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Friday, August 27, 2010

WHY BE A VEGETARIAN ?


It is estimated that about 30% soil surface and 20% of fossil fuel energy is required for world wide food production. One third of cereal harvest and 90% of Soya is used for animal feed
The number of hungry people has risen to about 1000 million recently.
In the face of increased population, growing number of undernourished children, vegetarian diet is the only choice to reduce environmental degrading and ensuring world wide continuous supply of nutritious food.

We have built slaughter houses for animals and hospitals for ourselves

It is crafty of mankind to cal himself a non vegetarian instead of carnivorous

HEALTH BENEFITS OF VEGETARIAN DIET

1}Less cardio vascular diseases eg.hypertension,heart attack

2}less metabolic disorder eg. Osteoporosis, diabetis, lower cholesterol,
Less obesity, constipation, diveticular diseases kidney stones etc
3} Lower incidence of cancer: The veg.food consisting of fruits, green vegetables like Brussels,brocooli,cauliflower cabbage green leafy vegetables, nuts and legumes These foods and herbs contain of host of cancer-protective phytochemicals such as carotenoids, flavonoids, isothiocyanates, isoflavones, ellagic acid, glucarates, curcurmins, liminoids, lignans, phenolic acids, phthalides, saponins, phytosterols, sulfide compounds, terpenoids, and tocotrienols. These beneficial compounds alter metabolic pathways and hormonal actions that are associated with the development of cancer, stimulate the immune system, and have antioxidant activity. Lower risk of breast cancer due to lower level of estradiol

4] Pregnant vegetarian mothers are less likely to pass antidotes of cow’s milk which may produce abdominal colic for the infant
5} advantages of fruits:: Various factors exist in fruits and vegetables that provide possible protection against cardiovascular disease. These factors include folic acid, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, carotenoids, phytosterols, flavonoids, and other polyphenolic antioxidants. Typically, vegetarian diets are also somewhat lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. Vegetarians typically have lower blood cholesterol levels. Plant diets rich in soluble fiber (such as found in dry beans, oats, carrots, squash, apples, and citrus) are useful for lowering serum cholesterol levels.

6} BIGGEST BENEFIT;
The benefits on human mind can only be experienced and not explained or measured.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT IS WELL DOCUMENTED ADAGE.

When animals are slaughtered they produce chemicals that may lead to aggressive behaviour.aggressive may be in the form of irritability, impatience,verbal abuse etc.Animal food robs the basic humanity in the mankind

A NON VEGETARIAN HAS NO LOVE FOR ANY FORM OF LIFE.

THE HANDS OF NONVEGETARIAN ARE STAINED WITH THE BLOOD OF THE ANIMAL HE EATS.

MANY CREATURES MUST DIE FOR ONE NONVEGETARIAN TO LIVE.