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9 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Mumbai

Vegetarianism has become the new mantra for a healthy lifestyle. With the changing dynamics, our palates have evolved and we’ve always looking out for something interesting and unique. Chefs are now experimenting and using their creativity to woo their vegetarian customers. So, if you have ever thought that there are very few vegetarian options on the menu, you’ll be surprised. Aamchi Mumbai has a treasure trove of vegetarian restaurants that serve international and regional dishes using a variety of cooking styles and exotic ingredients. Here’s a list of the 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Mumbai. 1….

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6 Excellent Sources of Vegetarian Protein for Your Daily Diet

I’m going to begin with a boring, but necessary, scientific survey that was published in the Indian Medical Gazette in April 2015. The study was conducted across seven Indian cities (Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Vijaywada) with 1,260 respondents, and took a look at protein consumption in our daily diet. The not-so-shocking conclusion was that almost 9 out of 10 consumers had a protein-deficient diet, regardless of gender or socio-economic status. Perhaps unsurprisingly, vegetarians had a higher protein deficit than non-vegetarians. Why Do We Need Protein? We all…

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New nutrition study presents a case for vegetarian diets for athletes

If you still think you need to eat meat to gain muscle, researchers at Arizona State University are here to set you straight. In a new study in Nutrients, both vegetarian and omnivore endurance athletes tracked their diet for one week and were put through a series of fitness tests. The researchers’ findings: Whether the athletes were fueled by plants or animals, they had pretty much the same body composition and same level of physical performance—with maybe even a slight edge to the green eaters. The male athletes clocked in…

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Why vegetarian staples like beans and peas are more filling than meat

You know eating high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and grains is the secret to feeling fuller longer, as is fueling with protein. But how do they stack up against one another? You’d probably guess a slab of meat would keep you satiated for hours longer than a dish full of beans. But, you’d be wrong, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen. Legume-based meals (think: beans, peas, lentils), researchers say, are more satisfying and better at staving off hunger than a meat-based dish made of pork or veal. That’s not all….

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Can’t do Vegetarian? Try Flexitarian, Which Also has Health Benefits

PhotoCredit:istock From black bean burgers on restaurant menus to eight varieties of hummus at the supermarket, the meatless movement shows no signs of slowing down. The first real blip of vegetarianism in the United States started in 1971 when Frances Moore Lappé published “Diet for a Small Planet,” and explained that meat-based diets can be harmful for our planet and our health. Lappé wrote about ways to reduce food waste and enhance sustainability, but her ideas weren’t widely acted upon; she was ahead of her time. Fast-forward 45 years, and…

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