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Slideshow: Simple Secrets to Portion Control and Healthy Eating

Slideshow: Simple Secrets to Portion Control and Healthy Eating | Healthy Vegetarian Diet | Scoop.it
Practicing portion control can help you lose weight and eat a healthy diet. But how much is too much? Use this pictorial guide to gauge serving sizes.
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I believe my biggest downfall when it comes to my eating diet is the portion sizes. In this useful and very insightful article called “Slideshow: Secrets of Healthy Eating and Portion Control”, I learned all about how to strategize and eat healthy portions. I really enjoyed this site because it was an organized slideshow that was easy to understand. It started out with saying the top sources of calories in the average person’s diet were desserts, breads, and chicken, this was very interesting and helpful to me because I eat a LOT of bread. Instead of indulging on those items, it’s smarter to fill your diet with fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and whole grains. These foods have less calories, saturated fats, and fatty acids. Moving more into portioning food, I learned that dinner plates are bigger than they were in the 1950’s and we as humans are inclined to “clean our plates” by eating everything on them which isn’t always the healthiest decision, so to avoid that problem the slideshow suggested to put meals on smaller plates and not go back for seconds. In addition, it says to ask for the children’s portion at restaurants or share with a friend. The article goes on to say the exact amounts of different food groups you should be incorporating into your diet, which is very useful. I liked this site a lot and it provided me with a lot of information I will use in the future!

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24 Of The Healthiest Fruits In The World

24 Of The Healthiest Fruits In The World | Healthy Vegetarian Diet | Scoop.it
By Benjamin Plackett You've heard of Superfoods, but…Superfruits?

Via Judy Carruthers
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I knew that fruit are healthy sources of food but until reading this cite I had no idea that fruit were THAT good for the body. Scientists have proven that fruits are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that support longer life. In addition, fruits help skin look better and can prevent disease like cancer. I learned that it is important to eat five to nine portions of fruit every day. I find that hard to believe because I can’t imagine eating five apples! The writer Benjamin Plackett also says to buy fruits fresh over processed, I found this very helpful because I didn’t think that there was anything wrong with canned fruits, but the “superfruit” is better and healthier as it came. Under the two paragraphs that amplify the importance of “superfruits” there is a slide show with facts for different fruits. One that stood out to me was the bananas. Bananas are loaded with potassium and can lower blood pressure. They also are one of the best sources of starch which is a healthy carb that fills your stomach and boosts your metabolism! I found this link very helpful and gave me very interesting facts about fruits that I did not know! This will actually inspire me to include more fruits in my diet daily!

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Why Go Veg?

Why Go Veg? | Healthy Vegetarian Diet | Scoop.it
People are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of motives. Some of us want to live longer, healthier lives or do our part to reduce pollution.
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Since I have been a vegetarian for reasons aside from health, I found this article very enlightening and helpful. It is pack full of reasons to choose a vegetarian diet! By staying away from meat products, one prevents themselves from many diseases like heart disease and cancer. In fact, an interesting fact I learned was, a low-fat vegetarian diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it entirely, which leads to cardiovascular disease, the number one leading cause of death in the United States. The article contains many other interesting reasons and benefits to being vegetarian like, a longer life, reduce pollution, sparing animals, having more energy, and avoiding toxic chemicals in your diet. Overall, I thought this article was very informative and helpful. It taught me a lot more to why being a vegetarian is good, and it is definitely information I will use to help me create a healthy diet plan for my life. 

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