Saturday, August 29, 2015

Doctors Urge People to Eat Plant-based Diet

Many doctors in United States are going vegan, and they all feel that Vegan diet is great for the health.

Dr Kim A.Williams is a leading Cardiologist in United States. He has been thriving on a vegan diet from past 13 years, and his health is in excellent condition. Dr.Williams says that low-fat vegan diet has the capacity to lower the risk of Diabetes and Obesity.

Here are few interesting articles - Medical professionals advocating Plant-based diet.
1. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/reasons-why-choosing-to-eat-plant-based-is-totally-badass/

2. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8047/why-im-a-vegan-a-cardiologist-explains.html

3. http://wellandgood.com/2014/12/29/meet-the-new-york-doctor-who-prescribes-vegan-diets/

4. http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/valley/people/closeup/vegan-doc-emphasizes-lifestyle/article_bed0f8c9-0e3b-540b-b96e-2857e4360262.html

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dairy Substitutes in India

These days, many people in India are lactose intolerant. Fortunately, everything form burfis to halwas and kheers to payasam can be made without ghee and dairy milk...

Couple of years ago, I used to buy almond milk or coconut milk in United States to make Indian sweets. Now, I just soak few almonds or cashews in boiling water for few minutes. I then grind cashews or peeled almonds with little water to make fresh cashew milk or almond milk, and I use this fresh non-dairy milk to make kheers, payasams and halwas...

Recently, I read an interesting article about dairy subsitutes in Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food/food-features/Lactose-intolerant-Try-these-delectable-dairy-substitutes/articleshow/48668221.cms





Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ayurveda and Vegan Diet

Ayurveda is ancient healing system from India. According to Ayurveda, cow's milk and ghee(clarified butter) are some of the most nutritious foods. This is the reason most of the Indians end their lunch with some curds(yogurt). Indian moms get paranoid if their kids don't finish their milk!

From past few months, I have been following so many Ayurveda principles. And I feel so NICE...

These days many people who follow Ayurveda principles, are going Vegan...

Here are some interesting articles...

1. http://kripalu.org/blog/thrive/2013/08/15/five-ayurvedic-tips-for-vegans/

2. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Ayurvedic-vegan-diet-for-good-health/articleshow/11217615.cms

3.  http://jeevalifestyle.com/

4. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/11/ayurvedic-veganism-surviving-the-winter-lisa-hicks/

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jane Goodall is a Great Person

Jane Goodall is an incredibly good human being. She is a world-renowned primatologist , and UN messenger of peace.

For more than five decades, Jane Goodall did research on Chimpanzees. Jane Goodall found that Chimpanzees can use tools, and show so many emotions similar to human beings.

Jane Goodall is around 80 years old, and she travels nearly 300 days in a year, inspiring people and adults to protect and preserve Mother Earth. She started , Roots and Shoots, and now this organization is active in many countries. She often talks about Deforestation, global warming and factory farming.

Jane Goodall is a vegetarian for ethical and environment reasons. I hope Jane Goodall becomes a vegan...
 
Here are some amazing videos ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Noble Soul - Abdul Kalam , Passed Away

Abdul Kalam was a great leader. When he was giving a speech - Creating a Livable Planet Earth, in a Indian university, he passed away.

Abdul Kalam was a noble soul.  He was a great scientist and also a wonderful poet. Kalam never married, he devoted his life for the development of India. Millions of Indians are inspired to work hard because of Abdul Kalam. Abdul Kalam played a key role in India's Space Program.

Abdul Kalam was a muslim, but he ate simple vegetarian food.  I feel Abdul Kalam would have became a vegan if he had come to know about the cruel conditions of cows in India and across the world...

Here are some interesting  articles and videos of Abdul Kalam,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laGZaS4sdeU
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/abdul-kalam-was-a-simple-man-with-a-great-soul-uttarakhand-governor-k-k-paul/articleshow/48254548.cms

http://officialkalam.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 24, 2015

Plant-based Diet is Healthy Diet

Dr.Sujata Kelkar Shetty,  a popular Life Coach and Wellness Consultant says that eating plant-based is good for our health and environment.

I recently read a wonderful article, Go Vegetarian , written by Dr Sujata Kelkar Shetty.

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/zu3gQ16odk9eurDah1JOIK/Go-vegetarian.html

Monday, July 20, 2015

Homemade Vegan Ice Cream

For me, Summer means ice creams! In United States, July is National Ice cream month. I often buy vegan ice cream from Trader Joes or Whole Foods.

Today, I saw some interesting recipes for vegan ice creams. If you like ice creams, you will like these links...

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/summery-ice-creams/

http://veganicecream.blogspot.com/

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-vegan-ice-cream-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-204755

http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-grain-free-ice-cream-sandwiches