We’d like to thank all of you for following us, and growing with us the past year and a half. We feel so much gratitude to each and every one of you for your support, and we will continue to do all we can to bring you delicious Vegetarian, Vegan and Thai Vegan food.
As are growing, we have created a new website at www.heartschoices.com
This blog website www.heartschoicewellness will be shut down at the end of April, and we ask that you visit the new website, as well as our facebook page @ facebook.com/heartschoices for active updates and Hearts Choices information.
Hearts Choices is featured in a new episode of Chacon International Flavour.
Chacon International Flavor is a program on Shaw TV that’s all about local food and unique taste experiences to be had in the city of Calgary. Recently they did a feature on our Calgary Farmers Market, and we were lucky enough to be in one of the episodes.
If you’ve been down to the Calgary Farmers Market, then this will be a familiar sight.
If you’ve never had the chance to visit us, then we hope to see you there soon. It’s truly one of the best places to check out in Calgary.
Today more and more people are sick, allergic, and generally more disease prone than any other time in history, and this is despite having the most advanced medical technology imaginable. There must be a reason for this happening, and there must also be a way to avoid all the sickness and disease that we’re facing as a world today.
One strong argument about improving the state of our health is that adopting a vegetarian diet is a preventative way to be disease free.
But how does adopting a vegetarian diet help me to be disease free?
We have been vegetarian for 7 years already, but after watching the movie “Forks over Knives” we were compelled to take it a step further by adopting a mostly plant based diet. This movie gives years of research and evidence showing how people heal themselves from diseases like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer prevention with a simple change in their diet. It’s eye opening, and you can see the trailer below.
If you’re interested in seeing the whole film and learning all the facts about taking our health and wellness back into our own hands, you can click the link here.
Do you have a health success story related to eating a plant based diet? Are you thinking about a more vegetarian lifestyle. If so we’d love to hear you share it here. Thank you, and be healthy.
We hope everyone has had a wonderful 2011. Looking back at our first two months sharing our wonderful Hearts Choices Vegetarian and Vegan Products with our Calgary Farmers Market customers, we felt your support, positive feedback, excitement, and willingness to try something new. We truly appreciate all of you who have tried our products and love them.
Our Hearts Choices Vegetarian and Vegan Products booth, located in the Calgary Farmers Market, is closed for the holidays, and we will re-open for regular hours (Thursday to Sunday from 9-5) starting January 5th.
One popular argument for eating meat is that we Need Protein, and meat is the best source for it.
One thing that a lot of new thinking food experts agree on is that protein is only needed by the body for two things; Muscle repair and growth, and is not a primary source of energy. In fact, protein is thought of by some as a very low efficiency energy source. So do we need as much protein as we have been traditionally taught by our food guides?
Having a Vegetarian and Vegan food business in Calgary, people always ask us What is Vegetarian meat?
“Vegetarian Meat” is something quite new in the west, but in Asia, especially countries like Taiwan, Singapore, and Thailand, vegetarian meat has been around for a long time and can be found in hundreds of varieties.
So What is Vegetarian Meat made from?
Typically, veggie meat can be made from ingredients such as soy fiber, mushroom, Konjac flour, whey protein or grains, with soy fiber being the most widely used. For example, at our booth in Calgary, we have 12-25 different types of veggie meat, and all but one use soy fiber as the main ingredient. The vegetarian Fish sticks on the left are made from soy fiber, wheat protein, spices and seaweed for flavour. There’s no preservatives either!
What is Vegetarian Meat like to eat?
Of course the question What is Vegetarian Meat like to eat is the most important question to ask. The answer is that it’s delicious. Continue reading →
Here is a good article I found that covers a lot of different questions that a person considering becoming vegetarian, or a current vegetarian may find helpful. There are some interesting statistics as well that may surprise some of us.. I hope that you may gain something new by reading on.
The choice to go vegetarian is becoming more popular as more people are exploring the rewards of going meatless. The term vegetarianism covers a wide spectrum of choices, and what it means to one person could be different for someone else. People become vegetarian for more reasons than just honoring the lives of animals. For many, it’s a matter of improved health and longevity.
Although there are various definitions of what it means to be a vegetarian, in its broadest sense it involves a diet excluding meat, fish and poultry.
Vegans are the most extreme vegetarians. Besides not eating any animal products, including fish, eggs, dairy products and honey, they also don’t use any animals products for other purposes. In other words, you won’t catch them wearing a mink coat.
Total vegetarians are also extreme in that they don’t eat any animal product, also including fish, eggs, and dairy, but to a lesser degree, limiting their restrictions to food, yet using animal products. Continue reading →
This video shows a surprisingly vibrant looking Bill Clinton talking about his new lifestyle…as a Vegetarian!
Whenever we make a change, a decision, or a new journey, we always have a why! In this case, Mr Clinton had a serious condition with high cholesterol and blocked arteries, and needed heart surgery to clear his clogged heart. This s a very big Why. Now I can’t talk for Mr. Clinton, but in my case the dialogue might go like this. Continue reading →