Mission: To assist in helping people understand the benefits of a Plant-based diet.
A Vegan diet can be explored from two different approaches.
Firstly on the grounds of animal cruelty. Cows, Chickens, Pigs, Sheep – none of these mild-mannered and trusting animals should be subjected to the abuse they receive in food factories, where they are treated with a terrible lack of respect and dignity.
Next time you are passing a rural field where the cows and sheep graze contentedly in a farmers field, or pass a smallholding where the chickens scratch around and lay their eggs in tufts of grass, think of their not-so-fortunate cousins in the prison death camps, living their short lives in pain and misery.
Secondly on the grounds of your own healthy lifestyle. No longer is meat pure and nourishing. Filled with growth enhancers, chemicals and riddled with disease, there must be strong doubts over the nutritional value of the mass produced meat that comes out of these industrial farm units. Cynical use of artificial nourishment to promote extra weight which in turn realises extra profit is not the way forward if the meat industry is to provide healthy food for the world.
The option is a plant based diet, following a “5 portions a day Vegetable and Fruit regime”.
In the UK, The National Health Service suggests a portion to be: two or more small-sized, one piece of medium-sized or half a piece of large fresh fruit; or two broccoli spears or four heaped tablespoons of cooked kale, spinach, spring greens or green beans; or three heaped tablespoons of cooked vegetables; or three sticks of celery, a 5 cm piece of cucumber, one medium tomato or seven cherry tomatoes; or three or more heaped tablespoons of beans or pulses.
In 2014, a study by University College, London, suggested that ‘5 a day’ was not enough and that a healthy diet should, in fact, contain 10 portions of fruit and vegetables.
More and more restaurants, supermarkets and other food outlets are being urged to provide vegan options to their menus and product lines. The Vegan Movement will only grow stronger.
So join in the debate and make your feelings known.
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