Vegetables, save us!
Contributed by VeggieGirl
Vegan and vegetarian diets are good for your health and good for the earth
Want to feel healthier and help fight global warming? Go vegetarian or vegan!
When I stopped eating meat in February 2005, my indigestion
disappeared, I lost 15 pounds and I had more energy. Three years
later, all of those things are still true. So when my omnivore friends
complain about being tired or that their stomach hurts or they want to
lose weight, I suggest cutting meat out of their diet. For the ones
who listen, that usually does the trick.
Statistics consistently show that vegetarians and vegans live longer,
healthier lives than their meat-eating counterparts. Cholesterol from
meat, dairy and eggs clog omnivores' arteries, increasing risks of
heart attacks, and heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United
June 7-14 is Try Vegan Week PDX, so don't procrastinate! This
Northwest Veg-sponsored event offers vegan lectures, grocery store
tours, a movie screening of Earthlings! narrated by Joaquin Phoenix
and mentoring for omnivores on how to become herbivores the healthy
way. The best part? All of the events are free, except for the vegan
prom "Purple Rain" that is Friday, June 13 at the Secret Society
Ballroom. Visit www.tryveganpdx.com for a detailed list of events.
Go vegan or vegetarian to save the earth and to live a longer,
healthier life. There's absolutely nothing to lose, so try it. You
might like it.
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Approved by andyba on June 06,2008 | 12:05:50