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Famous Vegetarians


Sometimes when you need some support or motivation to become vegetarian, a good role model is all you need. I have struggled with the transition before and this was during a time when there was a lot of scrutiny around it. I was in the army at the time and I literally ate mashed potatoes every single day because there was no other option. I am very stubborn so I decided to become a vegetarian no matter what it takes. When you’re in the army and you are a vegetarian there are only two responses:the first one is of delight because soldiers are delighted when you give them youralloted portion of bacon,sausage, and well various army issued meats. The other reaction is one of total shock and disbelief. Of course, I had a great role model so nobody argued with me. The only thing that saved me from endless debate was this: Read the rest of this entry »

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Soy Protein

Textured Soy Protein Soup

Textured Soy Protein Soup (Photo credit: pykmi)

There is no consensus on this, but research shows that too much soy protein is linked to breast cancer. There is still a lot of debate and controversy over this, but I think that anything that mimics estrogen in access is bad for you. The only thing we do know is that estrogen DOES cause breast cancer. So far, the assumption is that the soy estrogen link is a myth. So what is a vegetarian to do? I am extremely health conscious, so I stopped eating all soy altogether. I realized that the soy is mostly in very processed foods such as veggie meat and veggie burgers and patties. So I did more research… Read the rest of this entry »

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