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The Flexitarian Diet : A Healthy Way of Living

What is The Flexitarian Diet?

The Flexitarian Diet was launched by Dawn Jackson Blatner who wanted to make a diet plan in which people can eat flexibly. This diet helps people to lose weight and some optimal health issues. They can eat plant-based food while allowing meat and animal products. This diet is more flexible than a vegetarian and vegan diet. In the flexitarian diet, you can add meat to your diet. That’s why the name of this diet is a combination of the words flexible and vegetarian. In this diet, the follower of this diet can eat vegetables, fruits, whole grain, meat. This diet focuses on protein-based plants and animals protein intake. The Flexitarian Diet not only encourages limiting meat and animal products but also limiting highly processed foods, whole grains and added sugar. Flexitarian diet is a perfect diet for those who are looking for eating healthier food. Overall the motive of this diet is to eat nutritious food and less meat to stay healthy and fit.

Foods to Eat on The Flexitarian Diet

As the flexitarian diet is focusing on plant-based foods and less meat intake for weight loss and prevent from other health diseases. This diet is focusing on the higher intake veggies and less intake meat, animal products. The more you eat healthily the more you fit yourself. Here’s the list of some food recipes:

  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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    Sweet potato gnocchi is the healthier dish for flexitarian because sweet potatoes are healthier and white potatoes. This dish is simple yet delicious and healthy. For the flexitarian diet followers, this is the best way to stay healthy.

  • Quinoa Chilli 

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    Quinoa chilli is the best meal for the followers of the flexitarian diet. This dish is prepared with black bean and lots of green veggies. Quinoa chilli is a flavourful and tasty dish. Quinoa chilli is as simple as it is delicious.

  • Vegetable Pasta

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    Vegetable pasta prepared with green veggies and pasta. This is a healthy option for the dieters. This is the most healthy pasta in Italian cuisine. Green veggies and whole grain pasta make this a healthy recipe.

  • Bean Burrito

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    Bean burrito is a classic  Mexican dish. This dish consists of many flavourful things. It has beans and veggies which are very useful ingredients for flexitarian diet followers.

  • Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp

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    Zucchini noodles with shrimp is an authentic Italian dish. This dish is full of flavours and all the healthy ingredients to make you stay fit. This dish is very versatile so you can add whatever you want to add to this dish.

Health Benefits:

  • Flexitarian diet prevents from heart diseases because this diet is similar to the vegan diet. In this diet, the main aim of this diet is eating plant-based food and the result will likely have benefits similar to fully vegetarian diets. This diet reduces blood pressure and cholesterol level also.

 

  • Flexitarian diet also loses weight from your body. This diet is focusing on the plant-based food and less animal products. Several studies have shown that people who follow a plant-based diet may lose more weight than those who do not. This diet helps people to reduce weight.

 

  • This Diet is also prevents the risk of cancer because the followers of this diet eat fruits, seeds, nuts, whole grains that have all the nutrients and antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of cancer.

 

 

 

10 New Year Foods That Bring Good Luck

There are some interesting foods out there that are believed to bring good luck into your life for the whole year, especially if taken on a New Year’s Day. You may be superstitious or not but you will find these food perfect for New Year celebrations.

  1. Noodles

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Eating noodles is a usual practice in China, Japan and other countries of Asia. Eating long noodles on New Year’s Day. Due care is taken to make sure that the noodles are not broken during preparation. That is why, they are stir fried when preparing Long-Life Noodles.

Stir-Fried Noodles & Beansprouts recipe

  1. Pork

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Pigs are a symbol of progress in some countries including Spain, Cuba, Hungary, Austria and Portugal. Some believe that the reason behind this is because pigs don’t move backward. And its not only pork, foods that are shaped like pigs also count.

Chocolate Pigs recipe

  1. Grapes
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Photo Courtesy: medicalnewstoday

Mexicans pop a grape for every stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Each grape represents a page of the New Year calendar. If any of the fruit is bitter, one should keep a watch on that month. Other fruits that are popular include pomegranates, which have many seeds and figs that symbolize fertility.

  1. Fish

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Fish is considered a lucky food for a New Year’s Day. It is necessary that the fish be served from head to tail in one peace. This ensures that the whole year will be good.

Whole Grilled Fiesta Fish recipe

  1. Pomegranate
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Photo Courtesy: authoritynutrition

In Turkey, Pomegranates are considered to bring good luck. Their red color represents human heart which is a symbol of life and fertility. They are also great from health’s point of view with abundant, round seeds which denote prosperity.

  1. Greens

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From South America to Europe, everyone eats green leafy vegetables including collards, cabbage and kale which are considered lucky on a New Year’s Day because of their appearance and color that is similar to paper cash. According to the belief, the more you eat, the more prosperous and healthier you will be.

Greens Recipe

  1. Lentils
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Photo Courtesy: puntoricette

Lentils are a popular food for New Year in Italy. Cotechino con Lenticchie(green lentils with sausage) is a popular meal of New Year in Italy. According to a myth, Lentils are considered to be lucky in Hungary. They are preferred to be taken with soup.

Cotechino con Lenticchie recipe

  1. Black-Eyed Peas

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These are thought to bring good luck to one’s life because of their appearance like a penny. They are enjoyed in southern part of USA. They are served on New Year in a traditional dish called Hoppin’ John.

Southern Black-Eyed Peas recipe

  1. Cornbread

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Cornbread is a favorite treat throughout the year, and it is considered a New Year special in South America. This is because its color is similar to that of gold.

Cornbread recipe

Cakes & Circular food

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Foods that are in the shape of ring are said to bring good luck. This may be because they represent coming full circle.

Chocaroon Cake recipe

 

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2016.

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