Why vegetarians are winning the inflation battle

Now is a great time to become a vegetarian.

That’s because beef and pork-based foods are increasingly becoming more expensive. In June, Americans paid 4.5% more on the month for beef and veal and 3.1% more for pork, according to data from the Consumer Price Index published on Tuesday.

Beef steaks, roasts, pork chops, ground beef and ham saw the largest price increases over the past month compared to May: 6%, 5%, 5%, 3.4% and 3.1%, respectively.

In contrast, frozen vegetables and canned vegetables cost 1.2% and 0.7% less respectively last month compared to May, according to CPI data.

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Vegetarians and non-vegetarians embrace different motives for adopting a plant-based diet

Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians are motivated to adopt (or to consider adopting) a plant-based diet for health reasons. However, vegetarians are more strongly motivated to pursue a plant-based diet for animal rights and environmental reasons than non-vegetarians. These findings come from a study published in the journal Collabra: Psychology.

Interest in plant-based nutrition has been steadily rising in Western culture, likely due to growing concerns about sustainability and the environment. Still, a vegetarian diet remains an unpopular choice — the majority of Westerners are non-vegetarians.

Researcher Christopher J. Hopwood and his team were interested in exploring how the motivations for

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Vegetarians Have Healthier Disease Markers


A new study from the European Association for the Study of Obesity found that vegetarians have healthier biomarkers than meat-eaters, a study conducted on over 166,000 UK adults found.

Biomarkers include good and bad health effects like chronic conditions, promoting or preventing cancer, and age-related diseases. Dieters were given either a vegetarian or meat diet and then checked for biomarkers for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, liver, bone and joint health, and kidney function.

Vegetarians had lower levels of 13 biomarkers, including creatinine (a marker of worsening kidney function), total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and apolipoprotein A (linked to cardiovascular

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Study: Vegetarians Have Healthier Biomarker Profile than Meat-Eaters | Medicine, Nutrition

Vegetarians appear to have lower levels of disease biomarkers that can lead to cell damage and chronic disease, according to new research from the University of Glasgow.

Vegetarians have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters. Image credit: Rita E.

Vegetarians have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters. Image credit: Rita E.

Biomarkers, or biological markers, are objective, quantifiable characteristics of biological processes.

They are often measured and evaluated using blood, urine, or soft tissues.

“Biomarkers can have bad and good health effects, promoting or preventing cancer, cardiovascular and age-related diseases, and other chronic conditions, and have been widely used to assess the effect of diets on health,” said senior author Dr.

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Who moved my cheese? The silent battle between vegetarians and vegans | Food

The recent explosion in vegan food has not been without pushback. Mainly from bolshily indignant meat-eaters who take it as a personal affront. But could a far more peaceable group, vegetarians, also be finding all that vegan energy a bit, well, irritating?

Anecdotally, their beef (now seitan) is that the current zeitgeisty cool surrounding plant-based food is increasingly pushing vegetarian options off menus. Vegetarians are asking: who moved my cheese? They are seeing their halloumi burgers, sour cream-dressed burritos or blue cheese and mushroom wellingtons removed in favour of vegan meat-free dishes. There is low-level grumbling at this new

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Vegetarians Have Healthier Biomarkers Than Meat Eaters

  • U.K. researchers have found that vegetarians have better indicators of health, called biomarkers, than people who eat meat.
  • Vegetarians had overall lower levels of cholesterol, among other biomarkers.
  • Experts say people don’t have to become vegetarian to be healthy. Instead, eating meat in moderation can lead to better health.

People who follow a vegetarian diet have a healthier biomarker profile than meat eaters, found a new observational study of more than 177,000 British adults being presented at this week’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO).

According to the researchers, this applied to people of any age and weight, and was

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