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by Jen Biederman on 01/28/2009
Bone-healthy Foods for Vegetarians - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
What words won't break your bones?
Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin D. Eat tasty foods, such as yogurt, that contain these nutrients to keep your bones strong enough to withstand even the nastiest trash talk - no supplements (and no meat, for you vegetarians) necessary.
- Less hurt. Deficiencies in calcium or vitamin D, for example, can cause debilitating health problems such as osteoporosis (aka holes in your bones).
- Inviting some complimentary words. Good bone health makes it easier to have good posture - and a good-lookin' frame.
- We're talkin' veg-friendly. There are great foods that help you get your calcium without resorting to meat or even dairy.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: As a full out vegetarian from age 9 through age 22, I always had to make sure I was getting the nutrients I needed from the limited diet I was ingesting. It was an almost impossible task as I didn't actually like vegetables until my 20's- yes the vegetarian who didn't like veggies, go figure- but I was and remain a staunch animal rights activist. I could not force myself to eat other living beings, so I basically survived on nuts, bread, pasta, cereal, and the occasional vegetable disguised in something delicious like tomato sauce. I was so dedicated to my beliefs that as President of the Animal Protection Club in high school I went so far as to institute National Meat-Out Day, asking my fellow students to take a pause in their typical meat consumption for at least one day, to think about the implications of their habits, and kept them happy and full by offering plenty of healthy snacks throughout the day that were not created by torturing and killing animals. Of course my cause was twofold, helping and protecting the animals, while educating and providing healthier 'greener' lifestyle choices for those around me. Eventually I became better educated on the science of nutrition, how it affects our health body and mind, and now can offer more quantifiable reasoning behind my choice to live as meat-less a life as possible. And yes, eventually I grew to absolutely love veggies of all shapes, sizes and colors. Off to eat a fabulous, healthy, meatless, veggie-filled salad for lunch- mmmm mmmmm!
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.