Going vegan!!

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This can be helpful for motivation....

  1. Vegetarians have a 20% lower rate of mortality from all causes (ie. they live longer & don't get sick as often)
  2. The world health organisation recommends a diet low in saturated fat, sugar, salt & with plenty of fibre - exactly what you get on a vegan/vegetarian diet
  3. Vegetarians have 24% reduced risk of getting heart disease
  4. Obesity is rare in vegetarians, obesity is related to many diseases
  5. Vegans & vegetarians have lower blood pressure & cholesterol levels
  6. Vegetarians have a 50% reduced risk of dying of diabetes
  7. Vegetarians have a 40% reduced level of cancer than the general population
  8. Vegetarians have a reduced risk of developing gall & kidney stones
  9. 80% of food poisoning is due to infected meat
  10. 50% of people do not have the enzyme to digest milk properly & milk allergy is related to asthma & eczema
  11. Meat eaters have double the rate of Alzheimers disease as Vegans & Vegetarians
  12. Meat eaters are two and a half times more likely to get bowel cancer than Vegetarians
  13. Chinese people (living mainly on a vegetarian diet) consume 20% more calories than Americans but Americans are 20% fatter


LLnL said...

I gave up meat for lent. I don't usually give up anything but i thought it was a good excuse to give my body a break from meat. I feel great. I am considering giving up until I hit my weight lose goal, but to eat a lot less meat from now on.

Thank you for the info, very motivating.

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