a vegetarian is to become a saint. What I am saying is that any one who becomes a saint must also be vegetarian. This is not dogma, it is just that if we really love and respect our own life, we naturally love and respect all life.

For the point of argument let us divide up all people into 3 groups: those who are compassionate and are vegetarian, those who wouldn't deliberately be cruel to an animal and yet eat meat anyway and those who work in the industry-some of whom mistreat animals more than others.

Now if you are in the group who wouldn't deliberately be cruel to an animal but eat meat anyway, consider this:

You are paying the wages of strangers, some of who savagely mistreat animals behind closed doors. Apart from illegal cruelty which certainly goes on behind the scenes, many so called legal practices are very cruel indeed such as castration without anesthetic etc. No right minded person would contribute to such suffering- I know that I don't want any of my money to support it.

Summary

By becoming vegetarian we do our part in reducing the size of this industry thus weakening it and making it easier to regulate.

We help the environment because vegetarian food is far more efficient to produce.

We improve our own well being, emotionally and physically.

We reduce the unnecessary suffering of innocent animals.

We help, by example, everyone realize the value of Life and thus help reduce violent crime and war atrocities etc.

...We may even reduce our weekly food bill.

+Plus many other real benefits.

Apart from the above reasons for adopting a vegetarian diet there are also many esoteric reasons too. If you are so inclined then read on.

Esoteric Diet

Ramana Mararshi, the peerless Sage, said: "Regulation of diet, restricting it to sattvic food, taken in moderate quantities, is the best of all rules of conduct and the most conducive to the development of sattvic (pure) qualities of mind. These in turn help one in the practice of Self-enquiry."

Slaughter houses and other places where beings are distressed and mistreated act as negative energy generators which malignly effect the Earth and it inhabitants. Although it is usually people that are particularly sensitive who sense such things everyone has some degree of awareness of them.

Just as mold spreads more easily in conditions that are dark and damp so do malignant delusions and evil acts propagate themselves more virulently in areas of low frequency/negative energy. It is a case of like attracts like. The overall energy of the planet is made up of the combined energies of its' countless inhabitants. Every good action lightens the atmosphere and makes the planet more heavenly. Every bad action darkens the atmosphere and makes the planet more hell like.

The more evolved the life form the stronger the vibrations which are emitted. So although all life is equally sacred, from the viewpoint of the esoteric sciences there is a kind of hierarchy in that plants, insects, amphibians and fish are more unconscious and less potent when emanating good or bad vibrations than more complex mammals such as pigs, sheep, cows, monkeys and humans.

All things vibrate and effect/are effected by the vibrations around them. According to the law of sympathetic vibration the nearer in frequency 2 things are to each other the greater the effect they have on each other, dependent also on distance and amplitude etc of course.

For example imagine a state radio station operating on a particular frequency. If a pirate radio station is set up on a very different frequency then you could still tune into the state radio station and listen to it clearly. But if the pirate radio station was set up to broadcast on the same, or similar, frequency to the state radio station it would interfere with the state signal.

The first case, that of the pirate station transmitting on a very different frequency, illustrates the vegetarian diet. Although plants are alive and give off subtle vibrations they are of such a different level of consciousness that our natural human frequency is not disrupted. However they do have a slight effect which is utilized by herbalists and practitioners of Ayruveda to heal and balance the human organism.

The second case, that of a pirate station transmitting on the same or similar frequency as the original state radio, illustrates the meat eaters diet. The herd like mentality of much of humanity is unfortunately strengthened by their consumption of animal meat. If the animal had been mistreated or suffered a lot of stress before death then these negative vibrations are also consumed by and malignantly effect the meat eater to some degree dependent on various factors.

Everyone of us, at any moment "inhabits" countless conceptual groups each of which subtly influence us to some degree. For example when we smile we become a member of the group of all those who are smiling. Smile now. One of the reasons that this makes you feel good is that by smiling you attune to the collective energy of the group: those who are smiling. Of course in that group there are countless sub-groups, and sub-groups of sub-groups and so on like an infinite conceptual/vibrational fractal. For example by smiling genuinely and kindly you benefit from a better sub group energy than if you had smiled sarcasticly.

All truly wise and compassionate beings are at least vegetarian or vegan. So simply by being a vegetarian/vegan we become a member of the same conceptual group as these benevolent beings and we thus attune with their energy.

In the sub-group of the western nations, those who are vegetarian/vegans are often compassionate free thinkers with an interest in their health and self improvement. By living similarly we benefit from the collective energy of that good group. We also contribute towards the strength of that energy and so help to uplift and sanctify all life on this planet.

