Have you ever considered following a vegetarian diet but not sure if you can give up steak the rest of your life? There are many benefits to following a vegetarian eating plan, but it doesn’t always mean that you can’t eat ANY meat. Here are some definitions for different types of vegetarianism:
Vegetarian – generally a term for someone who does not eat any meat
Ovo-vegetarian – does not eat meat and dairy products but will eat eggs
Lacto–vegetarian – does not eat meat and eggs but will eat dairy products
Flexitarian or semi-vegetarian – eats mostly plant-based foods but may occasionally include meat, dairy, eggs, poultry, and fish in small amounts
Pescatarian – does not eat meat but will eat fish
Pollo–vegetarian – does not eat meat or fish but will eat chicken
Vegan – does not eat any animal products, including honey and gelatin
Everyone is tired, physically and mentally/emotionally, from the pandemic on top of all our ‘normal’ day to day. We all manage it in different ways and thats ok. Taking care of ourselves is relatively easy when we sleep well and have high energy. But what about the days you have low and medium energy?
The factors that influence your future health and the health of Canadians are challenging and complex. Dietitians value the importance of creating a healthier tomorrow by acting on the key ingredients needed today. Ingredients like healthy sustainable food choices, food skills, nutrition education, access to nutritious food, and disease prevention are important to dietitians and the work they do.
Here is a protein-packed recipe from dietitian, Joanne Gallagher:
Since February is considered as the heart health month, it is time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health and what we can do to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. In fact, up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your life choices and habits, such as eating a healthy diet and being physically active.