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Vegetarian – the healthy alternativeMarch 2010
Benefits galore for vegetarians:
-Best Solution for Lower Health Care Costs: Be a Vegetarian
... most people are still overlooking the main reasons why we spend so much on healthcare – chronic diseases. These diseases include heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer and are among the most common and costly of all health problems in the U.S. Chronic diseases are responsible for seven of every 10 deaths and account for more than 70% of the $1 trillion spent on health care each year in the U.S. But these diseases also happen to be the most preventable... more
-Vegetarian diets good for pregnant mums
“Women who follow vegan diets not only have healthy pregnancies, they are often healthier than moms who consume meat,” said Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., staff dietician with PCRM....
-USA: For Rep. Jared Polis, vegetarian meals would be healthy alternative to fatty school lunches
The Healthy School Meals Act (Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.): a bill that would create incentives and a pilot program for children to receive a vegetarian meal option at school... more
-Plant-based school lunch options could help fight obesity
It’s not just baby fat. That phrase is something many parents are now hearing from pediatricians. Some thought their children would outgrow their extra pounds as they mature... more
-Taxing junk food may help reduce obesity and improve health, researchers have found
The Pricier Junk Food Is, the Less of It People Eat, Research Suggests
Patients got significantly less of their calories from soda or pizza when there was a 10 percent increase in the price of either, Penny Gordon-Larsen of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues reported in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.... more
-Going Vegetarian: A Healthy Weight Loss Option
Fortunately, obesity can be avoided by living a healthy lifestyle. As for those who are already struggling with the problem, there are weight management programs they can follow. One option that is worth considering is to go vegetarian... more
-Eating Green: It's not just for hippies anymore
There are many different benefits from living the vegetarian lifestyle. Health reasons are among the most practical.... more
-PETA: Vegetarians Make Better Lovers, Better Fighters & Better Swimmers
Long before Michael Phelps swam his way into our cultural consciousness—104 years before, to be exact—vegetarian swimmers were already wowing people with their superhuman stamina... more
-Vegetarian Diets for Preventing Osteoporosis ... more
-and also: UK: Don’t mock my lentils: vegans to get discrimination rights
Vegans and teetotallers are to be given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups, under legislation championed by Harriet Harman, the equalities minister... more
Quote: "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."