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This Insane Fact About Store-Bought Eggs Is Going Viral

You definitely have NO IDEA how old your eggs are.<p>Everyone has a little-known secret up their sleeve when it comes to grocery shopping — like time-saving tactics, coupon-clipping strategies, or meal planning systems to reduce waste. But did you know that the eggs you're picking up in the dairy …

Here's the transformation your body goes through when you stop eating meat

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A Virtual View Of A Slaughterhouse

<i>Editor's Note: Some may find the graphic descriptions in this post disturbing.</i><p>When I walked into my first virtual reality experience last week at Sundance Film Festival, there was no movie theater or screening room to enter. It consisted only of a single, rotating desk chair and a virtual reality …

Is Vegan the Next Fast Food Trend? Wendy's Is Trying it Out.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fast food restaurants are known for their cheeseburgers, fries and chicken sandwiches, but Wendy's wants to see if it can attract a different type of customer: vegans.<p>The redheaded-adorned franchise is the latest eatery to offer a vegan …

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You don’t know if that’s beef: The animals mixed into your meat might shock — and disgust — you

<b>(Dangubic via iStock)</b><p>Meat substitution scandals are becoming more common: When researchers test meats, they often find unexpected things<p>Richard Evershed • Nicola Temple<p>April 30, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Sorting The Beef From the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics”<p>Species …

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28 Celebrities That Are Vegetarian or Vegan

<b>18. Jorja Fox</b><p>In her testimonial, Jorja Fox encourages fans to investigate vegetarianism to help reduce the number of animals who are put to death …

26 Must-Eat Superfoods With MORE PROTEIN Than An Egg

They might be humble in size, but being packed with healthy fats, minerals, and essential vitamins means the mighty egg protein can easily anchor a …

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The 16 best meat substitutes for vegetarians, ranked by protein content

When making the switch to vegetarianism, one of the biggest things you lose is an easy source of protein. Protein is a super-important macromolecule for the building blocks of your body’s bones, muscles, tissues, skin, and blood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends a daily …

Is it more difficult for vegans to push themselves to physical extremes?

<b>Maria Strydom set out for Everest with a mission.</b><p>The 34-year-old, a South Africa-born lecturer at a business school in Melbourne, was determined to climb the world's highest mountain with her husband - and to set an example.<p>In an interview published on her university's website in March, Ms Strydom …

Can we change your mind about eating meat?

Who's got the right idea - meat-eaters or vegetarians?<p>According to one recent study, being a vegetarian could add almost four years to your life; researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona found death from all causes was higher for those who regularly eat meat.<p>On the other hand, a separate recent …

Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

What do a butcher, a hip-hop legend, a stuntwoman, a dancer and a beer brewer all have in common? As random as it sounds, these five very different …

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30-day Vegan Challenge: Here’s what happened when we gave up animal products for a month

Veganism.<p>More than half a million people in Britain have turned their backs on meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs and honey.<p>But is it just a …

19 Things Every Mixed Vegetarian And Nonvegetarian Couple Will Understand

"Do you want to just make pasta for dinner again?"

Fish Have Feelings, Too: The Inner Lives Of Our 'Underwater Cousins'

When you think about fish, it's probably at dinnertime. Author Jonathan Balcombe, on the other hand, spends a lot of time pondering the emotional lives of fish. Balcombe, who serves as the director of animal sentience for the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry …

Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

This summer, diners in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will get their hands on a hamburger that has been five years in the making.<p>The burger looks, tastes and smells like beef — except it's made entirely from plants. It sizzles on the grill and even browns and oozes fat when it cooks. It's …

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Should We Really Be Eating Shrimp?

<i>A simple dinner-party question—should one eat shrimp?—sets Tamar Adler off on an ethical and gastronomic journey.</i><p>“Should I eat shrimp?”<p>I was being asked a serious question—as one sometimes is, even at balmy dinners alfresco. It came from a friend of a friend, who had, incidentally, been a bit of a …

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Vegetarian Paella on the Grill

We have been all about family-style meals lately. We understand that they are, in a way, challenging, in that they're a little different from the …

Zucchini Breakfast Tacos

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: When the Great Zucchini Craze hits, make these tacos.</i><p>I love the lore that has built up around the …

Mocha Banana Smoothie

This smoothie was made out of necessity one morning when <i>nothing</i> was going right. Around here, a trying morning usually involves one of the following …

Salsa-Poached Eggs

Poaching eggs in sauce such as tomato sauce or salsa not only saves fat and calories compared to frying, but it also imparts great flavor into the …

Family Motto: Vegetarian Enchiladas

September 26, 2014<p>Today I’m sharing a Vegetarian Enchiladas recipe with beans, lentils, onions, corn, and fresh tomatillas straight out of the garden.<p>…

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

How to Eat Vegan at Sports Stadiums Across the Nation

June 27, 2016 | Written by<p>Nothing beats watching your favorite team take home the W, except perhaps for watching a win while you dine on heavenly …

Are We Any Better Than Yulin Dog Meat Festival-Goers?

It's back: Each year since 2010, crowds of people flock to the streets in a small Chinese province to celebrate at the Yulin Festival. As part of the festivities, an estimated 10,000 dogs are sent to the city - to be eaten.<p>The scenes are difficult to read about, let alone watch. These smart and …

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The Incredible Lesson We Can All Learn From Pig Farmer Who Decided to Stop Killing Animals

“As a pig farmer, I live an unethical life shrouded in the justificatory trappings of social acceptance. There is more, even, than simple acceptance. …

15 Vegetarian Taco Recipes Perfect for Meatless Monday

We are so down with Meatless Mondays! Starting fresh on Monday sets the pace for healthy eating all week, and you don’t have to subsist on juice recipes or Jennifer Aniston’s diet to do it. Tacos — everyone’s fave fiesta food — can actually help ease the transition to more veggie-centric eating. …