Vegetarian for 45 Years Accidentally Eats Meat after McDonald’s Serves Chicken Instead of Veg Burger

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Fast food counters can often goof up your order. But for a vegetarian woman who hadn’t eaten meat for 45 years, the goof-up turned out to be rather unpleasant after she accidentally ended up eating a chicken burger that she was served at a McDonalds’ drive through in the United Kingdom, despite ordering a veggie burger.

Gloucestershire resident Louise Davies had been a devout vegetarian for nearly 45 years. The 50-year-old received the shock of her life, however, when she accidentally bit into a meat burger pattie at a local McDonald’s drive-through outlet. Davies had ordered a Vegetable Deluxe McDonalds’

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One Surprising Health Effect of Not Eating Meat, New Study Says

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Perhaps Meatless Monday meals should occur a few more days a week. According to research that was presented at the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), vegetarians are likely to have healthier biomarkers—measurements that offer a clinical assessment—compared to meat lovers.

Study authors from the University of Glasgow examined the self-reported diet habits of healthy adults (ages 37 to 73) in the United Kingdom. After dividing the men and women into two groups—vegetarians (4,111 of the volunteers) and meat-eaters (a total of 166,516 people)—the investigators observed 19 blood and urine biomarkers associated with various chronic conditions and diseases.

And here’s

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Vegetarians’ biomarkers healthier than meat eaters’

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Even after accounting for age, sex, education, ethnicity, obesity, smoking and alcohol intake — any of which could affect results — the analysis found that, compared to meat eaters, vegetarians had significantly lower levels of 13 biomarkers, including: total cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the so-called “bad cholesterol”; apolipoprotein A (linked to cardiovascular disease), apolipoprotein B (linked to cardiovascular disease); gamma-glutamyl transferase and alanine aminotransferase — liver function markers indicating inflammation or damage to cells; insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1; a hormone that encourages the growth and proliferation of cancer cells); urate; total protein; and creatinine (marker of worsening kidney

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Hendersonville rib restaurant drops meat from menu, goes vegetarian

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HENDERSONVILLE – For some, the pandemic was a time of soul-searching. That was the case with New York’s Eleven Madison Park chef-owner Daniel Humm, who recently told NPR he’s dropping the foie gras. 

When his three-Michelin Star restaurant reopens in June, it will serve an all plant-based menu.

That trend has already made its way to Hendersonville, where 2 Guys Pizza and Ribs has dropped the word “Ribs” from its name and launched a vegetarian menu. Prior to the new menu, the restaurant served ribs, pizza and wings for 14 years.

Restaurant news:Hopkins and Company’s H&F Burger to reopen,

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Vegetarians Have Healthier Biomarkers Than Meat Eaters

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  • 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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How to Become a Vegetarian (or Eat Less Meat)

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I have some personal news: I went vegan about three or four months ago. Considering that I’ve written thousands of words about how much I love tofu and black bean burgers, this “news” is hardly shocking, but with meat discourse reaching furious new heights (or depths?) every day, it seemed too relevant not to share.

To be honest, this has been a long time coming. I’ve never been morally or ethically opposed to eating animals—I’m still not—but capitalism is another story, and at this point there’s no separating the two. You don’t need me to tell you

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