Monday, January 12, 2015

Go Vegetarian --- Thoughtsmate

Previously I used to consume lot of non-veg items like Beef, chicken, mutton, etc. But I had some thought like by born in a country where non violence is the true nature, how can I eat other animals meat etc etc.
And also I had gone through some of our ancient systems, Actually in mythoughts India (Bharat) was a vegetarian country. The mughal and the colonial rule had transformed the Indian cuisines into Non-VEg....!!

OH YEAH... Some may be argue that, In some puranas they had read that Ancient people also used to take meat,....HMMM but I need to give one thought here, like It is poison injected by the deshdrohis to make India into a Non-veg country.

Ok leave apart ... In my thought, I'm just giving some important reason for going VEGGIEEEEEE!!!


  Vegetarian diets are naturally lower in saturated fat, and cholesterol, and higher in plant nutrients than most meat-based diets. Vegetarians have been shown to have a 24% lower risk of dying of heart disease than non-vegetarians. New Harvard research has shown high consumption of red meat and heme iron may increase the risk of heart disease by 50% amongst diabetics.World-renowned physician Dr. Dean Ornish found that patients on a low-fat vegetarian diet actually reversed coronary heart disease.


“Studies have shown that significant reduction in cancer risk among those who avoided meat…Meat is devoid of fiber and other nutrients that have a protective effect. Meat also contains animal protein, saturated fat, and, in some cases, carcinogenic compounds such as heterocyclic amines (HCA) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) formed during the processing or cooking of meat. HCAs, formed as meat is cooked at high temperatures, and PAHs, formed during the burning of organic substances, are believed to increase cancer risk.
In addition, the high fat content of meat and other animal products increases hormone production, thus increasing the risk of hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer….Vegetarian diets and diets rich in high-fiber plant foods such as whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits offer a measure of protection.”
Local Hawaii legend Ruth Heidrich is another great example of the power of a vegetarian diet. Following the advice of Dr. John McDougall, Ruth switched to a vegetarian diet after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ruth not only overcame the cancer, she went on to become an award-winning, record-breaking triathlete. She tells her incredible story in the best-selling book, "A Race for Life."


On average, vegetarians tend to be slimmer than meat eaters. Obesity rate in the general public is extremely high, while in vegetarians, the obesity rate only ranges from zero to six percent. 6
A vegetarian diet low in fat and rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes accompanied with daily exercise is the perfect formula for healthy weight loss.


A 12-year Oxford study published in the British Medical Journal found that vegetarians outlive meat eaters by six years. Plant-based diets are generally rich in fiber, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which in turn strengthen the immune system and slow down the aging process.


Our flat teeth are perfect for grinding grains and vegetables, not for tearing apart animal flesh. Similarly, our hands are designed for gathering, not for flesh-ripping. Our saliva contains the enzyme alpha-amylase, the sole purpose of which is to digest the complex carbohydrates in plant foods. (This enzyme is not found in the saliva of carnivores.) Basically we have all the right apparatus to consume vegetarian products, and none of the right apparatus for flesh foods.


Animals on today's factory farms have no legal protection from cruelty that would be illegal if it were inflicted on dogs or cats. Yet farmed animals are no less intelligent or capable of feeling pain than are the dogs and cats we cherish as companions. A vegetarian lifestyle awakens our spirit of compassion and guides us towards a kinder, gentler society in which we exercise a moral choice to protect animals—not exploit them.


Leo Tolstoy claimed that "vegetarianism is the taproot of humanitarianism." His point? For people who wish to sow the seeds of peace, we should be eating as peaceful a diet as possible. Eating meat supports killing animals, for no reason other than humans' acquired taste for animals' flesh. Great humanitarians from Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi to Thich Nhat Hanhhave argued that a vegetarian diet is the only diet for people who want to make the world a kinder place.

some more reasons......

* Vegetarians are fitter than meat eaters. many of the world's most successful athletes are vegetarian.

* The following diseases are commoner among meat eaters: anaemia, appendicitis, arthritis, breast 
  cancer, cancer of the colon, cancer of the prostrate, constipation, diabetes, gallstones, gout, high
  blood pressure, indigestion, obesity, piles, strokes and varicose veins. Lifelong vegetarians visit
  hospital 22% less often than meat eaters and for shorter stays. Vegetarians have a 20% lower blood
  cholestrol level than meat eaters and this reduces heart attack and cancer risks considerably.

 * If you eat meat, you are consuming hormones that were fed to the animals. No one knows what  
   effect those hormones will have on your health. In some parts of the world, as many as one on four
   hamburgers contain growth hormones that were originally given to cattle.

 *  If we eat the plants we grow instead of feeding them to animals, the world's food shortage will  
    disappear virtually overnight. Remember that 100 acres of land will produce enough beef for 20 
    people but enough wheat to feed 240 people.

 * Avoiding meat is one of the best and simplest ways to cut down your fat consumption. Modern farm 
   animals are deliberately fattened up to increase profits. Eating fatty meat increases your chances of 
   having a heart attack or developing cancer.

Eat Good food and Live happily........................ 


Reference : Downtoearth, PETA, wikipedia.

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