10 things all vegetarians can fully understand

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Although meat eaters like to ask vegetarians where they get their protein, there is still a lot left without meat. In fact, it's great to be vegetarian! It's not what you miss, it's what you choose to focus on - whole foods, plant foods that make you smile and satisfied. Here is a summary of 10 things all vegetarians know. If you're not a vegetarian, who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to try it on Monday or among vegetarians.

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1. Vegetarian hamburger is a way of life. Veggie burgers are like frozen salami pizzas for meat eaters: you always have at least one pack of veggie burgers dangling around in the fridge just in case. You never know if you'll be invited to barbecue, or if you'll be starving at midnight and need a snack. These little ice hockey balls are so versatile: they can plop on a salad, eat brown for breakfast or cut into Marina sauce and pasta. Every vegetarian has his or her favorite brand of frozen vegetarian burgers. Some people like high protein burgers like beyond burger, while others like Hillary's hippie, natural formula. Some gourmet vegetarians even make their own food and store it in the refrigerator. The best fast food restaurants have a certified vegetarian menu.

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Yes, vegetarians know where to go when they crave fast food because they have a clear vegetarian and vegan menu - some even certified by the American vegan Association. Due to the particularity and simplicity of vegetarian menu and food, some restaurants have become popular places like wildfire in the vegetarian population. For example: Taco Bell is a vegetarian paradise with 5.7 million vegetarian combinations on the menu. Other favorites include P.F. Chang's, Mexican barbecue and olive garden. Now listen: why does America's obsession with "happiness" make us nervous? "> 3". The omega-3 you take every day doesn't burp.

vegetarians can get omega-3 fatty acids that are good for the heart and brain from other foods, rather than fish, such as walnuts, pomegranate seeds and hemp seeds. In addition, vegetarians can obtain important long-chain omega-3s DHA and ALA from seaweed, which is a more sustainable source of healthy fat. In fact, fish get omega-3 fatty acids by eating marine algae: small fish eat algae, then big fish (such as salmon) eat small fish. Given that more than 30% of the world's fisheries have been pushed or exceeded their biological limits, this may not be a bad path.

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4. Protein bowls dominate. Of course, the protein bowl (a bowl full of whole grains or sweet potatoes, vegetables or fruits, lean protein and sauces) is attracting attention. But vegetarians have long relied on their protein bowls. They have been eating them since before, and there are places to provide them with fashionable and fast services. What is not like this healthy, delicious combination, can take a variety of formulas and combinations? It's very simple, because your meal preparation is done in a bowl, combining the ingredients you have with a simple formula: complex carbohydrates (whole grains, corn, potatoes), plus vegetables and fruits (vegetables, berries, cruciferous vegetables), plus lean protein (nuts, seeds, beans, tofu), plus a sauce (Thai sauce, chickpeas) Mud, vinegar). Here's one to try: tahini sauce tofu feather coat cabbage power bowl.

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5. Red meat does not monopolize the iron market. Most people think red meat is the first source of iron in diet, but plants also have their own types of iron. Plant iron may not be as easily absorbed as animal iron, but it accumulates. Sources include lentils, beans, peas, soybeans, tofu, quinoa, oats, tomatoes, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Because of its low absorbability, vegetarians aim to eat 1.5 times more iron in their diet than carnivores. But you can significantly boost iron absorption in your diet by eating foods rich in vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables. Some vegetarians have a knack for doing so anyway. Credit: have seen / iStock / gettyimages

6. They are all about legumes. If you are a vegetarian, beans are your best friend. This little gem is at the heart of your diet. Legumes, including beans, lentils and peas, are the best sources of plant protein in nature. They are all wrapped in a high fiber, nutrient rich package. That means they should be the basis for at least one meal a day. For breakfast, eat black bean vegetable pancakes, chickpea sand and snow beans for lunch, chili peppers for corn bread for lunch, and lentils and brown rice for dinner. You can use them on anything to make plant protein. You can even mix them into a smoothie or peanut butter chocolate bar!

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7. Peanut butter is as cool as when you were a kid.

vegetarians like peanut butter. This magical little jar is the foundation of so many simple and healthy meals, from the classic PJ and j to Thai stir fry. Poor peanuts (actually legumes) rich in high-quality protein are an important part of peanuts. A plant-based diet that provides you with the economy, health and nutrients of your day. Not to mention peanut butter is very delicious and comfortable. That's why you shouldn't make fun of vegetarians with peanut butter jars and spoons.

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8. National food is really important. Of course, almost everyone likes to eat some Chinese, Thai or Indian food. But vegetarians are fascinated by national food. (we really like it) this is because most of the world's culture is based on the development of plant-based diet, which is fully reflected in traditional dishes around the world. The taste, texture and fragrance of this kind of vegetable dishes are all singing. Think of red rice and beans in the Caribbean, Indian chickpeas, spaghetti, Moroccan vegetables, and you'll know what we're talking about. Sorry, the protein is exaggerated.

Americans are addicted to protein, alwaysWorry about their lack of this great nutrient. But is hype necessary? Most Americans eat more than they recommend, but protein intake is not one size fits all. Of course, protein is an important nutrient necessary for healthy bone, muscle and organ functions. But you don't need a steak the size of your head to meet your protein needs. If you're a vegetarian, get good sources of protein from dairy products, eggs, beans, soybeans, nuts and seeds for every meal. Or if you're really worried about your protein, try recording your food on an app like myplate. The farmer's market is just like Disneyland. There's nothing like a trip to the local farmer's market to bring a smile to vegetarians. Thanks to the piles of colorful multi Festival carrot roots, pink Easter egg radish, royal purple eggplant, and black apples and dark red golden apples with names like Arkansas, they can make great progress. Just see how happy vegetarians are when they fill their canvas bags with seasonal produce. You'll swear they just pulled out of their favorite Disney car.

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What do you think? Are you a vegetarian? How many of these do you agree with? As a vegetarian, do you have anything remarkable to add? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below!

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