Eating for Health
September 3, 2012
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
Dangers of Eating Chicken Flesh
- Famous Quote: The Lorax
Smart, Vegan Catwoman!
- Bible verse: John 7:29
- This Week’s Video: Uprooting the Leading
Causes of Death
1. The Dangers of Eating Chicken
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that
"healthy chicken" sold in supermarkets are raised on a steady diet of
prescription, over-the-counter, and even banned drugs such as some
antibiotics banned since 2005. Surprisingly, industrial chicken farms
use even carcinogenic arsenic to feed chickens, which actually ends up
in their flesh.
3 Dirty Chicken Facts Exposed:
It’s simply appalling and
terribly sad what the food system has become due to the demand for
cheap animal products. The animal agriculture sector cuts corner and
even engages in illegal practices in order to lower their production
costs without taking into account at all human health or the lives of
the animals they exploit with contempt.
Thankfully, there is
plenty of information available to consumers in order to make mindful,
healthy and compassionate choices guided by the faith of Christ, a
faith grounded on compassion, mercy, love and justice.
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going
to get better. It’s not.
3. A Smart, Vegan Catwoman!
Anne Hathaway switched from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet to be in
top shape for her latest role as catwoman in the movie “The Dark
Knight Rises.” She realized that a vegan diet helped her stay not only
fit but strong, and decided to embrace this new lifestyle after the
making of the movie.
Anne Hathaway's vegan Catwoman diet:
More and more
celebrities choose a well-balanced plant-based diet for their amazing
benefits! However, it’s not a diet just for celebrities. It’s a diet
that we should all embrace, starting for those who want to put into
practice Jesus’ teachings. Taking care of our bodies, the planet and
all of God’s creatures is a privilege and a responsibility. Let’s all
do our part to make this word a better place!
Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) John 7:29
I know him, for I come from him,
and he sent me.
Jesus knew his source: God,
our Creator. We, too, come from the same infinite love and wisdom. We
see ourselves in others and we are able to feel the interconnectedness
of all life. After all, we are all brothers and sisters who are called
to love one another.
5. Olympic Vegetarian Athletes
While many people paid close attention to the Olympic games, few might
know that among the Olympian athletes there are and have been many
vegetarian ones. Featured in this article is Lizzie Armitstead, who
won on Sunday Great Britain's first medal of the Olympic Games, taking
silver in the grueling 87-mile road cycling race. She shares about the
six months she spent last year living and training with some of
Kenya's greatest long-distance runners, for her book, “Running with
the Kenyans”. These athletes, although not strictly vegetarian, ate
very little meat, just on special occasions such as weddings or
funerals. Armitstead highlights the fact that the list of gold medals
the Kenyan athletes have won is impressive.
Olympic vegetarians: the elite athletes who shun meat:
Once again, the fact that many Olympic athletes do so well on a
vegetarian diet should erase the myth of vegetarians being frail and
undernourished. After all, God’s ideal world for us, the Garden of
Eden, was vegan (Genesis 1: 29-30).
6. This Week’s Video: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Focusing on studies published just over the last year in
peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical
advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent,
treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers. Please visit
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death and share with friends and
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