Becoming Veggie…

So you’ve stumbled across this website and maybe you are thinking about changing your diet to a vegetarian one.. ? Some text, resources and links:

Some Vegetarian Statistics:

“Many nonvegetarians and some vegetarians alike question whether being a vegetarian really makes any difference at all. Some bring up blurry ethical situations to make it impossible to see a vegetarian lifestyle as ethical.

If you are a prospective vegetarian for ethical reasons, but aren’t sure whether or not a vegetarian lifestyle is truly a more ethical choice, here are some statistics from EarthSave to help you make your choice (for or against):

– Over 1.3 billion human beings could be fed each year from the grain and soybeans that go to livestock in the USA. This means that the entire population of the United States could be fed (without losing any nutritional value) and there would still be enough food left over to feed one billion people…”

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As well as the ethics, a list of reasons for being veggie:

49 Good Reasons For Being A Vegetarian:

“Personal Health.

– No deficiencies. There is no nutrient necessary for optimal human functioning which cannot be obtained from plant food.

– High fat plus cholesterol. Animal foods are higher in fat than most plant foods, particularly saturated fats. Plants do not contain cholesterol.

– “Carb” deficient. Meat is deficient in carbohydrates, particularly the starches which are so essential to proper health.”

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Question: Is a vegetarian diet safe for children ?

Feeding Your Vegetarian Child:

“Vegetarian diets, properly managed, are safe, have long cultural traditions, and may reduce the risk of certain conditions such as obesity.”

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