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Vegetarianism is the way of healthier life
Main reasons to adopt vegetarianism (French)
What is Vegetarianism?
Vegetarianism is the way to healthy life. Modern medical sciences speak of vegetarianism as a way to healthier life. Several religions advocate for vegetarianism as a way of life. Large numbers of people follow vegetarianism because of their religious belief and some people also follow it for health reasons. However, it is an accepted fact that vegetarianism leads to a healthier life.
Vegetarianism means living only with vegetarian food. Vegetarian foods come from plants. some times, Food obtained from animals are also called vegetarian when it is obtained without killing or harming any animal. Milk is a typical example of vegetarian food obtained from an animal. However, eggs cannot be considered as vegetarian as eating eggs destroy potential of a life.
On the other hand, non-vegetarian foods are obtained from animals, normally by killing them. There is an inbuilt cruelty while eating non-vegetarian foods. Vegetarian foods, in general, are healthier than non vegetarian food. Vegetarian food keeps human being healthy for long time.
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Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," signing book
Vegetarianism and mechanism of human body
Human body is created for vegetarian food. Human body does not have canine teeth unlike meat eating carnivorous animals likes of lion, tiger, leopard etc. We have very long intestine as cow, buffalo and other grass eating animals have. This clearly shows that the natural food for a human being is vegetarian food. This is the main reason of being vegetarian and be healthy.
We can easily survive and live only with vegetarian food. However, we can not survive only with non vegetarian food. Even the non vegetarian people used to eat lot of food grains, vegetables and fruits.
Consumption of whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables as regular diet provides protection against chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. A plant-based diet is rich in phyto-chemicals etc. These types of foods have health-promoting factors.
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Non vegetarian diet enhances medical costs
Large numbers of scientific literature suggest that consuming whole grains, legumes, fruits , vegetables and nuts and avoiding meat and high-fat animal products benefit with lower blood cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. These also leads to less obesity and consequently lesser heart diseases, cardiac stroke, cancer, diabetes and mortality.
Regular exercise program enhances the health benefits. Frequent consumption of nuts, fruits and green salads lowers risk of overall mortality by 35-44 percent according to a study conducted on African-Americans.
Non-vegetarian lifestyle has significant health and medical cost. Hypertension, heart disease, obesity, cancer, gallstones, diabetes and food-borne illness have a higher prevalence among omnivores compared with vegetarians. Total medical costs in the United States attributable to meat consumption were estimated to be $30-60 billion a year. The cost is much more in global basis.
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US has initiated a campaign in America for vegetarian food to make childhood healthy. It is worth noted that more than thirty percent of American children born in 21st century are at high risk of diabetes and obesity related diseases according to a report.
It is, therefore, advisable to adopt vegetarianism and avoid non-vegetarian food to be healthy and to cut the medical cost caused by non vegetarianism.
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Vegetarian communities - richest communities
Several religions are pro vegetarianism. Most of the religions teach us non violence. Vegetarianism is a major constituent of non violence. Jainism advocates strongly for vegetarianism. Jain community is a strictly vegetarian community till date. It is difficult to find a Jain who is non- vegetarian.
It is worth noted that the main business communities in India likes of Oswal, Agrawal, Shrimal and Maheshwari are mostly vegetarians. All these communities follow vegetarianism. They are also the richest communities in India. Relationship between vegetarianism and richness may be a subject of study and research.
Health is wealth and vegetarianism is healthy. Vegetarians normally abstain from drinks. It keeps mind cool and peaceful. All these have relations with good economic health. Probably these attributes of vegetarianism makes these communities rich and wealthy.
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