Vegetarian

Semi vego

The meat lover's guide to going vegetarian

Paula Goodyer Six years ago New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was overweight and pre-diabetic - until he overhauled his diet.

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Would you like tofu with that?: McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

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US fast food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, says it will open its first ever vegetarian-only restaurant in the world in India next year.

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Eating out: a vegetarian's dilemma

Vegetarian wontons with chilli sauce.

Paula Goodyer If you'd rather eat plants than pork, where do you go?

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Diet change

The terrors of tofu: the real risks of turning vegetarian

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Stephanie Gardiner Tell your friends you're swapping beef for broccoli, pork for pumpkin and lamb for legumes, and it's likely you'll be inundated with health warnings.

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Conscious consumers: How to have happier meals by eating ethically

Food for thought: Green eating.

Sarah Berry Breatharians unite, let's SAVE THE SALAD, because the ethics of eating plants have been called into question.

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Why Richard Branson beefs about giving up meat

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Sarah Berry "More and more people recognise that conventional meat production can have truly devastating environmental impacts."

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10 tips to a longer, healthier life

Changing a few habits - or gaining some good new one - could make your life longer and happier.

Leslie Baker There's still plenty you can do to add years to your life. These 10 ways are easy and have more significance than most of us realise.

Pros and cons

Which sort of milk should you choose?

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Susie Burrell A wide variety of low fat, reduced fat and A2 cow’s milk competes with goats, rice, coconut, soy, nut and oats milks on supermarket shelves. Let's look at the pros and cons of each.

Sugar swaps

Sugar swaps: Are alternative sweeteners better for you?

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Paula Goodyer Sweetening the breakfast oats or baking banana bread used to be simple; just use a little sugar or honey.

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'Complexion-boosting' diet

Kate Middleton's extreme diet

Kate Middleton faces yet another privacy scandal.

The Duchess of Cambridge worked hard for her slim post-pregnancy figure, and now she's taking on an unusual diet to boost her complexion.

Going green

Jay-Z goes green

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Sarah Berry It's hardly what you expect from a cigar-smoking, bling-toting, former drug dealer, but Jay-Z (and wife Beyonce) are going green.

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The alkaline diet: does it work?

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Kathleen Alleaume The "alkaline" diet claims to whittle the waistline, curb inflammatory conditions and even cure cancer. Yet the evidence supporting any of these health claims is pretty slim.

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High-protein diet a factor in shorter life

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Nicky Phillips High-protein, Atkins-style diets may keep you leaner but they are unlikely to help you live longer.

Paleo push

Food for thought in fad diets

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Sarah Berry It turns out that there is good food for thought behind many so-called fad diets. In addition to this they are not as different as first appearances suggest.

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The fake shake face-off

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Sarah Berry Meal replacements or real meals; what's the best way to rein it in?

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A feast fit for everyone

Chef Simon Bryant.

Paula Goodyer These days, it is no longer a given that everyone sitting around the table at Christmas wants to eat turkey, pork or ham.

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A feast to fit everyone

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Paula Goodyer Feeding meat eaters and vegos this Christmas? Design a menu to bring people together - not set them apart.

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Vegetarians cut heart disease risk by a third

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Vegetarians are 32 per cent less likely to be hospitalised or die from heart disease than people who eat meat and fish, scientists at England's Oxford University say.

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Veggie diet could help you live longer, research reveals

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A vegetarian diet may help people, particularly men, live longer than those who regularly eat meat, according to a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists.

Retro craze

'Prancercising': a workout for show ponies

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Jenna Clarke A fitness program from 1989 and inspired by horses has become an internet sensation - in 2013.

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