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Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
by Thug KitchenSearch for Thug Kitchen
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Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever") and named Saveur's Best New Food blog of 2013--with half a million Facebook fans and counting--Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

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The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide To A Healthy Vegetarian Diet
by Vesanto Melina MS RD, Brenda Davis RD
$21.95
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Comprehensive and well-researched, this new edition provides everything you need to know about making a healthy transition to a vegetarian diet or maximizing its benefits if already a vegetarian.

Updated with the latest recommendations for intakes of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats, the authors show how to achieve optimal nutrition for all stages of life. Easy-to-read tables, figures, menus, and food guides help you determine how to meet your nutritional requirements. You'll also learn what plant-based dietary components and factors play active roles in both the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses.

And for practical application, over 50 new and easy recipes show how to incorporate highly nutritious ingredients - some of which may be unfamiliar. These delicious meals include contributions from chefs Joseph Forest, Ron Pickarski, Joanne Stepaniak, and Yves Potvin (Yves Veggie Cuisine) as well as favorites of the authors.
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Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes
by Martha Stewart LivingSearch for Martha Stewart Living
$25.00
$11.88 new/used

For anyone new to a vegetarian diet--flexitarians who adopt plans like Meatless Mondays--as well as committed vegetarians and fans of Power Foods, here is a comprehensive collection of easy, meat-free mains for everyday.

As inspiring as it is practical, Meatless features 200 recipes?each accompanied by a gorgeous photograph?for full-fledged vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. You?ll find recipes for classics and new favorites, plus plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free options, too.

More than just a cookbook, Meatless is also a roadmap to embracing a vegetable-based lifestyle. Here are dozens of versatile recipes that can be easily adapted, such as pizza with a variety of toppings, salads made from different whole grains, and pestos with unexpected flavors and ingredients. You?ll also find advice on stocking your pantry with vegetarian essentials (dried beans, pasta, herbs and spices), a collection of basic recipes and techniques (vegetable stock, tomato sauce, polenta), and make-ahead flavor-boosters (caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and quick pickles).

Comprehensive and indispensable, Meatless makes it easy to prepare flavor-packed dinners for any day, any occasion. And no one will miss the meat. Selections include: 

-Small Plates to Mix and Match:
Smashed Chickpea, Basil, and Radish Dip with Pita Chips; Roasted Baby Potatoes with Romesco Sauce; Stuffed Marinated Hot Red Chili Peppers; Grilled Polenta with Balsamic Mushrooms
-Stovetop Suppers: Frittata with Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Herbs; Spring Vegetable Ragout; Farro Risotto with Wild Mushrooms; Southwestern Hash
-Soups, Stews, and Chili: Tomato Soup with Poached Eggs; Bean Chili; White Cheddar Corn Chowder; Chickpea Curry with Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes
-Casseroles and other Baked Dishes: Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells; Italian Baked Eggplant with Seitan; Black-Bean Tortilla Casserole; Apple, Leek, and Squash Gratin
-Substantial Salads: Raw Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Toasted Walnuts; Avocado, Beet, and Orange Salad; Arugula, Potato, and Green Bean Salad with Creamy Walnut Dressing; Roasted-Tomato Tabbouleh
-Sandwiches, Burgers, and Pizzas: Quinoa Veggie Burgers; Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza; Chipotle Avocado Sandwich; Portobello and Zucchini Tacos
-Pasta and Other Noodles: Fettuccine with Parsley-Walnut Pesto; Roasted Cauliflower with Pasta and Lemon Zest; Soba and Tofu in Ginger Broth; No-Bake Lasagna with Ricotta and Tomatoes
-Simple Side Dishes: Mexican Creamed Corn; Cabbage and Green Apple Slaw; Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Mustard Seeds; Baked Polenta ?Fries?

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Vegetarian: 365 Days of Vegetarian Recipes (Vegetarian, Vegetarian Cookbook, Vegetarian Diet, Vegetarian Slow Cooker, Vegetarian Recipes, Vegetarian Weight Loss, Vegetarian Diet For Beginners)
by Emma KatieSearch for Emma Katie

Vegetarian


365 Days of Vegetarian Recipes is mainly designed to make each and every cook book lovers to relish the fine dining vegetarian dishes at home. The cook book includes the best recipes which I have tested and even makes you to get variable cooking options through oven, microwave and even through stoves. The eBook is well printed with top class western cuisines, the recipes are tested and marked by me as the best recipes.

