Compelling Reasons To Avoid Meat

The reasons for avoiding meat in your diet are quite straightforward… most have to do with better health, easy weight maintenance, lower occurance of disease, better nutrition, more energy and feeling better. Some of the lesser know reasons are even more surprising… and interesting, especially the amount of resources necessary to feed and care for animals. More reasons to consider a vegan diet.

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  • Antioxidants protect against more than 60 diseases. Found mostly in fruit and vegetables. They destroy ‘free radicals’.
  • A vegetarian diet can reduce cholesterol levels. (Cholesterol is linked to heart disease – fruit and vegetables contain none.) BMA
  • Vegetarians and vegans have higher intakes of folic acid than omnivores. BMA
  • A vegetarian diet meets all the nutritional needs of infants and adolescents. ADA/BMA
  • Vegetarians are no more likely to suffer anaemia than meat eaters. ADA/BMA
  • On irrigated land, 1lb of vegetables uses 25 gallons. 1lb of beef uses 5,214 gallons. University of California
  • More than 90 per cent of all agricultural land in Britain is used to feed animals
  • If Britain went vegetarian, less than half the farm land would be needed – vegan, less than a quarter! Reading University
  • Vegetarians often live longer and suffer less from several chronic diseases. ADA
  • Vegetarians have a much lower incidence of caesarean section. PCRM
  • Vegetarians are less likely to suffer strokes caused by coronary artery disease. BMA
  • Vegetarian diets have been successful in arresting and reversing severe coronary artery disease. ADA
  • Vegetarians have lower rates of obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, large bowel disorders, cancers and gallstones. BMA
  • Vegetarian diets offer disease protection because of lower saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein and higher folates, antioxidant vitamins and plant nutrients. ADA
  • 95 per cent of all food poisoning comes from meat and animal products.
  • Cancer rates among vegetarians are 25-50 per cent less than non-vegetarians. PCRM
  • Vegetarians have half to three-quarters the risk of dying of heart disease compared to non-vegetarians. PCRM
  • Nearly all 650 million UK chickens are fed antibiotics daily. 72 million die from disease.
  • The world’s 17 major fisheries are on the point of environmental collapse because of over-fishing.
  • It takes about 10kg of good quality plant protein – such as wheat and soya – to produce 1kg of meat protein.
  • 35 per cent of the world’s people can be fed on a meat-based diet. A plant diet could feed everyone – then plus some. Sir Crispin Tickell

The medical sources quoted are from some of the most prestigious in the world: BMA (British Medical Association); ADA (American Dietetic Association); WHO (World Health Organisation); PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine).


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Inspirational Quotes

Posted on August 28th, 2005 in Uncategorized by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Inspirational Quotes


“Let food be thy medicine and

let thy medicine be thy food”

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (460-377 B.C.)


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Rebounding: Easy, Life-Enhancing Exercise

Posted on August 27th, 2005 in Uncategorized by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Rebounding: Easy, Life-Enhancing Exercise

We all know that activity is essential to optimal health and weight right?

One of the more well rounded and effective exercise routines is rebounding. One of the main benefits is drainage of your lymph system which rids your body of toxins and waste build-up. Without activity, your body gets clogged up and is open to development of disease, illness and obesity. Rebounding is very effective in activating your lymph system.

Read my article on the benefits of rebounding for health and reviews of top rebounder equipment.

For your best health!

Mark

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Want to lose weight? Eat raw!

Posted on August 20th, 2005 in Uncategorized by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate 1 Comment »

You may know that I’ve been vegan for over 12 years. I had success with losing weight… in fact, in addition to the obvious health benefits, it’s one of the reasons I decided to transition to a vegan lifestyle.

When I decided to transition further to a raw diet, something interesting happened… I lost more weight! 12 pounds in 2 weeks to be exact. This was interesting because I actually ate more food than when I was vegan. There is a reason for this and I’ll it share with you in a future post.

Here are some interesting and very rewarding benefits about transitioning to a vegan/raw food lifestyle:

  • You can eat as much as you desire and not gain weight
  • Your body will find it’s optimal weight naturally
  • You can choose from a wide variety of delicious foods and never get bored
  • You’ll have abundant energy
  • Your taste buds will come alive
  • You’ll lose as much weight as you need naturally
  • You will become more aware of what your body wants (and needs)
  • Your thoughts will be sharp and clear
  • Most if not all your aches, pains and irritations will go away
  • You’ll lose taste for unhealthy foods and crave fresh, living foods

These are just some of the benefits I’ve experienced recently. I feel blessed for this experience and will share more in future posts.

If I can help or answer any questions, feel free to email to: vegancoach(AT)gmail.com (replace the AT with @).

Blessings,

Mark
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