Vegetarian diet for your brain, beauty and health. What’s on your plate?

@polachicago (19073)
United States
June 8, 2007 10:36am CST
William Shakespeare's comment on the cause of Alzheimer's in "12th Night" “He is a heavy eater of beef. Methinks it doth harm to his wit” Just look at those names and think about, what they have in common. Plato, Socrates, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Leonardo DaVinci, George Bernard Shaw, Voltaire, Einstein, Pythagoras, Isaac Newton, Nicola Tesla, Benjamin Franklin. They all new the secret of proper brain function by choosing vegetarian diet. Latest study confirmed that fruits and vegetables as the best for our brain function. What is your favorite fruit and favorite veggie? What’s on your plate?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I dont eat many fruits and veggies but like peas and corn on the cob . I eat mostly bananas and tomatoes onec in awhile an apple and grapes the seedless ones
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Bananas and tomatoes are very good for you....you should have it more often...:)
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
9 Jun 07
yup I know I get tired of bananas and am trying to grow me some tomatoes! It is hard to grow them here tho get great big vines and hope for a tomatoe lol
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
it is so nice to have own tomatoes...:)
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Great minds! it really what we feed ourselves. I like fruits of all kinds especially watermelon, lychees, mangoes etc. I also like veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and a whole lot more. Being vegetarian does have a lot of health benefits.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I am glad that you are vegetarian...:)))
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Yes, I'm happy I am a vegetarian since birth. So I never really tasted meat of any kind. I think it's quite hard to change diet when you already know the taste of other food. Other says you'll find vegetarian food very bland or tasteless. Of course we don't think of the benefits it gives our body until we realize we are really sick.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Jun 07
You are very smart. I agree with you. Meat can casue serious health problems.....
@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
9 Jun 07
My favorite vegetables zuccinni, summer squash, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, corn, and bell peppers. My favorite fruits are blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Those are all in my garden. I also like pears, plums, apples, grapes, and cherries. All of those grow in my yard. Now I do like meat, I eat fish and chicken, neither of these are in my yard yet! Give me time! Peace!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I am vegetarian...but I wish to have more than strawberries on my yard...I am going to have some trees soon...:)
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@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I joined Arbor Day I get all kinds of trees really cheap, They ask for donations, I think that's fair. I'm waiting for my Cherry tree now.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
I agree..I love a lot of veggies..spinach..tomato's..egg plant..
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Jun 07
it is good for your brain function for sure...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jun 07
whatever works for you, just remember that vegetarian diet is much better for your health....
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
13 Jun 07
The only vegetable that I ever liked the most is corn. But, after I got pregnant, I found myself eating alot of veggies that I never even came close to before. And now I am eating all the vegetables on face of earth without hating them anymore. My favorite fruits are mango, strawberry, watermelon, pineapple and papaya.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Jun 07
good choices...:)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I was always a big beef eater until about a year ago now I am a vegitarian. Hard to keep my garden full now that I am eating out of it mourning noon and night. :) my favorite's from the garden are the catelope, tomatoes, and my pole lima's.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I am glad to know that you are vegetarian....tomatoes are my all time favorites....:))))
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
9 Jun 07
that is something intersted, i never knew that all those people have in common of being a vegtarian, i guess, you live a day you learn a day , each day is different and new stuff to learn, i need to cut back on some of the meat also.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
cutting meat is not difficult at all...:)
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I try to eat close to a vegetarian diet as possible, but no not a vegetarian--I was while in college, and guess what, it triggered off my blood sugar problem!! I've gotten in the habit though of eating more fruit, like pears, cantalope, grapes, kiwis, strawberries..too many to list... and I've always loved all kinds of veggies..But alas...I do eat meat..Though tonight I am having a salad dinner...too darn hot to cook anyway---LOL
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I love salad...you are right, too hot to cook...
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
8 Jun 07
You just touched a weak spot here pola.. i love Shakespeare. And it is nice to know that all those great people belonged to our group. lol. I am a veg. for 14 years now. I love to eat lettuce and cabbage. My favorite fruits are watermelon and apples.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I am vegetarian for 15 yeas now... hmm...I love cabbage....and watermelon....
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8 Jun 07
I think is great to know that vegetables are better for the brain. I think my favourite fruit is strawberries and my favourite veggie is brocolli. There are very few that I don't like.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I love strawberries and broccolis. Broccolis are proven to have anticancer properties....
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I must confess I'm a meat eater- Sure I eat lots of fruits and veggies also- but I'd give my left leg for a big juicy steak most nights! : ( My favorite fruit is a strawberry-- YUM!! good and ripe My favorite vegetable is Big juicy ripe red tomatoes from my garden! I do love alot of veggies though- cucumbers, peppers, radishes, carrots- all from my garden! I can't wait til the veggies start popping up!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I am comming to see your garden....:)
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
10 Jun 07
lol-- I'll put you to work in my closest-- I think you said you organize your closest!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
10 Jun 07
..:))) with pleasure....
@jackli (203)
• China
19 Jun 07
yeah. I like to eat vegetables. but i'm not a vegetarian. huh. my favorite vegetables is cucumber, tomato,spinache, summer squash, beans, potatoes. huh.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Jun 07
good choices...:)
• Austria
16 Jun 07
I love bananas, artichokes and avocados. I can't just pick one... I love a huge salad with lits of greens, tomatoes, cukes, avocado, onions, garlic, corn, peppers, carrots, olives, garbanzos, fresh herbs, tofu, various seeds, just toss it all in with a little oil and vinegar dressing and serve. It's my favorite dish.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
16 Jun 07
artichokes are my favorite too...and like you...I can eat all vegies...:)
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Wow! Glad to know all these... I love eating fruits and veggies but i'm not all vegie eater.i do eat meat and seafoods. I wish i could be a vegetarian like you.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
If you wish to be vegetarian, why aren't you? it is very easy...:)
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@LittleMel (14051)
• Canada
8 Jun 07
I like seafood more than meat, but I can't resist fried chicken and eggs and steak now and then. My favorite vegetables and fruit are oranges, banana, corn, tofu.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Jun 07
make sure you have enough fruits for your brain....:)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
8 Jun 07
I'm not vegetarian but I love veggie,all kinds with any way you can cook.The problem is with the fruits ,even if I can eat them I don't do very often. My favorite fruit is mango but I can;t choose a veggie,I love all of them.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I love mango. Mangoes are very nutritious and excellent source of carotene as compared to other fruits. 100 gms of edible portion of the mango contain about 1990ug of beta-carotene (vitamin A), which is much higher than in other fruits.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Veggies and fruits are good for you, I think that is well known and there are already tons of threads on this topic.They are "sprouting" like crazy here on mylot.