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Flexitarian not vegetarian!
on 31 January 2015
Flexitarian not vegetarian! This book is not about becoming a vegetarian (even though I am one myself) it is about limiting your meat intake to ensure a longer, fitter, healthier lifestyle and swapping to plant based proteins which are more nutritious and sustainable environmentally.
I am a vegetarian and probably closer to a vegan as I do not eat much dairy. The other day I was talking to a friend and she asked, "What do you eat for protein?" I actually was lost for words and it made me think that in being vegan/vegetarian I have not adequately considered if I am getting my proper proportion of protein.
I purchased this book as the author is highly qualified as a dietician and has an impressive resume. Why do we all associate protein with meat? Do we have to eat meat and dairy to get protein? What I found out reading this book is that many people in Western societies now get too much protein and this can lead to Alzheimers, liver and kidney problems.
Healthy foods like quinoa, soya, nuts, green leafy veg and whole grains are packed with protein with none of the inflammatory, acidic effects of meat products.
This book is packed full of guidance and advice and is written is a very entertaining and easy to read fashion. You will become educated on your food intake, proportions of fat/protein/carbs and be treated to fabulous recipes which will have you wondering why you ate so much meat before.
I am excited about food and cooking and reassured that I am giving myself a great chance of a healthy life thanks to this book.
I would certainly purchase from this author again.