What to do?. I want to become a vegetarian. It is just so hard when people pay you out, especially when its your family as well. anybody got good advice?. also know tasty quick and easy dishes and warm meals. Food that fills you up. Also what do i do about iron?, my iron levels are already low, so i'd need to keep them high. Any thoughts are appreciated greatly.
Vitamin therapy,a Mutliple should help you mantain your iron correctly,but most beans have a lot of protien and iron as well,If a cow has high protien and iron ,what do they eat to get it ,most vegatables home grown with ballanced soil will also give you iron ,I'm 68 years old and have been a veggie since I was 33. Love Bob
Most multi-vitamins contain iron derived from meat,
you can tell because it smells like blood : (
Iron-rich foods for vegetarians:
Pumpkin seeds, beans, vegetables, grains, potatoes & molasses...
Top 10 Iron Rich Foods For Vegetarians
10.) Swiss Chard, cooked
9.) Lima Beans, cooked
7.) Bagel, enriched
5.) Quinoa, cooked
4.) Spinach, cooked
3.) Lentils, cooked
2.) Blackstrap Molasses
1.) Soybeans, cooked
Why Plant Iron is Best
spinach ...green vegitables...fruits...nuts and seeds
join our Vegetarian Group @ http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/group/vegetariansvegans
even if you are renter living in an apartment, you can grow your own food by windows and larger sun exposure areas. Try it and you'll see it works.
The stores are full of meat alternative foods,Morning star,boca and many more,look for them in any safeway,King Soopers or a health food store.
You can get subsitutes for hamburger,hot dogs, chicken then you can just replace it and have the rest as you normally do.
You can buy Chilli that are vegatarian as well. eggs or milk are your persoanal choice,what feels right for you.
Milk & eggs are very good for you if the animals are raised well,
so it's good to support only humane farming practices (organic & free-range are healthier : )
I can't digest fresh cow's milk (I use oatmilk instead) but I use it in cooking & love cheese & icecream!
I also use unfertilized eggs in baking since they aren't technically chickens (just chicken periods!) but I can't handle alot of animal protein since I'm an A+ blood type.
refuse their offerings with determination regardless of any ridicule ................
Hi Bringer of light : )
Good on you for wanting to be vegetarian!
I know how you feel, I lost the urge to eat meat when I was 18 & living with my grandparents,
I didn't know any vegetarians & my whole family are big meateaters who hunt & fish so I didn't have any support.
I've been pressured by certain male relatives ever since, my Uncle even tried to tell me I would get bowel cancer if I didn't eat meat! (in NZ we have one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world because people here eat alot of red meat).
Luckily I met a lovely vegetarian man shortly after leaving home, I'm now 32 with 2 healthy vegetarian kids and my partner has been vegetarian most of his life aswell (I still get hassled by my Dad but I love him anyway! : )
I haven't once missed eating meat & am much healthier without it, & I'm glad I'm not supporting the death of the millions of animals slaughtered everyday for food. To me there is no difference between a dead animal & a human corpse & I couldn't eat either. I respect people's right to eat meat if they want but I prefer to eat living food (dead food only brings death).
It's a myth that you'll be iron deficient if you don't eat meat, as long as you eat healthy food like fresh fruits & vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes you'll get all the iron you need (even bananas are an excellent source of iron).
It's been proven that vegetarians live longer, are less prone to disease & are actually fitter & stronger than many meateaters (& they have higher libidos too! : )
Here's a vegetarian website with lots of yummy recipes & info:
Good luck with your dietary adventures,
I'll be happy to offer any support or advice if you need it : )