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Vegetarianism For Humans

Postby vege gal » Tue, 02 Nov 2004 8:53 pm

Vegetarianism:

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." - Albert Einstein

A vegetarian menu is a powerful and pleasurable way to achieve good health. The vegetarian eating pattern is based on a wide variety of foods that are satisfying, delicious, and healthful. Vegetarians avoid meat, fish, and poultry (although most of us here at Educate-Yourself do eat fish for protein). Those who include dairy products and eggs in their diets are called lacto-ovo vegetarians. Vegens (pure vegetarians) eat no meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or dairy products. While there is a considerable advantage to a lacto-ovo vegetarian pattern, vegan diets are the healthiest of all, reducing risk of a broad range of health concerns.

Vegetarians have much lower cholesterol levels than meat eaters, and heart disease is uncommon in vegetarians. The reasons are not hard to find. Vegetarian meals are typically low in saturated fat and usually contain little or no cholesterol. Since cholesterol is found only in animal products such as meat, dairy, and eggs, vegens consume a cholesterol free diet. The type of protein in a vegetarian diet may be another important advantage. Many studies show that replacing animal protein with plant protein lowers blood cholesterol levels-even if the amount and type of fat in the diet stays the same. Those studies show that a low fat, vegetarian diet has a clear advantage over other diets.

An impressive number of studies, dating back to the early 1920s, show that vegetarians have lower blood pressure than non vegetarians. In fact, some studies have shown that adding meat to a vegetarian diet raises blood pressure levels rapidly and significantly. The effects of a vegetarian diet occur in addition to the benefits of reducing the sodium content of the diet. When patients with high blood pressure begin a vegetarian diet, many are able to eliminate their need for medication.

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Percentage of pesticide residues in the U. S. diet supplied by grains: 1

Percentage of pesticide residues in the U. S. diet supplied by fruits: 4

Percentage of pesticide residues in the U. S. diet supplied by dairy products: 23

Percentage of pesticide residues in the U. S. diet supplied by meat: 55

Pesticide contamination of breast milk from meat eating mothers vs. non meat eating: 35 times higher.

What the U.S.D.A. tells us: meat is inspected.

Percentage of slaughtered animals inspected for residues of toxic chemicals including dioxin and DDT: less than 0.00004 %

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Postby vege gal » Tue, 02 Nov 2004 9:12 pm

Different Terms & Meanings:



Vegan (Veganism, Vegans)

Veganism is a way of living which refuse to have anything to do with any product that is acquired through the harm, killing, mistreatment, exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals (Stepaniak).


Vegetarian (Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian, Vegetarianism, Vegetarians)

A person who consumes no meat, fish or fowl (chicken, turkey, etc.), but who may consume animal products such as dairy products (milk, cheese, butter, etc.), eggs or honey.

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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 11:35 pm

If God didn't intend us to eat animals, why did he make them from meat? :twisted:

Eat all the sprouts you like, veggie girl, but preaching to random strangers is rather rude.

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Postby Hitomi » Fri, 09 Jun 2006 11:41 pm

:roll:

Pure vegetarian cannot eat egg and as well as poulty food...etc
What else must a pure vegetarian avoid?
Does it included garlic / spring onion / onion???????

I'm confused !!!!!!!

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 10 Jun 2006 1:03 am

I have to agree with Jpatokal on this one. Whether one chooses to be a vegetarian or not is there own personal choice and over more their own business! I get rather sick of somebody like you who quotes from numerous studies that may or may not have any foundation. You mention a study that goes back to the 1920's yet in that time the people of Finland ( Laps I refer to here) would have been largely dependent on animals for food and clothing as is the case in other parts of the world even today.

