Perhaps the only thing really holding you back from being a Veggie / Vegetarian is understanding how you will benefit. Too often we see eating right and eliminating meat (the “m” word) from our diet as something we should do but we just don’t. Living a Veggie / Vegetarian lifestyle is a big life change and one that you should make with every intent of remaining a Veggie / Vegetarian for life.
There’s no doubt that the Veggie / Vegetarian population have much healthier digestive systems. That’s because the negative impact that animal muscle has on the intestines eventually disappears. Typically, a Veggie / Vegetarian digest their food more easily, have lots of energy, do not feel heavy and sluggish, sleep better and even have better sex!
The health benefits are probably what convinces most people to eat Veggie / Vegetarian and adopt an “m” free diet. The simple fact is that science has proven that humans are not natural “m” eaters. Yes, we can live on “m” but our digestive and other systems are not well suited for this.
Many of the most chronic national health problems can be traced to “m” consumption. Everything from obesity to cancer to heart disease to aging seems to be linked to the consumption of “m”. A Veggie / Vegetarian does not have as high an incidence of colon cancer, heart disease or obesity than a non- Veggie / Vegetarian.
As many high-priced weight loss programs as there are, there may be no more effective one than to simply stop eating “m”. You rarely meet a fat Veggie / Vegetarian because there is just not very much fat in Veggie / Vegetarian recipes. Vegetables quickly convert to energy, deliver vitamins and important enzymes to your systems and the remnants leave your system without difficulty so your metabolism naturally speeds up and you lose weight.
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The moral, ethical and spiritual reasons for becoming a Veggie / Vegetarian are also well known. Many religions call for a diet of no “m” and frequent fasting. A Veggie / Vegetarian diet gives you much greater control over your appetite so you can observe religious disciplines that call for physical denial for a short time and get all of the spiritual good from them.
Wiki Excerpt on Veggie / Vegetarian
Veggie / Vegetarian is the practice of following a plant-based diet including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts, and seeds, with or without dairy products and eggs. A Veggie / Vegetarian does not eat “m”, including: red “m”, game, poultry, fish, crustacea, shellfish, and products of animal slaughter such as animal-derived gelatin and rennet. There are a number of Veggie / Vegetarian diets. A “lacto” diet includes dairy products but excludes eggs, an “ovo” diet includes eggs but not dairy products, and a “lacto-ovo” diet includes both eggs and dairy products. A Veggie / Vegetarian diet may be adopted for ethical, health, environmental, religious, political, cultural, aesthetic, economic, or other reasons.
Wiki Excerpt on Veggie, Vegetarian, Veganism and Vegan
Veganism is a lifestyle and diet that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. A Vegan endeavors not to use or consume animal products of any kind. The most common reasons for becoming a Vegan are ethical commitment or moral conviction concerning animal rights or welfare, the environment, human health, and spiritual or religious concerns. Of particular concern to a Vegan are the practices involved in factory farming and animal testing. Vegan diets are a form of vegetarianism. Properly planned vegan diets are healthful and have been found to satisfy nutritional needs. Vegan cuisine uses no animal products, such as meat, dairy, or eggs so it’s more restrictive.