Vegan/Vegetarianism: Health Benefits
Is This Some Sort of Holiday?
This is actually a national holiday now. You don't have to celebrate it on the actual days. If each person were to be vegan for a day in the US it could lower the annual meat consumption by something like 2-4 percent. Just think, if you stop eating meat for one day, there are 364 more to eat it. What's one tiny day to spare?
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- World Vegan Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan Society UK. 2011 marks the 67th anniversary of
Taking a day off of meat helps to reduce cholesterol issues and gives your bowels one full day to clean out. Meat creates thick walls of much that stick inside crevices in your large intestines. When you give that a break with plenty of water, you have a chance of emptying out 5 or so pounds of thick fecal matter inside you that had not come out for a while.
This might also help you stay around longer if you have kids. This is a one day diet change, where you also help the animals so that your kids or your kid's kids can still see the wildlife that are running out of food because of humans.
- Vegan 2000 - Health Benefits of Veganism
Lower cholesterol and blood pressure is a very important benefit. High cholesterol and high blood pressure cause heart attacks and strokes. Your blood pressure will drop within a few weeks of eating the right nutritious foods.
- A Healthy Way to Live | Why Vegan? | Vegan Outreach
Vegan Outreach is an organization working to end animal exploitation through the promotion of a vegan lifestyle.
Can't Go a Whole Day, Try Consuming Less Meat & Use Other Sources for Additional Protein
Nuts as a snack, or big steeping pots of beans, cheese and tortillas are awesome replacements for going one day without meat.
Not eating meat for one day definitely does not mean you need to eat 'tofu'! I barely like tofu. It takes talent to cook the stuff, but when cooked right it tastes great.
Take the day off from meat and eat corn on the cobs, rice and seaweed bowls, cereal and fruit protein bars and nachos... I don't know what else you like to eat.
Meat is Less Healthy Than Before
The meat that we, Americans, eat these days are not natural meats that been grown so beautifully that we will be healthy after eating them. We are very unhealthy these days. Animals must get vaccines and other drugs slammed into their bodies. This leaves them drugged up for a short while, but nonetheless, we are still consuming those drugs that are claimed to be harmful to humans. The drugs and vaccines were meant to last forever, that is why they only one shot for some vaccines.
When you have the choice to have an organic garden in your backyard, it would be much healthier for you to eat from that than from the genetically modified meats at the store.
Plants take in soil, sun, and water... whereas cultivated animals are forced to eat amongst their own feces.
- Genetically Engineered Animals
FDA's Developmental Processing Approval of Genetically Modified and Processed Meats
How many Animals are Really Killed Per Day in the US Alone?
Approximately 27 million animals are slaughtered in the United States of America, alone, each day.
14.000 baby chicks
4,000 dogs and cats
26,980 other animals
- Slaughterhouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
....about 150.4 million cattle, bison, sheep, hogs, and goats and 8.9 billion chickens, turkeys, and ducks) in 5,700 slaughterhouses and processing plants employing 527,000 workers; in 2009, 13,450,000 long tons (13,670,000 t)....