At least my non-meat eating Hindu store owner who sells meat just lives and let’s live.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 Jun 2006 9:39 am

And have you ever noticed, Vegans almost always are weird and look somewhat sickly? I think is something missing in their diets! :P

Also, If were weren't supposed to eat meat, then why did they make it taste so good and why were we equiped with Molars AND Incisors for teeth. :cool:

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Postby cuttypie » Sat, 10 Jun 2006 7:52 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:And have you ever noticed, Vegans almost always are weird and look somewhat sickly? I think is something missing in their diets! :P

Also, If were weren't supposed to eat meat, then why did they make it taste so good and why were we equiped with Molars AND Incisors for teeth. :cool:


I think it's rather rude to say that as well..i have ever been vegetarian for few years..and i never see myself that bad..nor do I see those people who are vegetarian as well..

But I do agree that we don't need to preach people about it. Live with it..witness more important than teaching..
I make decision to eat less and lesser meat from my doctor advise..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 11 Jun 2006 5:46 pm

cuttypie wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:And have you ever noticed, Vegans almost always are weird and look somewhat sickly? I think is something missing in their diets! :P

Also, If were weren't supposed to eat meat, then why did they make it taste so good and why were we equiped with Molars AND Incisors for teeth. :cool:


I think it's rather rude to say that as well..i have ever been vegetarian for few years..and i never see myself that bad..nor do I see those people who are vegetarian as well..

But I do agree that we don't need to preach people about it. Live with it..witness more important than teaching..
I make decision to eat less and lesser meat from my doctor advise..


cuttypie,

It's not rude, it is an observation of over 50 years of seeing & knowing various Vegans around the world. It is also an opinion.

I am not sure what "i have ever been vegetarian for few years" means. Do you mean you have "never" been a vegetarian" or did you mean to leave out the 'ever'? e.g., "i have been a vegetarian for a few years".

Again, What you think you are and what others perceptions may not always agree. And your seeing other Vegans as healthy also goes to show how ones perception of things deteriorates when you don't eat a balanced diet. If a person has anexoria, no matter how much weight they lose, in their minds when they look in the mirror the see fat. Our opinions of ourselves is usually much different than other's perceptions.

More meat and fin the diet of Singaporean Children over the past 25 years has caused them to grow an average of 3-5 centimetres taller than their grandparents due the the better diet (meat). Now you want to stunt people's growth?

What you doctor said was correct. Eat "lesser" meat. He did not say eat NO meat. Most people eat too much meat, but our diets should contain meat otherwise you do not get everything the body needs to function properly.

It's just like religion, if it works for you - fine. Just don't try to preach to others.

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Re: PURE VEGETARIAN

Postby jpatokal » Sun, 11 Jun 2006 11:30 pm

Hitomi wrote::Pure vegetarian cannot eat egg and as well as poulty food...etc
What else must a pure vegetarian avoid?
Does it included garlic / spring onion / onion???????

Strict Buddhists and some Hindus avoid those, because onion-y things are supposed to arouse passions, but it's got nothing to do with vegetarianism per se.

Also, many vegetarians are OK with milk and eggs, because no animals died to make them. (Not even little chick fetuses, unless the rooster was raiding the hen house again.) It's vegans who object to anything with any sort of animal product.
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Postby katje » Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:20 am

hmm, vegetarianism is good but like some of the other posters, I won't advocate preaching about it here. I mean modern day diets laden with animal fats and by-products, when eaten in excessive quantities lead to serious health problems, but there are also people who develop health problems from meat deficiancy. So I guess, everything has to be eaten in moderation.

Anyway, I do not know what's the purpose of this thread. Are you trying to lobby for vegetarianism here? or trying to advocate the benefits of being a vegetarian? or are you a vegetarian by choice because you do not want to advocate the killing of animals for food, or fur or animal food etc?

Think there is an interesting site somewhere:

www.iamscruelty.com if I am not wrong

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Postby katje » Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:22 am

another website is:
www.peta.org

I liked the T-shirts though, pretty quirky yet thought provoking. But I am not quite shure if I would dare to wear them to my favourite steak houses... :lol:

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Re: Vegetarianism For Humans

Postby OPT » Mon, 12 Jun 2006 9:52 pm

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." - Albert Einstein.

Last time I checked Einstein was not a nutritionist.

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Percentage of pesticide residues in the U. S. diet supplied by Organic meat: 0


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