What The Food Industries Dare Not Tell You About a Vegetarian Diet!
You may agree or disagree, but it is proven that diets dominated mainly by fresh, all-natural vegetables and fruits are the healthiest.
Of late, more and more people have switched to vegetarian meals – as scientific research has shown the adverse effects of too much animal meat.
For example, it is proven that the most common cause of death in US is heart attack, and the risk of death from heart attack by the average American is 50%, while the risk of death from heart attack by an average American vegetarian is 15%; and only 4% recorded for an average American pure vegetarian.
This is because, (as nutritionists explained) the high amount of animal fat present in meat, many dairy and other animal products may be probable factors leading to the increase of diabetes mellifluous, obesity, correctional cancer, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, which are some how linked to heart diseases.
What the meat, dairy and egg industries don’t tell us is, besides these diseases, the following are also often prevented, consistently improved, and sometimes, even cured by low-fat vegetarian diet:
1. Strokes and heart disease
2. Stomach and colon cancer
5. Endometrial cancer
6. Kidney disease & stones
7. Breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer.
9. Peptic ulcers
11. Hiatal hernias
18. Irritable colon syndrome
Therefore, if you want to avoid these diseases, follow as what nutritionists have long supported – the health benefits of a high intake of fruits and vegetables.
You may be concerned that a vegetarian diet is insufficient in meeting the daily nutritional requirements.
This is not quite true…
Take for example, milk producers’ …an original ad campaign slogan is “Everybody needs milk” which was rebutted by the Federal Trade Commission as “False, misleading and deceptive!” The milk producer had to revise their campaign slogan to “Milk has something for everybody.”
Another case, males in US are conditioned to think food made from animal products as being “manly”. Unfortunately, comparing men who eat meats, cheese, eggs and milk everyday, to men who eat these food sparingly or none at all, results in their risk in contracting prostate cancer is 3.6 times higher!
What else does the food industry keep hidden from you?
According to Who Health Organization, the recommended percentage of daily calories to be derived from protein is 4.5%; while the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Board and National Research Council recommended 6% and 8% respectively.
The percentage of calories as protein in wheat, broccoli and rice are 17%, 45% and 8% respectively. So, do you think that a vegetarian diet does not give you enough calories to meet the daily nutritional requirement?
If nutritional requirement are a concern, you can plan your meals to obtain the essential nutrients in replacing those gained from meat. For example, you can consume diets consisting mainly of fruits, vegetables, cereals and grains. In order to replace meat products, you can use nuts, lentils, eggs, peanut butter, dry beans, and peas.
If needed to, you may take vitamins and mineral supplements to ensure adequate intakes of nutrients that may only be obtained from food made from animal products.
So, for your own health, and better living – stop believing everything the food industries has put to you. Eat more vegetables, fruits, cereals and grains!