Wednesday, 1 October 2008

World Vegetarian Day

Why we shouldn't eat meat.
October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, an event that celebrates a healthy, compassionate and environmentally friendly way of life.
To mark the occasion, Sarah Stone explains why she hasn’t eaten meat for 35 years.

This is just an extract of her article:
Going vegetarian is the single greatest thing you can do for your health.
Eliminating animal foods from your diet reduces the risk of cancer (cancer rates among vegetarians are 25-50 per cent less than non-vegetarians),
heart attack and other chronic degenerative diseases.
Don’t take my word for it. Professor T. Colin Campbell,
a researcher, lecturer and policy advisor in the field of diet and cancer
for nearly 40 years, has said:
“The vast majority of all cancers, cardiovascular diseases and other forms of degenerative illness can be prevented simply by adopting a plant-based diet.”
Red meat has been proved to significantly increase the risk of bowel cancer.
A recent study by an international scientific board found that those
who eat two portions of red meat a day, the equivalent to
a bacon sandwich and a fillet steak, increase their risk of
bowel cancer by 35 per cent over those who eat just one portion a week.

Read all of this excellent article here:

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