In 365 Vegetarian Recipes, the author provides 365 healthy recipes for people who are searching for a healthier life. Vegetarian offers several advantages:
? Lower body weight ? Vegetarian foods do not have an excess amount of fates in them, especially as compared to the non-vegetarian food items. According to a research carried out by the Cancer Research UK, meat eaters gain more weight over a 5 year period as compared to the vegetarians.
? Better cholesterol levels ? We all know that eating red meat increases your cholesterol levels. A research done by the scientists at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital have found that eating particular plant foods decrease cholesterol and can be even used to treat patients with high cholesterol. Consuming a diet that consists of soy proteins, nuts (preferably almonds), margarine with plant sterols (a component present in leafy vegetables and vegetable oils) and high fiber foods like barley and oats, reduce the levels of ?bad? cholesterol in the body. This bad cholesterol often leads to the coronary artery getting clogged up.
? Lower risk of cancer ? Researchers working at the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC-Oxford) have discovered that vegetarians are at a lower risk of contracting cancer as compared to the meat eaters.
? Extended life-span ? As following a vegetarian diet plan protects you from a variety of ailments and diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, etc., every vegetarian?s life expectancy increases when compared to the life expectancy of a non-vegetarian.

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Mushroom Bulogi with Tortia
Arugula-Peach Salad
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Living Vegetarian For Dummies
by Suzanne Havala HobbsSearch for Suzanne Havala Hobbs
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Practical ways to explore and adapt a vegetarian lifestyle

Are you considering a vegetarian diet for yourself or your family? Wondering if it's safe and how you'll get the right amount of nutrients? This authoritative guide has all the answers you need about living vegetarian, featuring healthful advice as well as delicious dishes involving vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy.

Inside you'll find expert advice on adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, from creating a vegetarian shopping list and understanding the nutritional aspects of vegetarian eating, to using the right cooking supplies to vegetarian etiquette, eating out, and converting a kitchen-and your family's mindset-away from meat. You'll discover how to make it work when you're the only member of the house who is vegetarian, as well as how to support a family member, including a child.

  • Provides the latest information on vegetarian diets as they relate to health, the environment, and other areas of our lives
  • Includes tips for gradually reducing your meat intake
  • Explains the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle
  • Offers dozens of new recipes designed to ease the transition from omnivore to vegetarian

Whether you're a long-time vegetarian or just starting out, Living Vegetarian For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your guide to evaluating and enjoying a meat-free lifestyle.


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The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook: Good, Cheap Vegetarian Recipes for When You Need to Eat (Everything Books)
by Nicole CormierSearch for Nicole Cormier
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300+ meat-free dishes for $5 or less!

Tired of your dining hall's sorry excuse for a vegetarian meal? Can't afford to spend all your money on mediocre takeout? Well, now you can enjoy hundreds of delicious, meat-free dishes that will not only satisfy your cravings but your wallet, too!

The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook makes it easy to create satisfying vegetarian dishes you'll actually want to eat. Featuring simple instructions and more than 300 tasty recipes, this book provides you with a variety of meat-free meals that will keep you full throughout the day. Best of all, each dish will only cost you no more than $5, so you'll never have to worry about breaking the bank when you create soon-to-be favorites, such as:

  • Potato poblano breakfast burritos
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  • Hearty mexican taco salad
  • Quinoa and hummus sandwich wrap
  • Easy eggplant parmigiana
  • Chocolate mocha ice cream

Whether you need an energy-boosting breakfast, a cram-session snack, or a date-night entree, you will get the most out of your meals--and budget--with The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook.


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Green & Lean: 20 Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy
by Michael MatthewsSearch for Michael Matthews

If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating delicious vegetarian and vegan meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.
Do you worry that building muscle or losing fat is too hard as a vegetarian or vegan?
Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat?
Are you afraid that cooking nutritious, restaurant-quality meals is too time-consuming and expensive?
Do you think that following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle means having to force down the same boring, bland food every day?
If you answered ?yes? to any of those questions, don?t worry?you?re not alone. And this book is the answer: With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty vegetarian and vegan meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.
In this book, you?re going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique and can be , and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good.
And the recipes themselves? In this book you?ll find 20 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for vegetarians and vegans that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered.
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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out
by Angela LiddonSearch for Angela Liddon
$25.00
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After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on diet, low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon vowed to get healthy once and for all. Done with feeling sick and tired, she threw out her fat-free butter spray and low-calorie frozen dinners. Instead, Angela embraced whole foods that made her glow from the inside out. But first, she had to learn to cook-and eat-right. Five years ago, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, to spread the word about her journey to health and the powerful transformation that food can make in our lives. Almost overnight, her energy and authenticity attracted readers eager to create their own positive life changes. Today, Oh She Glows attracts millions of visitors every month, making it one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the Internet.
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